My foray into the world of words didn't start on paper, but by reading everything I could get my hands on.
At the age of five years, as soon as I could say 'may I help you?' I worked in my parents variety shop. By
the third grade, I had been promoted to the job of ordering the magazines and newspapers we sold:
Ebony, Jet, Sepia, Tan, The Indianapolis Recorder, The Pittsburgh Courier and The Chicago Defender.
This was right up my alley because I got to read them before everyone else. I often wondered if our
customers knew they were reading "used" material!
In junior high school, I apprenticed under the guidance of the late Mrs. Georgia Lucas of Muncie Indiana
and co-wrote an article for The Indianapolis Recorder. She wrote the news portion and I wrote " "Teen
Talk". I knew then I was a writer.
As an adoptee, I wanted to weigh in on the ever increasing popularity of the subject of adoption therefore,
I wrote LOVED TO DEATH: A Different Kind of Love Story and LOVED TO DEATH: The Truth Unfolds. The
first few pages of the first LOVED TO DEATH: A Different Kind of Love Story, were developed from an
actual dream I experienced. The rest of the book literally had a mind of its' own. It is a symbolic story
about how adoption "kills" the adoptee. I am also writing LOVED TO DEATH: The City Awakens and
Looking for Stella Delaware which ironically was based on a another dream I experienced!
Rosa is the mother of two sets of twins and resides with her husband in Olive Branch, MS. Her birth
name was Infant Sleigh. Her motto is:
"continue to seek self"
"My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king; my
tongue is the pen of a ready writer." Psalms 45:1