Bio: Elaine Catherine Christie is a published poet, ACTIVATOR, Member and Fundraiser with Born Free Foundation. She plays an active role with many charities on animal issues and has a City & Guilds in Animal Care. Her first poem was highly recommended in Mid-Warwickshire Mind and S.W.U.F. Poetry Competition, her second poem came 5th in Voices.net International Poetry Competition, in 2005. She won first prize and third prize in alternate issues of Trust Talk. Elaine’s poetry has appeared in Arts All Over the Place, First Time, Dial 174, United Press, Forward Poetry, Animal Antics, Poetry Rivals 2011, Silhouette Press, An Eclectic Collage Volume 4 For the Love of Animals, Pixie Chicks' Writing Group, Warwick Dodo, online and on Born Free Foundation’s website. Elaine has organised and hosted poetry events to raise funds for rescued animals for Born Free Foundation.