Coming Soon!

Coming Soon!

I’m very excited that the new edition of A Rosie Life In Italy (Book 1: new edition) is now available for pre-order from Barnes and Noble! There is bonus ‘stuff’ in the back of the new edition, and it has a beautiful new cover so it will look great on your book shelf… have I convinced you enough to buy it yet??

3 Days to Launch and I’m Scared

3 Days to Launch and I’m Scared

I’m not going to lie… putting book 5 out into the world is scaring the hell out of me.

I write what I call ‘living memoir’. I write ‘humour’ for the most part. Someone, and I wish I could remember who, said the ‘Rosie Life’ series is like ‘reality TV in book form’. I also read a writer say: ‘When you write you are very vulnerable. You stand on a stage and say this is how I feel does anyone else feel the same?’ … Book 5 is making me feel very vulnerable.

I knew what was going to be in Book 1 and 2 of ‘A Rosie Life In Italy’ as I already lived it before the books were published. I wrote Book 3 while it happened and I had book 4 up for pre-order at the end of Book 3. I had no idea what was going to happen in Book 4. It turned into a book about my mother’s experience of Italy.

Book 5 was the same. I put it up for pre-order at the end of Book 4 knowing certain things: I was grieving for my Dad and someone I loved dearly had been told they had incurable cancer.

But incurable is a very general word. After all life is incurable! We are all going to die and none of us know if we have 40 years, 5 years or a bus could run us over tomorrow.

When I put Book 5 up for pre-order I knew I was going to be going through emotional unchartered territory and to have to write about it scared me. I knew this book had to have an ending and I didn’t know what it was going to be… I knew the ending I didn’t want it to have.

Putting Book 5 out into the world of my lovely readers scares me. Some of my beta readers have said it is the best book I have written yet, but that does not give me comfort. I am scared it will go against my readers’ expectations. Book 5 includes lots about Italy as I got to know it more, and lots about its bureaucracy and navigating the Italian health system. There is some renovation but not as much as the other books, so that is why it might disappoint and that is why it scares me—Book 5 includes more of my personal life than the other books.

These books are my living memoirs. I don’t know what is going to happen. And I didn’t know what was going to happen in Book 5. It is a little different than the rest but I do hope you will enjoy Book 5 as much as the rest of the series. I will be anxiously waiting on your review to hear what you think of it.

Three days to go!

A Rosie Life In Italy 2 Now On Audio!

I’m delighted to announce A Rosie Life In Italy 2 is now available on Audible (available through Amazon). I have to admit I was laughing out loud listening to it as there was some things I had forgotten I had written about. 

Come Hang Out With Me In Italy!

Come Hang Out With Me In Italy!

Life continues to be eventful here in Italy providing me with lots of material for ‘A Rosie Life In Italy 5’ – which I now hope to get finished by the summer! Talking of summer, after the success of last year, I am running another Writer’s Retreat at La Dogana from  12-18 June 2023. We do a couple of hours writing per day and then I take you to explore some of my favourite towns. We also have a picnic in the Tuscan hills, wine tasting, a cooking class and lots more. Last year was lots of fun with friends made for life and lots of inspiration had for future writing projects. You don’t have to be a published author to attend, just bring a writing project you would like to work on, a sense of adventure and a sense of humour! So if you would like to hang out with me and Lucia for a week, here’s the link: Rosie’s Writers Retreat in Italy




33, 66, 3, 9, 5, 4, 6, 1, 48, 18,49

69, 59, 68, 63, 26, 19, 50, 22, 47

If the number you chose is above, you can choose which prize you would like in order of preference. There are 5 of each item so they will be assigned on a first come first served basis.

  • A Rosie Life In Italy (Audio)
  • A Brush With Death (Ebook)
  • A Rosie Life In Italy (Ebook)
  • The Cosmo Club (Ebook)

If all five have been used up of your first choice then I will award you your second choice, etc.

Email me ( your choices by the 6th January and the email address you would like the prize sent to. (You can choose to have your prize sent on to a friend if you wish).

Congratulations if you choose a lucky number! xx Rosie

Arc Readers Wanted!

Arc Readers Wanted!

I’m looking for arc readers to join my team for my new Romcom series that I will be releasing throughout 2023. You will get a free preview copy of a book about every 4-6 weeks. All I need in return is for you to write an honest review. Requirements of arc readers: Enjoy reading contemporary women’s fiction and having a laugh, can read a book within a two week period, happy to write a review. The books are aimed to be a light read with humour and some mild sex scenes–nothing too heavy! The prequel to the series is coming out end of December and the second book will be out on the 7th February. If you would like to give it a go then email me on:          

About Rosie’s Hero-scopes Book Series:

Twenty-five years have passed since the astrology loving Cosmo Club was formed. Now as the seven women enter their forties, with a litany of messy relationships and failed careers following them like a stream of toilet paper stuck on a shoe, the death of Linda brings the remaining six friends together again.

A weekend in their old seaside clubhouse resurfaces memories and a promise they once made. Linda’s last wish makes that promise unbreakable; they must let their life choices be fully dictated by their horoscopes in Cosmo magazine and find love within six months … If they don’t stick to Linda’s plan, they risk losing something they all need; a lot of money.

Follow what happens in this seasoned and spiced romantic comedy series to; Aquarius Laura and her Leo Lion, Cancerian Bell and her search for her Taurus Bull, Scorpio Fanny and her Piscean Fish, Gemini Wendy and her Libra Wolf and Sagittarian Ruby and her Aries Ram.