“What’s in a name?
That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.”
By William Shakespeare
My name is Rosalinda meaning “Beautiful Rose”. My maiden name is Rosales meaning “of relating to a rose”. Is it a surprise that I love roses? I am a writer who is also passionate about roses. My love of the written words started when I was in high school and my passion for gardening especially roses started a year after I got married in 1970. Yes, I’m still married to the same man. I deserve a gold medal, don’t you think?
As an author, I’m a late bloomer and I’m catching up on lost times at a fast pace.
I was born and raised in the Philippines which is the setting of my two historical novels:
1. Bahala Na (Come What May), A World War II Story of Love, Faith, Courage, Determination and Survival –released in March 2013
2. The Iron Butterfly – released in June 2015
I lived on the North Shore of Long Island in New York for 40 years which is the setting of my latest historical novel, The Wentworth Legacy. My next novel, a crime fiction is also set on the North Shore of Long Island. Stay tuned.
Besides reading and writing about historical fiction, I love gardening. The rose is my favorite flower and I write extensively about them. I just published a non-fiction: “Stop and Smell the Roses”, a rose gardening book and a motivational book. I am an American Rose Society Consulting Rosarian, an accredited rose authority who gives rose advice to the public for FREE. If you like roses or want to grow roses, check these websites: www.rosegardeningworld.com and www.rosegardeningworld.wordpress.com. I also started a Facebook group called Rose Gardening World and it has attracted thousands of active members posting rose pictures and rose culture daily. Check it out.
Being a rose grower, I served as President of the Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society and the Long Island Rose Society and was editor of their newsletters, The Charleston Rose and Long Island Rosarian respectively. I was also the editor of Manhattan Rose Society’s newsletter, Skyscrapers and Roses, a columnist for Southampton Rose Society, Dune Rose and New York District’s newsletter, The Empire Rosarian and is the current editor of the Carolina District’s newsletter, Carolina Rosarian.
I love classical music, antiques and books of course!
I also love dogs. I take care of my son’s dog, Skipper, a Swedish Lapphund, when my son is at work.
Hope to see you again soon. Check back often for new updates.
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