Rose Who?

Hmm, how to write about me? I’m a rather shy, stay in the background person. No matter. The author’s world calls for a bio!


The short version:

Known for crafting characters that stay with you long after the last page has turned, Rose Anderson is an award-winning author and dilettante who loves great conversation and delights in discovering interesting things to weave into stories. Rose also writes across genres under the pen name Madeline Archer. She lives with her family and small menagerie amid oak groves and prairie in the rolling glacial hills of the upper Midwest.

The long version:

I live with my family and small menagerie amid oak groves and prairie in the rolling glacial hills of the upper Midwest. In this chapter of my life, I’m a multi-published, award-winning author. My active imagination compels me to write everything from children’s stories to historical nonfiction.

I love descriptive words and choose them as carefully as an artist might choose a color. My detail-rich romances are happily ever after love stories colored in many shades. Readers will find my compelling heroes and heroines easy to fall in love with, and my villains…well, I won’t give too much away.

As a student of the human condition, I like to play with symbolism and metaphor dealing with core issues related to being human. Readers will find insights into the ongoing search for the ultimate meaning of existence tucked into my stories. I so love when readers say they’ve found something. Believing we are all on the same journey, I hope they strike a personal chord when discovered.  I’d like people to feel my stories were written just for them, for that’s the truth. These hidden insights are my gift to my readers.

People who know me say they can hear me speak when they read my stories. I was recently asked where my story style comes from. I’ve been asked this question several times before, and the first time I struggled to find an answer that didn’t sound ridiculous. You see, I didn’t know I had a style! I’ve always been an observant detail person with an active imagination and a healthy sense of wonder. The only answer is to say my style comes from life, from listening, from everywhere.

As a reader, I love real details. As far as I’m concerned, real information just makes a story better. As a writer, I especially love to dabble in that tantalizing area that lies between fact and fancy. Writing stories around factual information allows the author a better chance at suspending disbelief and make the implausible plausible.

When not writing, I gather with friends for drumming, poetry, Reiki, and great discussions.

4 Responses to Rose Who?

  1. mikey2ct says:

    I love your profile. I’m a new fan and have Hermes Online on my TBR list. I learned to read before I went to 1st grade at 5 years old. I earned an adult library card at 9. At that point, I graduated from Edgar R. Burroughs to Kristin Lavransdatter. In high school, I discovered Henry Miller and other writers.
    I.m also a rarity – a male reader in the world of romance. Imelda of RW of Australia said to me WOW ! a male reader. I’m also a 68 year old retiree on a limited budget.
    Have you read Brian Greene?

    • Ah, a kindred spirit! I have not read Brian Greene but will look into his work on your recommendation. Thanks for stopping by, hope to chat again. 🙂

      • mikey2ct says:


        You are one of those authors, I’d deem it an honor, to have living next store to me. I’d want to just lean on the fence and chat about anything and everything. Brian Greene is the author of The Elegant Universe.


  2. shawnst says:

    Rose, We are tribemates in “Dark and Stormy Night.” I sent you an invite to “Fiction Afficionados” and I hope you’ll consider joining our small group. I have liked and tagged all your books on Amazon. Best, Shawn

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