.San Diego author provides insight, humor
Terry Ambrose, San Diego Fiction Examiner
December 22, 2011
Rosalie Kramer is a San Diego writer who took up the craft when her sons were born with Muscular Dystrophy. With that single bit of news, she began writing poetry to, as she says, “soothe my troubled soul.”
“I am from an ‘ordinary American family,’ where I faced lies, deceit, murder and, after the deaths of my sons, depression,” says Kramer. Fortunately, that background hasn’t made Kramer weaker, but stronger. She writes a mixture of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. She wrote her memoir, Dancing in the Dark: Things my Mother Never Told Me and received good reviews. According to Kramer, “it was far from a national bestseller,” but the process of uncovering those family secrets and writing that book helped her to “learn to smile again.”
Kramer knows that many San Diego families are facing financially difficult decisions and was happy to provide a little advice, and humor, from her popular poem, “Never Spend the Principal”.