26th of March, 4pm: Rowan Coleman


Rowan Coleman grew up in Hertfordshire longing to be a writer despite battling with dyslexia. After graduating from she worked in bookselling and publishing for seven years before winning Company Magazine Young Writer of the Year in 2001. Her first novel ‘Growing Up Twice’ was published in 2002.

Rowan has gone on to write twelve novels for adults including the international bestsellers ‘The Accidental Mother’ , ‘The Baby Group’ and ‘The Accidental Wife’ and eight novels for children and teens, including the paranormal adventure novels ‘Nearly Departed’ and ‘Immortal Remains’ under the name Rook Hastings. Her books are published around the world in several different languages. Her latest novel ‘Dearest Rose’ won Festival of Romance Best Romantic Read 2012, and as also been shortlist for the RNA Epic Romantic Novel of the Year. She now lives in Hertfordshire with her husband, and four children and is working on her next novel.

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