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Children's reading and scrimshaw craft with Rosemary McKinley


Rosemary McKinley is a history buff who wanted to present history in an entertaining and informative way. Several poems were published in Lucidity, LI Sounds, Clarity,, Examination Anthology, the Wormwood Press and the Poets’ Arts. In addition, she has had articles published in the Peconic Bay Shopper, Fate Magazine, Patchwork Path, Whispering Angel Books and Newsday. Two e-short stories are available on Smashwords, as well as an interview.

In 2009, 101 Glimpses of the North Fork and Islands was published by History Press. Her Y/A historical novella, The Wampum Exchange, was published in 2012.

Recently, her work has been included in two anthologies: Writing After Retirement, edited by Carol Smallwood and Christine Redman-Waldeyer and Miracles and Extraordinary Blessings, edited by Lynn C. Johnston.

The author has been giving book presentations in costume in local libraries, schools and historical societies, museums and Harbes Family Farms.

She had a book signing on Feb. 6 at the Suffolk County Historical Society with Professor John Strong, speaking on the topic of Native Americans on Long Island.