Hi, I'm Rosemary I. Patterson, Ph.D.
This site is a brief guide to my novels and non-fiction. Please feel free to travel through my site and check out the books I had the pleasure of writing. All the books below are available as Kindle e-books and in print.
Each book cover is linked to a web page where you can order the books directly from amazon.com. or xlibris. Click on each cover.
My latest literary history is "Timber Sale" a novel about the Canadian Western Lumber Company and Alexander Duncan McRae, a wealthy entrepreneur who made his company the biggest logging complex in the British Empire. I have contrasted his life and lifestyle with those of his workers, French Canadians, Sikhs, Chinese and Japanese people who did the heavy labor to enrich the company's investors. I have covered the time era from 1907 to 1916.
writer's digest review: "THE WRITING IS LEAN AND LITERATE IN STYLE, PAINTING A FASCINATING WORD PORTRAIT THAT IS GIVEN A HUMANIST DEPTH IN THE WAY THE AUTHOR PORTRAYS THESE HISTORIC, TRANSFORMING EVENTS SET AGAINST THE ENVIRONMENT AND COMPLICATIONS THAT INFORM THE SHAPING OF THESE CHARACTERS' LIVES AND DESTINIES. THE CAST OF EVERYDAY PEOPLE PORTRAYED HERE IS, INDIVIDUALLY AND COLLECTIVELY, CERTAINLY STRONG ENOUGH TO CARRY THE NARRATIVE, SUCCESSFULLY ENGAGING THE READER'S INTEREST IN WANTING TO KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT. THE AUTHOR'S CHOICE OF INCIDENT IS WELL HONED IN THE WAY INDIVIDUAL SCENES REVEAL CHARACTER THROUGH ACTION AND DIAGLOGUE; AN ENTERTAINING AND INFORMATIVE READ."
My newest non-fic book is "No Need to Say Goodbye". This book is autobiographical and folowed the passing of my dear partner Edward. I was astonished to feel the same sensations in my heart that I experienced when Ted was thinking of me when he was alive. I looked into this further thinking that he was trying to get through to me again. The result is an astonishing, true recount of what followed. This book is a must for anyone concerned with the meaning of life.
SENIOR LADIES IN A DOG WALKING CLUB MAKE A $60,000 BET TO GET A NEW BOY FRIEND BY CHRISTMAS -"The Wager: A Humorous Novel About Dog Parks, Seniors, and Gambling for Love Later In Life. Writer's Digest Says: "YOUR FICTION WRITING SKILLS ARE WELL DEVELOPED AND I ENJOYED YOUR NOVEL IMMENSELY."
"Alaska Now: A LOVE AND ROMANCE Novel about Alaskan Oil, Native Corporations, Wildlife, Identity and Love." OIL VERSUS ALASKA NATIVE WILDLIFE
WRITER'S DIGEST REVIEW-
"AS SOON AS I PICKED UP ALASKA NOW MY EYES WERE IMMEDIATELY DRAWN TO THE GORGEOUS COVER PHOTO. .. PART ADVENTURE, INTRIGUE AND ROMANCE, THIS IS A STORY THAT WILL RESONATE WITH READERS. OVERALL, READERS WILL BE AS CAPTIVATED BY THE INTRIQUING STORY AS THEY ARE WITH ALASKA."
"Return of the Canoe Societies. Second Edition." Riveting adventure novel set on the rugged B.C. coast as a group of dugout paddlers come under attack from unknown people. Literary History that tells about Residential Schools and Land Claim attempts SINCE 1860 TO THE PRESENT.
"Kula Keiki Ali'i (Chief's Children's School) Second Edition. The Hawaiian News says "Great mystery set in a Hawaiian setting."
1840 -a lOVE AND ROMANCE NOVEL -About the real residential school the children who became Hawaiian monarchs were put into in 1840 and their subsequent damage by a over-zealous tyrant.
