Our first reading for February was from Rosie Oliver, who is a regular attendee at BristolCon.
After gaining a maths degree from Oxford University, Rosie started her 30-plus years career in engineering. She is now what they call a systems engineer. As a child, she discovered the shelves of yellow hardback Gollancz science fiction books at her local library, and she was hooked. When she ran out of books to read, she started writing it. This led onto her doing an MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. (Well, it is an ‘engineering solution’ to improving one’s writing!) Rosie has had several short stories published in various magazines and anthologies. Her series of novelettes about a self-learner robo-cat, simply called C.A.T., is e-published by TWB Press… mrrooowww! You are welcome to read her blog at rosieoliver.wordpress.com.
Rosie treated us to a short story, a fragment from a novel, and a preview of a new C.A.T. story. As she had to catch an early train home, we did her Q&A immediately after her reading.
BristolCon Fringe is a monthly reading series produced by the BristolCon Foundation. For details of future events, see our website.