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Nothing But The Truth So Help Me God: 73 Women on Life’s Transitions is the handbook for all women to know they are not alone as they navigate through the many transitions we go through in life.

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"Nothing But The Truth So Help Me God captures the spirit of the personal as political and will inspire the reader to find her own voice." -Katherine Spillar, executive editor, Ms. Magazine

Nothing But The Truth So Help Me God: 73 Women on Life’s Transitions features work from NY Times best-selling authors Kelly Corrigan and Gabrielle Bernstein, as well as Rose Gordy, a former nun. Rose's essay elaborates on her transformative experience in the convent of the 1960's.

 

Oct 24

2019

Rose Gordy's book reading at The Oakland Library
The book reading will take place at The Oakland Library in Oakland, MD on Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 4-5pm. Rose will be there signing copies of her nine books, especially her autobiography, “The Green That Never Died."

Oct

2019

Oct 1

2019

Rose Gordy working on her tenth book, due out in 2020

This upcoming book is a novel and has a woven fabric of relationships, dreams and the silver lining of tragedies.

Official release of "The Waltz of Choice" - a book of questions & poems

Rosewords Books is pleased to announce the release of “The Waltz of Choice: The Inexplicable Dance of Free Will” a collection of short stories and poems by Rose Gordy. The question or concept of free will has been confounding the minds of philosophers for eons. This book is a voyage in between the daydreams of the “what ifs” and the fantasies of the “could’ve beens” which many of us tangle with. The question or concept of free will has been confounding the minds of philosophers for eons. This collection of short stories and poems is a voyage in between the daydreams of the “what ifs” and the fantasies of the “could’ve beens” which many of us tangle with.

June 29

2019

Rose Gordy's book signing at The Fireside Wine and Deli shop
The event will take place at The Fireside Deli & Wine Shop at Deep Creek Lake, MD on Saturday, June 29, 2019 commencing at noon. Rose will be there signing copies of her eight books, especially her autobiography, “The Green That Never Died.

June

2019

Rose Gordy working on her 9th book, due out in 2019

Her latest book will be centered around questions of "Free Will" and "Destiny." How do we end up where we are and how did we get there?

May 18

2019

Rose Gordy's book signing at The Fireside Wine and Deli shop
The event will take place at The Fireside Deli & Wine Shop at Deep Creek Lake, MD on Saturday, May 18, 2019 commencing at noon. Rose will be there signing copies of her eight books, especially her autobiography, “The Green That Never Died.

Jan

2019

Rose Gordy's latest poem published in the 2018 issue of Ginseng

Ginseng, the annual literary publication of the Garrett County Arts Council, has released its 2018 issue containing a poem from local author Rose Gordy. The poem is titled, “A late October morning...”

Nov 3

2018

Dream Workshop hosted by Rose Gordy at Smoke N Mirrors Gallery

Seasoned Dream Workshop Facilitator Rose Gordy will lead this monthly session from 2-4 pm on Saturday, November 3rd at Smoke N Mirrors Gallery located at 114 S. Third Street in Oakland, MD. Please call 304-277-7700 to register because seating is limited. If understanding your dreams would help you live a better life, perhaps you should attened this free Dream Workshop.

Oct 4

2018

Rose Gordy's books were part of a silent auction for the Rotary Club

Her autobiography and her latest book of poetry were auctioned off during a special event for the local Rotary Club at Smoke N Mirrors Gallery on 114 S. Third Street in Oakland, MD.

Sept 11

2018

July 28

2018

Rose Gordy's book signing at The Fireside Wine and Deli shop

The event will take place at The Fireside Deli & Wine Shop at Deep Creek Lake, MD on Saturday, July 28, 2018 commencing at noon. Rose will be there signing copies of her eight books, especially her autobiography, “The Green That Never Died.

The Fairmont Book Club hosted Rose Gordy for a presentation and Q&A session

Rose Gordy discussed her autobiography, "The Green That Never Died," and participated in a question and answer session for the Fairmont Book Club in Fairmont, West Virginia.

June 24

2018

Rose Gordy hosting workshop at the 35th International Dream Conference in Scottsdale, AZ

Her program is titled "The Insights of Waking Dreams." After Rose shares "The Waking Dream of My Birth at 29" and its effects on her life, she’ll ask the participants to share their major waking dreams. Similar to a night dream workshop, finally she’ll ask the group to share how they have or will honor these significant dreams.

April 28

2018

Book Signing at Garrett County Arts Council in Oakland, MD

Rose will be at a book signing event for "The Green That Never Died," an autobiography. This special event will take place at the Garrett County Arts Council in Oakland, MD on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 2-4pm. Rose will be there signing copies of her eight books and discussing her storied life.

