Sue Thomas is Professor of New Media in the Faculty of Humanities at De Montfort University. She founded the trAce Online Writing Centre in 1995 and was Artistic Director until coming to De Montfort in January 2005. Her books include the novels Correspondence (1992) and Water (1994), and an edited anthology Wild Women: Contemporary Short Stories By Women Celebrating Women (1994). Her nonfiction includes Creative Writing: A Handbook For Workshop Leaders (1995) and most recently Hello World: travels in virtuality (2004). She has published extensively in both print and online, and has initiated numerous online writing projects including The Noon Quilt, now an iconic image of the early days of the web.She has been teaching writing since 1988 and devised and managed the MA in Writing at Nottingham Trent University. More recently she developed the trAce Online Writing School, and devised and taught online courses for the British Council. Currently she manages Writing and the Digital Life, a blog and listserv about the impact of technology upon writing and lived experience. Her research interests include transliteracy and narratives of digital experience. She is writing a study of nature and cyberspace.