Rossandra White
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  • Laguna Beach, CA
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Rossandra White commented on the group 'Writers for Young Adults'
"Thanks, Lynn!"
Jul 21
Rossandra White liked Kelly Kittel's blog post Beyond the Book: Breathe Turned One!
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Rossandra White commented on the group 'Writers for Young Adults'
"Congrats, B. Lynn Goodwin! Who's your publisher?"
Jul 21
Rossandra White commented on the blog post 'Marketing Tip: Set Up an Author Page on Amazon'
"Maria have you ever done an Amazon Giveaway?"
Jul 16
Rossandra White liked Brooke Warner's blog post Putting an End to Returns: Utopian Publishing Dream or Eventual Reality?
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Rossandra White commented on the blog post 'The Art of Submission: A Confession'
"Aah, yes, indeed. But we do forget those times it isn't working, don't we? That's when those sentiments expressed here by you and Emily and others are a great help."
Jul 14
Rossandra White commented on the blog post 'The Art of Submission: A Confession'
"Well put, Lloyd Lofthouse."
Jul 13
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Rossandra White commented on the blog post 'The Art of Submission: A Confession'
"This profoundly resonated with me. Thanks!"
Jul 11
Rossandra White commented on the blog post '[TIPS OF THE TRADE] What makes you smile -- and why it matters'
"Thank you , thank you, Meredith Louisell for that Louise Gluck piece! Most comforting."
Jun 3
Rossandra White commented on the blog post '[TIPS OF THE TRADE] What makes you smile -- and why it matters'
"Let's hope I can eke out a comment here considering the problem I've been experiencing trying to get a couple of words down. Anywhere. After twenty-three years of writing, it's just too difficult. I've been in "slumps"…"
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Rossandra White liked Ellen Cassedy's blog post [TIPS OF THE TRADE] What makes you smile -- and why it matters
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Rossandra White commented on the blog post 'Marketing Tip: Always Carry a Book with You'
"Good to remember! Thanks for the reminder. And the dentist's a great idea too, Betsy Teutsch,"
May 5
Rossandra White left a comment for Diane Shute
"Hi Diane, thanks for friend request! "
Apr 14
Lene Fogelberg liked Rossandra White's blog post The Final Reckoning--LOVEYOUBYE
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Lene Fogelberg commented on the blog post 'The Final Reckoning--LOVEYOUBYE'
"Inspiring post Rossandra, I can relate to your journey! Thanks for sharing! "
Mar 5

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Who I am:
I'm a fourth generation South African who finally made it to America, country of my dreams where I now write about the wild old days of my childhood as well as the wild new days of my chosen life.
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Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
I’ve written two YA novels set in Africa, Monkey's Wedding and Mine Dances, and a memoir: Loveyoubye. An excerpt of the latter appeared in the anthology, Interstices in May of 2010.
Media outlets that I currently write for:
My writing is:
Fiction, Memoir, Blog Posts
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Not yet!
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Posted on July 18, 2014 at 1:19pm 0 Comments

I'm giving away ONE AUTOGRAPHED COPY of my memoir Loveyoubye: Holding Fast, Letting Go, And Then There's The Dog on Goodreads. The giveaway ends on Sunday morning at 8am GMT Good luck! …


The Final Reckoning--LOVEYOUBYE

Posted on February 10, 2014 at 4:30pm 3 Comments

Three weeks ago, I arrived home to find a box tossed just inside my gate. The beasties (my two Staffordshire Bull Terriers), can make a fuss if they spot a delivery man. I hadn't ordered anything, it had to be for my body shop neighbor; it happens. I hefted it up, headed back out the gate and stopped. The box was addressed to me. From She Writes Press.  My book Loveyoubye: Hanging On, Letting Go, and Then There’s the Dog, in print: Advance Reading Copies—ARCs…


How and Why I Began Writing

Posted on August 1, 2013 at 4:30pm 2 Comments

At 49 I felt compelled to write a book. Not something I’d always wanted to do. I figured maybe it was just time to finally record all those stories about my ancestors who had been in South Africa since the 1800s, as well as my own stories about growing up in a small Zambian copper mining town, plus a two-year stint on a sisal plantation in Zimbabwe. This was before the two countries were independent, when colonial power held sway, when the bush was full of animals. And then there were all…



Posted on July 29, 2013 at 8:00am 34 Comments

By the time I was ready to submit my memoir, Loveyoubye, for publication I was already burned out from my efforts to get my two YA African-based novels, Monkey’s Wedding and Mine Dances, published. A real sob story, that one. At the last moment my publisher merged with another house and I was…


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At 9:16pm on January 17, 2015, Charlene Diane Jones said…

congratulations Rossandra on getting published last year! And your travels on this fiction journey sound interesting enough for a book by themselves. THanks for friending me and welcoming me to this group. 

At 8:45am on October 5, 2014, Lene Fogelberg said…

Thanks for all your excellent advice and encouragement Rossandra! I appreciate it very much. And I need to get my hands on your book as well. Looking forward to reading it!

At 5:14am on August 15, 2014, Pat Roa-Perez said…

Thanks for welcoming me. I'm happy to be here. Not so alone anymore....

At 6:14pm on February 13, 2014, Rita Gardner said…

Hi Rossandra - thanks - delighted to be one of your friends, as we go through this journey (gulp!) together.  I look forward to reading your book too!

Yes, Kaye's working away on my project - thank goodness; I can't do any of that publicity stuff myself!

At 7:20pm on November 19, 2013, Laurie Buchanan said…

Thank you. I'm glad to be here. I came by way of Leanne Dyck.

At 3:11pm on October 29, 2013, Francine Huss said…

Hi Rossandra. Glad to be in your fine company for April 2014 book launch by SWP!

At 9:27pm on October 15, 2013, J. Dylan Yates said…

Hi Rossandra. Nice to see you here!  I really like your book title and cover as well. This is very exciting and I'm looking forward to my next steps.

At 3:25pm on October 15, 2013, Mary Adler said…

Hi Rossandra,

Thank you for thinking of this.


At 8:32am on October 15, 2013, Kay Rae Chomic said…

Hi Rossandra,

Thanks for being my 'friend.' I really like your book title and cover:-)

Looking forward to sharing this exciting publishing process with SWP authors!


At 6:56pm on July 30, 2013, Linda Rosen said…

Thanks! Now if only an agent/editor/publisher would get hooked. Keeping SWP in my head though.



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