Rosemary I. Patterson, Ph.D. Author, Unique Books
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|Posted on April 18, 2014 at 5:46 PM||comments (40)|
Just came back from a visit to San Diego, Hollywood and crossed over the border into Mexico at Mexicali.
San Diego is a marvelous place for an author to visit. There is a section called Old Town where the Spanish influence is extremely powerful. Also you can trace what happened to the Indian people here (Indians, Mexican/Indian) when California claimed half of Mexico. Can you believe that 50,000 Indians were shot on sight (the bounty was $100 for men over 12 and $50 for women. And that is as late as 1867.
Visited Universal Studios in Hollywood and really enjoyed the tour. A tram takes you into back lot movie sets including Psycho and lets you experience Special Effects.
I'm waiting now to see if my audiobook "Kula Keiki Al'ii wins the Spoken Word Category of the Hawaiian Association of Recording Artists for which it was nominated this year. Awards Ceremony is May 24/2014.
|Posted on January 16, 2014 at 3:08 PM||comments (20)|
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|Posted on November 18, 2013 at 5:27 PM||comments (19)|
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|Posted on October 23, 2013 at 2:28 PM||comments (8)|
I'm delighted that "Not Really Coincidence: Tracing Your Purposeful LIfe" has been published on Kindle's platform and will be available free from Fri. Oct. 25th. to Oct. 30th. It is already available from Amazon.com.
My Grammy equivalent (Hawaiian Hoku) nominated audiobook "Kula Keiki Ali'i" is available now on I-tunes as well as Audible books through Amazon. I will not know until May, 2014 if it has won the "Spoken Word" category but I am very happy it has been nominated in the Hawaii Association Recording Artists yearly contest. My sincere thanks to Guy Gaumont of Maui Filmworks Inc. for taking care of every aspect of bringing the audiobook into being and my sincere gratitude to Wayne Moniz, the narrator of the audiobook. People hearing the audiobook tell me they can't stop listening even though it runs for over six hours.
I'm now working on a new Adventure novel with embedded history called "The Great Canadian Adventure", a temporary working title. I'm trying to make sense of the treatment of Canadian First Nations's people from the time of Contact to the present day. I'm getting the sense that clashing world views were behind the abominable failure to treat the First Nation's people with any kind of fairness. The Euro-Centric world view that they were the most advanced civilization and that individual accomplishment rather than collective accomplishment was important permeates their total lack of fair play while the value of the collective in the Native world view is totally dismissed. This appears to be what led to the intense forcing of Assimilation through Residential schools and the total resistence to assimilate by First Nation's People to the present day.
Anyway I am absorbed in catching up on Canadian history from early contact to the present. Somehow a novel will come out of all this. I am managing to play a little golf as well.
|Posted on October 13, 2013 at 4:19 PM||comments (40)|
I am really happy that my new Metaphysical guidebook "Not Really Coincidence: Tracing Your Purposeful Life" has been published and is available for sale on Amazon.com and in a Kindle Edition as well. Many people these days are suffering a sense of restlessness because they do not have meaning or purpose in their lives. This can be eliminated by finding the crossroads (Destiny Points) in your life where you made decisions that either facilitated or hindered the purpose you came into this life to carry out.
To help with this task I have located the Destiny Points in my life that resulted in reaching my goal of raising awareness by writing novels, guidebooks and non-fiction. I have also located the Destiny Points in my late partner's life and in several people's lives who have lived what cannot be denied as Purposful lives including Barack Obama, Margaret Thatcher, Walt Disney, Emily Carr and the British philosopher Bertrand Russell.
|Posted on September 19, 2013 at 8:44 AM||comments (250)|
I'm pleased to report that my new book "Not Really Coincidence: Tracing Your Purposeful Life" is finished and is working its way through CreateSpace. It will be available on Amazon in print and a Kindle Edition if about one month.
