Rosalie Marsh


Rosalie Marsh writes on a variety of topics from hilarious biographical travel adventures to more serious stuff based on personal development – which are light-hearted and user-friendly.
Marsh says: “In the midst of pots and pans I often dreamed of writing as many story lines popped up in my head. My wide range of activities provided me with a rich seam of material.”

As ‘born-again’ bikers on a Honda Gold Wing motorbike, Marsh and her husband found their lost youth travelling on their own –Just Us Two – in Europe, During their first Gold Wing experience, finding that the words flowed when recording their first profoundly emotional experiences in Ireland, Rosalie realised that there were the beginnings of a story. As the years passed, they extended their horizons, travelling over 50,000 miles on their own. Rosalie wrote about their amazing experience as feature articles, eventually concluding that together they formed an inspiring story of adventure and realisation of dreams.

Later, this award-winning story developed into the ‘Just Us Two’ series of biographical travel adventures.

Retiring to concentrate on her writing, Marsh drew on her skills and experiences in travel and adult education. From this, the series of Lifelong Learning Personal Effectiveness Guides developed – each a big workshop in a small package.
Rosalie brings her twin passions of travel and achieving potential into her writing, which readers find 'exhilarating and inspirational'; 'a relaxing adventure not to be missed'; ‘she is a gifted author who can bring her travel books alive,’ that she is ‘a detailed and passionate professional’ whose ‘knowledge of work based learning and adult education is outstanding’, to name a few comments.

Embracing digital solutions, all books are always available worldwide in print and e-book formats for most devices.
Rosalie Marsh writes under a pen name.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Growing up in a northern industrial town in the North of England (UK) I was a dreamer who followed the traditional route of work (Banking in my case) before settling into full-time marriage and motherhood. And there I expected to be for the rest of my life. There is a saying, "How to make God laugh - tell him your plans". Well He must have had a good laugh with me as nothing has turned out how I expected it to.

With my husband and growing family, we moved to North Wales where we settled. Amid the 'pots and pans' many storylines often popped up into my head - usually in response to one situation or another where I would think 'that would make a good book'. Eventually, I unexpectedly returned to work, following a varied career path in sales management and adult-education. This latter role took me across the UK as I delivered learning in the workplace in client organisations. This career change involved undertaking many development opportunities and academic studies.

My writing developed through study assignments as well as writing and collaborating on various learning and marketing projects.
When did you first start writing?
At school, I could never think of anything to write for the essay topics which we were set. It was as if there was a lock on the door of my mind. However, as I have said, my writing developed through my continual personal and professional development (CPD) oppportunities, both vocational and academic. The vocational assignments, being competence based, and CPD recording in particular, forced me to delve inside myself and examine my actions and reactions to ensure I was meeting competence-based criteria. About this time, my husband and I had discovered our Honda Gold Wing motorcycle, become 'born-again bikers', members of the Gold Wing Owner's Club of Great Btitain (GWOCGB), and active members of our local region. As we embarked on our travels, I wrote feature articles for the monthly newsletter. I also wrote the monthly regional report and have contributed to on-line magazines.

I would say however, that my first piece of real writing was in Ireland when we discovered my long-lost family. I found that the words flowed as I recounted our profoundly emotional experiences. This account lay in a drawer for ten years until eventually, I wrote my first biographical travel book.
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Where to find Rosalie Marsh online

