July 20, 2008

Author Biography

Rose Marie Dunphy's essays and articles have been published in THE NEW YORK TIMES, NEWSDAY, THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR and numerous magazines. She co-authored THAT FIRST BITE - CHANCE OR CHOICE, a non-fiction book about eating disorders. An excerpt from her completed novel, ORANGE PEELS AND COBBLESTONES appeared in THE EAST HAMPTON STAR under the title Expectations.

In the novel ORANGE PEELS AND COBBLESTONES, Rose Marie Dunphy utilizes her experience living in Italy and America to create a tale of turbulent family relationships. Born in a small town in Puglia, she is versed in the language and culture of both the U.S. and Italy and travels frequently to her native land to visit extended family.

Rose Marie received her Master’s Degree from Stony Brook University and attended the Southampton College Summer Writing Workshop, among other writing seminars. A former New York State teacher licensed in English and Science, she ran her own Public Relations firm and taught classes for adults in Italian. A married mother of four, she divides her time between New York, Montauk, Hawaii and Italy.

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