Rosemary with cat

Thank you for visiting my website. I hope you enjoy finding out about me and my books. As a child I was always making up stories but I never thought that one day I would become an author myself.

Little girl studying

It was years later, when I was grown up and living in Australia, that I decided to sign up for a creative writing course at Monash University.

Conference

That’s what got me going and I wrote ‘Race Against Time’, a scary time-slip novel about a group of modern children fighting an evil force from the past.
I was lucky; ‘Race Against Time’ was runner-up for a major award and this gave me the confidence to keep on writing.
Since then, I have written over forty books for children of all ages, from 5-yr-olds to teenagers, and worked with publishers both in Australia and in England, where I now live. 

Rosemary's books

Brain niggleI don’t suppose I’ll ever stop writing because, once you have an idea in your head, it won’t leave you alone; it niggles away at you until you pull it out of your head and put it down on paper!


Work, work, work...What else have I done?  Well, apart from bringing up three children (all grown up now) I have had jobs in publishing, advertising and marketing and for some years I ran a company called Anglia Young Books which published historical stories.


Now I read other people’s work for an authors’ advisory service and run creative writing workshops for both children and adults.

Writing Workshops

Rosemary with horse and dogI’ve been lucky enough to travel all over the world but I love coming back to my home – and my animals – in rural Cambridgeshire.  Animals have always been a part of my life and many of them have sneaked into my books!

I enjoy reading, singing, listening to music, walking, sunbathing, eating and drinking with friends and family, gardening and visiting wild places. Oh, and chocolate!

Please read on -  find out about my books and catch up with all my news.