Sunday, November 4, 2012

Just changed the style.  Looks OK.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Rosemary Goodwin: Preview "Plastered in Stonington - new ebook"

Rosemary Goodwin: Preview "Plastered in Stonington - new ebook" available as a Kindle and as a Nook on also available in the Store at Sour grapes are the least of their problems… Kate Bart Mysteries, Book 3 The new skill decorating Kate’s resume—licensed PI—officially qualifies her to be Dutch’s partner in crime fighting. Unofficially, their personal relationship has grown well into serious territory. Both halves of her life are called into service when Kate is hired to redesign the tasting room at Fiona and Cameron MacPherson’s winery. It doesn’t take long to figure out all is not sunshine and roses at Goose Pond, and Dutch agrees to look into some serious safety issues that have led to a string of mishaps. When another incident results in a death, and it’s clear that this time it’s no accident, Kate and Dutch dig deeper to zero in on who’s responsible. The neighboring vintner who covets Goose Pond’s winery? The tasting room totsie seen skulking about with the MacPhersons’ sulky son? As their investigation comes closer and closer to bearing fruit, the bullets start flying—and it seems that whoever’s pulling the trigger wants them all to pay the piper—in blood.

Monday, January 3, 2011


Fleeced in Stonington has now been released in print. Visit or to purchase a copy.

It's also available in the Kindle version.

Who knew lending money could be deadly?

Who knew money lending could lead to murder?


A Kate Bart Mystery

Kate’s interior design business is growing. So is her sizzling hot relationship with Dutch, her partner in PI in the deceptively picturesque town of Stonington, New Jersey. But where there’s a bank, there’s a scam—and Stonington’s banks are under siege.

The crooks’ methods are nothing new—taking out fraudulent loans using a non-existent corporation as a front—but this one has a new twist. Not only are the lost millions threatening to bankrupt Stonington’s savings institutions, some of the greedy bank officers who approved the loans are going belly up. As in murdered.

Hired to track the killers, Kate and Dutch chase down a meandering trail of dead-end clues through northern New Jersey. And each new bit of hard evidence comes with a price—a rising body count. With their friends under threat, Kate and Dutch race to put the pieces together. Before it’s death for another victim.


Warning: This book contains several murders, an intelligent, determined woman, and a P.I. who wants to turn up the heat on their love making while looking for the killer.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Miracles

My angel story is in this month's release of the book of miracles from Chicken Soup. The book makes a wonderful gift for that hard-to-buy-for person on your holiday list!

Visit your local bookstore to purchase one or two.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

My miracle story will be in this version of Chicken Soup for the Soul coming this September. Will make a nice holiday gift.

The audiobook will be available on on October 12, 2010.

Saturday, May 15, 2010


Working on editing my partial manuscript of the next story in the Stonington series.

Weather is lovely - in the 70's - today. Wish it would stay at that temperature all the time.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Any Agatha Christie fans out there?

I'm a fan of that great mystery writer Agatha Christie. One of my favorite characters in her cozy-mystery books is the little old English lady, Miss Marple. Now a publisher has published The Complete Miss Marple collection. What a feat!

The Complete Miss Marple – is a single volume of 12 novels, 20 short stories and 43 murders! Broken down that gives us 12 poisonings, 6 strangulations, 2 drownings, 2 stabbings, 1 burning, 1 death by an arrow and 2 people pushed to their deaths - all solved by a spinster from a small village in England. Rather remarkable by anyone’s standards. On top of this there are 68 crimes, 59 red herrings, 22 false accusations all of which are washed down by 143 cups of tea.

To order a copy, email Wonder how much it is to ship.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Snow again?

Oh, no. Another snow storm.

The storm is another excuse to get me writing once again. It's been months since I've worked on my WIP, Plastered in Stonington. It involves murders in a winery. I haven't written a word in four months, so I'm easing myself into the manuscript by writing a few words a day and then adding more words for the following days. I should be up to a good word count soon.

If you're on the East coast, stay home safe, cozy and warm.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

First review...

