Rose Padrick is a Brevard County author and freelance writer, born into an Italian-Irish inner New York city family, she lived a Huckleberry Finn-like childhood on Florida's Space Coast. Her experiences as this child, a mother and a grandmother serve as inspiration for her column, 'Rose's Room' previously in Florida Today, Home Town News, Todays Senior, and presently in Port Saint John Happenings.

Rose’s short stories and articles have been featured in Woman's World Magazine, RV Life, Pet Gazette, Camping Today, Quiltworks and many other popular publications. Friendship with Col. Hiram Mann led to a short story on the Tuskegee Airmen published in Florida Today.

Her contributions to The Art of Grandparenting and Gratitude come straight from the heart with humorous twists which is the way she chooses to view life in general. How To Survive The Holidays Stress Free….Almost! is her holiday survival guide about early holiday preparation and just a good read.

Available for speaking engagements Rose has appeared before several Veterans groups and ladies clubs.

Florida Today

Voted as one of two most popular columns in 3 years of publication.

Woman's World

November 13th, 2007 Issue

Pet Gazette

Sparky's Adventures monthly chapters

RV Life

Camping with Toddlers-July 1, 2015


Rose's Room monthly column

Writer's Digest

Conversation-February 2004

Senior Life

The Grapefruit Tree

Brevard County Moms

Remembering Mother's Day Past

Country Woman

Homegrown Living Starts Here.

Grand Magazine

Living the Ageless Life


How it all started...

Born in inner city New York I moved at an early age to Florida, landing in Angel City, a small tight-knit community in Merritt Island.

Although I had not yet started school I enjoyed telling my new friends about the rides and funhouses of Coney Island, and what I couldn't remember I made up. So began my lifetime love of storytelling.

A childhood of having one foot in the big city and one running free in pre-air-conditioned Florida also affords me aGrandchildren unique perspective I use in my short stories such as Ties That Bind, and an upcoming autobiography.
My husband of 49 years and I still make our home very close to the neighboorhood where we were raised and would raise our five children. Shaving time from my 40 hour a week job and busy weekends to write isn't easy, but my love of story telling keeps me at the computer till the wee hours.
Rewarding myself with a 'Grammy fix'- grabbing a hug or a walk on the beach with one or more of my 19 grandchildren – keeps me in stories…and in smiles.

The Absolute Best Way To Make The Holidays Stress Free...Almost

A step by step guide to sail through the Holidays ...Almost.
Available at Amazon

The Art of Grandparenting

Absolutely no grandparent in the world should be without a copy of this book!

Available at Amazon

Gratitude: A Space Coast Writers' Guild Anthology

Life is full of minor annoyances, but by adopting an "attitude of gratitude," you can easily change your perspective.
Available at Amazon

Spring: A Space Coast Writers' Guild Anthology

Spring is traditionally a time when the circle of life begins again. It's a time of new beginnings, full of hope and opportunity.
Available at Amazon


Articles & Columns

The BARk - June 2020 - Wags - A small dog with an invaluable bag of tricks and a can-do attitude
GRAND Magazine - November 2, 2019 - First Thanksgiving Without Grandpa
Country Woman Magazine – October/November 2016 - Share A Smile: Patchwork of Our Lives
Florida Today-Rose’s Room column – 3 years
Today's Senior Magazine – Rose’s Corner – 1 year
Home Town News- Forever Magazine- Rose's Room
Happenings of Port St John - Rose’s Room & On The Road With Rose
Grandparent’s Magazine – Article on how to handle adult children and their families moving back home.
Woman’s World Magazine – Two articles on ordinary people overcoming adversity.
Literary Liftoff - Official Magazine of the Space Coast Writers Guild – Ties That Bind - Volume 1, Issue 2
The First Annual Journal of the Creative Writers Notebook- Sleepless Nights (For One of Us)
Senior Life - The Grapefruit Tree - May 2006
Naples Daily News - Rose's Room
Boca Raton News - Rose's Room - August 3, 2009
The Best Of Times - Articles
Camping Today - Camping with Toddlers - July/August 2007
Coastal Angler - Dolphin Mugging - June 2006
Brevard County's MOMS Magazine- Remembering Mother's Day Past - May 2008
Florida Agriculture - An Encounter with the Blue Baron - April/May 2015
Quiltworks - Romancing the Quilt - Issue #81 - September 2002
GRANDS Magazine - Baby Sitting "Rules" for Sassy Grands, Dueling Grandmas: Staring Down "The Other One"
RV Life - Camping with Toddlers -July 2015
Pet Gazette - Sparky’s Adventures
Writer's Digest - Conversation - February 2004


The Art Of Grandparenting - Available at Amazon
The Absolutely Best Way To Make The Holidays Stress Free…Almost! - Available at Amazon
Gratitude - Available at Amazon
Spring - Available at Amazon


The Feathered Quill Book Review - The Art of Grandparenting

Authors for Authors


  • by Rose Padrick

  • Watch for Rose's new book soon to be published about the adventures of a little dog named Sparky.
    How on earth does one brave little dog get himself and his humans into and out of all these messes? Follow along as this brave little dog finds himself in the darndest situations and smile at his ability to get himself and his humans out of them.

Contact Information

Rose is available for speaking engagments at meetings or events. Contact Rose by email or fill out the form and you will be contacted soon.