Thanks to all my DEAR Friends from the Beach Book Club for a warm reception at the first book club discussion for “When Dreams Touch”!!

Vodou in Haiti- Fact and Fiction

Vodou in Haiti- Fact and Fiction

Considerable deliberation went into opening “When Dreams Touch” with the Vodou scene, chronicling Adelaide and Yvonne’s pilgrimage to the Saut d’Eau (Waterfall). This blended Vodou and Christian journey still takes place each July in honor of the Vodou lwa (spirit) Erzuli Dantor, and coinciding with the Christian feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.   Typical of Haiti, I have found there are many misconceptions and misunderstandings about Vodou and I hope some of those are dispelled as you read “When Dreams Touch.” However, in the interest of full disclosure… although I have visited and passed by Vodou temples and talked with Vodou priests, I have not actually attended a Vodou ceremony—YET?!   So perhaps like my readers, during my initial visits to Haiti,...

The Dedication of When Dreams Touch

The Dedication of When Dreams Touch

  Dedication to Sister Marie Carmelle Voltaire, CSSAF (9/21/62-3/10/12)   I’d like to share with you a little about the dedication of When Dreams Touch. I have been blessed to have many people in my life who have inspired and challenged me–my parents, my children and my friends. But I’ve also been fortunate to work with many wonderful individuals from Haiti, the US and all over the world whose lives and passion have met in service to the people of Haiti. Because I believe this story belongs to Haiti, especially the women of Haiti, I chose a special dedication to one individual- Sister Marie Carmelle Voltaire. Sister Carmelle, pictured above, who passed away while I was in the middle of editing When Dreams Touch, was the nurse who started and ran...

Welcome to When Dreams Touch!

Welcome to When Dreams Touch!

Dear Readers…Thank you visiting my website! I do hope you enjoy When Dreams Touch. As you might imagine, seeing my first novel in print is the realization of one of my lifetime dreams. And it has only taken me 55 years!!! Please visit this Blog frequently to learn the “story behind story” and to share your thoughts about the book by clicking on “comment” below. Coming soon…my book’s dedication–inspired by two women whose dreams touched in Haiti. Rosemary Hanrahan (Edwards)