Rosie Abbott’s latest novel, ‘Lost in Retirement: the adventures of Barry Bainbridge’, published by Stringybark Publishing, November 2021, is a warm, relatable, engaging, heartfelt story about a retired workaholic, involving death, sex, dancing and dogs, as Barry searches for his lost identity and a new sense of purpose.
Her previous novels include ‘Bloody Blockies: rules for city blow-ins’, published in 2020, and ‘The Scent of Belonging’, published in 2012.
Rosie was born in Melbourne, and has spent most of her life living in country Victoria. A lifelong interest in the environment, a sense of belonging, and the meaning of home, are central elements in her writing. She has received awards for short stories and poetry.