Monday, November 17, 2008

Rosemary Chaulk's Nissitissit Witch Featured in Nashua Telegraph



Books & Authors

Published: Sunday, November 2, 2008

Author's Forum

Name: Rosemary Chaulk.

Hometown or local connection: Pepperell, Mass. Book is set in Brookline, Hollis and Pepperell, along the Nissitissit River.

Title of book: "Nissitissit Witch."

Synopsis: The book suggests that the original curse on the valley was from the Indians, who were slaughtered when the invading white settlers took the Nissitissit. While telling tales of Indian spirits and witches, Chaulk used this platform for her message, which is the ravages of early pollution.

Publisher: Authorhouse.

Price/where is it available? Hollis Apothecary and General Store; Toadstool Books in Milford; McNabb's, Big Kahuna, Family Pharmacy and Ray's Package Store in Pepperell; McNabb's in Townsend, Mass; and Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other online bookstores.

Web site: www.rosemary

Brief biography: I am a Pepperell-based writer, and I have spent more than 40 years working outside doing land survey. In the course of my life, I have seen some unbelievable pollution. I wanted to tell a tale about the poisons around us, and found North Village in Pepperell to be an interesting site and a good vehicle to move my message.

Previous published works: "Summer Dreams," published by AG Press.

What motivated you to write this book? How long have you been working on it? My love of the environment and my sadness over the pollution around us motivated me to write. I started the book a year ago.

Is the book geared to a particular type of reader? What do you hope readers will take from the book? The book is geared for many readers and covers pollution, bigotry, witches, religious intolerance, spirits and many other topics of interest. I hope readers come away with a lesson in tolerance and a greater love of the environment.

Name some of your favorite books and authors. "Stranger in a Strange Land" by Robert Heinlein, "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Sometimes a Great Notion" by Ken Keasy.

If you have to give an aspiring author one bit of advice, what would it be? Write from the heart, and know what your audience wants. People have to want to read your book in order for it to succeed.

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