I’m a writer and former journalist with a background in newspaper and BBC radio reporting (known then as Roz Kay).
My short story The Silence of Geraniums was published by The Nottingham Review in May 2018. Another short story, Friday’s Child, took second place in the Bedford Writing Competition 2017 and was published in their anthology in 2018. The Adonis Effect, also a short story, was published in Fish Anthology 2017, available here. In 2016, my short memoir piece A Game of Cribbage was published by the York Literary Review, here.
In the UK, I worked as a reporter 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 Hons in English Literature and History from the University of Leeds, where I worked on the student newspaper and launched myself into journalism by interviewing the author Roald Dahl, entertainer Tommy Steele, the England rugby union captain Bill Beaumont, and Olympic gold medal swimmer Duncan Goodhew, among others.
I live in Philadelphia, where I’m on the board of the Azuka Theatre. While growing up, I lived in Ghana, Borneo, and Canada as well as the UK. I’m English.