Rosalind Foley
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~Hero's Welcome
Cajun Jacques Viator and his wife, Adele, discover that the effects of war extend far beyond battlefields.  Their marriage is jeopardized and his relationships with family and friends are fractured when he returns home to find German POWs working on his Louisiana rice farm.  


Screenplays
~Family Secrets
MEREDITH EVANS doesn’t go to hospitals and she doesn’t get emotionally involved, not since her fiancé, Richard, died after a drunk driver hit him. That is until the little Anderson boy is killed by his adoptive parents. The state legislature wants a thorough review of adoption practices. Meredith’s uncle and law partner, WENDELL EVANS, is tapped but can’t do the job, as he’ll be in Switzerland. Reluctantly taking the assignment, Meredith is thrust into the lives of the nuns at St. Anne’s maternity Home where something strange is going on. Through the nuns, she meets BECKY, an unwed mother, and TONY BARLETTA, head of Catholic Charities, and her life is forever changed.  

~The Planter's Woman
PIERRE METOYER, a young Frenchman, arrives in a primitive outpost in colonial Louisiana, hoping to make his fortune. It proves harder than he expected until he leases, then buys THERESE, an attractive slave, from the aristocratic MME. DE SOTO. Pierre is ill equipped for farming, much less domestic chores, and Therese proves invaluable. In time they become lovers and she bears him ten children, much to the chagrin of haughty FATHER QUINTANILLA, the priest in the nearby village. Interracial marriage is forbidden by law. 

The couple prospers by acquiring more slaves and property, and live happily until Pierre’s family insists he marry and produce an heir. Pierre protests, but given no choice, he frees Therese, gives her land and builds her a house. 

Driving herself and her family relentlessly, Therese expands her own farm. By overcoming heartbreak, deaths and catastrophes, she is able to buy the freedom of all her children, one by one, until only her daughter Suzanne remains enslaved. Therese almost despairs, but in the end her triumph is complete.

The Planter’s Woman is based in part on real people, dedicated to a woman of color who overcame unimaginable obstacles for those she loved. 

~Hero's Welcome
Cajun JACQUES VIATOR and his wife, ADELE, discover that the effects of war extend far beyond battlefields.  Their marriage is jeopardized and his relationships with family and friends are fractured when he returns home to find German POWs working on his Louisiana rice farm.  

~Campion!
QUEEN ELIZABETH I was used to getting what she wanted, and what she wanted was EDMUND CAMPION, a charismatic Oxford don, groomed for her young Church of England. Elizabeth relishes Campion’s company and encourages his friendship with lovely Janet, her lady-in-waiting. Elizabeth places Campion under the patronage of LORD LEICESTER. At first Campion, son of a London bookseller enjoys the novelty and glamour of court life. Despite this heady society, Campion’s studies leave him increasingly unsettled. 

When persecution of Catholics becomes more extreme, Campion can no longer equivocate. He flees to the Continent and is reconciled to the Catholic Church. To the queen’s fury and Leicester’s and Janet’s dismay, he becomes a Jesuit priest. Elizabeth vows to win him back.

With most English priests jailed or in hiding, the Jesuits begin sending priests undercover to minister to the faithful. Campion arrives dressed as a jewel merchant, attended by BROTHER RALPH posing as his servant. The two embark on the perilous business of administering the forbidden sacraments by night, changing garb and identities often, staying one step ahead of the tumultuous queen’s spies and bounty hunters. 

Campion’s quarrel is with the church, not the queen, but she will have his absolute loyalty or his head. His great popularity becomes a threat and leads to his betrayal. He cannot give in to the pleas of his former friends to recant, and he is sent to the gallows just as RICHARD, a former protégé, arrives to take his place. 
“I suppose I have written novels to find out what I thought about something and poems to find out how I felt about something.?
May Sarton