I want you to know that Sandy Rosen, Lizann's mother, is working on the latest draft of Lizann's last book project, What's Remembered, Lives, adding a prologue and epilogue to it and doing other editing work, so that it can be published. What a blessing to us all that Lizann's book will be published.
Josie Romero at 18 in 1882
photo courtesy of the Montecito Association History Committee
After over a year of research, both historical and deeply spiritual, I'm starting to write my next book based on the life of my great-grandma Josephine Juarez Romero Lindsey Smith (Josie) and her family. They lived "South of the Slot" in San Francisco in the late 19th century and through the 1906 earthquake and fire. She had 11 children, seven of whom lived to be adults. Her life had been forgotten but now she lives and speaks through my heart and imagination and DNA. Please wish me well as I start the writing part of what has already been a remarkable relationship with Grandma Josie and her life and spirit.