‘... Osmond has a light touch, a sharp wit, an eye for detail …’

Living North Magazine

Writer of books and award-winning short stories

Hello, welcome to my website. You’ll find details of all Hazel Osmond books and a selection of my short stories here, and I’ve included plenty of excerpts for you to read.

To date, I’ve written four romantic comedies that combine a lot of humour with a fair amount of heartache. Who’s Afraid of Mr Wolfe? (shortlisted for Romantic Comedy of the Year 2012 by the Romantic Novelists Association), The First Time I Saw Your Face, Playing Grace, and The Mysterious Miss Mayhew (chosen as one of New Writing North’s Read Regional books in 2016.)

I’ve been lucky enough to have my short stories published in several magazines, including My Weekly and The Sunday Express Magazine and I’ve won the Woman & Home short story competition (in association with Costa) in 2008; the Yeovil Short story prize in 2009 and been longlisted for the Fish Short Story Prize.

If you’re interested in writing, I hope you’ll find the Writers’ Resources section useful – it is where I’ll be pulling together information about books and websites, courses and workshops that can help you develop your skills, find potential markets and … hugely important, get inspired. I’ll also be sharing my own experiences and tips. This section is in its infancy, but will be added to regularly, so please pop back from time to time to discover what’s here.

And in my blog, I’ll be passing on news and celebrating all things bookish. From fiction and non-fiction to bookshops, libraries and author events.

Speaking of author events, I have chaired Book Festival and bookshop events with some fascinating and entertaining people – these include Emma Healey, Salley Vickers, Phyllida Law, Victoria Hislop, Emma Bridgwater and Mick Kitson.

There are plenty of ways for you to get in touch on the Contact Details and Photo page and I hope you do. It would be lovely to hear from you.