Auriel Roe

Author & Artist

I'm an author and artist and I spent the earlier part of my career teaching drama and art in secondary schools in England and abroad, in addition to raising two children. I started publishing my work three years ago when one of my short stories was shortlisted for a major UK writing competition. A Blindefellows Chronicle is my first published novel and held the #1 spot for humour in Amazon kindle (UK, US and Canada).  Let The Swine Go Forth is my second novel and loosely draws from my days as an international educator - when a British school is set up in a totalitarian state, what can possibly go wrong?  See 100+ reviews on Goodreads and Amazon...

I see myself as an accidental novelist... I suddenly started properly writing when I was in an isolated spot for 3 weeks without internet - the perfect conditions for kick starting a book. 


Still Life, Animal Portraits, Book Illustration

I usually paint in oils on canvas or reclaimed aged wood and my artworks have been shortlisted for the Royal Academy Summer Show in London. I produced the 80th birthday portrait of Dame Jane Goodall and I support various charities such as Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital with artwork donations.  I see artistic merits in everyday objects such as jars of gherkins and Tabasco bottles.  Some of my best subjects are things I come across by chance in antique shops, on the beach or in forests.


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