Prior to the onslaught of fibroids, ROSE MARIE JOHNSON looked forward to a career in acting. Upon graduating from New York City’s High School of Performing Arts, she was named a Presidential Scholar in Theatre, garnering recognition at the White House and a performance at Kennedy Center. She was also a winner of the Arts and Recognition Talent Search sponsored by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, and winner of the National Society of Arts and Letters competition.
To further master her craft, she attended California Institute of the Arts, then graduated from United States International University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre and Master of Fine Arts degree in Arts Business Management.
With fibroids hindering her true passion, she ventured into computer technology. Spending over 15 years managing her entrepreneurial business specializing in software applications training, e-learning development, instructional design and technical writing, she currently provides consultative services to Fortune 1000 corporations.
Surely, this newfound career birthed and honed her writing skills as evident in her compelling book, five pounds of fibroids: a memoir.