Rosemary Christle-Renaud was born and raised in Indiana.  She attended Purdue University and graduated from there with both a BA and an MS in Education.

In 1985, upon graduation she married.  She and her husband moved to upstate New York to the Capital District area. Here they established a wonderful life and together they raised two beautiful daughters.

In the spring of 2007, Rosemary’s mother Ruthanna (Corki) Christle, no longer able to live on her own moved in with Rosemary and her family.  As Corki began her slow slide into dementia, Rosemary struggled with the reality of becoming her mother’s caretaker and eventually her guardian.

As a release of her emotions and frustrations, Rosemary began to write down her thoughts.  These thoughts became essays and her essays developed into a book. Rosemary recently published her first book, A Slow Slide Into Nothing. You can purchase the book at:

Rosemary has been heard on National Public Radio WAMC’s The Roundtable and the nationally syndicated NPR program 51% A Woman’s Perspective.  
Her essays have been printed in The Albany Times Union and the good news webpage The New Sun.  ( She was selected to participate in The Troy Arts Memoir Project.  Rosemary has also enjoyed involvement with readings at The East Line Book Store.  (

Recently Rosemary was featured in an articles about her book in The Wabash Plain Dealer her hometown paper in Indiana. The Community News, The Saratogian and The Record all papers printed in the Capital District of Albany, NY.

You can also meet Rosemary in person at Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga Springs, NY on July 7, 2015 at 6pm.

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4 thoughts on “Bio

  1. Hi, you were our neighbor in Wabash. I often wonder where all you kids are.
    I am Paula Moore Abbott mother of Dave and Dan. We all live in the Indy area.
    Dave has two daughters Andrea 34 and Alex who will be 30 this week.
    Dan has three kids Eliza, Ethan and Elliott. His wife died of cancer 31/2 years ago. The kids are 21, 18 and 16.
    We are all good and hope you and Tim and your sisters are well too.
    Paula Moore Abbott

  2. I was looking up your family’s last name on Google just to see if there was any info and there you were. My husband listens to NPR all the time and I wonder if he has heard you. Were there 6 or 7 girls in the family plus Tim? I remember that scary goose or duck that used to chase people. I don’t know why it scared me and it always made me laugh when it did. It seems like you have a happy life and I am glad. Paula

  3. There were 6 girls and Tim. I love living in upstate NY it suits me well. I was glad to hear about your boys, I remember them and your family, well. Although, it is difficult for me to imagine them as fathers.

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