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Rosie is seeking representation for her new book, 

If You’d Only Listen: A Medical Memoir of Gaslighting, Grit and Grace. 

Fully edited and ready for publication.

Please see above links, “New Book Synopsis,” and “New Book Introduction.”


Author Bio

Rosie Sorenson, MA, MFT, is a former healthcare administrator and psychotherapist.

Rosie’s work has appeared in the Literary Medical Messenger (, pg. 12; the Los Angeles Times, Mobius, the Chicago Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, University of Iowa Daily Palette and others.

Her essays appear in popular anthologies, including the Magic of Memoir: Inspiration for the Writing Journey.

In addition, she has been writing political satire for The Progressive Populist for the past six years ( Prior to that she wrote a humor column for The Foolish Times for ten years.


The San Francisco Writers Conference Writing Contest: Finalist for the Introduction to her new book, If You’d Only Listen: A Medical Memoir of Gaslighting, Grit and Grace, published in their new 2023 anthology, What We’ve Believed.

The Joyce Turley Scholarship from the 2020 San Francisco Writers Conference for an essay.

The Listener Favorite Award from the popular San Francisco NPR affiliate in its “Perspectives” series.

Winner in the essay competition from the Writers College, UK and NZ

Honorable Mention in the Erma Bombeck Writing Contest.

Muse Medallion Award from the International Cat Writers Association for They Had Me at Meow: Tails of Love from the Homeless Cats of Buster Hollow.

Rosie is a member of the National Women’s Book Association, San Francisco branch; the California Writer’s Club, Marin Branch; and the National Association of Memoir Writers

Rosie lives in Northern California with Steve and their beloved kitty Billy.

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