Danica's Destiny is no where finished, but as always, I have the last page written and now I work towards that conclusion. Also...for the first time, I have the book cover in my mind. ... See MoreSee Less
In my book Destiny Delivered, Tomo, Tom married a girl so that his brother could marry the younger sister. This is what happened to my father...told you my stories are based on fact. In the picture below, my father had to find a husband for my aunt Julie, third from left, before my grandfather allowed Pa to marry my mother who is 4th from left. ... See MoreSee Less
My books are about the history of my Croatian family and friends, of course, fictionalized. Today I got in the mail, letters I had written during my stay in the village of Sibich, Jugoslavia in 1956. All those letters had disappeared but for some reason my nephew had several which I had written to my mother. Talk about a trip down memory lane! ... See MoreSee Less
Only two authors of the 25 who were at the Hammond Library Author Fair last month were featured in today's Chicago Tribune, I was one of them. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ More than two dozen authors set up colorful displays in the Community Room to showcase their books to the public.
Rosemary Gard of Crown Point has written five books. Each is a stand-alone story, and the author described them as "fictionalized facts."
Each book has the name "Destiny" in the title for a specific reason.
"I've been writing since I was 12 years old. My mom wanted me to sew, but my dad bought me a typewriter," Gard said. "So, I felt destined to write these books." ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ... See MoreSee Less
Barbara Stimac Cecchin ~ Rosemary Gard: My cousins and I benefited from reading your books before our recent and first trip to Croatia to visit the village of our grandparents. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less
#BookReview of #DestinysDesign from #ReadersFavorite - readersfavorite.com/book-review/destinys-design
Reviewed by Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite
Destiny's Design by Rosemary Gard is a novel that beautifully captures the soul and spirit of immigrants. Although I haven’t read any work by this author, and even though this is part of a series, I was able to connect with the story and the characters right from the very beginning. Set against the backdrop of twentieth century America, with war looming ahead in Europe and immigrants making their way to the US, this story features very likable characters. Stevo Markovich has just returned to New Orleans from Gary, Indiana, and with the help of friends, he establishes himself as a successful hotelier. But the beauty of life and the communion shared amongst immigrants will be tested by the bubonic plague and the advent of the news of war in Europe. Stevo still misses Gary and has an agenda to bring his old friends with him to New Orleans. Read to find out what happens and how the characters deal with the crisis.
This is a well-written story with a setting that is colorful and exciting. There is a lot to love in Rosemary Gard’s craft, including her beautiful writing which features exquisite descriptions of characters, actions, and setting. There are well-developed dialogues that make the read both interesting and engaging. Readers will enjoy the social and cultural commentaries as they read about the dynamics of life as lived by immigrants. I enjoyed the narrative voice and the tone as well as the engaging plot lines. Destiny's Design is a book that encourages values of communion, family, and respect, but it features characters and a story that will linger with readers.
The latest Tweets from Rosemary Gard (@rosemarygard1). Rosemary Gard is the author of five books about Katya, a young Croatian girl who makes her way to the U.S., and the lives and times of her family and friends. Crown Point, IN
Here I am with Don McClure another author at the Hammond IN, Author Fair. His display was across from mine. He has written 12 books, is a public speaker on writing and really knows how to promote his books. I learned a lot from him about promoting.Speaking of promoting ~~his shirt reads: Don McClure the hardest working author you should know. ... See MoreSee Less
It was an interesting afternoon meeting people at the Hammond, IN Author Fair. SO MANY people came up to me and thanked me for writing about Croatians in America. I was told multiple times that there were Croatians in their family history but they didn't know anything about the Croatian people. When I told them that the books were fiction, but based on facts about my family and Croatians that I knew, they were awed, wishing they knew more about their own ethnic background. ... See MoreSee Less
Self-published authors, of which I am one, really need to do a lot of promoting. I am in touch with other authors and read the advice they offer. One such piece of advice is to wear any awards one has received. I can't bring myself to do this. I would feel as if I were showing off...so...I will have my gold medal award displayed on the table at the Hammond Library as you see it in the photo. ... See MoreSee Less
An unexpected invitation to appear at the Hammond Library this Sat. May 20, noon to 3 p.m. I will be part of the Local Author Fair. Looking forward to meeting new people and hopefully meeting some old friends. ... See MoreSee Less
Here is the press release for June 5th appearance at the Putnam Co. Public Library. If you are near or have a friend that is near, give them a heads up. Am bringing some of my original Croatian Dowry to show. I would appreciate a share. ... See MoreSee Less
My press releases...yes...my first press releases, in the mail for my appearance at the PUTNAM CO. LIBRARY in Greencastle, IN on June 5. Taking my books and a lot of my dowry pieces to show and describe. ... See MoreSee Less
I was with Edda Taylor at her First Friday art showing in Michigan City, IN. She asked me if I am working on the next book because Gabriella Bianco wants to take the new book to read on her annual after Christmas vacation. Working on it! ... See MoreSee Less
Read in today's newspaper that Amazon has opened some brick & mortar book stores. It has been decided that people like to handle books and talk with others who like books. I believe there are 2 such Amazon stores in Seattle. The books are displayed so that one can see the front and not just the spines. ... See MoreSee Less