Buffalo, NY native Rosanne L. Higgins earned her PhD in Anthropology at the University of Buffalo
where she worked on the Erie County Poorhouse Cemetery project. Rosanne got to know much about the
residents as she pieced together what little could be told of their lives as she researched
their deaths and
wanted to tell their story in a way that would be accessible to more than just the scholarly
Ultimately, Orphans and Inmates became the first in a historical fiction series of novels chronicling
fictional accounts of poorhouse
residents inspired by the historical data and also incorporating other
Buffalo people, places and history. It was followed by A Whisper of
Bones, The Seer and the Scholar,
A Lifetime Again
The Girl on the Shore.
Now in her latest novel, A Mind's Eye Witness, Rosanne takes her heroine, Maude Travers, into a new
Maude uses her supernatural abilities this time to explore a murder in her North Buffalo home and
connection to bank robbing gangsters, a witness in the insane asylum and a spy within the Buffalo PD.