ROSALIND BRACKENBURY was born in London, grew up in the south of
England, has lived in Scotland and France and now lives in Key West,
Florida, with her American husband, the writer Alan Meece. She has
published eleven novels, three of which are currently available. The
Circus at the End of the World is set in Australia and is about a boy
searching for his mother, who is a circus performer. Seas Outside the
Reef is a love story which bridges the political divide of the US and
Cuba and is set in Key West. Both are from Daniel & Daniel, California,
as is a new collection of short stories, Between Man and Woman Keys.
Her most recent novel, The House in Morocco (Toby Press) was released
in March 2003.
Ms. Brackenbury is a published poet with five poetry collections to her
name, the latest of which, Yellow Swing: Poems, contains many poems of
travel and romance. Her previous collection, The Beautiful Routes of
the West is largely about discovering the Florida Keys. She is a member
of the Key West Authors' Co-op, whose new collection, Mango Summers
came out in 2002. She has worked variously as a parent, teacher, writer in residence,
newspaper columnist, and deck hand on a schooner. Last year she appeared
as a panelist and as a moderator at the 24th Annual Key West Literary
Seminar, Adventure, Travel & Discovery. She is currently book editor
for Solares Hill newspaper, a news weekly in Key West.