The birth of E.P. Rose by the light of a hurricane lamp on a dining room table in the Himalayan foothills precurses an unusual life ahead. A Raj orphan shipped from India aged seven, roaming the moors of an English children’s home, her imagination developed un-schooled and un-censored. Influenced by her step-father, author John Masters, she joined the SouthWest Writers in 2008 to craft a historical biography of her birth-father’s life. She has received more than a dozen awards to date. Emigrating from England in 1986 she now lives and works in Galisteo, New Mexico.