Rosemarie Johnson Clarke is an editor/writer/library assistant. She is a fifth generation Bahamian
and currently lives between Nassau, Bahamas and St Thomas, Ontario. Her region includes The Bahamas, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Turks & Caicos, U.S. and British Virgin Islands.
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.
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 worldwide. She has studied writing for children through the Humber School for Writers, Toronto, and Vermont College.