Rosetta D. Hoessli

Rosetta D. Hoessli (called 'Ronni' by her friends) is an only child, a military brat,and a resident of San Antonio, Texas since 1963. She's been married for 37 years to Kevin Hoessli, her high school sweetheart. They have one beautiful daughter, Michele, and two terrific grandchildren, Kevin and Briana. They also have a fur-kid named Koda, a gorgeous husky/malamute mix that just allows the Hoessli family to live with him.

Rosetta's father was a military historian and photographer for the Air Force, so she came by her love of reading and writing quite naturally. She's written and edited many articles, and served as Executive Editor for three publications at one time. Her last book, written with Carolyn Huebner Rankin and titled Falling Through Ice is narrative non-fiction - meaning, it reads like a novel but it's a true story. She also co-authored a book with socialite Jeanette Jaffe-Longoria (80+ years young!) entitled Aphrodite and Me: Discovering Romance and Sensuality at Any Age, and just finished editing a hilarious book of true short stories written by a Florida Fish and Wildlife officer, due out later this year.

Rosetta's work almost always seems to focus on the underdog. Falling through Ice deals in part with the ramifications of child abuse on adult survivors. She's written many articles about wildlife preservation: the wild buffalo in Yellowstone National Park that are under siege by Montana cattlemen as well as the government, wild wolves still fighting for survival in certain parts of this country, and condors that are struggling to make it in the Grand Canyon area. She's also very interested in Native American history and how they're fighting today to get out of the poverty the U.S. government seems determined to keep them in. 

Rosetta claims that every gig she ever landed was an accident. Although talent and persistence are very important, she believes there's also a little luck involved in building a writing career. Very often it's a matter of being in the right place at the right time and recognizing an opportunity when it comes along. 

Rosetta's advice to writers? Persist, persist, persist!

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