Hi, my name is Rosemary. My nationality is English although my parentage stems from celtic roots. My main passion is writing but I also paint, mostly in oils. I am first and foremost a wife, mother and grandmother; previously a practical, down to earth business woman - now retired. Born dyslexic into an academically oriented family in the days before the disability was recognised, early years were not easy. But having to prove myself to myself, has stood me in good stead and toughened my character. I knew I could write - even if I couldn't spell. My fear of reading in public led to the development of a keen memory. My inborn love of the written word helped me to overcome my disability and to eventually become a mainstream published author. I am now trying my hand at e-publishing. My writings include adult fiction, astrological books, poetry and children’s stories. Although not as young as I used to be, I hope I still remain ‘young at heart', always able to truthfully hold my hand up to a firm belief in the magic of childhood - not the J. K. Rowling kind (although I adore the books and films), but rather the wonderment of the Santa, Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy years. I love children and equate to them, some might say because deep down I have never entirely grown up. To tell the truth, I hope I never really do.
Besides the Facebook URL above I have another page under the name of Percy Prickles and Friends. This is where I showcase my e-books and update my readers with news and information.
** I have decided to give up on updating Lust, Love and Lies at least for the present. There are too many other stories in my head jostling for my attention. At some time in the future I may try again. In the meantime hopefully there are many more books in the pipeline. **
** I am also working on a collaborative effort with co-author Al Molaison, no title yet, in which we exchange personal memories of World War II. As children we both lived through the conflict and still have to deal with the impact it has had on our lives. Al is an American male and I'm an English female we therefore have different backgrounds, different experiences and different writing styles; all of which we hope to translate into an interesting and informative read. Not long now, getting close... **
on Aug. 03, 2015 :
This is a beautifully written story, which will capture the imagination, and warm the hearts, of children and adults alike.
(reviewed long after purchase)
on Dec. 20, 2014 :
A lovely Christmas story. Beautifully told.
(review of free book)
on Feb. 08, 2014 :
When I picked out Just Joe for a set of grandchildren ages 13, 11, 7, 5 and 15 months, I didn't know or anticipate the ending.. The kids have read it or have had it read to them. In talking about it, they agreed that they liked Joe; they were concerned about Joe; and the ending surprised them. As American kids, they found some "funny" words but also told me that they figured them out. The smaller ones asked and got explanations.
I won't give away the ending, but it's a nice moment that should make kids think.
It's a seasonal book, but I believe it can be read at anytime during the year.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on Aug. 16, 2012 :
A wonderful story that kids will love.This book definitley deserves a big five stars!
(review of free book)