Nice review from Literary Nymphs. 4 Nymphs - Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Goddess Minx:

Ms. Goodwin has created a realistic, believable story and I found myself visualizing the antiques described that were for sale. Let’s not count out the murders and the villain(s) managed to keep everyone involved guessing. At this point in the story we have the villain(s) starting to threaten those closest to Kate, because they had figured out who the main players are. That forces her and Dutch to move faster to keep themselves, and others, safe from harm. I can hardly wait to see where Ms. Goodwin goes next with the Kate Bart Mystery series.

Thanks, Goddess Minx!

Monday, February 1, 2010

New ebook came out on February 2nd

The second book in the Kate Bart Mystery series has been released! It's released as an ebook and is available at, Barnes and Noble, and Samhain Publishing. It's entitled Scammed in Stonington and involves a land scam.

The print version will be released later this year.

Won't you visit and sample my ebook? Thanks.

Monday, January 25, 2010

I'm baaack....

Been awhile - had more surgery and rehab for the hip.

Meanwhile, Kirsten was voted in as the next California Milk Happy Cow. Congratulations, Kirsten!

See Ain't she loverly?

Saturday, September 19, 2009

My Christmas short story...

My short story, HOLLY BERRY DREAMS, is in this anthology of true stories about Christmas traditions. It's just published and is for sale on Amazon at a reduced price.

The back cover mentions my story:

Holly Berry Dreams, in which a young girl hangs holly leaves above the doorway as a sign of better times to come while waiting for her father to return from war.

Will make a great holiday gift!

You can buy it here on Amazon:


Friday, August 28, 2009

Trying to get back to writing...

It's been a few weeks now since I've written a word--was quite ill for several weeks following more surgery on my leg. It was the 31st procedure on that leg. It can't be good to undergo anesthesia 31 times, but I survived. Then had two months of antibiotic by IV. I became an expert at giving myself the IV every day while at home.

I'm waiting for the first set of edits of FLEECED IN STONINGTON. It involves a land scam that bilks and almost closes several banks. It's the second in the Kate Bart mystery series published by Samhain Publishing.

It's a wonderful, rainy, day today--my favorite kind of day--perfect for reading and writing.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Going no mail for awhile...

A whale diving.

I'm going "no mail" for awhile. Having more leg surgery. :-{

In the meanwhile, I'm posting a couple of photos from the whale watch at Cape Cod last month.

The photo above is of humpback whales feeding on fish they've forced into a circle of bubbles. The whales then close their mouths and the water is forced through the baleen that resemble fringed curtains--plainly seen in this photo--with the fish remaining in the mouth.

I'll talk to y'all soon.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

July already?

It's July already? Where did May and June go? Seems like the weather was Fall-like during those months, but now July is coming in like a furnace blast.

Talking of furnace blasts, the Sands Casino opened last month in nearby Bethlehem, PA. Built on the property of the now-defunct Bethlehem Steel, the casino's design incorporates the exposed steel beams over the casino floor and the names of its bar and lounge - Molten and Coil. A massive crane emblazoned with the Sands insignia defines the casino's entryway.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Conference this past weekend...

I had a great time this weekend at the Deadly Ink annual conference at Parsippany, New Jersey. It's for mystery writers and readers. The workshops were informative but authors' books were slow to sell. Could be the economy.

I won an honorary mention for my short story The Curio Shop, and it's the number two story in the 2009 Deadly Ink anthology.


Monday, June 15, 2009

Whales, whales, and more whales!

(photo by Mr. Barlow)
I'm just back from four days at Provincetown, Cape Cod.

On Saturday, we had whales all around the boat—many mother humpbacks with their calves. It seemed that the mothers were teaching their youngsters how to catch fish. Amazing sight as they blew a bubble net around the fish, then come up inside the net and scoop up the fish in their open mouths, then squeeze out the water through the baleen plates in their mouths. I've watched whales dozens of times, but this time it was unbelievable. A photographer took movies of the whole trip,and I ordered a DVD copy of it. Can't wait to see it.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Working on short stories...

The next novel in the Kate Bart mystery series, Fleeced in Stonington, will probably be an ebook in February 2010. Time will fly by.

Meanwhile I'm working on a couple of short stories to submit to Woman's World.

I'm a finalist in the Deadly Ink short story contest. It's called The Old Curio Shop.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

California cows...

