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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 eventually to 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 hold up my hand to a firm belief in the magic of childhood - not the J. K. Rowling kind (although I adore both the books and films), but rather the wonderment of the Santa, Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy years. I love children and equate to them, some may 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.
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 3 years 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)