Rosemary (Romy) Wyllie
Romy Wyllie started writing in her mid-sixties and has published three books. Two books are on architecture: "Caltech’s Architectural Heritage: From Spanish Tile to Modern Stone (Balcony Press, 2000, 287 pp.), and Bertram Goodhue: His Life and Residential Architecture (W. W. Norton, 2007, 224 pp.). Wyllie’s most recent book is a memoir: Loving Andrew: a Fifty-Two-Year Story of Down Syndrome (CreateSpace, 2012, 306 pp.), which has won six awards. In addition to her books, Wyllie wrote a chapter “The Architecture of the National Academy of Sciences” in Convergence: The Art Collection of the National Academy of Sciences (National Academy of Sciences, 2012). Currently she is working on a monograph of a leading Interior Designer from Chicago. Wyllie is an Honorary Alumna of Caltech, where she is Director of a volunteer Architectural Tour Service. She has an MA in English and History from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland (1955), and post-graduate diplomas in Business and Secretarial Practices, and Interior Design. In 2013 she closed her 35-year-old Interior Design practice.
Awards and Recognition
- June 2013. LOVING ANDREW: IndieReader Discovery Awards - 2nd place non-fiction
- December 2013. LOVING ANDREW: Kirkus Review and IndieReader - Best Indie Books of 2013
- March 2014. LOVING ANDREW: Beverly Hills Book Awards - finalist in Parenting and Family.
- May, 2014. LOVING ANDREW: The Eric Hoffer Awards - Honorable Mention in Memoir; Finalist for Grand Prize and Montaigne Medal.
- May 2014. LOVING ANDREW: National Indie Excellence Book Awards - finalist in Parenting and Family.
- September 2014. LOVING ANDREW: Readers' Favorite Book Awards - Honorable Mention in Parenting.