I used to hide under the pen-name, Charlie Britten, but here I am, Rosemary Johnson – writer/ reader / cook/ traveller/ computer nerd/ web designer/ vegetarian/ cat-lover. I am also a… wife, mother and grandmother. And a Christian.
I have had many short stories published, online and in print magazines, but not recently, as I’m currently concentrating on editing the historical novel I wrote for NanoWriMo last year. (Slow? Yes, I know.) I retired once (in September 2015) from teaching fulltime in a college of further education. I now teach adults, for just a few hours per week, but, even so, I have to do a lot of preparation and driving. In addition, I have two voluntary roles, as secretary to my church’s PCC (parochial church council) and competitions manager for the Association of Christian Writers.
I have been posting on the blog Write On since 2011. Until recently, Write On has included book reviews, because writers must read as well as write. However, following a post on Write On asking for feedback, many of my writer friends said they weren’t into book reviews so this blog, Dear Reader, will post book reviews only. As I say in my tagline, what I read I review – except I give only constructive reviews. If I don’t like a book and I feel myself about to pan it, I will not review. My silence will have to speak for itself.
I’m also hoping to find enough material for a historical resources blog and a travel blog. I’m also plucking up courage to move this blog, and Write On to WordPress.org. Please bear with me.