Rosie Contreras
  • 59, Female
  • San Antonio
  • United States
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San Antonio, Texas
About Me:
IM me on Yahoo Messenger, rosec6984. I love to chat! I am 42, married 23 years to my high school sweetheart, am mom to two wonderful teens. I have always loved to write. I am currently working on two books, one nonfiction, working title: Veiled Hearts, and one fiction book tentatively titled The Murder of Saint Charbel.
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Reader, Writer
Books And Authors I Like:
Ann Rule, Daphne DuMaurier, Laurel Lee, Agatha Christie, Amanda Stevens, Faye Kellerman, William X. Kienzleskip, Vincent Bugliosi, Diane Mott Davidson, Sue Grafton, Patricia Cornwell, MC Beaton, Iris Johansen

A new obsession: E-Books! Right now I'm reading Amanda Stevens' The Dollmaker (, and Patricia Harrington's short mystery Antiguan Memories (
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Discovery Times Channel, Cold Case Files on A&E, American Justice, City Confidential, FBI Files, Law & Order: Criminal Intent/SVU, Dominick Dunne, Dr. G Medical Examiner, The First 48

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"Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society has to take the place of the victim and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness; it is the one crime in which society has a direct interest." -- W.H. Auden

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When a picture changes

I'm trying to change this picture of myself to something not at all myself. I'm having trouble with this. I used the "change my profile photo" feature and uploaded the correct photo, but this fuzzy picture of me is still there. Oh well.

Still working on my book. It's still a skeleton, but the skeleton becomes more defined every day. That's encouraging. Imagine a pregnant woman having to create the child within her cell by cell, bone by bone, limb by limb, feature by feature, all on her… Continue

Posted on July 26, 2007 at 3:40am

Saint Charbel - some unexpected changes

I did some work on Saint Charbel yesterday, and I'm realizing that

this is turning into something entirely different from how it started.

It's one of those very familiar situations where my book is writing

itself and I'm just trying to keep up. That's when I know I'm on a

roll. I am resenting the usual demands on my time right now, because

Saint Charbel is swirling around in my head. The next thing is that

the title will definitely NOT BE The Murder of Saint… Continue

Posted on June 16, 2007 at 1:36am — 1 Comment

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At 5:21am on August 25, 2009, Preetham Grandhi said…
Hi Rose , I want to introduce you to my debut novel "A Circle of souls" which is a murder, mystery, psychological thriller and a tale of justice and hope. Do visit to read more about the book. Make sure you sign up to win an autographed copy of the book. You can also read more reviews by clicking on the More Reviews button at the website. Thanks for your time in advance.

Best regards

Preetham Grandhi

Early Endorsements for “A Circle of Souls”

Linda Fairstein, NYT Bestselling Author: "A fascinating debut - this novel takes the reader to the darkest places in the human soul, from a writer with the authenticity to lead us there. A stunning thriller and an important read."

Judge Judy Sheindlin, star of the Judge Judy Show: "The seminal work of this fine author kept me glued to my chair until the adventure was over and the mystery solved. A great read!"

Book Synopsis:

The sleepy town of Newbury, Connecticut, is shocked when a little girl is found brutally murdered. The town s top detective, perplexed by a complete lack of leads, calls in FBI agent Leia Bines, an expert in cases involving children.

Meanwhile, Dr. Peter Gram, a psychiatrist at Newbury s hospital, searches desperately for the cause of seven-year-old Naya Hastings devastating nightmares. Afraid that she might hurt herself in the midst of a torturous episode, Naya s parents have turned to the bright young doctor as their only hope.

The situations confronting Leia and Peter converge when Naya begins drawing chilling images of murder after being bombarded by the disturbing images in her dreams. Amazingly, her sketches are the only clues to the crime that has panicked Newbury residents. Against her better judgment, Leia explores the clues in Naya s crude drawings, only to set off an alarming chain of events.
In this stunning psychological thriller, innocence gives way to evil, and trust lies forgotten in a web of deceit, fear, and murder.
At 3:28am on August 11, 2007, Lyn LeJeune said…
Good writing and I love the quote from Auden. When you get ready to send your work out for a test see or maybe do it your self. You have the talent and this page makes me think you have the creativity.
At 9:16am on July 7, 2007, Rosie Contreras said…
My writing has really suffered with my summer school load. I'm done for the summer now, and I'm looking forward to adding chapters to my story.
At 4:20am on July 7, 2007, Brian Thornton said…
What a terrific Auden quote. I've always thought of him as a sort of Robin to Yeats' Batman. Perhaps I'll need to revisit his work.
At 12:53am on June 16, 2007, Anne Brooke said…
Thanks for the invite, Rose - great to meet another Du Maurier fan here - she's wonderful!!


At 2:58am on June 15, 2007, Robin Burcell said…
Hi Rose,
Thanks for the invite! Word of warning: all those TV non-fic shows like Cold Case Files, AJ, FBI files, etc.? They're addicting. I know this first hand. :-)
At 8:41pm on June 11, 2007, Shirley Wells said…
Hi Rose and thanks for the invite. Look forward to getting to know you. I love a lot of the authors you've listed.
At 4:57am on June 11, 2007, Marta Stephens said…
Hi Rose! I see we have the same tastes in books and TV. :)
At 5:54pm on June 6, 2007, Dennis Venter said…
Hi Rose, nice to meet you. So, Texas, hey? To someone so far removed from the US, Texas conjures up all kinds of TV-inspired images. Friday Night Lights has recently hit our screens - do you watch it? Is it a faithful depiction of small town Texas?

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