Two women of vastly different cultures and ages form an immediate bond and lasting friendship that spans years and generations. The author tells the heartwarming story of her unique relationship with Anny, and we learn that universal similarities unite us all.


Ronarose Train’s respect and admiration for her Taiwanese friend is evident throughout the beautifully written book. Her sensitive presentation of cultural and language differences highlights a unique, colorful, and appealing multicultural relationship.

Roger Leslie, PhD

Paradise Publishing

Anny and Me captivated me from the beginning. What a unique and long-lasting bond between two people half a world apart. Treat yourself to the descriptive beauty of Ronarose’s prose in this true story of cultural discovery and eternal friendship.

Steve Friedman


Ed has battled cancer for seventeen years…and still counting.  Diagnosed at the age of 62 and advised that he had only a few weeks to live, he fought for survival using skills he learned facing enormous challenges throughout his life. The Miracle Known as Ed Levine, based on a true story, is an inspiring tale of bravery, perseverance, and miracles.


With equal parts objectivity and reverence, Ronarose Train shares the inspiring story of a hero worthy of the term and of an entire biography that reveals his compelling story. Rich, comic, enlightening, and sometime heartbreaking, this story will resonate with today’s readers hungry for evidence that everyday heroes are among us still.

Roger Leslie, PhD

Paradise Publishing

If cats have nine lives, Eddie Levine has ten. Ronarose Train’s sensitive portrayal of this inspirational man’s story–from hardscrabble poverty to comfortable success, from challenging academic experiences to sure-footed accumulation of wisdom–will capture your heart and ignite your courage.

Saralyn Richard

Author of 'A Palette for Love and Murder'

This remarkable story recounts a common thread of opportunity and challenge met by persistence and ingenuity. Ed’s life experiences overcoming prejudice, learning disabilities, and societal barriers prepared him to benefit from early advances in cancer immunotherapy and beat the odds.

Dr. Armin Weinberg

Co-Founder, Intercultural Cancer Council; Clinical Professor, Baylor College of Medicine


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Ronarose Chafetz Train

I always loved to write but had never felt compelled to do so until 1995 at the age of 52.

While working at a trade show in Hanover, Germany, I conversed with the security guard of the neighboring exhibit. We talked about life in his country after World War II, the Germany of today, and our families. This Memphis girl never expected to have such a fascinating and unique experience, and I wanted to remember every detail. Somehow I secured paper and began my first journal.

Our business took us to numerous countries and allowed us to befriend people of many cultures, and I wrote about them all. When I retired in 2018, I knew what I wanted to do with my time: write books. But what would I write about? Anything. Everything. The answers presented themselves.

My first book began as a one-page assignment for my creative writing class. Legacy is still a work in progress, a tale of family rivalry, domestic abuse, mystery, and love. My protagonist and her story have grown in depth and complexity along with the author who created them.

The Miracle Known as Ed Levine is fiction based on the life my friend trusted me to pen. From his birth in London during World War II to facing terminal cancer at the age of 62, his is an inspiring story of survival.

Anny and Me is a tribute to my beautiful friend and her extraordinary family. The Shens hold a special place in my heart.

If it happens, I write it. If I contemplate it, I write it. If I find a willing reader, I am honored to share my work. Through seminars, classes, and critique groups I continue to learn and make new and interesting friends. I believe that it’s never too late to follow your dream. I’m doing it.


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