Rosanne Licata started life in 1954 in Buffalo, New York. The oldest of ten children (nine living), she grew up retreating into reading to gain a measure of mental solitude.
Twenty-two years after earning her BA in Russian Linguistics in 1976 from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, Rosanne went to graduate school at the University of Phoenix in Albuquerque, NM, and earned a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling in 2001. She worked as a psychotherapist in Albuquerque for eleven years.
“Living your life your way is not a bad thing. My way has taken me from Buffalo, New York to Albuquerque, New Mexico, via New York City, Summit, New Jersey, and Oklahoma City. I have worked on Wall Street, Main Street, May Avenue, Britton Road, near the Rio Grande, and at the base of Sandia Peak. I have been a cook’s helper, a human relations consultant, an immigration officer, a microfilm systems sales rep, a psychotherapist, a personal trainer, a mother (my personal favorite!), and a writer (my passion). I have had quite a few of every kind of challenge. Once experienced, I can write about something with depth. If my writing helps someone in any way, the experience was worth whatever price I paid to have it,” Rosanne says.
All her private sector jobs have involved business and technical writing, including:
Job Descriptions for Millard Fillmore Hospital, Merchants Insurance Group, Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Co. and Merrill Lynch;
Newsletter and magazine articles for the National Micrographics Association (New York City chapter), the National Academy of Sports Medicine, clients of the Johnson Group, and Transitional Living Services;
Psychosocial profiles, treatment plans, progress notes, and insurance authorization requests for Memorial Psychiatric Hospital, and Transitional Living Services.
Novel-length fiction has taken center stage in the past five years. “I have wanted to write novels since I was eight years old. It became something I had to do something about in 2009.” Blood Bonds: The Caravan, Blood Bonds: The Castle and Blood Bonds: The Cavern are the first three books in Rosanne’s tenth-century series. A twenty-first century series, Back for Blood is also under construction, the release of the first book set for some time in 2014.
Rosanne currently lives in Albuquerque, NM.