Rosalie spent the first forty years of her life as an obsessive reader before taking up a quill and penning The Chronicles of Caleath. Fantasy and science fiction allowed her to weave life experience with imagination to create a world where her main character would fulfil his quest.
She spent much of her life raising three children while working as a professional portrait artist. She also spent years breeding Australian cattle dogs and children’s ponies. When her regional library failed to keep pace with her appetite for new books, she began to write.
Writing became an obsession while watching her teenage daughter cope with chronic disease. There is a theme running through the series that reflects the courage and despair experienced as her daughter’s potential for a successful future evaporated. Watching her daughter’s courage in the face of adversity inspired Caleath’s story.
Caleath’s journey was written over a ten year period. Rosalie then joined Writing.com and so her own journey to publication began. More years passed while she worked with critique groups, writing workshops, freelance writing, and self-published three books before signing on with an ebook publisher she trusts. She is still learning
Rosalie can be contacted through Rosalie Skinner or her blog Ramblings from Lady Rosalie http://rosalieskinner.blogspot.com.au