Tess Read lives in a small flat surrounded by piles of unidentified odd socks. It's not much of a life but it's mine – is her motto. Her passions are writing, re-writing, desperately seeking distractions to writing, looking at Facebook, re-writing again, looking at Facebook again, and booking holidays on the Internet. She has an extensive collection of mature toothbrushes of which she is very proud. Her husband is occasionally contented.