Based in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, Francesca Burke works in marketing by day and as a writer and shop owner also by day and sometimes night. Her articles and short stories have appeared in a variety of publications, including The Beard Mag, Trawler magazine and on her blog, Indifferent Ignorance. She designs stationery, accessories and artwork under the moniker Francesca’s Words, and sells them locally and in her Etsy shop. You can find her short stories on her stories blog. Her influences include American rock band My Chemical Romance, British television shows and a pervasive fear of corporate offices.