Rowena always knew she would become a writer. Between the ages of 6 and 10, she became a prolific writer -- crafting extensions and expanded versions of Greek (Homeric) sagas & myths into short stories, which brought new characters and events to life. My first literary publishing was at the age of 13. She wrote two poems in a large school of the arts (High School & Jr. College) yearbook.
Her lifelong love of music and of singing lead her to embark upon the path of a singer and song writer. I Rowena is a member of ASCAP and has hundreds of songs published of which she wrote the lyrics and composed the music. She has been a staff songwriter for three Have been a staff songwriter for three different publishing companies in Memphis and Nashville, TN.
Rowena wrote a musical screen play - with both music and narration performed and recorded in New Orleans in 1967. Her accomplishments also include a ballet-operetta - "Alekzandr & Aloyosha" – narrated, performed, and recorded, as an audio book, and in illustrated book form, with extensive artwork by Carla Ray Langford. Neither of these have been "Signed" --- yet.
Rowena is also the maven and proprietor of an enchanting childcare run from her beautiful Victorian cottage in Nashville; which has been awarded with the highest of ratings.
She lives with her beloved husband of seventeen years - Joe Funderburk, in the greater Nashville area.
Through all the years, the Voices of the Stars spoke to her and inspired the first novel in the series "Voices of the Stars". She is currently engrossed in the creation of her second book in the series.