B126DA62-4E9Lucy Roeber spent her childhood writing stories about runaways and shipwrecks and reading anything she could get her hands on. At school she fell in love with History and studied it at York University, gaining a first, before doing a Masters in English at Edinburgh University. She decided not to continue studying the construction of historiography and instead worked as the assistant editor of Prospect Magazine and wrote book reviews for the New Statesman and the Scotsman.

She’s currently finishing The Posture Girl, an historical novel about a prostitute’s rise through London society of the 1780s. She also works as an editor and mentor for Cornerstones Literary Consultancy and does story line consulting for the TV company, Knickerbockerglory.

Lucy is 41 years old and lives in London with her husband and three children. Her interests include gender politics, gardening and design.