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Rosemary "Mamie" Adkins

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My name is Rosemary “Mamie” Adkins and I was born and spent most of my childhood in Houston, Texas. Later, we moved with my family to Las Vegas, Nevada, where I graduated from Bishop Gorman High School in 1965.

After graduation, my family moved to Redding, California, where we resided for about six months, until I turned eighteen and fled the state and home. From there, I became restless and moved around until a happy place was found in Eugene, Oregon.

I/We (my husband and I) have been in the candy making business for twenty four years which we have retired, and currently have an exclusive for the USA to Import/Distribute a fine design of Woollen goods from Aine Knitwear-Ireland ( and of course my writing.


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Rosemary "Mamie" Adkins NEVER GIVE UP. Discipline yourself to write everyday at the same time as you would go to work and once your ready to publish your book, be prepared to…moreNEVER GIVE UP. Discipline yourself to write everyday at the same time as you would go to work and once your ready to publish your book, be prepared to spend even longer pre-promoting it and to continue doing so for the life of your book.(less)
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Welcome to Mamie’s World!
Reflections of Mamie A Story of Survival

Although my book is a story of abuse which brings sadness to mind, today I would like to introduce to you a friend and talented editor as well as children’s author, Linda Hales.
Her compassion and love of children is why I have invited her here today. Abuse is a sad haunting issue that is wide spread almost, it seems in epidemic... Read more of this blog post »
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date: December 23, 2014 11:39AM
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Mamie shares her life of child abuse and hope. She shares her victories and now invites you to help others become survivors. From each sale donations are made to help victims of abuse, both children and animals. ONLY $5.00 plus shipping.
View web site for information about this book but you Must write Mamie direct for this special offer. Payments processed through PayPal
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“Life’s a teacher. A mind is the highway. Learning is the reward.” With these words echoing in my mind, I decided it was time to begin sharing plans with my friends, family, and you rather than to dream or plan them alone.”
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Rosemary Thank you Tim. You are quite amazing yourself.
Mineis a tough read with emotion of abuse but you would understand that better than most.

Thanks so much,

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T.R. Heinan Mamie Adkins is a delight to read. The perfect writer to discover on a rainy day.

Rosemary Thank you Mary for your response. I see you are in Texas-I was born and raised in Houston, the first sixteen years of my life.

I have two books that I have written in the last few years- One is about our travels to Ireland and the other, while a non fiction is completely different. It is about a young child raised in Texas discovering at age four she was unwanted, abused and alone.

Which book are you interested in? June 2013 marks the date of launch for the second book and I am happy to reserve you a copy. You may write to me if you like, at for further information and special offers.


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Mary Thank you for adding me n it would be a pleasure to read your book... hugs

♥ Marlene♥ Thanks for the friend request and I love to find more about your upcoming book.

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Extraordinary Dreams of an Ireland Traveler
Rosemary Adkins
ISBN 9781935586531
Aviva Publishing (2012)

New Ireland Travel Guide Offers Up Close and Personal View of the Emerald Isle

As someone who has visited Ireland myself, I’ve sort of checked it off my list. It’s a beautiful country filled with wonderfully friendly people, but there are so many other wonderful places to see in the world that after one visit, I felt I had “done” Ireland.

But Rosemary Adkins’ “Extraordinary Dreams of an Ireland Traveler” has proven me wrong by introducing me to many places I missed and now want to go back to see. Rosemary has not written the ordinary travel book filled with facts, figures, dates, and sites to see. All of that is included in this book, but she also offers us her personal preferences, her likes and dislikes, tips on what not to miss, and tips on what she and her husband, Doug, would not do again or where they would not repeat a visit.

Rosemary is not an expert on Ireland or travel writing, but that has advantages in itself because she is like most of us when we visit Ireland for the first time. Her trip to Ireland in the summer of 2011 was a lifelong dream and a surprise to celebrate her husband’s retirement and their anniversary. She thoroughly researched the trip before she went, and she made contacts with people at many of the finest hotels and most celebrated tourist stops, but she also offers us a person’s first impressions of the Emerald Isle. Her experiences, consequently, are more likely to be those of anyone else contemplating a first trip to Ireland, which makes the book less overwhelming than many, and more like having a personal friend along to share the journey.

Of course, all the wonderful sites of Ireland are presented, and in vivid colored photographs. These photos, many of places I had not visited or not seen in such depth as Rosemary, made me want to journey back to Ireland. I learned a great deal more about Dublin and saw sites in this book I had missed on my own journey. Readers will be awed by beautiful Kylemore Abbey, enjoy a boat ride to the Cliffs of Moher, maybe consider twice sailing to the Aran Islands—not a good experience for Rosemary due to seasickness—enjoy a banquet at Bunratty Castle, and visit numerous wonderful Irish towns from Killarney to Galway. Rosemary also speculates on such Irish mysteries as just who was the real Molly Malone, known for selling “Cockles and Mussels, Alive Alive-O” and what are the origins of the Blarney Stone.

All the beautiful sites of Ireland discussed in this book are not to be missed, but what makes a visit to Ireland special are its people. On my own visit, I found the Irish to be the friendliest people in the world; if you asked for directions, they wouldn’t tell you how to get somewhere—they would take you by the hand and walk you there. I was glad to know Rosemary had the same experience on her visit. In fact, Rosemary got to know many of the local people well and interviewed them for her book, including employees at the Blarney Woollen Mills, hotel managers, and creative fashion designers; they all share their stories and reflect a true love to assist visitors to their beautiful country.

I recommend that if you go to Ireland, you read this book before you go and that you take it with you. In conjunction with the places she visited, Rosemary provides several special rates and offers to her readers, and at least one offer requires you to show the copy of this book. If you’re not going to Ireland, visit it vicariously through the pages of “Extraordinary Dreams of an Ireland Traveler”—it may jump start or create a new dream for you. And if you’ve already been to “that dear land across the sea,” well, of course, you will enjoy reliving your visit and discovering how Rosemary and Doug’s visit compares to your own.
Be sure to visit for more information about the book as well as up-to-date information on original Irish items for sale and the latest offers for tourists.
— Tyler R. Tichelaar, Ph.D., and author of the award-winning “Narrow Lives”

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