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Rosemary Poole-Carter

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I'm a novelist and playwright, whose work focuses on the history and eccentricity of the American South. My novel WOMEN OF MAGDALENE is set in a post-Civil War ladies' lunatic asylum, WHAT REMAINS is an historical mystery set on a rundown plantation, and JULIETTE ASCENDING is a young adult historical set during Mardi Gras. My plays have been produced in the United States and Europe, and include MOSSY CAPE, based on Southern folklore; THE LITTLE DEATH, set in 19th century New Orleans; and THE FAMILIAR, a ghost story.

Life events have buffeted me around these last several years, and my posting on Goodreads became something that only happened in my imagination. But I never gave up reading, which is a solace, a meditation, and a salvation.

This past autumn, the love of books truly sustained me through packing and moving from Houston to North Carolina. And I moved hundreds upon hundreds of books with me. Now I'l... Read more of this blog post »
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Women of Magdalene

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What Remains

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Juliette Ascending

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Mossy Cape: A Play In Two Acts

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“But I was also free, invisible, as if the only evidence of my existence were in the tasks I performed, the services I rendered to others. When I stopped work, I disappeared.”
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Christine Hatfield Aww thank you for saying that to me

how many books have you written?

Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend

message 69: by John

John You really do well with dialogue, so it was a pleasure to follow the action on stage! As I said, I feel a bit smug having seen all three productions.

message 68: by Milton

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message 67: by Ed

Ed Rambeau Thanks for accepting my friend request, Rosemary. You seem like an interesting person, as I see you're an author yourself, so feel free to tell me more about yourself and perhaps we can grow to become even greater friends. I, myself, am a singer/songwriter/actor who has recently turned author. My 2 top ten recordings were CONCRETE & CLAY (as a singer) and NAVY BLUE (as a writer)...both in the early 1960's. My first novel is an unusual murder mystery entitled: FORBIDDEN STEPS.

Regards, and have a great day, Ed

message 66: by William

William O'Brien Hi Rosemary - Thank you for your friendship!
Please visit my website
to view a sample page and many other snippets about the book.
Expected release date Feb/Mar.
Best wishes, William

message 65: by Amber

Amber Lehman Thank you Rosemary for being my friend here on goodreads. And congratulations on all of your published works!

Amber :)

Rosemary Thank you, Maria. Hope your evening was full of treats!

Maria wrote: "

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message 62: by Ali

Ali Thank you for accepting my friend's request, Rosemary...I am looking forward to chatting with you, and to reading each of your books!

I wish you continued success...CONGRATULATIONS!

Ali :)

message 61: by Neil

Neil White Great, thanks so much!

message 60: by Rosemary (last edited May 14, 2009 10:09AM)

Rosemary That is the best ever publishing story! Nunzio is obviously an expert in networking and tail-wagging.

L.B.B. wrote: "Rosemary

Thanx for adding me. Your books look wonderful!

Nunzio, my dog is not only my friend, I consider him my agent.
I was walking with him on the beach and he met a man, who ended up publishi..."

message 59: by L.B.B.

L.B.B. Rosemary

Thanx for adding me. Your books look wonderful!

Nunzio, my dog is not only my friend, I consider him my agent.
I was walking with him on the beach and he met a man, who ended up publishing my book.


Rosemary John wrote: "Unsworth, eh? I've read his travel narrative on Crete, which was pretty interesting."

Morality Play and Sacred Hunger are two of my all-time favorites. And years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Barry Unsworth and his wife at the Tennessee Williams Literary Festival, where he gave a Master Class. He was a charmer!

message 57: by John

John Unsworth, eh? I've read his travel narrative on Crete, which was pretty interesting.

message 56: by J.R.

J.R. Hi Rosemary! Great to meet you here! Best wishes for a wonderful spring!!!

J.R. Reardon
author, "Confidential Communications"

message 55: by Ann

Ann Keller Thanks for your kind words, Rosemary! I appreciate it.

Ann B. Keller

message 54: by Geri

Geri Ahearn Thank you Rosemary,
I'm always so busy, but always
love what I do, so that always makes everything
worth it! Wishing u a Great week!

message 53: by Joshua

Joshua R:

Thanks for the kind words and I hope things continue to go well for you!

Jennifer Salaiz Hello Rosemary, Thank you so much for the comment. I hope you are having a wonderful day. I will look in to the Historical Novel Society Conference. I would love to attend!

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Maria Hi Rosemary, I'm so pleased to hear that you will be reading 'A Time to Tell'! I'll look forward to reading your review. I'd also love to hear what your mother thinks of it!!

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Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hi Rosemary and thanks for the add. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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Nadia Hi Rosemary,

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for the compliment and for being apart of my friend's circle.

