Jackey Coyle is obsessed by stories, whether to do with history, medicine, science, wellbeing, travel or music. She is a writer, researcher and broadcaster who has earned a master’s (writing and literature). Her fiction and nonfiction feature in books, magazines, anthologies and journals, including health and wellbeing since 2001. With her mother a nurse and her father a physicist, Jackey has been immersed in medicine and science from her earliest memories. She began to investigate cancer when her younger sister died within 11 months of diagnosis. As she listened to more and more family and friends’ stories of their cancer journeys, she thought about how body and mind interact throughout illness, recovery and survivorship. Jackey is the author of In the End: A practical guide to dying.