Rosemarie Milsom is the founding director of the Newcastle Writers Festival and an award-winning journalist. She has been a section editor at The Sun-Herald and features editor at Sunday Life magazine. Her work has also been published in the Weekend Australian, Vogue Australia and Qantas’ Spirit magazine. She has been Journalist of the Year (Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance Northern NSW Media Awards) and a finalist in the United Nations Association of Australia’s Peace Media Awards and the Kennedy Awards for Excellence in NSW Journalism. Rosemarie also works as a fill-in presenter at 1233 ABC Newcastle and has a weekly segment on Drive with Paul Bevan.