Rosanne E. Lortz

Rosanne E. Lortz

Rosanne E. Lortz "Rose" is a medieval enthusiast, a book addict, a mom to three boys, and a native of Portland, Oregon. She graduated from New St. Andrews College in 2005 with a B. A. in Liberal Arts and Culture and worked as a high school teacher for several years teaching classes in English, history, literature, and music at King's Academy in Oregon City. She and her husband David Spears were blessed with twin boys, Adam and Oliver, in November of 2010, and "Boy Number Three" Marcus in January of 2012.

Rose's latest book, Road from the West: Book I of the Chronicles of Tancred, was released on September 2, 2011 at a book signing party hosted here at Exodus (a lot of fun!). She is currently at work on the next two titles in that series and enjoys immersing herself in the eleventh century world of the First Crusade.

Roseanne says, "Ever since I was a little girl, I've always had one or two half-finished stories in the works. When I was around eleven years old, I presented my version of "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" fable to our homeschool group. It was renamed "The Ant Who Cried Wolf," and I had rewritten the characters as ants, aphids, and ladybugs. The story was well-received, and one of the ladies there said it would be a shame if I didn't turn out to be a writer when I grew up.

It wasn't until I went to college that I knew I wanted to write about history. Mr. Chris Schlect, my history professor, inspired me with a love of historical research and primary sources. During my senior year, I wrote a hundred page thesis. While my fellow classmates groaned and agonized over their theses, I found (to my surprise) that writing mine was a lot of fun! I savored my sources, raced through my writing, and even derived a mysterious satisfaction from formulating footnotes. Loving to write stories and loving historical research turns out to be a great combination for writing historical fiction."

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I Serve
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Road from the West
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