I was born in Schweidnitz, Silesia, in south-east Germany, which is now part of Poland since the War, in my grandparents’ apartment building. A lovely building with a majestic central staircase leading all the way to the top floor and to the roof, where the family would spend leisure time and from where they would enjoy an un-obstructed view of the town and the splendid Sudeten Mountains.
Six months later, for safety reasons due to World War II, my mother returned to her maternal home in Bremerhaven in north-west Germany, where I grew up, until I moved to the Isle of Mallorca as an adult.
Five years later, the year of Expo67 in Montreal, I moved to Canada. After living for two years in Durham, North Carolina, I returned to Canada and settled in Ottawa where I founded the New Edinburgh Players, a fundraising community theatre. Thirty-three years later, having produced 53 plays, I retired as the group’s artistic director and occasional actor and am now having the time of my life writing sizzling and entertaining romance novels set in a theatre environment. When I'm not writing, I paint decorative watercolours, spend time in Paris, drink too much tea, indulge in sushi and the occasional glass of red wine.
Rose D. Franklyn