Desiree-Anne Martin, born in 1976, in Cape Town, South Africa is an author, poet and general word junkie. She is an addictions counsellor, postgraduate student, wife, full-time mother, part-time warrior-woman. She feels compelled to write, to tell her story, so that her truth may, perhaps, resonate with someone in some significant way. She is a recovering addict who dabbles in an unpredictable mood disorder. She is hopelessly addicted to the idea of hope. She believes caffeine, chocolate, bacon and cigarettes are the four major food groups.