Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Meet An Author Tuesday

Rosemary Morris was born in 1940 in Sidcup Kent. As a child, when she was not making up stories, her head was ‘always in a book.’

While working in a travel agency, Rosemary met her Indian husband. He encouraged her to continue her education at Westminster College. In 1961, Rosemary and her husband, now a barrister, moved to his birthplace, Kenya, where she lived from 1961 until 1982. After an attempted coup d’état, she and four of her children lived in an ashram in France.

Back in England, Rosemary wrote historical fiction. She is now a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, Historical Novel Society, and Cassio Writers.

Apart from writing, Rosemary enjoys classical Indian literature, reading, visiting places of historical interest, vegetarian cooking, growing organic fruit, herbs and vegetables and creative crafts.

Time spent with her five children and their families, most of whom live near her is precious.

Every free moment I have is spent writing my romantic historical novels, researching them or reading widely to keep in touch with the type of books readers enjoy.

I've read voraciously since the age of five and have always had a particular interest in history, ancient and modern - both that of my own country, England and world history.

As I enjoy reading quality romantic historical novels, I decided to have fun creating strong characters and putting them in difficult situations. When I visualise the, they speak and act according to their time and circumstance but their dilemmas are universal.

To find out more about me please visit my website; http://www.rosemarymorris.co.uk/ or visit my blog site. http://www.rosemarymorris.blogspot.com/.



Q) What inspired you to write this story?
The thought of gallant soldiers in times past and their families who did not receive aid.

Q) How long did it take you to write?
The novel took a year to write – the revision much longer.

Q) What is your favorite thing about writing?
Getting the idea for the plot and theme and then the magical moment when I start writing it.

Q) What is your least favorite thing about writing?
Editing.

Q) If you could be any famous person for one day, who would you be and why?
I’m too happy in my own skin to want to be anyone else.

Q) What is the oldest thing in your fridge and how old is it?
5 days ago after I made mango ice cream I put the seeds of the mangos in the fridge. I shall add them to a soup, which is popular in Gujerat, made amongst other things, yoghurt and chick pea flour.

Q) What can readers expect from you in the future?
My next novel, False Pretences, set in the Regency era, will be published on October 27th by MuseItUp publishing. I am also working on a mediaeval novel and a novel set in Queen Anne’s reign – 1702 - 1714


Tangled Love set in England in 1706. The tale of two great estates and their owners, duty, betrayal, despair and hope.

Sunday's Child a traditional Regency Novel. Despite quixotic Major Tarrant's experience of brutality, honour,loss and past love, experience of brutality will it be possible for him to find happiness?

False Pretences a traditional Regency Novel. Will Annabelle escape an arranged marriage and discover who her parents are?

Available from https://museituppublishing.com/bookstore2, Amazon kindle,Good Reads, Kobo, and elsewhere.


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