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Andrea Kulman Thank you for stopping by my page. WOW- You write plays! How fun!!! Take care & thank you for being a friend.

Stacy-Deanne Stacy-Deanne Just breezing through! Much love!!

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Roger Cottrell Hi Rosemary,
Thanks for the friendship on Goodreads,

message 44: by John

John Apologies for the delay in responding - awesome experience seeing a play seated with author! Please pass on my compliments to the cast!

message 43: by Michele

Michele Thank you and it's nioce to meet you too! Jope you have a great day! I am currently reading og mandino's book
Michele Marchetti

message 42: by Ayu

Ayu Dear Rose, your name remind me to one of my bestfriend. She's in Ausie now..well I should be glad cause you accepted me as your friend, nice to know you. About Dewey,the library cat, I'm still search for the bookstore which sell the book, wish me luck.
Have a nice day =D

message 41: by Diana

Diana Hugs Rosemary... You were down on the coast? I hope things have settled down for you. No worries about the delay. Ike was very unwelcome up here too.

Violet-Tulip Hi, Rosemary. Thanks for accepting my friendship and for your nice comment on my profile.
Have a nice writing, using violet scent ^_^

message 39: by Richard

Richard Kramer hey Rosemary, thanks for your message. hope you're enjoying the Last King of Scotland. I loved the film, interested to hear what you think of the book. R

message 38: by Letitia

Letitia Rosemary, I will be back in Jersey by the time your play opens! That is a shame. I would totally go.

So I'm going to add one of your books to my to-read list. Which in your opinion, is the absolute best thing you've written?

message 37: by Kathe

Kathe Hi Rosemary,
Thank you so much for the lovely compliment. I feel very fortunate to be able to share my love of reading and books with my children. The dogsare two of the best I have ever owned, they are my *other* 2 children. I would love to read your blog.

message 36: by Norman

Norman Cooper Hi Rosemary,

Thank you for accepting my friend request...and thank you for the lead on the Historical Novel Society. I will definitely check it out.


message 35: by Eka

Eka hi!! u're welcome,, nice to know u ^_^ happy reading to u too ^_^

Courtney Rosemary,
I just finished Atonement and loved it! It started slow but by the end I couldn't put it down. The last part was heartbreaking. Thanks for the recommendation.

Hi Rosemary, nice to meet you here and thx for being my friend ;)

message 32: by Robert

Robert Well thank you for writing such a wonderful story! In my travels I do my best to keep up with tales about women through the ages -- especially those regarding class inequalities in modern history. Yours was not only amazingly written but it seemed to me a unique contribution -- one that enriched my thought and subjective experience.

Luthiel's Song is quite a lot of fun! But it's more than that to me as I'm writing what I feel is a feminine heroic epic inspired by the strong women in my life. So it's a mission too.

And yes, visiting Middle Schools is pretty amazing. The students are fantastic! Lots of work, though. I usually need at least a week to recover from a book tour. Speaking to so many people is like having jumper cables attached to your ears. Hmm. Looking at your schedule I think you might understand where I'm coming from.

message 31: by Robert

Robert You are very kind! Just so you know, I absolutely loved your book -- "The Women of Magdalene." Fantastic. Keep the torches lit :).

message 30: by Bill

Bill thanks for the sweet comment you left me a few hours ago about the redhead thing!!

message 29: by Kirk

Kirk Thanks, Rosemary. Congrats on Women of Magdalene---I actually saw your book jacket advertised on the ForeWord site. I've seen somebody from Kunati blog at ForeWord as well. Sometime I'd love to talk to you about your experience with them. Thanks! Kirk

message 28: by Eri

Eri hi Rosemary, nice to know you:) and thanks furr adding me, btw kindly have your say in my blog it's another 'way' to look at human world with feline spheres;)

message 27: by Eugene

Eugene Thank's Rosemary, for accepting my friendship, and for the warm words. I'm very pleased to meet you. It’s especially nice to know that you’re also a homegurl. :) My mother, and much of my family, still lives in the Fort Worth area.

I wish you inspiration always!

message 26: by Paul

Paul Hi Rosemary - I tried to comment here last week, and say I hope everyone enjoys The Plot to Save Socrates, but there was some kind of weird bug in the system...

No doubt had to do with time travel ... :)

message 25: by Cindy

Cindy Thanks, Rosemary. That would be great if your daughter checked out my books.

Have a great week.


message 24: by Cindy

Cindy Thanks, Rosemary. That would be great if your daughter checked out my books.

Have a great week.


message 23: by Candace

Candace Thank you for the encouragement! It really means a lot to hear that!

message 22: by Sundang

Sundang Saputra Thanks 4 being my friend... all detective story... I love it, like Sherlock & Hercule

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