Author Details: Rosemary Gemmell
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  Rosemary Gemmell

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Brief Biography

I have been writing on and off for about fifteen years in between raising a family, working part time and studying for a BA (Hons), then a Masters Degree with the Open University. Now that my two children are young independent adults, I'm enjoying travelling three or four times a year with my husband. I'm also developing a good freelance writing career and am very involved in my local writing group and church. One of my interests is market research and I enjoy giving talks to other writing groups about this, helping others to get published. Next, I'm hoping to do training for adult literacy work, this time to help others read and write.

Synergise Articles

Date Title
FEB 2006 Pottery and Piri-Piri in the Algarve
DEC 2005 Dominica: God's Bountiful Island

Other Publications

Short Stories and articles in many national magazines and The Highlander in the US plus a few poems in anthologies.
Prize winner of 'Writing Magazine' Annual Love Story Competition 2005.
Regional Prize winner of Ottakars/Faber National Poetry Day Competition 2004.
Prize winner of Poetry Competition in 'Writers' Forum' 2003 .


BA (Hons) in Humanities (European and British); MA in Literature with British Cinema History.
Member of Scottish Association of Writers; Erskine Writers and Scottish Fellowship of Christian Writers.

Future Aspirations

As well as freelance writing, I have completed a children's novel, adult Regency novel (as yet unpublished) and am now writing a contemporary novel. Another children's novel and adult historical (16th century) are on the back burner. A children's picture book (text only) is being held with a UK publisher under consideration.

Hopefully, the next step is becoming a published novelist, either for adults or children (or both) while continuing to write articles and short stories.