“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, pitch manure, cook a meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly…specialization is for insects.” – Robert Heinlein
Rose Marie Kern considers herself a “Jill of all trades, Mistress of none”. As she will tell anyone asking, “My profession was aviation, my avocation encompasses environmentally healthy sustainable living, and my passions are writing, reading, singing and gardening.”
Her sustainability website Solar Ranch delivers information on everything from homesteading to practical living experiences. Rose and her partner have remodeled four homes (He leads the electrical, construction and plumbing, she directs the tape, tile, textures & painting. As a master gardener, she grows an abundance of vegetables and fruits, then preserves them through canning, or dehydration.
Rose is a board member of SouthWest Writers. Rose volunteers hundreds of hours a year helping to mentor writers. Currently she owns and manages RMK Publications. There are a plethora of options for self-publication in today’s world, Rose assists writers to find and navigate the pathways to achieve their goals.