Rosie has been in love with science fiction ever since she discovered a whole bookcase of yellow-covered Gollancz science fiction books in Chesterfield library. She was very disappointed when she read the last of those novels. Her only option then was to write science fiction. Which is what she did after gaining two Masters degrees in mathematics, and a career in aeronautical turned systems engineering. To help her along the way, she gained an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University, where her course novel was shortlisted for the Janklow and Nesbit prize as the most promising novel on the course.
Her numerous short stories have since been published in magazines, anthologies and as standalone e-books. Special mentions:
- “Cyber Control” was voted the favourite short story in Kraxon Magazine in 2016
- ‘Rings Around Saturn’ originally published in Kzine Issue 26 was included in the Best of British Science Fiction 2020.
She published / edited the SFerics 2017 anthology, from which one of the stories, Angular Size, by Geoff Nelder was shortlisted for the 2017 BSFA shorter fiction award. She has co-edited the Distaff anthology, which in 2019 was believed to be the only anthology with completely new science fiction stories written by women this century.
She has been awarded two Silver Honourable Mentions and ten Honourable Mentions from the international Writers of the Future Contest.