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I'm a School Psychologist, who started writing novels to raise awareness about environmental and social issues. I'm the author of fourteen adventure, historical and romance novels set in Australia, Hawaii, California, B.C., Alaska, Malaysia, West Papua and Tahiti including 2003 Telluride Indiefest winner, 2005 Florida Indiefest winner, and Honorable Mention in Writer's Digest Writing Competition


I started writing as a hobby but became particularly fascinated with an area in Psychology called Identity Achievement.   The Identity achievement task is the one that occurs in late adolescence involving the questions Who Am I and What Am I Going To Do With My Life.  After visiting Hawaii in 1987 I realised that the identity achievement task would be particularly difficult for the multi-racial and multi-cultural population there. I started tracking down Hawaii's history and the result is my five Hawaii Literary Histories. I also have in print a novel about identity achievement in Australia, a novel about First Nations people in British Columbia, a novel about identity issues in Tahiti, one about a Tibetan Buddhist in California and one about identity achievement for a young man with multi-handicaps. As a result my novels, as well as being entertaining, have a strong social conscience. They are written for a purpose.

Birth Place: Vancouver,  Canada


BA  (Hons), MA (Education),  Ph.D. I am certified for School Psychology (BCASP) and continue to battle for special needs students in one of the B. C. School Districts. In 2003 my screenplay adaptation of my novel Journey Great Barrier Reef was a winner in the Telluride Indiefest Screenplay contest. It also received Honorable Mention from the 2003 Writer's Digest Writing Competition. I reached the top five percent out of 596 entries in the January 2002 Writesafe "Present-Athon contest for my screenplay "Alias The Tank" and became the Articles person selected for an interview on Authorsden Radio Program for the number of hits on my article "Marquesas Islands."

Recent 5STAR REVIEW for Aloha And MaiTais from MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW Sept. 2/02.  "Aloha And Mai Tais: A Novel About Hawaii In The 1930's and 1940's by Rosemary I. Patterson is a "slice-of-life saga about Atherton and Jessica Scully, two elite people of Honolulu who decide to invest in the Tropical Palace Hotel.  Young love, trouble in paradise (i.e. marriage), wrenching changes inflicted on Hawaiian life and culture by the crush and demands of the tourism industry, as well as the shock of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese are all part of  THIS PICTURESQUE AND MEMORABLE STORY THAT IS THE NEXT BEST THING TO TAKING A VACATION TO HAWAII IN A TIME MACHINE."



The Great Canadian Adventure: From Indian Country To Nation State by Rosemary I Patterson
The history of Canada from European contact to the present day acknowledging the contribution of First Nations people to the existence of Canada as separate from the U.S. and their unfair treatment over the many centuries....

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Not Really Coincidence: Tracing Your Purposeful Life by Rosemary I Patterson
Purposeful lives are blueprints that we plan before we incarnate. Destiny Points are free will choices at crossroads that help or hinder our blueprint....

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Kuhina Nui(Prime Minister): A Novel Based On the Life of Ka'ahumanu, the Queen Regent of Hawaii from 1819 to 1832 by Rosemary I Patterson
Kuhina Nui, about Queen Regent Ka'ahumanu is good companion book for a visit to Hawaii. King Kamehameha's favorite wife must revisit the Islands....

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No Need To Say Goodbye: A Personal Journal - the Passing Of A Loved One by Rosemary I Patterson
After the passing of her beloved partner the author started feeling the warm vibrations around her heart that she was used to when he thought of her. She looked further into this thinking he was trying to contact from the other side. The result was an epiphany and a tremendous increase in spiritual awareness....

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School Proof Your Child: Assure Your Child A Better Future by Rosemary I Patterson
A Balanced Approach To Teaching Your Child Reading....

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Aloha And Mai Tais: A Novel About 1930's Hawaii: Second Edition by Rosemary I Patterson
Passion and music in 1930's Hawaii. 5 Star MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW of first edition Sept. 02/09 says picturesque, memorable like taking a vacation to Hawaii in a time machine!"...

