Sharon Telfer grew up on Teesside and lives in East Yorkshire. She worked in charity communications for many years and is now a freelance editor. Her creative writing took off in 2015 when she discovered flash fiction. Her flash fiction has won prizes, including the Bath Flash Fiction Award. She’s one of the editing team at FlashBack Fiction, an online litmag focused on historical flash fiction. Her stories often have a loose historical setting and she is influenced by magical realism and fairytale: the collision of the strange and the everyday. She’s looking forward to using her Apprenticeship to develop her understanding of the distinct demands of short stories and to meet other writers who love the form.