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Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers

The podcast feed from Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. Authors with new books. Experts on editing, marketing, agent queries, managing your writing career. Traditional publishing. Independent publishing. All aspects of writing fiction. 

Jan 21, 2023

Jasmine Cresswell was born in Wales and educated in London, England.  Recruited by the Foreign Service, she was assigned to the British Embassy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  While in Rio, she met and married Malcolm Candlish and together they immigrated to the United States where he had been offered a job with Colgate Palmolive at corporate headquarters in New York City.  Malcolm's career took him to Australia, Canada and five different American states.  Jasmine tagged along with their growing family.  They finally settled on the West Coast of Florida where  Jasmine, now widowed, is fortunate enough to live close to all four of her children,  along with eight of her twelve grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  

Originally intending to pursue a career in academia, this became impossible due to her frequent long-distance moves.  Instead, as a lifelong lover of fiction, Jasmine decided to write a novel since a writing career could be pursued from anywhere in the world.

Her first book was published by British publisher Robert Hale in 1978.  Her final suspense trilogy was published by Mira Books in 2010.  In the thirty intervening years she published more than seventy novels with publishers such as Berkley, Signet, Harlequin and Mira.

During her active writing career, Jasmine always sought the companionship and expertise of other writers.  An early member of  Romance Writers of America, Jasmine was for two years the editor of Romance Writers Report, the monthly journal of the organization.  In addition to eight wonderful years as a member of Rocky Mountain Fiction writers, Jasmine and four of her writer friends (including RMFW member Maggie Osborne)  founded Novelists, Inc., a national organization for multi-published authors of popular fiction. In retirement, she volunteers as a Guardian ad Litem, enjoys water aerobics, reads voraciously and loves spending time with her family, especially the great grandchildren who are -- of course -- amazing.

As RMFW celebrates its 40th years, we are chatting with members who were around at the very beginning and this is one of those conversations.

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