Enough of the serious blogs. Today, I feel like supporting those fantastic California cows. Who are you voting for? I love Anna who yodeles in the Swiss Alps. My favorite commercial is the one called "Alarm." Check out Shelby who has a spot on his bum that looks like the Queen!


Thursday, May 21, 2009

Happy Memorial weekend!

Enjoy the long weekend reading my latest book Curtains in Stonington which was released by Samhain Publishing yesterday!

You can buy a copy from and

Spend some time in the sunshine!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

My novel released in print today!

Hi, everyone!!! I’m blogging today to let everyone know that my romantic suspense, Curtains in Stonington, has been released in print TODAY!!!! Yippee. It’s wonderful to feel the smoothness of the cover under my fingertips. .whoops…getting carried away.

Here’s a small blurb for now. An excerpt coming later – I have some errands to run.

Thanks for looking!

One death after another—will there be any customers left for Kate’s decorating business?

A Kate Bart Mystery

British-born Kate Bart, the interior decorator in this New Jersey town, helps her friend, Dutch, with his P.I. investigations. He’s decided that he’d like to be more than just a pal, so things get hot when they’re working together. She’s been a widow for some time now, but although she’s attracted to him, she still needs time to learn how to love again.
The arrival of the new sexy undertaker causes a ripple in the traditional-minded townspeople. She slinks around meeting Tom Yoast, the general store owner. What’s she after? He’s certainly no trophy husband-to-be.
“You’ll have ta deal with two dead people very soon,” Carmella, an elderly Italian psychic, warns Kate. Just what she wanted, something more to scare her as she and Dutch search for clues to solve the mysterious deaths. They follow leads, some to dead ends, but in the end the perpetrators are brought to justice.

Product Warnings
No explicit sex, but you will find relationships that die a sudden death and relationships that take a warm turn—see what happens in a small quiet country town.

See ya later
Rosemary Goodwin

Monday, April 27, 2009

Sold a short story...

I was notified last night that my short story, "Holly Berry Dreams," will be published in the book, "Christmas Traditions," as the fourth story. The book will be out in September. My story is about a Christmas during WWII.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Too many books to write...

Ft. Fairfield in the winter. Think PA has a lot of snow?

Last night, I finally found some information on the internet about the murder of a good friend in 1964. Now I'm mulling over the thought of writing her story. The man convicted of her murder 20 years later bragged about how she was killed, but those facts don't match the way she was killed. The perp enjoyed the attention, but is he really guilty?

Plus, did he kill the newspaper boy at the same time? No one has been arrested for that murder.

I have so many ideas for books - not enough time to write them all!


Friday, April 17, 2009

Warm weather...

Daffodils in a park in England.

Weather today is supposed to be warm--despite the freezing temps every night. It seems Spring will never be sprung!

Still working on revisions to my WIP and taking an online class. The subject? How to write for the Trues (True Romance, True Experience, etc.) and other magazines.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Notes on GLVWG's conference...

The annual Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group's conference was held all day yesterday. The conference offered workshops given by published authors, appointments with agents and editors, and networking with other writers. It was a great conference--again.

I was impressed by Matt Birkbeck's workshop where he discussed the methods he employed as he researched his investigative books. His latest books are A Beautiful Child, A Deadly Secret, and most recently about Sammy Davis, Jr., Deconstructing Sammy: Music, Money, Madness and the Mob.

I also learned a little about young adult (YA) novels from author, David Lubar. His YA books are a fun read.

Critically acclaimed novelist and professor at DeSales University, Juilene Osborne-McKnight presented her inspiring "Writing Out Loud: Storytelling and the Writer."

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The need for cats...

This is Ranger.

I'm working on revisions for Fleeced in Stonington, and as I turned the daily page on my cat calendar (Workman Publishing Company, Inc. © 2008), this text caught my attention:

"It's common knowledge that the cat is a favorite sidekick of authors. This fact was made eminently clear by British author Aldous Huxley, who, when asked by a young man for advice on becoming a writer, replied, along with pens, ink and paper, he should get himself two cats."

