ABOUT ROSEMARIE JOHNSON CLARKE
Rosemarie is based in Nassau, Bahamas and her region includes The Bahamas, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Turks & Caicos, U.S. and British Virgin Islands. Rosemarie & Joanne Johnson, Caribbean South RA, based in Trinidad, founded the Caribbean region in 2005.
Rosemarie is a former Features Editor for The Nassau (Bahamas) Tribune. In her newspaper days, she co-founded a magazine for high school students which won Pan American Health Organization & Planned Parenthood international awards. Her literary career includes a seven-year stint as Children’s Book-Buyer for an independent book store in Nassau; she also coordinated children’s programmes, school book fairs, and established a School Librarians’ Network.
Rosemarie’s toddler and school interactive storytimes with books & puppets are well known among moms and kiddies on the island of New Providence. In May 2010, when she began frequent travel between The Bahamas and Canada, she held her last regular group.
She is a freelance editor/writer and her non-fiction work has appeared in U.S. and Bahamian publications. In 2010, her fiction story, “The Nearly Departed Soul,” won a Highly Commended award in the Commonwealth Foundation Short Story Contest and the story has been broadcast by radio stations in Commonwealth countries throughout the world. She has studied writing for children through Vermont College.