Rose Simpson is an Ottawa-based writer whose work has appeared in numerous national newspapers and magazines in Canada. Her essay, The $10 Life, was the most read article on the Globe and Mail’s Fact&Arguments page for the entire year 2009. Rose began her career at the Ottawa Journal and has been a columnist for the Ottawa Citizen and the Regina Leader-Post.
Rose served as executive producer and interviewer for two feature films, 10 Days at the Ottawa Bluesfest and Rivertales! Scenes from the Ottawa Folk Festival. The films took gold and silver prizes at the Park City Film Music Festival in 2003.
Her blog recently was named one of the 26 Essential Ottawa blogs by Ottawa Start.
Rose is married to Gemini-award winning cameraman Scott Troyer, has three children, Nick, Stefan and Marissa and spends her days frollicking with two pugs, Gordie and Ming, and a retriever, Hannah, who thinks she is a pug.