Sunday, March 15, 2009


Have more edits to do on my next novel. {sigh} At least, my editor gives me a second and third chance to change the book. I'm lucky.

Will spend most of today reading. A writer must read, read, read.

Friday, March 13, 2009


I finished the mystery, short story, The Old Curio Shop, to enter into the Deadly Ink conference contest. Fingers crossed.

Cold today but Spring is only a week away.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Hoping spring is on the way...

This is my photo of the Thomas Paine statue taken in his birthplace, the town of Thetford which is about 10 miles from my hometown. He left England at age 37 and came to the U.S. He was a pamphleteer, revolutionary, radical, inventor, and intellectual.
We lost an hour's sleep, but hopefully this warmer weather sticks around. Bulbs are popping out of the ground and will be in bloom in a couple of weeks.

I'm currently working on short stories. I'm half way through The Curio Shop, a mystery to submit into the Deadly Ink contest.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

English author...

I'm currently reading a book lent to me by a good friend. It's YESTERDAY'S GONE by the late E.J. Crisp, an English author of novels, short stories, BBC plays, and so on. This book is about a World War II pilot.

WWII is my favorite period of time. I have an outline of my own WWII novel based on my own experiences.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Reading from my TBR pile

Louie asks "Is it spring yet?"

I'm stuck -- no ideas coming this week for short or long stories. I'll go back to finishing the third book in the series Plastered in a Stonington Winery next week.

So, I'm reading books from my huge TBR pile.

Hurry up spring weather.


Saturday, February 21, 2009

Earrings and such

My friend, Liz Revit, has some of her earrings included in this book:

Go to her blog - for more information.

I'm working on short stories for the Deadly Ink contest but ideas aren't coming so far.

I've met all of the deadlines set up to March 25th, so I can ease up for a few days and read a book from my TBR pile.


Friday, January 23, 2009

On schedule...

Can't wait for spring. Above is a photo I took in my hometown in England.
This would have been the driveway up to the manorhouse (in the distance). There are daffodils as far as the eye can see.

I'm still on schedule for January. I have to finish the edits to Fleeced in Stongington by the end of this month. Almost there. Plus have an online class from January 21st to 26th on the subject of Writing a Thriller.

Then have an online class on Screenwriting which will last all of February.
Sounds like fun.

After that, I'll go back to writing the first draft of Plastered in a Stonington Winery--it's half written.

And so it goes...

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


I'm currently reviewing the galleys of Curtains in Stonington readying it for the print version due out on May 26, 2009.

So if I don't answer your emails immediately, you'll know what I'm working on.


Friday, November 28, 2008


Whales are beautiful, intelligent, creatures. They bring joy to us with no crazy shopping days where shop clerks get trampled to death. It's sad on dry land.

In the 1980's I would go out with the scientists from Provinceton, MA, and study the humpback whales. I won an award from the NJ Marine Sciences Consortium and Cook College for a paper I wrote one summer. I was in Law School at the time but was bored and wrote the paper Whale Watching: It May be Hazardous to their Health. I'll have to type it up and put the link on my blog.

Here's a list of whales seen up at Cape Cod this year (and previous years).


Monday, November 17, 2008

Every thing you wanted to know about the Magna Carta but...

My hometown in England, Bury St. Edmunds in the Borough of St. Edmundsbury, is associated with the famous Magna Carta. See the town's coat of arms above.

The motto of the Borough, Sacrarium Regis, Cunabula Legis, means Shrine of a King, Cradle of the Law. The King is St. Edmund, King of the East Angles, who was killed by invading Danes in 869. His shrine stood for centuries in the medieval Abbey of St. Edmund, and from him the town derived its name. Cradle of the Law refers to the tradition that in 1214 the barons of England met in the AbbeyChurch and swore that they would force King John to accept the Charter of Liberties later known as Magna Carta.

The clauses of Magna Carta were also echoed in early American colonial charters, in the American Declaration of Independence (1776) and in the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948). Three of its clauses still stand on the English Statute Book, including its most famous one protecting free men from arbitrary imprisonment and prohibiting the sale, denial or delay of justice.

See some photos here:


Saturday, November 15, 2008

Free lancing we will go...

Free lancing we will go, free lancing we will go, with laptop and thee-saur-us, free lancing we will go.

