About

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.

Over twenty of her short stories have since been published in magazines, anthologies and as standalone e-books. Her story “Cyber Control” was voted the favourite short story in Kraxon Magazine in 2016.

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 is believed to be the only anthology with completely new science fiction stories written by women this century.

While writing her C.A.T. (a robo-cat) novel, she gained eight Honourable Mentions from the international Writers of the Future Contest, purr, purr, purr and has since gained a further Honourable Mention for a completely different short story. Yes that makes a total of nine!