ackie Buxton is a freelance writer, editor and teacher of creative writing. She is currently working on her second novel whilst pruning her first, Glass Houses, for publication in 2016. First chapters of both have won or been placed in The Oxford Editors' and Writers' Billboard competitions. Jackie's short stories feature in three anthologies, on-line and in Chase Magazine, for which she also writes a bi-monthly double page spread of book reviews. Jackie's blog, Agenthood and Submissionville, evolved from a wry look at the world of novel submission for publication, into a pot pourri of stories of the strange things which happen while she's trying to write or bring up her children. Diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer in December 2013, Jackie decided to blog about her experience of living with cancer and its nine months of treatments. The result is a candid, often humorous, insight into a time she nicknames, Not All Bad. Motivated by reader enthusiasm to publish a book based on her blog, tea & Chemo : Fighting Cancer, Living Life is a patchwork of positivity and resource for those living with cancer, as well as for their family and friends. Jackie lives in Yorkshire with her long-suffering husband and teenage children - much more fun than they sound - and when not writing, can often be found cycling, running, dreaming or tripping up through the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.