01:39 | 5 plays | Nov 15 2012
The Art Of Texture: Incorporating Textured Images Into Your Author Website - Web Design Relief http://t.co/1e67AzpeW8 #writerslife
The Kill Zone: The Two Power Questions Every Writer Should Ask http://t.co/8Qpr0DtJvE #writetip #indieauthors
The Rationale for the Serial Comma http://t.co/cGiM7ZgZhq #writetip
Infographic: 5 Key Book Publishing Paths | Jane Friedman http://t.co/IIej3hZrD7 #indieauthors #amwriting
Scriveners River: Punc--EEK! Apostrophes http://t.co/mZhYe9pAWk #writetip #amwriting
About me:Roxanne Smolen was born in Detroit, the eldest daughter of five children. She learned to read at an early age and read voraciously, be it classic novels, comic books, or cereal boxes. As a child, her summers were spent on her aunt’s farm, a devout woman who encouraged her to read the Bible. Smolen became obsessed with Revelation and the apocalypse. She turned to science in an attempt to explain the phenomenon. Along the way, she discovered science fiction. She was drawn to stories about the end of the world but soon branched off to outer space and a limitless future. She decided to become an astronaut. But reality intervened. She married right out of high school and started a family. When her children were school-aged, she enrolled in Wayne State University, intent on becoming a scientist. However, she took a course in creative writing, and it became her passion. She decided if she couldn’t visit the stars in person, she would do it page by page. Yet again, life took another turn. Smolen was diagnosed with a genetic eye disease and lost her vision. Her husband gave her one year to mope and feel sorry for herself. Then he sent her to a local Lighthouse of the Blind to learn how to use a computer without looking. She has since written ten novels in the science fiction realm, ranging from sci fi romance to horror. Her underlying themes are always the same. Believe in yourself and never give up.
Who I'd like to meet:I wish I could meet the characters in my books. I've spent so much time with them.
- Status: Married
- Here for: Networking
- Hometown: Detroit, MI
- Body type: 5' 11" / More to love!
- Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
- Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
- Children: Proud parent
- Occupation: Writer
GeneralSave a tree! Buy an ebook! It's the green thing to do! Seriously. Take a look around you right now and notice the things that are made out of paper. The demand is constantly increasing. We are ruining our planet, people! Ebooks cost half of what paperbacks cost. You can read them on your cell phone, your laptop, or on your Amazon Kindle or Nook. It's a win-win proposition.
MoviesI love science fiction and action adventure, but I also enjoy watching characters change. The Riddick Chronicles is a good example. So is Soldier. But my all time favorite is Galaxy Quest!
TelevisionMy tastes matured over the years. I went from Star Trek to Babylon 5 to the new Battlestar Galactica. (I used to watch the old Battlestar Galactica, too, but there really is no comparison.) Another show that I still watch in rerun is Buffy the Vampire Slayer. My current favorite is Grimm.
BooksI enjoy reading books in series. Harry Potter tops the list with the Dresden Files close behind. This seems like a good place to plug my own books. So if you like reading science fiction with violence, sex, end of the world, dogs and cats living together, you would like my Anneliese Thielman Trilogy available at SynergEbooks or wherever ebooks are sold. On the other hand, if you enjoy science fiction about giant ants, sea monsters, death defying escapes, but no sex, you should pick up my latest project, The Colonial Scouts Adventures, also by SynergEbooks, ebook only. My horror novel, Satan's Mirror, is with L&L Dreamspell. It's the story of a young woman who literally goes to hell and back to save her six-year-old little girl. Buy it now wherever books are sold, paperback or ebook.
HeroesThere are heroes all around us, but they don't introduce themselves that way. I guess that's what makes them heroes. Look at any online newspaper. They are filled with horrifying stories, but in between the lines you might just find a hero.