Rosanne Rivers

Thanks for stopping by my site 🙂 I’m a writer from Birmingham, UK and I write children’s and young adult fiction. My debut book, After the Fear, was released in January 2013 by Immortal Ink Publishing. You can check it out here.

I have also written the script to the rather addictive word game, Highrise Heroes, and Quell Zen, which you can find on iTunes here.

Other than writing, I love Xena, Warrior Princess, feminism, reading YA, trying and failing to be healthy, the one and only Oxford comma, and prosecco.

And this is what I look like when I’ve made an effort.



Writing credits include:

  • Pitch Wars 2016 Mentee
  • Shortlister for the Triforce WriterSlam 2015
  • Scriptwriter for QUELL ZEN (2016) and HIGHRISE HEROES (2014)
  • Author of AFTER THE FEAR (2013)
  • Writing MA from Warwick University (2012)

9 thoughts on “Rosanne Rivers

  1. rtd14 says:

    Congrats on your first book and teaching workshop courses for children. I look forward to reading more of your posts! I am interested in connecting with other YA writers and authors. I enjoyed your post today, Feb. 23, 2013.

  2. Daniele says:

    Hi I just finished reading this book last night. its a great book for anyone who likes dystopian societies. It left me with a number of questions. Currently the one bothering me the most is, If a demonstrator finishes their tour and goes home, breaks a law and gets sent back in to the arena to fight and win do they have to go on another tour? What would happen?

    • rosannerivers says:

      Hi Daniele! Sorry for the late reply I was on holiday. I’m so glad you enjoyed After the Fear and that’s a great question too!

      Answer: Yes, if a Demonstrator was to break the law after they return home, they would find themselves back in the Stadium but on the criminal side, fighting a trained Demonstrator. Of course, The Shepherds might orchestrate it so that the ex-Demonstrator would never win if they thought they were too troublesome (pit them against more than one opponent), but if they did win, they would have to do the tour again.
      I hope that helps and feel free to ask any other qs on here (no spoilers though! ;))
      Rosanne x

  3. Elishia says:

    Hi, I loved your debut novel. I’m 25 and I only started writing 2/3 years ago and there isn’t much tuition available in the YA Dystopian genre, would you consider running a workshop for older writers?

    • rosannerivers says:

      Hi Elishia, 2/3 years of writing is great! What made you decide to write? I’m not running the workshops at the moment, but I might always start some up for adults in the future once I have a bit more time. In the meantime, I’d be more than happy to help you with your dystopian novel if you have any questions or want any advice. If you add me on twitter (@cityjuliet) and DM me then I’ll pass my email address over.🙂

      • Elishia says:

        Wow that’s a really generous offer, I’ll absolutely take you up on that once I’ve finished my second draft (Hopefully that will happen soon). Thank you so much🙂

  4. Milo says:

    Just a quick message to say thanks a lot for the effort and care you put into the Highrise Heroes script and characters. Lots of humour and intrigue and fun! I hope you can work on another game soon and here’s to more games with a decent narrative dimension!

    Well done.

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