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About the Author

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Ms. Rosa is a retired New York City school teacher who taught for thirty-two years and has always loved storytelling. Ms. Rosa also enjoys being a part of New York’s diverse population and entertains herself with several hobbies, including writing about her perceptions of the individuals and situations she has encountered. While developing Zeke's character and the 19th century setting, Ms. Rosa kept in mind true heroes of that era, which included such noticeables as Sam Clemens, singer/song writer Pete Seeger's ancestors, and numerous abolitionists who advocated for the freedom of slaves as well as their education. Thanks to such generous souls, numerous African Americans inched forward within society, despite the odds that were stacked against them.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 10, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1452872171
  • ISBN-13: 978-1452872179
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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A Word from Author, C. Scoushe Rosa
Thank you for purchasing and reading my books, most of which are available in paperback and on Kindle. I remind you that, with the help of Amazon technology, you can borrow or lend several Kindle books, including my titles, to a friend for a period of fourteen days. You can request or purchase titles through the Kindle platform without needing to own a Kindle. I also print my books in semi-large print in paperback format because it's the medium that I prefer. Your comments and suggestions are always welcome on this page or on the Amazon product review page and at www.starrymind.com.

My next book, MUSINGS OF YUKIYU, is about the rain forest adventures of a young Taino Indian named Jose Esperanza Figueroa. It will be out around October or November, 2014. My latest title, FRACTURED, follows NYPD detective Natalie Faye and her quirky partners on a case to identify the decades' old remains and the assailant of a murder victim. I introduced FRACTURED in paperback and as a free digital download at the starry mind website in 2013. Eventually, I'll probably make it available for Kindle readers, but not just yet. LUMBERVILLE SEVEN (LS), a tale of seven orphans and the people who help mold them, was released on Kindle and paperback in 2012 and I'm proud to say that the story impressed the folks at Kirkus Book Review. People tell me that my stories make them laugh and cry at the same time and I'm glad to hear that because they almost do the same to me; I laugh and cry, but not at the same time. I hope that my stories accomplish what a good tale should do, help you temporarily step into a world that stimulates your senses. My other book titles include EMILY'S HOPE (EH), a story that discloses the long lasting effects of child abuse; REFLECTIONS ON A STONE (ROAS), a collection of mostly unrelated short stories that may be just what you'd like to take with you on your next train ride or medical appointment; and ZEKE THOMPSON, AMERICAN HERO (ZTAH), a fictional history of a young Civil War hero named Zeke (Zeek). I originally introduced Zeke in the LUMBERVILLE SEVEN novel that I set aside in 2009 in order to work on ZTAH and wasn't able to rework LS until 2011. I thank the Create Space artists for doing such a beautiful job with that cover, which captures some of the story's essence, namely the innocence of youth, but the story is for adult readers; other titles are for teens and adults.

I have surprised myself with my work because I have always been an avid science fiction reader and I seldom missed a sci-fi movie, no matter how campy it might have been. However, I have also been a fan of the classics by Dickens, Twain, and Steinbeck. I'm also a bit of a romantic; one of my favorite poems, as a matter of fact, is Poe's Annabel Lee. So, after I retired from thirty-two years of teaching, I now find myself writing about the problems and affection found among children and families. In the tradition of the depression era movie, SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS, I try to inject some humor into serious subjects. I hope that you find the books informative and entertaining. I'll admit that I did make stupid mistakes with my first novel, which escaped me and the editor; I apologize for that. I have since polished it up by eliminating a few repetitive and unnecessary comments, but due to the sex and violence, EH is still adult literature.

Again, I invite and appreciate your comments and remind you to visit www.starrymind.com. Thank you for your time and support.

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Wonderful story of a young man set in hard times in American History. A fictional character is placed in an actual historical setting helping us to understand what it was actually like during those times. Zeke's growth process through troubled, discriminatory times is hopeful and a treasure!!
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