Rose O'Keefe grew up near New York City, but after living in France for four years as a girl, returned to the States knowing that other countries see life differently. As the daughter of a first-generation immigrant and the D-I-L of a first-generation immigrant, she has had close experience with different cultures. Rose graduated from SUNY Potsdam, and then moved to Rochester, New York, in the beautiful Finger Lakes region. Since then, she has focused on the family life of Frederick and Anna Douglass. Rose is the author of five history books, and in 2021, a word game, Animal ABCs.