Public relations specialist Rozanne Weissman, the 42nd dinner interviewee back in February 2012, has just released her first children’s book. “Rozanne Travels To Africa To Kiss A Giraffe” tells the story of her travel to Borneo and several other African countries, featuring large color photographs of animals and the scenery from her journey. Here’s the blurb from Amazon’s website:
When Rozanne was a little girl she loved watching wild animals. When she grew up, she traveled to see wildlife where they lived—a childhood dream. Rozanne Travels to Africa to Kiss a Giraffe covers three wildlife adventures with her engaging, full-color animal photos—from consoling a baby orphaned orangutan in the rain forests of Borneo, Indonesia, to African safaris where Rozanne was so excited to see elephants close up and FIVE elusive leopards, including 2 leopard cubs!! Then, Rozanne saw her first penguins in the wild and adopted a baby orphaned elephant. Despite her fears, Rozanne was determined to kiss a giraffe. Does she?
When I met Rozanne for dinner, the long-time Washington, DC, resident didn’t mention a budding writer career. But she did talk about her lengthy career in public relations, and about plenty of other interests including a volunteer stint at a local playtime center for homeless children and a history that includes reporting on Capitol Hill and teaching people the best way to gatecrash parties.