Sept 28

2017

Read Poetry at Open Mic Night - Ken's Irish Pub in Friendsville, MD

Rose Gordy read her poems from her books on Thursday, September 28 at Ken's Irish Pub, located at 269 Maple Street in Froendsville, MD. Visit https://www.facebook.com/KensIrishPub/ to learn more about this special watering hole.

Sept 4

2017

Rose Gordy working on her Eighth book, due out Fall 2017

A new book from Rosewords Books authored by Rose Gordy about the invigorating human experience of dreams is nearing completion. This book of poetry will explore the many faceted types of waking and sleeping dreams and her unique perspective.

Aug 31

2017

Participated in monthly Open Mic Night at Our Town Theater

Rose Gordy read her poem "Struck Speechless" on Thursday, August 31 at Our Town Theater, located at 121 E. Center Street in Oakland, MD. Visit https://ourtowntheatreblog.wordpress.com/ to learn more about this beautiful theater.

July 30

2017

A Conversation with and Reading by Rose Gordy at Smoke N Mirrors

The event will take place at the Smoke N Mirrors Gallery in Oakland, MD on Sunday, July 30, 2017 commencing at 1 pm. Rose will be there reading poetry and signing copies of her seven books, especially her autobiography, “The Green That Never Died." There will  be a Q&A session and light refreshments will be served. Smoke N Mirrors Gallery is located at 115 S. Third St in Oakland, MD. Visit SmokenPhoto.com to learn more about this new photography gallery and studio.

June 27

2017

Scheduled Speaker for the Civic Club of Oakland

Rose will be discussing her latest books on Tuesday, June 27. This will take place at the new Moonshadow restaurant, located at 145 Bumblebee Road in McHenry, MD (www.moonshadow145.com)

May 27

2017

Rose Gordy's book signing at The Fireside Wine and Deli shop

The event will take place at The Fireside Deli & Wine Shop at Deep Creek Lake, MD on Saturday, May 27, 2017 commencing at noon. Rose will be there signing copies of her seven books, especially her autobiography, “The Green That Never Died.

May 16

2017

Book Discussion at the Garrett Institue of Lifelong Learning

Rose will be discussing her books at GILL, the Garrett Institute of Lifelong Learning, on May 16 at 11 am. This will take place at The Armory (The Oakland Community Center) at 15 South Third Street in Oakland, MD and will include a Q&A session.

May

2017

Rose Gordy's latest poetry published in the 2017 issue of Ginseng

Ginseng, the annual literary publication of the Garrett County Arts Council, has released its 2017 issue containing two poems from local author Rose Gordy. The two poems are “As I Backfloat the Nile” and “Fogs.”

May

2017

Rose Gordy's story "Captivated" published in the May 2017 issue of Pablo Lennis

The sci-fi zine Pablo Lennis has published Rose Gordy's new story, "Captivated," in the May 2017 issue.

May 4

2017

Poetry Reading at Our Town Theater

On Thursday May 4, Rose will be reading poetry from her book "They Traveled West" and "Stairs to the Attic." This special event will take place at Our Town Theater at 121 E. Center Street in Oakland, MD. Rose will be there signing copies of her seven books and discussing her storied life.

April 27

2017

Reception for "Ginseng" - a local Garrett County literary magazine

Rose has several poems published in the 2017 issue of Ginseng and will be attending the grand release reception.

Aug 27

2016

Book Signing at Black Bear Wine & Words in McHenry, MD 2-4pm

Rose will be at a book signing event for "The Green That Never Died," an autobiography. This special event will take place at Black Bear Wine & Words at Deep Creek Lake, MD on Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 2-4pm. Rose will be there signing copies of her six books and discussing her storied life. Read Press Release.

June 11

2016

Book Signing at Black Bear Wine & Words in McHenry, MD 2-4pm

Rose will be at a book signing event for "The Green That Never Died," an autobiography. This special event will take place at Black Bear Wine & Words at Deep Creek Lake, MD on Saturday, June 11, 2016 from 2-4pm. Rose will be there signing copies of her six books and discussing her storied life. Read Press Release.

Nov 21

2015

Book Release Party for "The Green That Never Died" at The Fireside Wine and Deli shop in Swanton, MD from 12-4pm

Rosewords Books is pleased to announce a book release party for “The Green That Never Died,” an autobiography by Rose Gordy. The event will take place at The Fireside Deli & Wine Shop at Deep Creek Lake, MD on Saturday, November 21, 2015 commencing at noon. Rose will be there signing copies of her six books and introducing her newest work, “The Green That Never Died. Read Press Release.

