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- Rosie Boom

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Books in America


Where the River Rises has finally landed in America! The book and the boxed set is now available at Grace and Truth Books. It’s been a long time coming, but finally my American readers can purchase the books in their own country.
Happy reading! read more | 4 Comments

Saying Goodbye to my Mum

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It’s been a long time since I wrote anything here, and I apologize for that! I have been keeping my Facebook page up to date but nothing else…

It’s been a hugely busy time because my darling mother became sick with bronchitis in late May and died two days later on the 29 May 2014, with pneumonia.

29 May 2014
Tonight my darling mother read more | 7 Comments

Book of the Year Award

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Some exciting news! Where the River Rises has won the 2014 International Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award in the Children’s 8-12 years category. (This is the same award that Where the Crickets Sing won last year)
Thanks to those of you who took the time and voted. The publicity will be a help in promoting… read more | 4 Comments

Mum is 92

Last week we celebrated Mum’s 92nd birthday! My two brothers and Penny and I took her out to lunch at a café, and then went back to her room for some birthday cake. Mum was bright and I know she felt loved.
When we got back to the rest home hospital I noticed one of the ladies looking incredibly sad. She often does, but I

Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day.  I had a special one. Chris and I went up to the Homewood cabin for the night. We cooked Cajun chicken and rice on an open fire and cracked some sparkling grape juice. Watched a beautiful sunset and then the full moon rise above the pines. We turned on the car radio and had a dance…

Tragedy or Comedy?


Today I have an ultrasound on my right wrist which was hurt in a volleyball game four months ago. It’s been an ongoing issue – first X ray showed no broken bone, second x ray three months later after lots of physio showed a fractured radius…, a follow up X ray ten days later showed no fracture. ??? In the meantime it’s painful and I can’t brush my hair read more | 1 Comment

Summer Happenings 2014

2014 has got off to a very busy start, the days tumbling past with lots of visitors and heaps of activity. Here’s a bit of a run-down on the ‘haps’ in the Boom family for those of you who are interested.
We’ve had a very busy start to the year – at least 200 people for meals each week. Mostly young people from… read more