THE AUTHOR

Rose Marie Boyd

(Rosa Maria Maisto)
  
The author grew up in an Italian section of Trenton, New Jersey, called “The Burg.”  To the background music of her mother’s native tongue, she danced around old world customs and traditions practiced by the local immigrants who lived there.  Her favorite annual tradition, the “Feast of the Lights,” a weeklong festival in honor of the Madonna di Cassandrino, was celebrated in the streets just outside her doorstep.
  
With the Americanization of her first name in grade school and then another name change occurring with marriage, Rosa Maria Maisto eventually became Rose Marie Boyd.  However, a few old friends and many relatives still prefer to use her Italian name.
  
A graduate of Trenton State College and the proud mother of two successful children, she relocated to Prescott, Arizona, with her husband ten years ago.  As she basked under the Southwest sun, the writing bug decided to bite her.  Since then, she's been expressing her creativity through poetry and novels.
  
An avid reader, she enjoys critiquing a bestseller or an old classic with the women in her monthly book group.  The author also loves a competitive game of tennis and has volunteered for an adult literacy program, Big Brothers/Big Sisters and The American Red Cross.
  
She is now in the process of writing her next novel, DEPENDING ON YOUR VIEW..., another light fiction about a menopausal Italian-American who spies on her neighbors. 
  

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Lise Fortier said...

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Anonymous said...

I just ordered your book. I'm also from the burg and the Maisto's are my family. They basically raised me!! I can't wait to see how we're related! Maybe I will even fly out to Phoenix to introduce myself!!! That would be interesting....