Rosemary Vaughn

Pine To Palm Writer

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Born and raised on the Canadian prairies, Rosemary Vaughn immigrated with her family to the northern plains of the United States in the mid 1970s. Her creative imagination was evident early in elementary school when the numbers in addition columns became characters around which she imagined stories as she did her sums. A high school English teacher and then Professor of Teacher Education, Rosemary’s published works have focused on academics. She, however, continued to feed her creative impulses 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 recently released debut novel, Love on the Misty Isles, is her first foray into fiction. From her summer lake cabin in Minnesota and her winter retreat in Florida, Rosemary continues to develop her interest and hone her skills in creative writing.

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“Love On The Misty Isles” Now Available

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Does love happen when you least expect it? Is falling in love only for the young?
Can love overcome obstacles to a happily-ever-after?

Escaping the pain of lost love, Libby Campbell flees the Canadian prairies to teach high school on the former Queen Charlotte Islands off the northwest coast of Canada. Will the hunky pilot who brings her to the islands on “the Goose” teach her to love again?

Dr. Shirlee, owner of Books ’n’ Brew, serves up a side order of sage advice along with her lattes and scones. Why is a retired professor selling coffee and used books on these remote islands? When Shirlee comes face-to-face with her past, will she be open to a second chance at love?

A raven-haired beauty, the highly educated, enigmatic Willow Shaw is an expert on her Haida culture. Wounded deeply by disastrous experiences with love, she has vowed never to trust or love again. Will the new principal at the high school be able to break through her protective shell?

Along with their friends, these strong yet vulnerable women form a “family” that crosses cultures, generations, and borders. The rugged, pristine beauty of these Misty Isles forms the backdrop for this engaging trilogy. Officially named Haida Gwaii, the islands are home to the proud and talented Haida First Nation.

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Feathered Quill Silver Book Award Badge

Rosemary Vaughn’s award-winning novel Love on the Misty Isles has done it again, being the Silver Award Winner in the Romance category of the 2019 Feathered Quill Book Awards Program.

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The Feathered Quill Book Awards Judges’ comments about Love on the Misty Isles:

  • For a debut, this was very well crafted.
  • Editing – this book had a very good editor – all formatting as well as the map was done well – full 10 points in this category
  • A very nice story with good character development.


Rosemary Vaughn was the First Place winner in the Romance Category of the 2017 Mill City Press Author Awards.

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2018 Finalist in Regional and Romance Categories, Next Generation Indie Book Awards

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