Rose Marie is Yorkshire born and bred, she is an avid writer of poetry and short stories with a twist and Ribbon of River is her first novel, set in the Yorkshire Dales and drawing on her keen observations of rural Yorkshire life. Ribbon of River is in part inspired by the people who have meant the most to Rose Marie over the years.
Rose Marie has been a member of Harrogate Writers' Circle for a number of years and has written poetry and many short stories. Her poem 'The Wooden Fruit Bowl' won first prize in one of their competitions. She is now working on a second novel.
She lives in Harrogate about one mile from the house where she was born and can trace her ancestors living in Harrogate back 200 years. It is their intricate lives that inspired her to write Ribbon of River. Although, once she started writing, the book had a life of its own and it took her in all sorts of other directions and different imaginary anecdotes.
Set in the early 19th century it is about life in a ficticious village in the Yorkshire Dales and after lots of research it is true to life in those times but ended up nothing like her family history.