Dear Folks,Hi! …

Dear Folks,

Hi! I have been agonizing about how to organize what to say, because I have so much running through my head, but I figure we’ll start with an exceedingly bare-bones autobiography:

I am born (Sorry. My apologies to Charles Dickens; I couldn’t resist!).

Realized I wanted to write at eight years old.

Realized I needed to write at fifty-five years old. I’m slow on the uptake that way.

I am a native of Buffalo, New York. I have lived (in chronological order) in Rochester, NY, Summit, NJ, Oklahoma City, OK, and am now in Albuquerque, NM. Next stop? Who knows?

I have worked at a bunch of things: Cook’s Helper, Immigration Officer, Methods Analyst, Systems Analyst, Micrographics Sale Rep, Micrographics Systems Designer, Human Relations consultant, Personal Trainer, Gym Manager, Psychotherapist. Everything led up to what I do now: Novelist.

I have one child – grown, genius, gorgeous inside and out, great person. I know, I’m biased, but I’m MOM!

Enough about me. Next time I’ll start in on describing my creative process. If I can write a novel, so can you, if you want to. Getting started is the trick. We’ll talk soon!

Warmest regards,

Rosanne

 

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9 Comments

July 30, 2012 · 6:26 pm

9 responses to “Dear Folks,Hi! …

  1. Rosanne, I so enjoyed this first book – am I right that there will be a series based on these characters? How many books will there be? I’m so looking forward to travelling further with Bjornolf & Raj, – & family?

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    • Rosalyn, thanks for letting me know how you like reading about these characters. I like writing about them, too. So far, I have planned out at least twelve books. Nine of them are already blocked out, with a good chunk of Books IV and V on paper as we speak. According to the characters, Raj and Bjornolf continue to have adventures, the warrior band does re-unite, and a family does make its appearance. In fact, at present, Books X through XII seem to want to bring the next generation onto center stage. We’ll see!

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  2. Who are your most inspiring Authors and how do they affect your writing?

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    • Janice, you ask the best questions! A number of different authors inspire me, for different reasons: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle because his character, Sherlock Holmes, is so distinctive and memorable; Mark Twain, because he tells SUCH a good story; Dick Francis, because his writing style is so straightforward; J.K. Rowling, because she created a world and new words we all know now (‘muggles’ comes to mind) and use in everyday conversation; and Charlaine Harris, because she created an entire series, and a highly successful one, from what many of us would see as an extremely mundane setting. There are more who deserve mention, but I’ll talk about them later.

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  3. Rosanne you said you come from Buffalo, NY. What poignant memories do have of there?

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    • My favorite memories are growing up in a large family, living around the corner from a library, being snowed in with good books, and getting a first-class education, both from the schools I attended and from the parents I had.

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  4. Welcome to the world! Best of luck…

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  5. Gehennawitch

    Wow! You seem to have done so much with your life! So great an experience to give depth to your writing – it’s bound to show!

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