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Liliha And The Sacred Mission: A Young Adult Novel Set In Hawaii by Rosemary I Patterson
A riveting young adult novel set in Hawaii. Liliha is given a sacred mission by the Hawaiian ancients to try and save Maha'uleput, a sacred valley on Kauai from development....

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An End To Innocence 2nd. Edition by Rosemary I Patterson
Passion, hula, and politics in Hawaii as lovely Kelia Nimura joins Hawaiians trying to stop bombing of Kahoolawe Island off Maui and end land evictions....

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At Eagle's Edge: A Novel About Our Choices, Our Future And Our Environment by Rosemary I Patterson
Romance, Environmental novel about a Surfer Dude rescue of a sea lion from a massive Dilbit (Tar Sands Oil & Condensate) spill after huge tankers are allowed to travel the pristine wilderness coast of British Columbia. The Great Bear Rain Forest and the Spirit Beat of British Columbia are threatened....

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Alaska Now: A Novel About Alaskan Oil, Native Corporations, Wildlife, etc. by Rosemary I Patterson
Alaska Now is an update to James Michener's classic saga. Lovely Native Corporation CEO and talented son of oil executive team up to save the National Petroleum Reserve, ANWR and Beaufort Sea from oil drilling....

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Last Wild Place: An Adventure Novel Set In West Papua. by Rosemary I Patterson
Aggressive tourist promoter Hillary Young brings in seniors to triple the tourism in Jayapura, West Papua on the largest Island in the world, New Guinea. The senior's and Hillary's son-in-law are kidnapped by Separatists resulting in a riveting, fast-paced resue attempt in a country rarely visited by Westerners....

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Mission Mururoa by Rosemary I Patterson
Young and lovely Terri'i Gagnon used as bait in French CIA plot to capture Tahitian students investigating possibility of tsunamis from French nuclear tests disintegrating Moruroa Atoll....

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Alias the Tank: the nickname for the Access Mobility Wheelchair System. by Rosemary I Patterson
Psychotherapist falls in love with handicapped client as they battle his Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Explores possibility of normal life for a Chris Reeves type disability. Writer's Digest 2003 Self-Published Book Awards says: "overall commitment to a good premise/plot and an especially good opening chapter."...

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Journey Great Barrier Reef by Rosemary I Patterson
Sparks fly between handsome but bumbling outback reverend and gorgeous Marine Biologist as government official attempts to silence cause of Cyanide spill on Barrier Reef....

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Return of the Canoe Societies: Second Edition by Rosemary I Patterson
A riveting Literary History and adventure novel that celebrates the cultural resurgence of Coastal First Nations peoples....

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Money Child: A Romantic Comedy Set in Orange County California by Rosemary I Patterson
Tibetan Buddhist Lama Tsot advises commitment-phobic folksinger and career-obsessed real estate entrepreneur about Buddhism and relationships....

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The Wager: A Humorous Novel About Dog Parks, Seniors and Gambling for Love by Rosemary I Patterson
Six wealthy ladies in a Seniors dog walking club make a wager to get a new boyfriend.The result is a hilarious romp through the unknown territory of senior sexuality....

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The Way of the Supernova: A New Baby Boomer Retirement Era by Rosemary I Patterson
Tips for changing Baby Boomer Retirement into Revitalment....

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Healing Khadijah Hussein: A Humor Novel about Burqas, Naqib, Malaysia, Cul by Rosemary I Patterson
The stage is set as a fashionable, westernized, Malaysian, mother of two turns up at her local Mosque dressed in a Burqa complete with veil. She is unable to communicate except for Muslim prayers. Her frantic husband contacts her Singapore alumni group including Dr. Linda Belgrove who diagnoses Hadijah as having suffered Identity Fracture following the Iraq invasion. The result is a tongue-in-c...

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Kula Keiki Ali'i: A Novel Based on the Effect of the Chief's Children's School on Hawaii's Monarchs by Rosemary I Patterson
Royal children placed in a Residential Missionary school in Hawaii face personality disintegration from unrelenting attacks on their culture, identity and self-worth in the 1840's....

