Who is on the plum tree?
Rosie never planned to be an author. In fact, she wrote her first novel purely for personal entertainment. At the time, Rosie was living with her husband in a remote village carved out of the Amazon jungle. There were no roads, no telephone poles, nor electricity lines. There was, however, a river and a rough, grass airstrip. Apart from a two-way radio, those basic links were the only tangible connection to civilization-a 2 1/2 hour flight away.
Rosie had read all the books in her possession. In fact, she had re-read them many times over. Her identical twin sons were toddlers at the time and had to be constantly within sight or awful things could happen. Their great ideas of jungle adventure and exploration (and the fact of being tiny boys) did not warm Rosie’s heart. During her watch over them, her imagination flew unbounded beyond the jungle canopy. She concocted her stories and wrote them in her notebook. She never dreamed that, one day, she would see her words grace a printed page.
Rosie fell in love with writing. It became her outlet. With three suspense novels now in print, writing has become an integral part of Rosie’s identity. She writes for many reasons: to inform, to sift through emotions or decisions, or purely to serve as a creative outlet.
Writing novels is an adventure. Rosie can go anywhere, be anyone, and explore endless possibilities. She loves how a story idea implants itself in her mind. It will not budge. It insists on being written. So, Rosie writes. She is obedient to the story as it reveals how it wishes to be.
Rosie loves the process of developing her story characters. She described how it’s like “crawling into someone else’s head and living there.” Rosie wants to feel her character’s emotions. She wants their actions and reactions to be real-not just plausible, but real. In “A Murder Unseen,” she hopes her readers will cry, laugh, and to want to scream along with Sandra Ford. She wants us to celebrate and relate to her protagonist’s struggles as well as victories.
In short, Rosie wants to take us on an adventure with her. And she wants us to come back for more!