Rosemary Rogers, born, in Sri Lanka, into wealth, wrote her first novel at the age of eight. She continued writing into her twenties until she married a Singhalese track star and had two daughters with him . She left her husband due to his infidelity. She met her second husband during her separation from her first. Her parents lost their wealth and were forced to move to Australia. Her daughters went to Australia as well. She, still married, went to the U.S. with her, soon to be, second husband, who became abusive and she, pregnant with his child, fled to Sri Lanka. Her first son was born in there. His father convinced Rosemary to return to the States and she did and had a second son. Shortly after she divorced her abusive husband. On her own she bought a house and brought her daughters and her parents, from Australia, to the U.S. Where, on a secretary’s salary, she supported four children and two parents. She wrote at home, late night, and at work in the day. She finished a novel and, at he daughter’s push, submitted it and it was published. Her novel rose to the top of the bestseller list. With newfound wealth she moved to Carmel and continued to write. Bestseller after bestseller. She, alone, relocates to New York city where she continues writing bestsellers. Her children stayed in California. Rosemary becomes addicted to the New York high life and cocaine. She quits using when her youngest son, also addicted, tries to kill himself because of his addiction. In Carmel she hires a secretary. He is like family to her. He became so close to Rosemary he began to steal from her. Hundreds of thousands of dollars. All unnoticed by Rosemary until it was too late. Her secretary was fired but the damage was done. After this betrayal Rosemary could no longer produce. Her wealth lost her homes are lost as well. She is forced to live with her eldest daughter. She hates being dependent on her. She is miserable. She was never able to overcome the betrayal of her secretary and is stuck in a living situation that she hates. She dies penniless. Her fame and fortune forgotten.