Zizzi Bonah is a 5ft 3" lass born of Yorkshire parents. She spent seven dedicated years; three busking her self-penned songs on Bridlington, Scarborough and York streets, to then gigging pubs and clubs in and around the North of England, gaining airplay on BBC Radio York and Humberside using her birth name, Ida Barker.
A change is as good as a reply, (a line taken from one of Ida's eclectic-electric songs). With this in mind, she chose a new direction - to become a fiction author and create a new writing genre called Phem Phant Noir.
In memory to her late grandparents, Ida and Tommy Hullah, who farmed in Nidderdale, the author's nom de plume - merging Bona and Hullah into Bonah.