Siobhan Donnelly is a singer, writer, and community artist, from Cumbria, and has Masters with Distinction from the University of Huddersfield. In 2015, she produced an installation of visual art and music for Going Sane?, an exhibition by Huddersfield charity, Hoot Creative Arts. The music was later released as the Growing Pains E.P. In 2017, she released Shallow Roots, an album of songs inspired by the murder ballad tradition, in collaboration with a fellow musician. The title story of her short-fiction collection, The Man Who Disappeared, an exploration of ageing and dementia, inspired by her experience working in the care sector, was published in the 2017 Grist anthology, I, You, He, She, It. Siobhan is also the co-founder of the Umbrella Collective, an online platform connecting writing leaders and promoting events across Kirklees and, in 2017, launched the Letters Home project, writing love letters to past homes and past lives.