I enjoy writing short stories, so I've joined the TrueWriters loop. TrueWriters write stories for True Romance and True Experience.

Also joined the Woman's World loop of writers who write romance and mystery stories for the magazine.

I'm enjoying this new world of free lance writing!

Meanwhile I'm still writing a mystery series and participating in NaNo.


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Home again

Back home again - had surgery yesterday to take out one of the bolts in my ankle.
Doing fine and working on the NaNo manuscript today.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Next book in the Kate Bart Mystery series.

I'm now working on the next book in the series: Plastered in a Stonington Winery.

I'm writing it on NaNo (National Novel writing month) where you try to write a novel of 50,000 words during November.

I did my research for this book at our friends' winery. Visit their site, the Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, to learn about wine making:

Go vote!!!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

It's not easy being green.

I've been an environmentalist/conservationalist since 1965. We were called "tree huggers" back then and ridiculed by most. My friends and my family began a recycling collection in 1969 in Jefferson Township, Morris County, New Jersey. My garage was full of smashed glass containers at one point. Today, towns and townships have recycle programs.

Now it's fashionable being "green." Windmills have been erected, water and trees are being conserved, and fear of global warming is being taken seriously. These green objectives are the same that we were pushing in the 60's. It took forty years, but folks are finally "getting" the message.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

I'm baaack!

Hi, everyone! I'm finally home after almost two months in two hospitals. I'm healing well now.

My book, a romantic suspense, CURTAINS IN STONINGTON was published yesterday as an ebook. Here's the link:
It's also available as an Amazon Kindle ebook.

The print version will be out in a few months. Go to the above link to read an excerpt—hope you like it!

Thanks for looking.


Saturday, May 17, 2008

The Abbey Gate

At one time in my hometown, Bury St. Edmunds, the Abbey Gate opened onto the Great Courtyard of the Abbey. It was the secular entrance used by the Abbey's servants. In 1327, it was destroyed by the local people who were angry at the power of the monastery and it had to be rebuilt.

Today, the Abbey Gate leads into beautiful gardens that change with the seasons.


Monday, May 12, 2008

Moyse's Hall Museum in my hometown.

This is the Moyse's Hall Museum in my hometown, Bury St. Edmunds, England. It was built about 1180. It's not known who built it, but the builder must have been wealthy. At this period, most houses were built of timber with wattle and daub while this building was built of stone and flint.
It's one of my favorite places. As a teenager, I'd look around the artifacts downstairs which included a medieval iron cage (for a person--not a bird), the Red Barn murder display ( I enjoyed the book covered in the skin of the murderer) and the cases depicting witchcraft. I still love looking around the museum and every item has now been arranged in new display cases.
In the 1950's, a young gal would meet her date under the museum clock.
Ah, memories!

In my novel THE DRAGONFLY, the heroine was held in the Moyse's Hall, which was a prison at that point in history.
My book about the life of Ouida is sold at the museum's bookstore. See my website for more information.

Monday, April 28, 2008

April showers...

This is the ship that brought me to the U.S. She's in bad shape having been stripped while in foreign ports. She's now moored in Philadelphia but a huge group of people are getting her repaired to her former glory. Go to
It's raining today - April showers that we need to wake up the sleeping flora.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

My alter ego - Aleathea Rose

I have an alter ego -- Aleathea Rose. Under that pseudonym, I'll be writing Amish/Mennonite novels with the guidance of a member of the Mennonite family. She will make sure that my facts are correct in these modern and changing times.
I'll let you know when the website has been completed.
Of course, I'll still be writing the Kate Bart Mystery series at the same time.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Home again!

I'm back home once more. Going into the hospital once a month is getting boring! Now have my leg to heal -- again.
The photo above is of our family's cat, Ranger. He's waiting for Spring.
Received more emails requesting copies of Lavender and Love and The Dragonfly from The museum bookstore manager in Bury St. Edmunds in England, requested more copies of Ouida since it's sold out! This sounds impressive...but I won't order a Bentley yet.
Now I'm back to the computer, I have to get moving on edits to my mystery, Curtains in Stonington. My editor has been so patient with me.