Lynne Rees was born, educated and worked in Port Talbot. She has had careers in banking, antiquarian bookselling, publishing and now writing. She took an MA in Creative Writing at the University of Glamorgan and has published novels, short stories and poetry. She runs a website/blog – www.lynnerees.com – about writing and food. Although Rees has lived away from Port Talbot for some years she visits frequently and wants to add to the relaunch of the town as something more positive than a cliché of run-down post-industrialism.