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Rose Marie Boyd


The author grew up in an Italian section of Trenton, New Jersey, called “The Burg.”  To the background music of her mother’s native tongue, she danced around old world customs and traditions practiced by the local immigrants who lived there.  Her favorite annual tradition, the “Feast of the Lights,” a weeklong festival in honor of the Madonna di Cassandrino, was celebrated in the streets just outside her doorstep.
With the Americanization of her first name and then her marriage to Carl Boyd, Jr., Rosa Maria Maisto became Rose Marie Boyd.  However, a few old friends and many relatives still prefer to use her Italian name. 
A graduate of Trenton State College and the proud mother of her successful children Jessica and Justin, she relocated to Prescott, Arizona, with her husband ten years ago.  As she basked under the Southwest sun, the writing bug decided to bite her.  Since then, she's been expressing her creativity through poetry and novels.
An avid reader, she enjoys critiquing a bestseller or an old classic with the women in her monthly book group.  The author also loves a competitive game of tennis and volunteers for an adult literacy program, The American Red Cross and Big Brothers/Big Sisters.
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A Note From Rose Marie Boyd


THE SPAGHETTI SET, A light fiction about two Italian-American families, affirms the old adage: "Family is family, like it or not!"  While providing a taste of Italian-American culture, this novel entertains the reader with an amusing comedy of errors. For a sample of the characters' irreverent, ludicrous and intimate behavior, see the free preview at:

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  Feel like a fly on the wall in the homes of two Italian-American families. This light fiction reveals characters whose irreverent, ludicrous and intimate behavior affirms the old adage: ”Family is family, like it or not!&...
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