Date: March 9, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Jeanette Smith, NMSU Library, (575) 646-7492, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cary Osborne was already a published science fiction/fantasy author when she became the Political Papers Archivist at the New Mexico State University Library in 2008.
Described in one review as a “confident composer of space opera,” her novels include Iroshi (Ace, 1995), The Glaive (Ace, 1996), Persea (Ace, 1996), Deathweave (1998) and Darkloom (Ace, 1998). She also published The Winter Queen (Ace, 1999) under the pseudonym Devin Cary.
Osborne has also published more than sixteen short stories and several nonfiction articles on writing. Two of her stories were award-winners in the science fiction Writers of the Future contest.
She combined her passion for American history, which she lives every day as an archivist, with her knowledge of writing in a 2010 article in the Journal of Western Archives, “The Information-Seeking Behavior of Novelists in Archives.”
In her writings, Osborne has told the stories of hundreds of characters. She finally tells her own inspiring story in an essay in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Find Your Happiness (2011). In “When I Grow Up I Will be a Professor,” she details the journey she took from being a widow in rough financial circumstances to taking control of her life and attending library school in her sixties.
A graduate assistantship in the congressional archives at the University of Oklahoma provided the background that led to her current position as Political Papers Archivist at NMSU, working with the Pete Domenici Collection.
Osborne is now living her own fantasy of leading a secure life with meaningful work. She has truly found her happiness.
Contact Osborne at (575) 646-7711.