Hello and welcome to my Author Site.
My name is Janice Rose, and I was born (quite a long time ago) in a small town on the outskirts of industrious Manchester and continued to live there with my husband and our two daughters for many years.
For as long as I can remember, I had a desire to write stories and bring my ideas to life. But being Mum, I didn’t have time to put my pen to paper.
As our girls grew up and left home, I began to think about starting to write. And it very nearly happened! My husband spotted a smallholding for sale, complete with a campsite nestled in the Cornish countryside. It was an opportunity that we both couldn’t resist and where we still live.
For 20 years we have worked and lived off the land, met wonderful characters and lived close to the stunning Isles Of Scilly.
We have family that farm on St Martin’s in the Isles of Scilly, and visiting them regularly, gave us plenty of memorable holidays with our children and grandchildren. Being surrounded by nature and beautiful beaches, is so unique and unforgettable. We have been truly spoilt.
It was in Scilly that I gained ideas to use in my writing. Having seven, young adventurous grandchildren certainly helps. They give me enthusiasm and plenty of laughter. Sometimes they are even involved in writing the stories which, is exciting for them and fun for me.
And so with my active mind and using observations and imagination, I turned events into words; images into impressions to make my stories pleasing and reader-friendly for children.
And Scilly is where the inspiration for my first book ‘Gilbert the Scilly Cat’ came from and where Gilbert lived and played with his friends …….