About Roz Kay

coverBoth my books are available in bookshops or online, and if they don’t have them in stock, or they can order them for you.

My debut children’s novel, The Keeper of the Stones, was published as a paperback in March 2020 by a small independent press, Hayloft Publishing.

It received a Kirkus starred review, which you can read here. LoveReading4Kids also gave it a great review, adding it to their ‘Indie Books We Love’ category, and you can read that here. Meanwhile I’m working on the sequel, so Lizzie will be having another time travel adventure.

Most recently I’ve published a novel, Fake, contemporary literary fiction, through my own small independent publishing venture, Darley Press. It’s also a LoveReading ‘Indie Books We Love’ selection and had a good Kirkus review, which you can read here. Roz Kay_Fake_9781838191405

Several of my literary short stories have been published under the name Roz DeKett. I’ve also been published as Roz Kay in the American children’s literary magazine Cricket.

I worked as a reporter and sub-editor on The Journal in Newcastle upon Tyne and on the Liverpool Echo. I was a reporter, producer, and news editor for BBC Radio Manchester, and a producer for the original BBC Radio 5. I have a BA (Combined Hons) in English Literature and History from the University of Leeds and I’m a member of the Society of Authors.

I’ve lived in Ghana, Malaysia (Sabah), Brunei, Canada, and the United States, as well as the UK. I now live in Wiltshire, England, close to the great stone circles of Stonehenge and Avebury that inspired my children’s novel.

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