Rosemary Sturge was born in Lancashire. She trained as a primary school teacher and then worked with children with Special Needs. Later she worked with teenagers who were training to work in nurseries for young children or with the elderly. Rosemary always intended to write, but teaching took a great deal of energy and she didn't get very far with it until, on retirement, she took an MA degee in Creative Writing at Middlesex University. As a result she finally managed to finish her novel, Death of a Daughter of Venice. Rosemary's favourite genre is historical mystery, both to read and to write. She has also written a number of short stories, some of which have won prizes. Her second novel, A Storm in Summer, set in the final months of the English Civil War. Her third novel is features life in a Dutch town in the nineteenth century. All three are available on Amazon and Amazon Kindle.
Rosemary's book, 'A Storm in Summer' was short listed for the prestigious Rubery International Book prize 2015. This is a novel competition, for self-published/ small publisher novels which attracts entries from all over the world.
Black Nazareth! New novel is here! My third novel, Black Nazareth, is available on Amazon and Amazon kindle. It's set in the C19th in Holland in a town called Schiedam which was at the centre of the gin trade which was such a scourge at that period in history. It has a somewhat 'Dickensian' feel and features a small boy who runs away from his abusive step-father, and the townsfolk he encounters. Why is it called Black Nazareth? You'll have to read it to find out!