Where to buy in print



Island Interludes: Just Us Two Escape to the Sun
Series: Just Us Two Travel, Book 4. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 66,760. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Travel » Travel - Reference
As life moved on, Rosie and her husband took every opportunity to escape to the sun. Island Interludes continues where we left you in Sicily in The Long Leg of Italy. Join them on their adventures in the ancient islands of the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The fourth in the Just Us Two Travel series.Illustrated with five colour maps and twenty-five colour photographs.
The Long Leg of Italy: Explore with Just Us Two
Series: Just Us Two Travel, Book 3. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 83,530. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Travel » Travel - Reference
Having only travelled abroad twice before, our intrepid couple set off on their own as they began their love affair with Italy. Over the years, exploring Italy by rail, vaparetto, coach, and other modes of transport, they discovered the diverse life of Italy from the lakes in the mountains, Rome, Florence, Venice, Sorrento to Puglia and Calabria in the foot of The Long Leg of Italy.Photographs.
Talking the Talk: Getting the Message Across
Series: Lifelong Learning Personal Effectiveness Guides, Book 5. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 20,760. Language: British English. Published: January 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Study guides - Public Speaking, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Confidence & self-esteem
This user-friendly workbook - Talking the Talk: Getting the Message Across - will help you prepare well to overcome nerves and deliver an interesting talk or presentation with confidence. It is for people of all ages, at a variety of depth, in a wide range of settings such as schools, colleges, organisations, clubs and societies. A Lifelong Learning: Personal Effectiveness Guide.
Oranges: A Journey
Series: Just Us Two Travel. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 33,380. Language: British English. Published: June 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Adventure, Fiction » Adventure » Travel
A delightful contemporary novel built on a dream as young Charlotte falls asleep and dreams of sunshine lands where oranges ripen in winter. Her dreams take her into the future; with her friend Daisy, she finds herself in Portugal where a handsome Portuguese stranger captures her heart. Detailed descriptions of the Estremadura region of Portugal and Andalucia, Spain.
Skills for Employability Part Two: Moving into Employment
Series: Lifelong Learning Personal Effectiveness Guides, Book 4. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 29,320. Language: British English. Published: September 6, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Business administration, Nonfiction » Career Guides » Office & Administrative Support
Skills for Employability Part Two looks at the standards of behaviour and requirements of employers: introduction to health and safety in the workplace and Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR), the business environment, customer service, managing money and healthy living. It is the fourth in the series of Lifelong Learning: Personal Effectiveness Guides by Marsh.
Skills for Employability Part One: Pre-Employment
Series: Lifelong Learning Personal Effectiveness Guides, Book 3. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 24,280. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Office & Administrative Support, Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Computer literacy
Skills for Employability Part One Looks at skills needed to get into and stay in work: preparing for work, job applications and interviews, working effectively, and ICT skills in the workplace. Each chapter details the Learning Outcomes and relevance to other qualifications. The book has some illustrations to enhance text and links to websites e.g. for legislation which will provide interaction.
Just Us Two: Ned and Rosie's Gold Wing Discovery
Series: Just Us Two Travel, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 50,340. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
An exhilarating journey of discovery, adventure, and fun as ‘born-again bikers’ Ned and Rosie discover long-lost family in Ireland, and explore France, Spain, Andorra, Italy, Switzerland, and Belgium on their Honda Gold Wing 1500cc motorbike. An inspirational true story of profound emotional experiences and challenges. Winner 2010 International Book Awards (Travel:Recreational)
Release Your Potential: Making Sense of Personal and Professional Development
Series: Lifelong Learning Personal Effectiveness Guides, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 19,160. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Education, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
The second in the Lifelong Learning series. A user-friendly support material for learners of all ages with a wide range of abilities.Marsh helps you to identify and focus on your goals and development needs in order to improve; identify your learning styles; manage your time and stress; guides you to construct and maintain Personal Development Records and a Personal Development Portfolio.
Lifelong Learning: A View From the Coal Face
Series: Lifelong Learning Personal Effectiveness Guides, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 18,920. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Educational policy & reform / general, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
Reflecting on where we are now, Marsh re-visits extensive research previously undertaken, examining various issues and initiatives when there was a new focus on work-based learning - still relevant in 2011. Aimed at the home learner . The author looks at the wider issues of learning, opportunity, access, and professional and personal development.The first in the Lifelong Learning series.
Chasing Rainbows:with Just Us Two
Series: Just Us Two Travel, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 53,720. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Travel » Travel - Reference
In Chasing Rainbows (the sequel to award-winning Just Us Two and the real ending to Rosie’s Gold Wing story) this intrepid couple, now no longer able to ride, finally say ‘good-bye’ to their Gold Wing motorbiking days but only after more adventures in Ireland and Andorra, Spain; this time not on a Honda Gold Wing; and this time not quite Just Us Two. Enriched with full colour photographs

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Smashwords book reviews by Rosalie Marsh

  • Wrexham Write Now! on April 03, 2016

    This was a massive undertaking - to edit, format, publish, and market in one weekend as part of the BBCCymru/Welsh Arts Council creative initiative. The range of writing talent through fiction and poems in English and Welsh is a credit to the people of Wrexham and I suspect, the tip of an iceberg. With laughter and tears you too will have a picture of this market town in a corner of North Wales, UK Rosalie Marsh 2016