Rosemary lives in Warwickshire.
She has been writing poetry and plays for two years, and was encouraged when she won a Bookbite prize for her poem about Rambling. The prize was a generous book token, and worked out at £2.04 a word for the poem, even though some of the words were ‘a’.
She has had various other poems published in anthologies, but no-one has yet matched the price per word.
She was commissioned to do a poem about a battery hen for BBC Coventry, and performed it on air in January in a programme featuring Pam Ayres. Indeed, she has been described as Warwick’s answer to Pam Ayres – only much cheaper.
Her first book Grey Matters takes a comic look at life after retirement. Her second book, Lady Bits and Pieces is now available and is a funny look at life, love and lady stuff.
She has performed her poetry in many local venues. No-one asked her to, she just did it, and will continue to do so if asked (or not) or until forcibly removed.
Photo courtesy of Leamington Observer