Born and raised on the Canadian prairies, Rosemary Vaughn’s creative imagination was evident early in elementary school when the numbers in addition columns became characters about whom she imagined stories as she did her sums. A high school English teacher and then a professor of teacher education, her previously published works focused on academics. Rosemary, however, continued to feed her creative impulse by writing skits and puppet plays for church and community use as well as personal poetry and essays. Now retired, she has resumed her interest in creative writing, and enjoys composing humorous essays on everyday life. Her award-winning novel Love on the Misty Isles was her first foray into fiction. At the urging of her readers, she wrote the sequel/prequel Penny for Your Thoughts. It has been enjoyed and related to readers in both Canada and the US and is now a Finalist in the 2020 Feathered Quill contest. Having immigrated with her family to the northern plains of the United States in the mid-1970s, she now splits her time between Minnesota and Florida thus adopting the title Pine to Palm Writer.
Having decided to retire from all aspects of being an author throughout 2020, the Feathered Quill award is assisting completion of Rosemary's authorship with recognition of her writing talent.