Born in Derbyshire, Emily Devane is in the process of moving from London to live near Leeds. She came to writing a few years ago when, having taken a career break from history teaching to bring up her young children, she embarked on a City Lit course – and was soon hooked. Her story, Ruby Shoesmith, Click, Click, Click was published in the 2015 Bath Short Story Award Anthology, and her Brighton Prize shortlisted story ‘Inside, Outside’ will appear in the forthcoming Rattle Tales Anthology. Her flash fiction has won prizes, including first place in the Haringey Literature Live Open Studios competition and second place in the Flash500 Competition. Between short stories, Emily is working on a novel. She’s really excited to be able to work with the Word Factory, especially on new ventures in the north.