My novels


‘A unique voice rising in contemporary fiction’
Cyd Madsen, novelist and award-winning screenwriter

‘Profound tales in page-turning fashion’
John Whitbourn, Victor Gollancz award winner

Longlisted for the World Fantasy Award

Grand finalist with honourable mention, Eric Hoffer Book Award

More about my fiction? Find it here


‘Delightful: amusing, entertaining and often very moving … quintessentially English’

Garry Craig Powell, Rain Taxi

‘Wonderfully wry’

Nick Hallissey, Country Walking

Narrative non-fiction: I wander, I write. Come and peek inside my notebook – Not Quite Lost, Travels Without A Sense of Direction.

Writer, journalist, interviewer

I love creative people. I interview 3D artists for Adobe’s Substance magazine (here is one and here’s another). I also interview novelists, memoirists, poets and other creative scribblers on my blog.


Sometimes I am a ghostwriter

I’ve collaborated on a number of books by the famous and notorious, including a dozen novels. Spines and covers must remain hidden because, well, you’re not meant to know. Millions of readers have enjoyed my words – and that’s no exaggeration because average sales were 500,000 copies each.



Speaker, tutor and writing coach

I’m an experienced speaker, tutor and writing coach. I teach creative writing masterclasses for The Guardian newspaper in London and have spoken at a range of writing and publishing events. I help writers on an individual consultancy basis and a recent client won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. I have a show on Surrey Hills Radio, So You Want To Be A Writer.


And sometimes I indulge my inner hooligan:

Roz game credit


Also for writers

‘On my shortlist of indispensable writing books’
Lisa Cron, literary agent, UCLA writing instructor, author of Wired For Story

‘Buy Stephen King’s On Writing and Roz’s Nail Your Novel books. All else is a waste of time’
Ian Collings, writer, Shropshire

For advice on writing and publishing, see my blog, below


I write books slowly. You probably won’t see a new release from me before a year or two has passed (recent releases here). But I’ve always got creative adventures to share in my newsletter and I’m producing new work regularly in the online world, blogging, broadcasting, teaching and I love a chat on Facebook or Twitter. Here are my regular haunts.



More about my writing books here

Speaking and tutoring here

More about my consultancy services here

Buy my writing books here and my fiction here

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16 thoughts on “

  1. I have so much respect for ghostwriters, but none for those who use them. Ghostwriters seem like the sort of people who write for the sake of writing and not for recognition.

    • Julia, thank you! It’s a double-edged sword. Readers probably feel a bit cheated if they hear something’s ghosted. But for writers it’s a great way to stretch into new genres, new voices. What I’ve learned writing as other people has fed back into my own art.

  2. Hi Roz, I love your blog and have nominated you for a sunshine award – if you would like to participate please check out the post Sunshine on my blog and follow the instructions: 1. link back to the blogger who nominated you; 2. copy and display the sunshine award logo; 3. Write ten random things aboout yourself; 4. nominate ten more bloggers. All the best, Roberta

  3. As a fellow writer, I look forward to reading about what you have to say- especially since I’m working on what may become a novel… Keep up the great work!

  4. Dear Roz,
    Read a little from Travels.. and I am hooked. I must read this novel.
    But I won’t have time until some break or holiday. My new job is taking all my time.
    Best wishes,
    Sara L. Nilsson

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