About Rosalinda


At a fundraising event of the Oyster Bay Historical Society


“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.

As an author, I’m a late bloomer and I’m catching up on lost times at a fast pace. My father needed an accountant in the family and so I studied accounting. I always wanted to write but my professional career got in the way. I was a CPA for 32 years, then a New York real estate broker for 11 years. I also had a Certificate on Art and Antique Appraisal.

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.

I love historical novels and family sagas and write in the same genre. Check Goodreads for my favorite books – https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/19235463.

Besides reading and writing about historical fiction, I love gardening. I am currently serving as President of the Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society and is also the editor of their award-winning newsletter, The Charleston Rose. I’m also the editor of the American Rose Society Carolina District quarterly newsletter, Carolina Rosarian.

The rose is my favorite flower and I write extensively about them. I am an American Rose Society Consulting Rosarian, an accredited rose expert. 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 roses daily. Check it out.

I moved to New York in 1967 and lived in Manhattan for 4 years, then moved to Oyster Bay  in Long Island in 1971.

Oyster Bay View  This is Oyster Bay in Long Island which is the biggest island in the United States.

Then in 2011, I retired to Johns Island in Charleston, SC.

Whitney Lake Fog View  This is Whitney Lake where I live in Johns Island which is the second largest island in the United States, next to Long Island. This is the view from my front window when we moved in 2011.

I love classical music, antiques and books of course! My home is filled to the brim with them.

One last thing, I love dogs. I take care of my son’s dog, Skipper, a border collie, when my son is at work.

Hope to see you again soon. Check back often for new updates.

Thank you and enjoy the site.

Rosalinda R Morgan

Author & Garden Writer


6 thoughts on “About Rosalinda

  1. Romnick O. Acena

    Hello, I’m currently writing a paper on BAHALA NA – “Authenticity in ‘bahala na’ concept of Filipinos). Can you please, ma’am, help me.


  2. I used “Bahala Na” for the title of my first book which was based on my father’s life. He mentioned it a few times in my book and my husband thought it was a good title. Aside from those, I really don’t use the term. I left the Philippines just over 50 years ago and have only been home four times. Where I have lived in the states, there are not many Filipinos so I really haven’t used that term as often as most Filipinos do.


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