Rosalie-WarrenRosalie Warren

Rosalie Warren was born in West Yorkshire but lived much of her adult life in Scotland before moving to Coventry seven years ago, where she lives with her partner, Paul. She started writing stories at the age of five and finally had her first novel published at 53. She has two grown-up children and was a university lecturer before taking early retirement to pursue her lifelong dream full time.

Titles: Charity’s Child (Circaidy Gregory Press), Low Tide, Lunan Bay (Robert Hale)

Low Tide, Lunan Bay

warrenlowtidelunanresizeddpiAbbie has come through a difficult divorce from Keith, who recently became a best-selling author of books for children and now lives with Fiona, his illustrator. Abbie is trying to build a new life in Dundee with her 11-year-old twin girls. Her friend Kate persuades her to try internet dating and after a couple of false starts she meets Bill. Their first meeting, which includes a walk across Lunan Bay, goes well and Abbie is optimistic. But when the twins start to have nightmares and behave badly at school, Abbie can’t help but wonder if her new relationship with Bill is somehow responsible. When the truth emerges, it is far from anything Abbie expected and strains the family to breaking point.

Hilary gave me excellent advice which helped set me on the road to publication. Her comments showed me where I was going wrong and helped me work out who my intended audience was. I did a complete rewrite before submission… and was delighted to be accepted for publication by Robert Hale. I would thoroughly recommend Hilary Johnson’s service to writers looking for expert advice and direction. ~ Rosalie Warren