Ghost stories sets up novel idea

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MAKING up ghost stories with her grandkids has helped a Cumbernauld woman write a novel which has become an internet hit.

Rosemary Showell (63), of Craigmarloch, has been inundated with rave reviews for her self-published debut Lanshoud. The mum-of-three, who has nine grandchildren, only started writing when she retired from her nursing career.

She left her post as team leader at the Central Health Centre in Cumbernauld to become a full time nanny to her grandchildren.

She explained: “I retired at the earliest opportunity to help out with my grandchildren. My daughter is a GP in Aberdeen and she has four boys.

“I used to walk through Eury House in Stonehaven with the children and I would make up stories on the wild hunt history because the setting seemed perfect for it.”

Rosemary, who lives with husband Arthur, decided to put pen to paper as a way of keeping her mind active while looking after the children.

For full story, see this week’s Cumbernauld News or Kilsyth Chronicle dated Wednesday, April 17 where you can also win a copy of book.