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My name is Rosie Chapel and, although born in England, I now call Australia home. I live in Perth, with my hubby and three furkids. Books coffee, history, shoes, art, and anything to do with Ancient Rome are some of my passions… but not necessarily in that order!
I am an independent author, and write a mix of genres, but mostly historical fiction in one form or another. While my stories are not particularly sweet, the steam level is more… errr… slow burn than raging fire!
Please take a moment to browse.
- Ships and Safe Harbours ~ Love on a Winter’s Tide - Helena Trevallier first appears, albeit briefly, in Once Upon An Earl and she has been nagging at me ever since to write her story – quite insistent she was. Finally I gave in and Love on a Winter’s Tide is my third Regency Romance, one, which unexpectedly led to two more.
- Writing To Unlock Her Heart - To Unlock Her Heart was born, because, as ever with my characters, I couldn’t say goodbye after the first book and decided I’d like to give Theo Elliott – the doctor in Once Upon An Earl – his own love story. The prologue occurs two years prior to the previous book, but the main narrative […]
- Writing Once Upon An Earl - While I was researching Etched in Starlight, I started to play with the idea of writing a simple romance. I loved Mills and Boon as a teenager, especially what used to be (I have no idea whether it’s changed) their rather old fashioned style. I came upon Regency Romances and was immediately hooked. Not even […]
- Writing, Editing and Reviewing - Something that has become, to me anyway, quite noticeable recently, are the comments in certain book reviews. As I expect most people do, I tend to scroll down to the reviews before I buy a book, especially if it is a new author whose title has intrigued me. For the most part, reviewers are generous souls and even if […]
- September Stories - Wow, so I am reliably informed that it’s Spring here in Australia. Bearing in mind that by this time last year we’d had a few days in the high 20’s and so far this month it’s barely reached 19 (that’s centigrade), I’m reserving judgement. Still, as Spring conjures up the idea of new things on the horizon and a promise […]
- Latest News - August already, this year is flying by. I have been quite busy with a few projects and thought you might like to hear about them. I mentioned previously that I was working on a prequel to The Pomegranate Tree – and I still am – but even though this will be more of a novella than a full length book, […]
- Authors Spotlight - Authors Spotlight is a blog doing exactly what it says – placing a spotlight on authors. Its founder, Dave Mayall, someone I have ‘met’ through twitter, contacted me to ask whether I would be interested in promoting my books though his site. As I have said before, self-publishing is all well and good, but that’s just the beginning. […]
- Embers of Destiny ~ Hannah’s Heirloom ~ Book Three - I am delighted to tell you that the third book in the Hannah’s Heirloom Sequence is now available worldwide on Amazon Kindle (paperback version will follow shortly). Called Embers of Destiny, it is set in the north of Roman Britain, along the frontier which would eventually be defined by Hadrian’s Wall. It is AD80 and although much of this distant […]
- Silverlight Cafe Online Magazine - I am very honoured to be included in the May edition of the Silverlight Cafe Online Magazine , one of ten authors in this edition. The other nine are an incredibly talented group of people and definitely worth checking out. This is a great way of promoting self-published, indie and new authors and gives the reader a chance to see something […]
- Interview – Novel Writing Festival - I am excited to share that I was approached to do an online interview with Matthew Toffolo of Novel Writing Festival, a website that offers a very ‘novel’ way for self published writers to promote their work. The series of questions ranged from what the themes and tone of my novels are, to my favourite movie, to who I […]