In Honour of Rosemary Goodacre

Francesca and Elaine, along with other friends of author Rosemary Goodacre, are running a competition in her name and the proceeds will be going to her favourite charity Spade Work. Meanwhile, we take a trip down memory lane…

With the Rosemary Goodacre Memorial Short Story Competition well on its way, we thought we’d share some photographs of her with us and our fellow friends running the competition: Elaine Everest, Natalie Kleinman, Ann West and Catherine Burrows. They also include our judge Vivien Brown and a lot of Rosemary’s other writing friends from over the years.

There are details of the competition at the end of the post.

Sarah Stephenson, Rosemary and Elaine Roberts at a Romantic Novelists Association Winter Party in 2016

At a daytime writing workshop in 2012. Francesca’s daughter is on Rosemary’s left with Catherine Burrows on her right.

This photo was taken in Oxford prior to the Romantic Novelist’s Association’s Joan Hessayon Award evening in 2018. Rosemary is on the left, then Francesca, Elaine R, Sarah, Elaine Everest and Natalie Kleinman. We had a lovely time and lots of wine was drunk by all.

Fun and larks at the Write Place creative writing class Christmas party in 2012.

The Romantic Novel Awards in 2016 with Natalie, Sarah, Elaine E, Rosemary and Elaine R.

Caerleon Writers’ Holiday 2013: Rosemary, Angela Johnson, Elaine E, Ann West, Natalie and Linda Barrett.

This was taken at the Romantic Novel of the Year Awards evening in 2015. A lovely evening with Rosemary, Vivien Brown, Francesca and Elaine.

The Romantic Novel Awards 2014: Rosemary, Sarah, Elaine R, Natalie, Elaine E, Catherine, Vivien, Francesca and Karen Aldous.

Having a good chat in our kitchen at the Romantic Novelists’ Association Conference in 2019.

Rosemary and Elaine R having a glass of wine, which seems to be a theme in most of our photos!

Rosemary with Elaine E and Francesca at the Romantic Novelist’s Association Conference in Telford 2016. Have you noticed the wine? Who says romantic novelists don’t know how to have a good time.

Dinner at the RNA’s Conference in 2019: Vivien, Rosemary, Sarah, Catherine, Elaine E

RNA Winter Party 2014: Elaine R and Rosemary

In 2018 Rosemary, Viv, Elaine E and Natalie were travelling First Class to Leeds for the RNA conference.

Rosemary and Natalie travelling back from the conference in Leeds. We were all so much quieter coming back and shattered.

This was the gang attending an interesting talk by Tracy Chevalier in London.

IT’S BEEN LOVELY, IF SAD, SHARING GOOD TIMES WITH A GOOD FRIEND WITH OUR READERS

THE ROSEMARY GOODACRE MEMORIAL SHORT STORY COMPETITION

To commemorate the life of saga author Rosemary Goodacre her friends are organising a short story competition with all profits going to her favourite charity Spadework.  

JUDGE: Vivien Brown

About the competition:

1500 words maximum
Theme: Friendship
Each entry costs £7.50

Prizes:

1st £150.00
2nd £100.00
3rd £50.00 

Entries open 1st November 2021
Entries close midnight 31st March 2022

FOR MORE DETAILS OF THE COMPETITION RULES, AND INFORMATION ABOUT SPADEWORK, HEAD OVER TO THE COMPETITION PAGE

One thought on “In Honour of Rosemary Goodacre

  1. The photographs of Rosemary are lovely. I look at her smiling, laughing, reading, on the train and it’s still difficult to accept she has gone. She’d love it that a short story competition is being held in her memory. Thank you ‘Write Minds.’ it’s a lovely piece about Rosemary and lovely photographs. .

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