Author Tina Rosenberg talks on writing with COA’s Anne Kozak

Posted Aug. 10, 2012, at 10:13 a.m.
Last modified Aug. 10, 2012, at 10:59 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012 9 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Location: College of the Atlantic - Deering Common Campus Center, 105 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, Maine

For more information: Donna Gold; 207-801-5623;

BAR HARBOR, ME—“What better setting for a ghostly tale of love, loss and murder than a Victorian Castle on Scotland’s shore?” writes the Dayton Book Examiner of local author Tina Rosenberg’s Glenapp Castle––A Scottish Intrigue. Hear about writing, place, and craft when Rosenberg joins College of the Atlantic faculty member in writing and local journalist Anne Kozak for a Coffee & Conversation session on Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 9 a.m. in the college’s Deering Common Campus Center. A book sale and signing will follow the talk.

The book, set in the village of Ballantrae, Scotland, features an abandoned castle, with a mysterious—and tragic—past, which is discovered when a couple buy it in hopes of turning it into a hotel, and seek to hire the castle’s former head gardener. According to publicity for the book, “it soon becomes clear there is indeed something mysterious within the walls of Glenapp Castle, something they cannot explain but that holds the key to age-old rivalries and long-held secrets…and murder.” The book won honorable mention in the Mainstream/Literary Fiction category of the 18th Writer’s Digest International Self-Published Book Awards.

Currently Rosenberg is completing her second novel, Lakeside Vigil. Originally a short story, this psychological drama was a runner-up in Our Stories Literary Journal’s contest for Best Emerging Writers, October, 2009.

Raised in New York City, Rosenberg lived in Columbus, OH for 34 years. She currently lives on Mount Desert Island with her husband. Before turning to writing in 2005, Rosenberg worked in nursing, art history research, and as executive director of a non-profit agency that taught parent education classes. For more on Rosenberg, and her work, visit

Kozak teaches advanced composition, technical writing, and writing methods classes at COA, as well as English as a second language. She holds a BA from Salve Regina College and an MA in English from St. Louis University.

Additional August Coffee & Conversation series in COA’s Deering Common Campus Center:

Aug. 21: Emily Wei Rales, curator and co-founder of Glenstone, a museum of post-World War II and contemporary art in Potomac, MD, talks about contemporary art with Catherine Clinger, PhD, COA’s Allan Stone Chair in the Visual Arts.

Aug. 28: Daniel Dennett, the Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy at Tufts University and co-director of the Tufts Center for Cognitive Studies, speaks with COA’s Gray Cox, faculty member in political economics, history and peace studies.

Deering Common Campus Center is reached via COA’s south entrance. For more on this summer series, which is free and open to the public, contact Laura Johnson, 207-801-5621,, or Kim Childs, 207-288-5015,

College of the Atlantic was founded in 1969 on the premise that education should go beyond understanding the world as it is, to enabling students to actively shape its future. Intentionally small, COA is a leader in environmental stewardship and experiential education. It has pioneered a distinctive interdisciplinary approach to learning—human ecology—that develops the kinds of creative thinkers and doers who can lead all sectors of society to promote sustainable ecosystems while meeting compelling and growing human needs.