Joanna Garbutt is an author of fiction and nonfiction. She completed an MA in Creative Writing at Anglia Ruskin University. She was recently longlisted twice for the Globe Soup 7-Day Writing Challenge, had a story broadcast on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, and her novel-in-progress was longlisted in the 2022 Bridport Peggy Chapman-Andrews First Novel Award. She has a PhD in Applied Linguistics where her area of research concerns the language used during police interviews with suspects. She has published book chapters and journal articles based on her studies. She lives in Cambridge, UK, with her husband and two sons.