About me

Last updated April 2016
Writer and Teacher

I have been writing professionally for almost twenty years. Writing is my passion. Teaching was my career for over twenty years, under my then name of Ros Kloos. I miss working with youngsters but love writing for them and it's always a pleasure and privilege to visit schools and take a part in the pupils' creative development. I have become involved over the last few years with Heritage Funded projects recording the lives of older people in the community and researching past lives from the local Jewish cemetery.

  • Lives Behind the Stones, a Heritage Lottery Funded research project creating a website with information about Leicester's Jewish cemetery, researched stories of lives 'behind the stones' and a database providing full genealogical search facilities. 2015 
  • Children's Book of Richard III, The Reading Shop Oadby, July 2014, ISBN 978-0-99293-020-2
  • Children’s History of Leicester, Hometown World Publishers, May 2011, ISBN 978-1849931496
  • Bathtime Rap, Picture book, Franklin Watts, 2008, ISBN 970-0-7496-7951-4 
  • Jewish Voices, A collection of reminiscences and history of a community affected by World War II, Heritage Lottery Funded, 2009 
Articles and Short stories: 
  • The 1950s Menu, Yours Yearbook 2010 
  • Bathtime Rap poster and musical rap feature, the Scholastic Nursery Education PLUS Magazine, October 2009 
  • The work behind the project: Jewish Voices, NAWE Quart. No. 48 Summer 2009  
  • With Two Hats On: therapeutic writing workshops, Lapidus Quart. Autumn 2007  
  • Birds' Eye View; taking part in the bird count, The Lady August/September 1999 
  • 12 short stories published in Yours, Woman's Weekly, Bella, Best, Take a Break, Chat and My Weekly from 1998 to 2002. 

  • Creative writing tutor 
  • Writing workshop leader 
  • Primary and secondary school teacher 

  • History degree BA (Hons) 2:2 at University of Leicester 1979 to 1981
  • Post-graduate certificate in education at University of Leicester School of Education 1982
  • Adult tutor certificate
  • Certificate in Counselling skills 
Book launch with Alice Povey, illustrator, on my left.
My Children's Book of Richard III, is continuing to sell well. Here is a picture of the launch day in July 2015 at Leicester's ancient Guildhall.