Desiree Reynolds was brought up in Clapham, London to Jamaican parents. She started her writing career as a freelance journalist for the Jamaica Gleaner and the Village Voice. She has gone on to write film scripts, poetry and short stories. She continues to work as a journalist, writing book and film reviews. Desiree is a broadcaster, creative writing workshop facilitator, DJ and mentor. She has had several short stories published in various publications, including A Generation Defining Itself, Hair: A Journey into the Afro and Asian Experience, Moss Side Stories, The Suitcase Book of Love Poems and Tangled Roots. She is currently working on a collection of short stories, based on growing up in South London and a novel about the collapse of the plantation system in the Caribbean. Her first novel, Seduce, is out now from Peepal Tree Press.