Nov 20

2015

Rose Gordy will be signing books at the Vendor Fair at Grantsville Elementary School in Grantsville, MD from 6-8:30pm

Come meet local author Rose Gordy at the Vendor Fair at Grantsville Elementary School. If you can't attend this event the official book release party for her just released autobiography will take place the following day. Read Press Release.

Nov

2015

Rose Gordy's story "Recognition" published in the November 2015 issue of Pablo Lennis

The sci-fi zine Pablo Lennis has published Rose Gordy's new story, "Recognition," in the November 2015 issue. Involving an unexpected interstellar meeting in an otherwise mundane classroom, this story revolves around two colleagues who face off in a virtual chess match. Read Press Release.

Sept 19-20

2015

Rose Gordy Book Signing at Edinburg Ole Time Festival in Virginia

The 35th annual Edinburg Ole Time Festival in Edinburg, Virginia has invited author Rose Gordy for a special book signing event on September 19-20, 2015. Rose Gordy will be in the The Book Signing Tent at the corner of Main St and Stoney Creek Blvd with copies of all her books. Read Press Release.

July 25

2015

Rose Gordy book signing at Wisp Resort in Deep Creek Lake, MD
 

Rose Gordy will be at DC's Bar & Restaurant at Wisp in Deep Creek Lake, MD starting at 3 pm on Saturday, July 25, 2015 to meet the public and sign copies of her books. Her newest book, "Adrift in Waking Dreams," is a novel involving a chance encounter leading to a string of auspicious if not romantic events. Wisp is a 4-season resort in the mountains of Maryland. Read Press Release.

July

2015

Rose Gordy's story "Voices In The Wall To Paramnesia and Beyond" published in the July 2015 issue of Pablo Lennis

The sci-fi zine Pablo Lennis has published Rose Gordy's new story, "Voices In The Wall To Paramnesia and Beyond," in the July 2015 issue. The female protagonist is dealing with an internal conflict while participating in an Induction Exercise. But will a series of fantasies violently collide with a doubtful and cynical voice inside her? Read Press Release.

March 28

2015

Book Signing event at the Didjeridoo Inn in Mendocino, CA
 

The Didjeridoo Dreamtime Inn is hosting Rose Gordy on Saturday evening for a special reading and book signing. Wine and cheese will be served. Rose Gordy's newest novel, "Adrift in Waking Dreams," is more than a mystery or a heartening love story. The protagonist is an everywomen caught up in events beyond her comfort level. Will she make a disturbing choice and rewrite her entire life? Or will she choose an impossible love and leave science behind? The Didjeridoo Dreamtime Inn can be found at 44860 Main St. in Mendocino, CA and online at www.didjeridooinn.com. Read Press Release.

March

2015

Rose Gordy's sci-fi story "Ptra's Decision" published in the March 2015 issue of Pablo Lennis

The sci-fi zine Pablo Lennis has published Rose Gordy's new story, "Ptra's Decision," in the March 2015 issue. This tale follows a precocious young girl devising an escape against all the odds. Will her decision to leave her family cause even more consternation than it resolves? Read Press Release.

Dec 6

2014

Rose Gordy official book release event for "Adrift in Waking Dreams" at the Gallery Bookshop in Mendocino, CA
 

Visit the Gallery Bookshop in Mendocino on Saturday December 6th from 1-3pm for a book signing event with Rose Gordy regarding her new novel, "Adrift in Waking Dreams." The Gallery Bookshop is "A World Class Bookstore in the Heart of Mendocino." An independent bookstore with incredible views of the Pacific, they are located at 319 Kasten Street in Mendocino, CA 95460. Email: info@gallerybookshop.com. Phone: (707) 937-2665. Read Press Release.

Dec 6

2014

Book Reading event at the Didjeridoo Inn in Mendocino, CA
 

"Adrift in Waking Dreams" is being officially released December 6, 2014. The Didjeridoo Dreamtime Inn is hosting Rose Gordy on Saturday evening for a special reading and book signing. This novel is more than a mystery or a heartening love story. The protagonist is an everywomen caught up in events beyond her comfort level. Will she make a disturbing choice and rewrite her entire life? Or will she choose an impossible love and leave science behind? The Didjeridoo Dreamtime Inn can be found at 44860 Main St. in Mendocino, CA and online at www.didjeridooinn.com. Phone: (707) 937-6200. Read Press Release

Dec 3

2014

Rose Gordy video screening for film about her latest novel, "Adrift in Waking Dreams" in San Francisco, CA
 

A special video presentation of several short films promoting her novel, "Adrift in Waking Dreams," will be taking place in San Fransico's Mission District on December 3 starting at 8pm. Attendees will be treated with short films involving the characters and thematic elements of her book all shot on location in Mendocino, CA. Please email books@rosewords.com to find out more information.

