Rosalie Cushman is the author of two books, The Man Confused By God, a memoir about Holocaust survivor, Cantor and LA Garment District pioneer, Bennet Mermel, and One Grasshopper’s Journey, the true story of a young Chinese-Korean boy who endures the trauma of the Korean War as a 10-year-old child. Cushman has recently completed, Vibrating At The Speed Of Love, a contemplative style meditation book expected to be released later this year.
After attending Boston University, Cushman graduated from Iowa State University in 1985 with a bachelors degree in English, ultimately spending most of her professional life since then writing in one form or another. Her early tenures included public relations and marketing at the local level for Borders Books & Music, with a later tenure at Air New Zealand in sales and marketing. In 2008, she left conventional work to strike out on her own as a freelance writer. In that capacity, she penned both memoirs, has written for SEO giant WPromote, Inc., has written numerous articles for Fine Magazine, a leading San Diego lifestyle magazine, and is a contributor to http://www.values.com. In addition, she taught memoir writing at the Encinitas Community Senior Center for four years.
Ms. Cushman currently offers specialized journal and expressive writing coaching for individuals suffering from chronic substance abuse and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) described elsewhere on this website. In addition, she writes essays on a variety of topics ranging from spiritual concerns to politics to numerous facets about the world at large.