Gareth E. Rees is a freelance writer and author of The Marshman Chronicles, a blog about the Lea Marshes. His debut book Marshland: Dreams and Nightmares on the Edge of London is published by Influx Press. His story ‘A Dream Life of Hackney Marshes’ appears in Acquired for Development By… (Influx Press, 2012). His musical collaboration with the band Jetsam, based on that story, has been released on CD (Clay Pipe Music, 2013). He currently lives in Hastings with his wife, two daughters and a cocker spaniel called Hendrix.