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Timber Sale: A British Columbia Literary History. by Rosemary I Patterson
In 1906 the vast Douglas Fir Forest of British Columbia was opened for logging. TIMBER SALE tells the history of French Canadian, Sikh, Chinese and Japanese workers who toiled in the industry as well as the story of Alexander Duncan McRae who built the largest lumber empire in the British Empire....

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Kuliano by Rosemary I Patterson
Hawaiian teen removed from Kauai birthplace and against all odds tries to return. Love, culture clash, adventure....

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Another Theft from Native Hawaiias
 by Rosemary I Patterson
Theft, Culture Clash, Invalidation of Belief Systems, Negative Judgement, even cultural and actual genocide all color Canadian and American interactions with Native peoples of North America....

Goodbye Bella!
 by Rosemary I Patterson
A farewell to a wonderful pet....

For Hawaii five O Viewers: Brief History of Real Monarchs of Hawaii.
 by Rosemary I Patterson
From King Kamehameha to Queen Liliu'okalani, a brief history of the real Hawaiian Monarchs....

Marquesas Islands
 by Rosemary I Patterson
A brief article on mysteries, culture and history of the people of the Marquesan Islands....

What is the difference between Racism and Ethnocentric Monoculturalism?
 by Rosemary I Patterson
A quick outline of how Racism differs from Ethnocentric Monoculturalism....

 by Rosemary I Patterson
Coincidence or Planned. Is Pandora from the movie Avatar really West Papua whre the fate of the people formally living in what was rumored to be Shangri-La was altered forever with the crash of an Am...

INVICTUS NO MORE? Oil Spill Musings.
 by Rosemary I Patterson
"Invictus No More? - Making sense of the oil spill. How well the lines of the poem "Invictus" fit the present situation on the Gulf of Mexico....


Nominated for the Hawaiian equivalent of a Grammy, a hoku.
 by Rosemary I Patterson
Rosemary I. Patterson, Ph.D.'s new audiobook "Kula Keiki Ali'i", Chief's Children's school nominated for the Hawaiian equivalent of a Grammy, a HOKU, IN THE 2014 Hawaii Association of Recording Artist...

Finalist in Dan Poynters E-book awards
 by Rosemary I Patterson
Rosemary I. Patterson, Ph.D.'s novels " Aloha and Mai Tais" and "An End To Innocence" 2nd. edition were nominated for the Dan Poynter 2011 E-book awards. One of the novels finalized in the contest....

Rosemary I. Patterson's Screenplay
 by Rosemary I Patterson
Rosemary I. Patterson's Screenplay "Last Wild Place" is a semi-finalist in both the Action/Adventure and Comedy categories of the 2004 Screenplay Festival Contest. Script may be viewed at http://www...

Rosemary Patterson Takes Part In Largest Canadian Book Signing
 by Rosemary I Patterson
Rosemary Patterson will take part in the largest Canadian Book Signing at the Vancouver Public Library on Apr. 24th., 2003, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. for her new Adventure novel, "Journey Great Barrier Reef"....

Honorable Mention in the 72nd. ANNUAL WRITER'S DIGEST WRITING COMPETITION Television/Movie Script Co
 by Rosemary I Patterson
Journey Great Barrier Reef, a screenplay adaptation by Rosemary I. Patterson, Ph.D. has been awarded Honorable Mention in the 72nd. Annual Writer's Digest TV/Movie Script Competition with over 18,000...

Rosemary Patterson Reading At Word In The Street Vancouver BC Sept. 28/03
 by Rosemary I Patterson
Reading from Journey Great Barrier Reef 4:00 - 5:00 in Government General's Tent with CAA colleagues...

Rosemary I. Patterson's screenplay Journey Great Barrier Reef selected for 2003 Telluride Indiefest
 by Rosemary I Patterson
Rosemary Patterson's screenplay Journey Great Barrier Reef adapted from her novel of the same name has been selected as one of the 2003 Top 30 Screeplays in the world. Details at www.tellurideindiefe...


My Romance, Historical, and Adventure Novels
Outlines my books, philosophy of life and reviews.

