Dennis De Rose has been editing mostly fiction for over ten years. He caught the writing bug about eight years ago when he began writing a diary. A local ASPCA hosted a writing contest when he was in the sixth grade. He won an Honorable Mention for a short story he wrote about his dog, Red. To date, he has written five short stories (some are ongoing), three poems and his first novel, Bristlecone Magic. “Gentleman Cowboy” isn’t a hit just yet. It was penned by Dennis and put to music by a good friend, Michael Barnett, a fantastic musician.
In the world of work, Dennis is no slouch. He was a corrections counselor working for New York State for thirty-five years. Before that he had other jobs working in a factory, washing dishes, working at Carol’s, pushing shopping carts, stocking shelves; he was even a mason’s helper one summer. When he was eighteen he had a hot dog truck in the summer.
In 1973, while going to college, he married a Dutch girl, Carla, and they are still married. The key to a long-lasting marriage is to realize love is all that matters in the end. Vows are not meant to be broken. We know who rules the roost in that family; just ask Mireille, Michelle and Michael, their children. Life has been good, he and Carla have four wonderful grandchildren, Zoe, Lucas, Diego and Michael.
If you liked Bristlecone Magic (or even if you didn’t), please write to him. He’d love to hear what you thought of the book, firstname.lastname@example.org.