Tina Cole was born in the Black Country and now lives in rural Herefordshire. She likes to write about people and relationships good or bad. Her collection – I Almost Knew You (2015), focussed on those themes. Other published poems have appeared in U.K. magazines such as, Creative Countryside, Poetry Café, Mslexia, Aesthetica, and The Guardian newspaper.the Oriel Davies Writing Competition and the Welshpool Poetry Competition judged by Liz Berry. She is the organiser of the annual Young Peoples Poetry Competition – yppc2019.org.