Nov

2014

Next month Rose Gordy's newest novel will be released
 

"Adrift in Waking Dreams" is set to be offically released in early December 2014. This novel is more than a mystery or a heartening love story. The protagonist is an everywomen caught up in events beyond her comfort level. Will she make a disturbing choice and rewrite her entire life? Or will she choose an impossible love and leave science behind? Stay tuned.

Oct 29

2014

Rose Gordy book signing at Trader's Coffee House from 8-10 am in Deep Creek Lake, MD
 

Rose Gordy will be signing books near the fireplace at Trader's Coffee House from 8-10 am on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 to meet the public and sign copies of her books. Trader's has gluten-free options, take out, Wi-fi and is open at 7am daily. You can call Trader's at 301-387-9246. Located at 21311 Garrett Highway in Oakland, MD 21550. Read Press Release.

Oct 18

2014

Book Signing at The Fireside Deli & Wine Shop in Swanton, MD
 

On Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 12-2pm, Rose Gordy will be meeting people and signing books at The Fireside Deli & Wine Shop near Deep Creek Lake in Maryland. A place where luxuries are a convenience, The Fireside will help ease the stress of your fast pace life and remind you of life's simple pleasures. Read Press Release.

Oct 11

2014

Rose Gordy book signing at Wisp Resort in Deep Creek Lake, MD
 

Rose Gordy will be at DC's Bar & Restaurant at Wisp in Deep Creek Lake, MD from 3-6 pm on Saturday, October 11, 2014 to meet the public and sign copies of her books. Wisp is a 4-season resort in the mountains of Maryland. Read Press Release.

Oct 8

2014

Rose Gordy will be the guest speaker for The Rosary Society
 

On Wednesday, October 8, 2014 Rose Gordy will give a speech at The Rosary Society of St. Jude the Apostle in Wilmerding, PA. The event will begin at 7pm followed by Rose's speech and a question and answer session. Refreshments will be served. Location: St. Jude the Apostle (formerly St. Aloysius) at 405 Westinghouse Ave in Wilmerding, PA 15148. Read Press Release.
 

Sept 24

2014

Rose Gordy's newest book "Adrift in Waking Dreams" to be released in October!
 

The final preparations are being made to finish Rose Gordy's second novel and fifth book. "Adrift in Waking Dreams" will be released on the Rosewords Books website and on Amazon and the Kindle in October 2014. Revisit this site or Facebook for up to date information.

Aug 9

2014

Rose Gordy book signing at Wisp Resort in Deep Creek Lake, MD
 

Rose Gordy appeared at DC's Bar & Restaurant at Wisp in Deep Creek Lake, MD on Saturday, August 9, 2014 to meet the public and sign copies of her books. Some of her new friends signed up for the Rosewords Books mailing list so they could learn when "Adrift in Waking Dreams" is released, Rose's newest book. Read the Press Release.

May 31

2014

Poetry Reading featuring Rose Gordy at Didjeridoo Inn in Mendocino, CA
 

On Saturday May 31 at The Didjeridoo Inn, Rose Gordy read poems from her collection of poetry "Stairs ot the Attic." Wine and cheese was served. The Didjeridoo Dreamtime Inn & Meditation Center is located at: 44860 Main St, Mendocino, CA 95460 www.didjeridooinn.com. Read the Press Release here.

May 24

2014

In Pescadero, CA, Rose Gordy read her recently published essay about significant transitions in her life
 

In front of a roaring fire place, Rose Gordy read her essay titled "The World, the Flesh and the Devil" which was published in the new book Nothing But the Truth So Help Me God: 73 Women on Life's Transitions. Wine and cheese was served.

May 22

2014

Rose Gordy participated in book reading for Nothing But The Truth So Help Me God: 73 Women on Life’s Transitions at Books Inc in Palo Alto, CA

 

The Peninsula Parlour in Palo Alto, CA celebrated the book launch of Nothing But the Truth So Help Me God: 73 Women on Life's Transitions. Rose Gordy read her essay titled "The World, the Flesh, and the Devil." This special event also included readings by Christine Beirne, Kim Festa, Jennifer Bush, Nancy Davis Kho, Jane Ganahl, and Lisen Stromberg. Location: Books Inc. is at 74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto, CA www.booksinc.net (650) 321-0600 - Read the Press Release here.

