A Fate Worse Than Death by Britt Lind
As a homicide detective, Rosemaria Baker is known for her street smarts, her feisty personality and her ability to nail the bad guys.
Being the daughter of a cop and an actress gave little Rosemaria a dichotomous view of life. Her mother was inclined to get lost in her fantasies while her father had to face the harsh realities of a world filled with murder and mayhem. Nine-year-old Rosemaria loved both her parents and admired her mother’s talent but even at a young age she felt drawn to her father’s work as a detective, constantly begging him to share with her every detailed description of the dangerous criminals and close calls he survived while chasing the bad guys.
Whatever Rosemaria did she did it well; be it hitting baseballs, shooting baskets, writing school papers, she put her all into every endeavor. When tragedy invaded her world at the tender age of ten, she survived because of her innate ability to compartmentalize her feelings and move forward.
While still in college she was faced with a terrifying situation where she had to use all of her mental and physical capabilities in an effort to save her father’s life. Ignoring what would have been safe and expected of her and asking no one’s advice, she risked everything to find him and bring him home alive.
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Britt moved from Norway to Seattle with her her parents as a young girl. She found out she had a passion for acting, singing and writing as early as grade school. While attending junior college in Monterey she was discovered by Clint Eastwood when she was playing the lead in a dinner theatre play in Carmel and was cast in Clint’s directorial debut, Play Misty for Me. A few years later Britt, armed with a SAG card from her Misty debut, headed for L.A. to attend UCLA and to start her acting career. She obtained featured roles in dramatic series and worked her way up to guest starring roles in shows like Vegas, Columbo MOW, Crazy Like a Fox and the mini-series How the West Was Won and appeared on General Hospital, Days of Our Lives and The Young and the Restless. She moved to New York where she work-shopped a Broadway musical City Canyons, sang with a gospel group in venues such as Lincoln Center, Madison Square Garden, Town Hall on Broadway, and Carnegie Hall. Family matters forced her to head back to her hometown of Seattle for what she thought was a temporary move and there ended up starring in an independent movie The Family Hayes. She was also featured in a Showtime movie shot in Seattle, Nowheresville, played the lead in an Equity play in Seattle, Someone’s Knocking, and worked in Vancouver on U.S. Productions, Sliders and For Hope. Through the years of performing, she was writing scripts and taking writing classes at UCLA and NYU. She won runner up in the Washington State Screenwriting Competition with her screenplay A Light in the Forest and wrote and directed the short film Obsession. Most recently she played four characters in Neil Simon’s comedy The Good Doctor in Seattle and, in Los Angeles, co-starred in the short film The World According to Lily. She lives in Los Angeles, is pursuing her acting career, recently published her memoir Learning How to Fly, and two Hollywood Mysteries, Deception and A Fate Worse Than Death, with a third Malevolence which has won two prestigious awards. She is president of People for Reason in Science and Medicine, a pro-health, pro-environment, anti-vivisection, non- profit organization.
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