Rosemary Knower


Rosemary Knower has been a freelance writer since 1980. 

Publications include Home and Design, the Baltimore Sun and its Maryland Home and Simply Home Magazines, Baltimore City Paper, Baltimore Magazine, The Leader, The Florida Sun-Sentinel, AmericanStyle Magazine, Niche Magazine, The Oregonian, and The News-American.

Prologue, the quarterly magazine of the National Archives, published Failure Is Impossible, a play written on commission from the Archives to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the passage of the amendment for women’s suffrage. This play is also on the NARA web site as a classroom teaching resource. Two others, also written on commission from the Archives and based on historical documents, were performed at the archives in three successive years to commemorate the home front and the entertainers who went overseas to perform for the troops:  “I Can’t Come Home For Christmas:” A Salute to the USO, and Spam, Spunk, and Elbow Grease:  the War on the Home Front.

“My work is always about people,” says Knower.  “I am continually fascinated by what they choose to make, the companies they start, the houses they design, the gardens they plant, the things they do that make the world a better place.  Whether the stories come from historical documents or cutting-edge design, there is always a passionate person behind the arc of the narrative of what they’ve done.”