Rosalie Parker was born and grew up on a farm in Buckinghamshire, but has lived subsequently in Stockholm, Oxford, Dorset, Somerset, Sheffield and Sussex. She took degrees in English Literature and History, and Archaeology, working as an archaeologist before returning to her first love of books.
Rosalie is co-proprietor and editor of the independent publishing house, Tartarus Press, which has won three World Fantasy Awards. Additionally, Rosalie won a World Fantasy Award for editing Strange Tales in 2003.
She lives in the Yorkshire Dales with her partner, the writer and publisher Ray Russell.