About

MAXINE FRANCES ROPER

Maxine was born in West London in 1984 and has been writing professionally since her late teens, with varying results. Among the youngest of a large extended family spread across the world, her parents hail from Dorset and East Berlin, and she holds dual Anglo-German nationality. She started her career in journalism but retreated to fiction as she secretly prefers making things up (or writing what you can’t about real people without being sued…). Her first serious attempt at a novel, centring around a university reunion and politically-divided marriage, was written and set during the Coalition era and politely abandoned after being beset by timeliness issues; funnily enough. CLEVER STUPID a memoir around dyspraxia, was supported by the Arts Council and New Writing South and will come to you in some form, sometime. She has also reached the advanced stages of BBCs Script Room and was part of the Creative Space programme run former arts charity IdeasTap. She is currently writing a novel, CATCH A MOVING TRAIN and runs Genuine Copy. When not writing, she enjoys being out in nature, especially running and horse riding. She grew up with vague notions of writing books, falling in love uncomplicatedly, and living somewhere nice. Just the first the one’ll do…