"Rosen's prose commands attention. Accomplished and compelling."
Jack Magnus, Readers' Favorite.
"Sybil Rosen's first collection of short stories is a small treasure of intimate encounters with the varied and obscure sort of people who travel by bus."
Ann Hutton, Hudson Valley Almanac Weekly.
About the Author
Sybil Rosen is an international, award-winning, published novelist, playwright, and memoirist. Her novel for young readers Speed of Light was published by Atheneum (Simon & Schuster) in 1999. It won the 1999 Sydney Taylor Award for Older Readers and was nominated for the 2000 Mark Twain Award. The novel was subsequently published in German by Verlag Urachhaus in 2001. A short story "Shannon" was included in the German anthology for teenagers Mensch Sucht Sinn and was translated into Spanish, Catalon, and Slovene. Rosen's plays have been produced world-wide. Her full-length play Brink of Devotion won the 1987 Berrilla Kerr Award and was a participant in the 1986 Sundance Playwriting Institute in Provo, Utah. Duet for Bear and Dog, a ten-minute play, was published in Take Ten: A Ten-Minute Play Anthology by Vintage Press in 1997 and has received over 200 productions around the world. Last of the Speckled Catfish was a finalist in the 2008 National Ten-Minute Play Contest. Her memoir of Texas music legend Blaze Foley, Living in the Woods in a Tree: Remembering Blaze Foley
, was published by The University of North Texas Press in 2008, #2 in their Live of Musicians Series. Riding the Dog is her first collection of short stories. It recently won the Gold Medal for Fiction/Short Story for the 2015 Readers' Favorite International Book Award.