Purposeful lives are blueprints we have made before we come into this world. Destiny Points are free will choices we make after entry that either facilitate the blueprint we have desiged or hinder them. If we make choices that facilitate our blueprint we are given help from above. If we make choices that hinder our blueprint we are often blocked. If people do not follow the Purposeful life they have planned they often experience a sense of restlessness and discontent that meaning and purpose are lacking. When one is leading the life they have chosen there is a sense of passion and fulfillment.
In "Not Really Coincidence" I have located the Destiny Points in my own life, my late partner's life, and five people who without doubt have led very purposeful lives including Barack Obama, Margaret Thatcher, British philosopher Bertrand Russell, Walt Disney and the artist Emily Carr. I have also given directions to finding your own Purposeful Life.
Now that "Not Really Coincidence is finished I am working on a book that will likely be called "The Great Canadian Betrayal." This book is about Canadian Treaties 6, 7, and 8 in which First Nation's people surrendered title to most of Canada from Ontario to the Rocky Mountains in return for items such as freedom to choose reserve land, farming implements, education for their children and aid during famine and epidemics. The First Nations people honored their commitments but the Canadian Government of Sir John A. MacDonald and later governments did not.
The history is depressing as is the knowledge that most Canadians are not aware of the history and have lingering negative sterotypes in their minds of First Nations People from Cowboy and Indian movies from Hollywood. Actually the Cree and Blackfoot Chiefs that negotiated the above treaties after the were very dignified and negotited very hard to save their people from starvation once the buffalo herds had been exterminated and the American gold miners were running rampant amongst them.
Personally I am multi-tasking amongst great distruption as a drain backed up from the house heat pump and flooded all the carpets. I now have to pack up all my material goods, move them and all the furniture while a new floor is put in. I can't wait to return to Hawaii in July for the Hawaii Association of Recording Artists Haku Awards where my audiobook has been nominated for the Spoken Word Category. I'll keep you posted.
|Posted on August 30, 2013 at 5:55 PM||comments (16)|
|Posted on June 25, 2013 at 12:22 PM||comments (23)|
Exciting news. My latest Environmental, Adventure Novel, "At Eagle's Edge: Our Choices, Our Future and Our Environment is now available on Amazon's Kindle as well as in print. For five days it can be downloaded free (June 26th. 2013 to June 30th., 2013 as well as all my other books. Just use Amazon's free Kindle app for download on Kindles, Iphones, PC's, tablets and the new Blackberry 10. "At Eagle's Edge" contains important information as well as being a good read. Embedded is information about what keeps the Exxon Valdez super tankers full of crude oil from Alaska safe now during their voyage down the Valdez Channel and pros and cons about oil and Dilbit (Tar Sands Oil diluted with toxic chemicals).
This book is a must read for both people living in B.C. and people concerned about the Great Bear Rainforest and the Spirit bear. The bear and the entire wildlife chain in the pristine Central B.C. coastline including whales, salmon, eagles, shorebirds and sea lions. etc. are threatened by the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline and super tankers moving down the Douglas Channel through a maze of islands during the winter hurricane season.
I've redone my websites and have classified my books into four categories: Environment novels, Humor Novels, Hawaii Historical novels, self-help guides and my first Metaphysical book "No Need To Say Goodbye. I'm working on my second Metaphysical book called "Not Really Coincidence" about Purposeful Lives (lives we planned before we came into this world) and it should be ready in the near future (two months).
In other news one of my Hawaii Literary Histories - "Kula Keiki Ali'i (Chief's Children's School) is being turned into an audiobook in Maui. This book tells of the Indoctrination rather than the Education of the young children who would become monarchs of Hawaii by a crazy Hell and Brimstone missionary in a residential school who who did tremendous damage by whipping them with rawhide whips, telling the children Hawaiians were pagan, that the sins of adultery were killing off Hawaiians, and that they would never become monarchs unless they converted to Christianity. This audobook will be available through Amazon's ACx platform in the near future.