Rosemary Palmeira was born in Oporto, where the river meets the sea and came to England when she was eight. She now lives near Beverley, East Yorkshire, near a river and the sea. She is a writer, artist, musician and part-time psychotherapist and has worked many years with refugees and asylum seekers. She is married with three grown children and one new granddaughter. She loves music, travel, reading and swimming. She recently walked the Anna Purna trail in the Himalayas. She facilitates creative and spiritual workshops at her converted barn.