Dr. Jo Stanley is a writer and historian specialising in creative lifestory work with socially excluded groups. Her day job is Artist in Residence at a hospice. However this story is entirely fictional. In her night work she is an internationally recognised expert on gender in maritime history. Her books include Hello Sailor: The Hidden History of Gay Life at Sea; Writing Out your Life: A Guide to Writing Creative Autobiography; and Bold in her Breeches: Women Pirates Across the Ages. She lives in Yorkshire where she roams the moors, and wishes she had time to write more fiction.