My Books

Liliha and the Sacred Mission
A young adult adventure novel set in the Hawaii that produced Barack Obama. I'm also working on "Healing Khadijah" another humorous novel which will touch on Identity Fracture in Malaysia and Singapore with the incredible rate of change due to Globalization and Modernization.

Covers of all my twenty-one books.

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Another recent work is "Kuliano", one of the few historical novels about Kauai in existence. In this novel twelve year old orphan (Kuliano) is taken from Kauai to be an experiment in upward mobility for commoners by a Hawaiian Prince. Despite all odds he escapes. The book also tells the history of the Hawaiian Homes Rehabilitation Act. My Australian Literary History "Journey Great Barrier Reef, is set in Australia. The main protagonists, world famous Aborigine Marine Biologist, Dr. Rebecca Nelson and a Steve Irwin Crocodile Hunter type character, the Outback Reverent Rory McTavish battle a high government official determined to keep the cause of a major Cyanide spill from becoming public. Flashbacks highlight key Aboriginal history. Another of my five Hawaiian Literary Histories "Aloha And MaiTais" is set in 1930's Waikiki and tells the history of Hawaiian music. The main protagonists, Teri'i Komo, a fire dance wannabe from Tahiti and Kimi Kai'ika, a hula dancer from the Leeward Coast of Oahu, take part in Hawaiian entertainment during the wonderful years when Hawaiian music ruled the airwaves. They experience love, heartbreak and Pearl Harbor. "Aloha And MaiTais" recieved a five star review from the MidWest Book Review 09/02 who called the book "memorable, picturesque and the next best thing to taking a vacation to Hawaii in a time machine." My previous Hawaii Literary Histories include "An End To Innocence" (Hawaii history 1964 to 2000) which updates social conditions in Hawaii since James Michener's "Hawaii", "Kuhina Nui" (Prime Minister)about Hawaiian history, 1795-1893) and "Kula Keiki Ali'i" (Chief's Children's School)about Hawaiian history 1840 to 1893). I also have a Literary treatment of Tibetan Buddhist principles with the principles for living and relationships embedded into a romantic comedy involving a wealthy entrepreneur and an activist/folksinger in Orange County. The books title is "Synergy". I also have written an adventure novel about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in an abandoned Institution for the Mentally Challenged ("Alias the Tank" which is the nickname for the "Access Mobility Wheelchair System"). Set in my own back yard of B.C., Canada, the Literary History "Return of the Canoe Societies," is a riveting adventure novel with Coastal First Nations' people paddling a dugout canoe up the rugged coast of B.C. to support Aboriginal land claims. Flashbacks tell the history from 1854. My novel "Mission Mururoa," is set in the spectacularly beautiful Marquesas Island and Tahiti. It is about the dangers of nuclear testing and nuclear weapons as was "On The Beach" by Nevil Shute. In Dec. 2005 I became the Past-President of the Canadian Authors Association-Vancouver Branch after serving for two years as President. Currently I am the President of the Parksville-Qualicum Branch of the Canadian Federation of University Women. I just recently visited Singapore and Malaysia and was amazed at the interacting cultures there. Particularly in Malaysia, three cultures stand side by side. Myriads of temples and Mosques as well as ethnic costumes (Burqas, Saaris, and Chinese pajamas testify to the vibrancy of Hinduism, Chinese Buddhism, and Islam in Malaysia. Also the pace of so-called Modernization is unbelievable. Imagine seeing a woman clad in a full Burqa parasailing behind a speed boat in a seaside resort city in Penang. All that stimulation has me half way through a novel called "Healing Khadijah" where a forest spirit has put a spell on a westernized, Muslim lady for the environmental damage caused by her development husband. Khadijah has retreated to full Purdah, her only words being Muslim prayers and her alumni friends must find a way to break the curse and return Khadijah to the modern world. I am currently updating my novel "Mission Moruroa", about the nuclear testing on the Moruroa Atoll. I have discovered another report that the atoll is quite unstable and in danger of collapsing into the Pacific, thereby creating a huge tsunami and releasing radionucleides.

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