Rosemary King, Ph.D.

An award-winning communications professional, Rose has served as a speechwriter and communications director for national leaders in the charitable community, across the private sector, and at the highest levels of government. Career highlights include serving as a speechwriter for the Secretary of Defense, 4-star generals, Members of Congress, CEOs, and nationally recognized journalists.

She served 24 years in the Air Force, 8 at the Pentagon. Rose’s work has been quoted in the New York Times, Washington Post, Financial Times, and USA Today. Her speeches have reached international audiences in Taiwan, Russia, Hungary, Belgium, Mexico, Colombia, Estonia, Macedonia, and Kosovo among others.

Rose is the author of Border Confluences (University of Arizona Press, 2004) and numerous literary articles and book reviews. She graduated from Arizona State University with a doctorate in English, Harvard University with a master’s degree in English, and the US Air Force Academy with a bachelor's degree in Political Science.

She currently lives in Portland, OR. When not writing, Rose is playing ice hockey or coaching for “Rose City Hockey Club,” a nonprofit she co-founded in 2013 for girls ages 5-18. The mission is to teach girls about ice hockey as well as life lessons on and off the ice.