Rosetta lives in a small market town in rural North Yorkshire, a vixen’s eerie shriek in the night away from crumbling abbey ruins, windswept heather moorland and tiny, higgledy-piggledy villages clinging to moonlit smugglers’ cliffs.
As a girl, she wandered through Whitby in Mina Murray’s shoes (Dracula, by Bram Stoker) and sat on Hadrian’s Wall dreaming of Adam, like ‘Annabel Winslow’ (The Ivy Tree by Mary Stewart).
In her student days, when she wasn’t transcribing medieval manuscripts in Durham Cathedral Library, or reading Icelandic poetry by Elvet Riverside – she was occasionally to be found ‘six feet under’, archaeological trowel in hand, recording and removing the occupants of an Anglo-Saxon graveyard prior to its conversion into a shopping centre.
Now somewhat older, though not necessarily wiser, she is married with two grown-up sons, and a husband who has become a master at the art of shoring up sagging bookcases.
‘A Whisper of Snow’ is the working title for Rosetta’s current novel, a Gothic Romance set partly in Whitby, UK and partly in the Carpathian Mountains of Transylvania.
She has also written the first draft of a Time-slip Romance set in Venice.