Lucy A. Evans is the real name of former burlesque pioneer Pixie Truffle. She was born in Kingston-Upon-Hull in April 1970, but she moves, and moves a lot. For several years she belonged to the London gothic rock scene, playing bass guitar in bands she doesn’t care to name.

In 2009 she gave up a career in psychiatric nursing to perform burlesque, starting the only lesbian themed burlesque troupe in British burlesque history. She came to public attention in 2012 when her troupe, Lesburlesque, performed at a theatre in Manchester that had once been a church. The Daily Mail, and its readership were predictably apoplectic.

In 2014 she returned to the tranquility of Devon and began writing poetry, co-authoring two chapbook manuscripts that remain unpublished. In June 2017, Lucy was named one of Bunbury Magazine’s best kept secrets in poetry. In 2016 she submitted a pamphlet length collection to Eyewear Publishing and was delighted to receive the news of its acceptance for the Lorgnette Series. The pamphlet, Sublingual, will be available from Eyewear Publishing Ltd in December 2017.

In addition to writing she owns a luthiery workshop where she makes electric guitars and intends to expand into arcade cabinets for man caves. She’s also a torcedores, having made hundreds of cigars that she is aging in her huge humidor. She enjoys designing and wearing Edwardian men’s suits and then eating too much to fit into them.

Lucy has a Bsc(hons) in Psychology and an MA in the History and Philosophy of Medicine and Science. She currently lives in rural mid-Devon with two massive Maine Coon cats and her best friend Mikki.

Fun fact: Lucy once told some work colleagues the plot of a work of fiction she intends to write. So convincing was she, that three of those colleagues wrote grievance letters to her manager accusing her of being a serial killer. She isn’t, but she cherishes the anecdote.