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 has written the sequel/prequel Penny for Your Thoughts. 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.
“Not often does a novel capture my interest in chapter one and hold it right to the end but Love on the Misty Isles certainly did. Thoroughly enjoyed this book and am putting Haida Gwaii on my bucket list. Would love to see a sequel.”
ND English Professor
“This book has such a fantastic sense of place, that you really feel you are in this unique landscape and community. The interwoven and intergenerational stories make this book much more complex and real than the typical romance.”
Mary from Florida
“An enjoyable and easy read of three love stories that show us what life is all about. It is about family, friends, loyalty, birth, death, forgiveness, and finding purpose for our lives.”
Rita, an Emmy Award Winner
“You are a great storyteller! I felt each story takes the reader on this woven journey, and along the way you meet these incredible characters, all with unique backgrounds, yet all merged together on this lovely island. The stories were equally captivating because of how you interlaced the stories together using Dr. Shirlee’s Books and Brew as the common thread.”