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Ethel Roesch and Paul R. Roesch are partners writing under the name E. P. Roesch.
Publications of E. P. Roesch
Ashana, historical nove
Hardcover United States edition, Random House, Inc., 1990
Paperback United States edition, Ballantine Books, 1991
Hardcover Dutch edition, Uitgeverij Areopagus, 1991
Paperback German edition, Bastei-Lbbe-Taschenbuch, 1992
United States edition read into the Library for the Blind, 1992
"Oral History to Historical Fiction: The Anatomy of a Novel," and article published in Oshkaabewis Native Journal, Volume 1, Number 3, 1991, American Indian Studies Press, Bemidji State University, Bemidji, Minnesota
Works in Progress, E. P. Roesch
American Odyssey, Book One, historical fiction, is based on the life of a free black man born in Philadelphia in the late 1700s; the book is completed for publication. American Odyssey, Book Two, historical fiction, yet to be released, continues his Odyssey from Missouri to Washington Territory on the shores of the Pacific Ocean.
Historical fiction, a trilogy based on three families of Viet Nam and the country´s north, middle region, and south during the period from late 1700s to April 30, 1975.
Historical fiction based on the slave milieu of Arlington Plantation, Virginia, pre-Civil War and during the Civil War
Manuscripts for a broad range of short stories, poetry, and articles, writings based on research and oral history carried on over a period of twenty-plus years

Writings by Ethel Roesch
"The Boy Who Went to the Moon," a book length children´s prose poem ready for publication.
25 Poems, 1 Play, and 2 Stories. Issaquah, Washington: Quadrant Press.
Short stories published in The American Swedish Historical Foundation Yearbook, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, including:
Legend of White Chippewa Girl
The Country Schoolteacher
The Swedish Peddler (or Forty Below Love)
Article, "Action in the Cascades," Snowmobiling Magazine, Boise, Idaho
Article, "Basque of the Sawtooth Range," Frontier Times, Western Publications, Austin, Texas
Article, "A YWCA Ice Chalet, A Pioneering Venture," The YWCA Magazine, National YWCA Board Publications, New York, New York
Articles on selected businesses and people in Washington, published in issues of Washington Wonderland, The Washington State Magazine, Seattle, Washington
Many poems in small magazines and various newspapers
"Scenario of Political Scenes," copyrighted scripts presenting short skits, poems, and lyrics for JoEl-Puppeteers, purchased by a political party for use in campaigns and at state fairs
Education
Bemidji State University, Bemidji, Minnesota
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska
Professional Services Experience
Teacher, elementary schools
Newspaper reporter
Secretary, U. S. Army Hospital
Executive Director, , YWCA, wrote grants for and implemented a broad range of service and justice programs for minorities and women, including:
Indochinese Refugee Resettlement Program
Work Options for Women
Harbor House, an early shelter for abused women and children
Applejam Music and Folklore Center
La Escuelita, a learning program for small Latino children
Created a Center providing a medium for meeting community needs of minority groups devoid of resources
Member, Washington State Interagency Council for Migrant Housing
Honors
Recognition and Certificateof Award for Outstanding Service in the area of human and civil rights to the black community of the State of Washington, awarded by the New Life Baptist Church of Olympia, Washington
Certificate and Honorary Membership in the Indochinese Mutual Assistance Association, for aiding the formation and governance of the self-help association composed of Indochinese refugees in Washington State
Friendship Medallion awarded by the Native American nations of Minnesota at special meeting held at Bemidji State University, Bemidji, Minnesota
Distinguished Service Award, Bemidji State University, Bemidji, Minnesota
Honorary Citizen, Roseau, Minnesota
PEN Women Chapter, Seattle, Washington
Volunteer Community Involvement
A lifetime of community service, theater productions, and human rights and social issues support, resulting in numerous honors and no few griefs
Personal
Ethel and Paul Roesch are wife and husband partners in research and writing as "E. P. Roesch." They live in Washington state. They have five adult children with families.
Special Interests: Reading, gardening, musicals, theater, and travel.

Publications by Paul Roesch
Award winning poem [untitled], published in Poetic Voices of America, Spring 1990, Sparrowgrass Poetry Forum, Inc., West Virginia
Documents, exhibits, and memoranda for copyright and patent protection under Federal law, including novels, short stories, poetry, and other literary properties
Numerous legal briefs, memoranda, and appeals documents relative to cases before Washington state agencies; National Labor Relations Board, Seattle Regional office and National Appeals Division, Washington, D. C.; U. S. Department of the Interior, land division; and U. S. District Courts in Washington and Idaho.
Education
J. D., University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
B. A., University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
A. B., Chadron State College, Chadron, Nebraska
Professional Services Experience
Special consultant to the Metropolitan Park District and the Tacoma Public School District (both of Tacoma, Washington), services including design and writing of the twenty-year Greater Tacoma "Recreation and Open Span Plan" and creation and implementation of units of the plan. Special consultant to the agencies in the design and implementation of facilities´ access for disabled persons
Legislative consultant, Washington State Legislature, regular and special sessions, analyzing existing and proposed laws, recommending amendments and other revisions, attending hearings, and drafting special subject memoranda for committees and individual legislators
General legal practice, emphasizing civil and human rights, adoption proceedings, and small business enterprises
Honors
Distinguished Service Award, Chadron State College, Chadron, Nebraska
Friendship Medallion awarded by the Native American nations of Minnesota at special meeting held at Bemidji State University, Bemidji, Minnesota
Award winning poem [untitled], published in Poetic Voices of America, Spring 1990, Sparrowgrass Poetry Forum, Inc., West Virginia
Past-President, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, and serving successive terms as a member of the board of directors
Blue Key National Honor Fraternity
Pi Kappa Delta National Forensic Fraternity
Pi Kappa Delta, Province of the Platte, College Oratory and Debate, special distinction in each extempraneous speaking championship
Personal
Ethel and Paul R. Roesch are wife and husband partners in research and writing as "E. P. Roesch." They live in Washington state. They have five adult children with families.
Special Interests: Rare prints and watercolors, rare books and documents, reading, gardening, musicals, and travel.

Paul R. Roesch
Feb 3, 1916-Oct. 28, 2011
Paul R. Roesch, 95, of Seattle, Wash., passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, on Oct. 28, 2011, at Evergreen Hospice, Kirkland, Washington.
Private celebrations of life are planned.
Paul was born Feb. 3, 1916, in Globe, Ariz. He was raised by his mother, Alice Roesch Fritcher, and his grandmother, Clarinda Davenport, in Chadron.
He graduated from Chadron High School, studied at the University of Nebraska and earned degrees from Chadron State College and the University of Chicago.
Paul received his law degree from the University of Michigan. Following World War II, he practiced law for many years in Walla Walla, Wash., where he and his wife, Ethel Roesch, raised their family.
After his retirement they moved to Olympia, Wash., where she was the executive director of the YWCA. They co-authored a novel of historical fiction, 'Ashana,' which was published by Random House in 1990.
Paul will be remembered for his keen intellect, his love of books, his inquisitive nature and his love of his family.
Paul is survived by: Ethel, his wife of 69 years; his children, Paul (Nancy) Roesch of Longview, Wash., Brian Roesch of Seattle, Lynn Roesch and Arthur Knapp of Redmond, Wash., Carol (Rod) Olson of Corona, Calif., and Dwight (Liya) Roesch of Queens, N. Y.: seven grandchildren: and six great-grandchildren
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