"Aloha and Mai Tais: A Novel About Hawaiian Music and Musicians." Romance and Period novel about Hawaii where Barack Obama spent his formulative years. Midwest Book 5 Star Review says: "Like Taking A Trip To Hawaii In A Time Machine."
"Mission Mururoa: An Adventure Novel Set in Tahiti." Riveting Adventure about clash between French CIA and Polynesian students seeking truth about French Atomic Testing 1966 - 1996 on the Mururoa Atoll. Are radionucleides leaking from the atoll as a Greenpeace warning suggests?
This novel is also a love and romance novel set in Tahiti.
"Kuliano" A Adventure/Historical Novel set in Kauai. In this novel, Kuliano, a twelve year old Hawaiian orphan attempts to return to Kauai after being forcibly brought to Oahu to show the benefits of upward mobility for Hawaiians who cooperate with the capitalist sugar-cane owners.
Writer's Digest says:
"A knowledgeable fictive study of the clash of cultures. European and Hawaiian."
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN BUSINESS VERSUS PROFIT - In Money Child, A LOVE AND ROMANCE NOVEL, commitment-phobic folksinger Rolf Nordquist, has contracted with lovely but career-obsessed real estate entrepreneur, Fila Enderby, to produce a money child to meet the requirements of her father's will. The result is a screemingly funny comedy as Rolf and Fila unexpectedly fall in love and Tibetan Buddhist Lama Tsot shakes up conservative Orange County. This novel also outlines Tibetan Buddhist principles for living and dying. The picture on the cover is that of Kwan Yin, the Buddhist Goddess of mercy high on a hill near Penang, Malaysia.
"Journey Great Barrier Reef: An Adventure Novel Set in Australia." A Winner as a screenplay in the 2003 Telluride Indiefest Screenplay Contest. Are there really 600,000 lbs. of Cyanide in corroding barrels on the northern end of the Gt. Barrier Reef as Greenpeace suggests?
Writer's Digest says " What most impressed me about this book was its unique setting and diverse characters working together, working against one another and mainly the setting contributing or disturbing characters'wants. The setting - circumnavigating the Australia coastline - and the dynamic personalities involved create strong conflict within the book. THIS IS AN AMBITIOUS AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING BOOK."
King Kamehameha's favorite wife Ka'ahumanu is brought back to present day Hawaii by angry Hawaiian deities to view modern day Hawaii and evaluate whether her decisions were beneficial for her people in the long run.
Writer's Digest says: "I was impressed by this author's encyclopedic knowledge of Hawaiian culture, customs and history. I also like the political conscience that guides the novel. The is a book written for a reason. Of the characters, I was most interested in Kapeka and the Voice she hears. And - it almost goes without saying - this novel has a very strong sense of place, communicated not only in visual detail, but in a well-crafted sense of mood and atmosphere."
Alias the Tank is the nickname for the Access Mobility Wheelchair System. The novel is an adventure story between a physically disabled person and a medical professional after he escapes from a state Institution for the mentally handicapped where he has been erroneously placed.
"HEALING KHADIJAH" -
HILARIOUS EAST-WEST CULTURE
CLASH SET IN MALAYSIA..
A WESTERNIZED MUSLIM WOMAN IS TRAUMATIZED BY GEORGE W. BUSH'S INVASION OF IRAQ AND FALLS INTO A CATATONIC STATE. HER FRIENDS FROM AN ALUMNI ASSOCIATION TRY TO HEAL HER USING BOTH A MALAYSIAN SHAMAN AND A WESTERN PSYCHIATRIST. THE RESULT IS A HILARIOUS EAST-WEST CULTURE CLASH. IN THE PICTURE TO THE RIGHT A MONKEY IS ABOUT TO JUMP DOWN AND STEAL A MILK BOTTLE FROM A TODDLER.
The picture is taken at the Batu Caves in Malaysia.
Writer's Digest says: "I like the humor of this book and the underlying seriousness of the subject."
Writer's Digest says: I FELT THIS WAS A GOOD READ."