May 3

2014

Rose Gordy published in new Anthology Nothing But The Truth So Help Me God: 73 Women on Life’s Transitions

 

The newest book from A Band of Women is officially released and it includes Rose Gordy's essay titled "The World, the Flesh, and the Devil." Her essay involves her transformative experience in the convent of the 1960's. Read the Press Release here.

May

2014

Rose Gordy's sci-fi story "Middle Heads" published in the May 2014 issue of Pablo Lennis

The sci-fi zine Pablo Lennis has published Rose Gordy's new story, "Middle Heads," in the May 2014 issue. This story follows some peculiar characters who encounter a woman that can perceive their intentions.

April 24

2014

Rose Gordy was one of the featured artists at a Gallery 65 event in McLean, VA

 

This special event on April 24 from 6-8pm included a poetry reading by Rose. Gallery 65 is a Fine Arts Gallery that is honored to represent mid-career and established nationally known American artists, both locally and throughout the United States.

April

2014

New novel nearing completion, in time for Fall 2014 release.

 

Her life was in a malaise, no doubt. Still, Laura determined nothing would stop her from delving into her dreams. She had to find out why her night visions were so compelling and bothersome. But then Ryan, a man of the road, got waylaid in town. Their magnetism was palpable yet unspoken. Until tragedy manifested and brought them hand in hand, they almost shattered each other. Even so, will the other men in Laura’s life sit idly by without vicious interventions? And who was that strange girl in her dreams?

 

Existential emotions, dream analyses, hazy memories and endearing infatuations... all interwoven with scheming ex-lovers. Who decides to turn the page, who decides to relive the past? With new illustrations and poetry.

Nov 7

2013

Rose Gordy was a featured author at Turn The Page Bookstore in Boonsboro, MD

 

The festive Girls' Night Out event on Thursday Nov 7 was an evening of guest authors, refreshments and hand treatments. The Turn The Page Bookstore Cafe is located at 18 North Main Street in Boonsboro, MD.
 

Nov 4

2013

Rose Gordy presented a workshop on Journal Writing & Dreams at Garrett College

 

The Garrett Institute of Lifelong Learning (GILL) invited local author Rose Gordy for a special "Lunch and Learn" workshop on Journal Writing and Dreams.
 

Oct 16

2013

Rose Gordy Poetry Reading in Moultonborough, NH

 

The Olde Orchard Inn of Moultonborough, NH invited author Rose Gordy to give a special poetry reading on Wednesday Oct 16, 2013 from 7:30-8:30pm. Rose Gordy read from her latest book "Stairs to the Attic: A Collection of Poems" as well as answering questions. This event took place in a renovated barn well suited for an evening of spoken word. Wine and refreshments were served.

Sept 18

2013

Rose Gordy Poetry Reading at the Kitzmiller, MD Library

Rose was at the Kitzmiller Library in Kitzmiller, MD from 5-6 PM reading from and signing copies of her four books.

Aug 1

2013

Rose Gordy Poetry Reading at the Monroeville, PA Library

The Monroeville Library invited author Rose for a special reading and book signing event.

July

2013

Rose Gordy's latest poetry published in the 2013 issue of Ginseng

Ginseng, the annual literary publication of the Garrett County Arts Council, has released its 2013 issue containing three poems from local author Rose Gordy. The three poems are "A Robin in Winter," "On The Very Verge" and "The Autumn Leavings of My Husband and My Dad" which range from the sentimental memories of life's journey to premonitions of seasonal changes.

July

2013

Rose Gordy's sci-fi story "The Music Cover" published in the July 2013 issue of Pablo Lennis

The sci-fi zine Pablo Lennis has published Rose Gordy's new story, "The Music Cover," in the July 2013 issue. This story follows the strange experiences of a woman being covertly manipulated while having a quiet cup of joe.

July 24

2013

Rose Gordy Poetry Reading at the Friendsville, MD Library

The Friendsville Library invited author Rose Gordy for a special reading and book signing event on Wednesday July 24, 2013. Rose Gordy was at the Friendsville Library from 6-8 PM signing copies of her four books.

July 19-20

2013

Rose Gordy Book Signing at Wisp Resort in Maryland

Rose Gordy was at the Lounge next to DC's Bar & Restaurant at Wisp in Deep Creek Lake, MD on Friday July 19 and Saturday July 20, 2013 to meet the public and sign copies of her books.

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