July 2023 Guest Speaker Rosie Claverton

In July our speaker was crime novelist Rosie Claverton.

Rosie grew up in Devon, daughter to a Sri Lankan father and a Norfolk mother, surrounded by folk mythology and surly sheep. She moved to Cardiff to study Medicine and adopted Wales as her home. She later moved to London to specialise in psychiatry.

Her Cardiff-based crime series The Amy Lane Mysteries debuted in 2014. Her first short film Dragon Chasers aired on BBC Wales in Autumn 2012. She co-created the ground-breaking series of short films The Underwater Realm.

Rosie is the co-founder of Crime Cymru, a collective of Welsh crime writers. Across the genre sea, she was a judge for Best Newcomer at the British Fantasy Awards 2019.

Between writing and medicine, she created a reference series about psychiatry and psychology for writers called Freudian Script, advocating for accurate and sensitive portrayals of people with mental health problems in fiction.

Returned to her beloved Cardiff, she lives with her journalist husband and young daughters.

For more information see: https://rosieclaverton.com/