Rosemarie Hudson is British publisher and came to publishing from a background in PR, radio and film. In 1997, Hudson set up BlackAmber Books in order to bring real and long overdue diversity to the publishing industry. She also wanted to provide African, Caribbean and Asian writers with a wider platform and prove that these writers could be commercially successful.
Hudson was responsible for spotting the talent of a then unknown young writer from Brixton called Alex Wheatle. She published his first novel, 'Brixton Rock' – now a hugely popular modern classic. HopeRoad Publishing is her latest venture, established in 2010. Hudson said, "HopeRoad is continuing the mission to promote inclusive literature with a focus on African, Asia and the Caribbean."