LAST WILD PLACE: A RIVETING ADVENTURE NOVEL SET IN WEST PAPUA. THIS COULD BE THE REAL PANDORA AS GOLD EXTRACTION, OIL, LOGGING IS DONE HERE WITH VERY LITTLE RETURN TO INDIGINOUS TRIBES SINCE WEST PAPUA WAS HANDED TO INDONESIA ON A PLATTER IN 1960. - IN THIS NOVEL AN
AGGRESSIVE TOURIST EXECUTIVE SETS EVENTS IN MOTION THAT RESULT IN KIDNAPPING OF SENIOR'S TOUR BY WEST PAPUAN ACTIVISTS. THEIR RESCUE ATTEMPT INVOLVES TREKKING, HELICOPTER CHASES AND OUTRIGGER CANOE DESCENT DOWN A RIVER FULL OF CROCODILES.
MY PROFESSIONAL CAREER ASSESSMENT INFORMATION IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.
CAREER ASSESSMENT INFORMATION
Rosemary I. Patterson, Ph.D. is a former District School Psychologist to the Surrey School District in the Vancouver, B.C. area. She was also an Educational Consultant to the Hope, B. C. Area. She is also an out-of-state member of the Hawaii Psychological Association. Rosemary is a Past President of the Canadian Authors Association - Vancouver Branch. Rosemary is the current Vice-President of the Canadian Federation of University Women's Club - Parksville, Qualicum Branch.
Rosemary is now certified to administer and interpret the General Aptitude Test Battery GAT-B and the Canadian Work Preference Inventory (CWPI). The GAT-B contains aptitudes that relate to vocational and career task completion and the CWPI contains interest patterns that relate to job and career satisfaction. Once a client's aptitudes and interest patterns are ascertained the information can be entered into a computer program (Career Profile 2004) which then matches the client's aptitudes and interest patterns against all the occupations in the National Occupation Classification. The result is the selection of realistic occupations and/or careers that fit the clent's aptitude and interest profile. This can enable clients to find the perfect occupation for their talents and interests. It can also help guide a client's selection of appropriate training and education.
The career assessment procedure allows answers to the questions:
What can I do? What occupation should I choose? Is my choice of occupation or training realistic? Patterns on the Canadian Work Preference Inventory can answer such questions as:
Why am I not finding job satisfaction in the occupation I am now doing? What other occupations would fit my interest patterns better?
For further information on these procedures please contact me at e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
LILIHA AND THE SACRED MISSION IS MY FIRST YOUNG ADULT ADVENTURE NOVEL. SET IN HAWAII. LILIHA, HER POI DOG MANO, HER LITTLE SISTER JENNY AND HANDSOME KIMO KEKELA BATTLE AGENTS OF EVIL TO STOP DESECRATION OF A SACRED MOUNTAIN TO THE SEA AREA ON THE ISLAND OF KAUAI. SCULPTURE IN THE CENTER REPRESENTS A WAVE APPROACHING HANALEI BAY.
"An End to Innocence" is a love and romance novel set in Hawaii from 1960 to the present. Picking emotionally unavailable men complicates love affairs for a beautiful half Hawaiian, half Japanese young woman from Hilo, Hawaii.
GUIDELINES FOR BOTH TEACHING READING --ANOTHER OF MY NON-FICTION BOOKS- SCHOOL PROOF YOUR CHILD - ASSURE YOUR CHILD A BETTER FUTURE - DON'T TAKE CHANCES ON RANDOM TEACHING METHODS FOR YOUR CHILD'S READING DEVELOPMENT - INCLUDES EXAMPLES OF PHONICS, SIGHT WORD REINFORCEMENT AND MEANING EXTRACTION FOR BEGINNING READING INSTRUCTION. ALSO INCLUDES STRATEGIES FOR SCHOOL PROOFING YOUR SPECIAL NEEDS CHILD. Picture is of Hanalei School on the Island of Kauai.
RETIREMENT GUIDE FOR BABY BOOMERS SUGGESTING A NON-RETIREMENT RETIREMENT THAT LEAVES A LEGACY FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS.