February 2021 - Rose Young's Author Page

Welcome to my author page! My experience as a landscape garden designer  brought me to volunteer at a city garden in New London. I was struck with inspiration, a perfect setting for a mystery in the world of wine, gardens and poisonous plants! 
Rose Young
Rose at SECT - TV Interview
(please see my author and research notes below.)     

Roses, Wine & Murder - In the City of Steeples
Ranked Top #10 on Amazon's Mystery Suspense in October! 

 A story with high contrast between the peaceful wine regions by Long Island Sound, and New London, CT. A tightly mottled city of grand architecture, the City of Steeples includes New London's labyrinth streets and it's unique history dating back hundreds of years. 
   In this modern-day mystery, a villain manages to put the city on edge. Will the murders discourage the summer tourists? The Tall-Ships event? Will the Presidential visit to the Coast Guard Academy's graduation ceremonies be interrupted?
   Detective Morrison is juggling multiple suspects, including the escapades of Roxanne, an expert gardener, and her friend Georgi, a flamboyant wine aficionado. Their comical antics are endearing, but unnerving for the Detective's investigation. Fire Chief Samson and Dr. Angela Storm, professionally assist as the case confounds them and the body count mounts.
With humor and intrigue, Roses, Wine & Murder will keep you entertained! Enjoy!

Roses, Wine & Murder - Book Trailer Video

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Audiobook version just released! 
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for info and updates on, Roses, Wine & Murder audiobook and the upcoming novel,
Love of Art & Murder
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Athena goddess of war & wisdom
Next mystery is in progress:
Love of Art & Murder 
In researching the Art World I created this video with Jojo LaRiccia for the Garde Arts Center in New London, CT   Check it out:

Author Notes: 
When I was young, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's, Sherlock Holmes fascinated me with his analytical methods utilizing intricate details to solve the crime before anyone else! I then enjoyed being scared by the intrigue of Alfred Hitchcock's, The Birds, Rear Window, and Psycho.

I loved Agatha Christie's character's Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot. They captured me with their uniquely eccentric personalities and wonderful ways of deduction.

Ye Antientist Burial Ground, New London, CT
A good murder-mystery novel is a thrilling puzzle, a maze for the mind to wander and ask, What is going on? Add in unusual character antics and the drama comes alive! That is why as a reader, it's fun to try and solve a murder from the comfort of a soft chair.

Dan Brown is another favorite writer. He adds the dimension of history, architecture, and a strong sense of place. Often, it is as we race along a blood-stained trail. The scene draws us deep into the story. He knows how to hit the I can't put it down sweet-spot for me. I am inspired and only aspire to the level of his craft.

Research Notes: My love of nature, photography and writing allowed me to visit many locations I may not have wandered into. A wonderful surprise was the manicured beauty of the vineyards. As I photographed scenes, to capture the ambiance of my story, I saw families picnicking and enjoying an afternoon snack. The parents shared a bottle of wine and the children sipped on lemonade and chased butterflies.
Working on the book trailer video with Jojo.

  Every vineyard I visited exhibited a partnership with nature. Hardworking men and women who turn a grape-growing, farming business, into a beautiful elite adventure for their visitors. The result, a  stunning vineyard landscape where the fruit is lovingly cared for and placed in a bottle, to become wine.

It was so much fun to insert the wine knowledge and food-pairings I learned from the experts into Georgi's character. And the world of poisonous plants into Roxanne's research utilizing my background in gardening. This and good characters make a story more interesting  and lead us into learning more about the villain, too.
Thank you for taking the time to visit and I hope you enjoy reading Roses, Wine & Murder, and soon to come Love of Art & Murder!
Vineyard in the North Fork of Long Island, NY

P.S. For writers: Three to five drafts are never enough. You must read your work and put it down. Let it percolate a day, a week, or more. Do more research. Go looking for your inspirations. Away from your work, you will have a new thought, dialogue, or action to add. When you read it fresh, you will improve it. This cycle will be repeated too many times to count! You will move your chapters around to enhance the story. Don't worry that's normal.
In the end, you must have an editor. You will never see every mistake even if you are a perfectionist. Be easy on yourself.

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