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

Also available in paperback at booksamillion.com and indiebound.com

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

Feathered Quill Finalist Award for Penny for Your Thoughts

This year’s entries to the Feathered Quill Awards Contest more than doubled the entries from last year in which my debut book had received a Silver award. Because of so many entries, they set some entries into a Finalist award only if they had risen to the top of the nominations and received high scores on the judges’ sheets so were “almost won” books. My sequel/prequel fit into this requirement and received a Finalist Award in the two categories I entered: Women’s Fiction and Historical (category included both fiction and nonfiction). Two Feathered Quill Book Awards Judges’ comments stated:

– This is a lovely tale of family, generations and looking back in order to understand who you really are.  I love the history!

– you can tell this comes from the heart. A nice read!

Feathered Quill Finalist Award for Penny for Your Thoughts

This year’s entries to the Feathered Quill Awards Contest more than doubled the entries from last year in which my debut book had received a Silver award. Because of so many entries, they set some entries into a Finalist award only if they had risen to the top of the nominations and received high scores on the judges’ sheets so were “almost won” books. My sequel/prequel fit into this requirement and received a Finalist Award in the two categories I entered: Women’s Fiction and Historical (category included both fiction and nonfiction). Two Feathered Quill Book Awards Judges’ comments stated:

– This is a lovely tale of family, generations and looking back in order to understand who you really are.  I love the history!

– you can tell this comes from the heart. A nice read!

 

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

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"LOVE ON THE MISTY ISLES"
2018 Finalist in Regional and Romance Categories, Next Generation Indie Book Awards

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