Interview with Jodie Rose

What is your e-reading device of choice?
Tablet or cell phone
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
A combination of them, really! Advertising on a lot of sites has helped but the most important one so far has been word of mouth/facebook.
Describe your desk
(answered by Jodie) Ha, my desk is actually my bed. I suffer from chronic pain issues and my most comfortable work space is making a desk from pillows and balancing my laptop on it or on my lap with a mountain of pillows behind me. Whatever works to get the books written ;)
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Jodie grew up in Connecticut and was close to New York City - the knowledge of having been to NYC helped in writing the book but the area she grew up in did not influence these books.
When did you first start writing?
Jodie and Rose both started writing more than a decade ago. Our books actually started from roleplays! We really love writing!
What's the story behind your latest book?
All of our trilogies (we have several planned out) all connect with each other! You'll see characters coming back or mentioned in other books. We are currently working on Keepers of the City and Demons of the City along with a couple short stories. The series follows various supernatural creatures running amuck in the North East area of the United States. The short stories follow side characters mentioned throughout the series.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
We're so very new to Smashwords so I will let you know when it starts too! The formatting guide was a big help though.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Honestly? Hearing how much people enjoy our writing. We've fallen in love with our characters and it's so special for us to see others enjoying them as much as we do.
What do your fans mean to you?
A lot. We wouldn't be successful without them.
What are you working on next?
We're currently working on both the Keepers of the City and Demons of the City series!
Who are your favorite authors?
JR Ward is our all time favorite! Jodi Picoult, Christopher Moore (seriously, that guy is a trip. Love him.)
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Personal goals! There's nothing more fulfilling than smashing goals and that's what we both aim to do!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Rose spends her time hiking with her family and her dog and Jodie spends her time with her animals, mostly her horses.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Bookbub, mostly. Pixelofink, Amazon browsing, word of mouth. There are so many different ways to find them!
What is your writing process?
Writing with a co-author is a little easier for us. We have these stories in our heads and will sit down and hash out some plots and write back and forth to one another in a roleplay style. When we're finished, meet our word goals, or come to an appropriate ending spot, we go back and read it and edit it. Once that is done, it goes to our editor for her final approval.
How do you approach cover design?
Jodie does all of the cover work as well as the photography for it. She was a photographer before she was a writer and it's a bit of a passion for her. Designing the book covers has stirred that passion again.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
How about one series Jodie and Rose can agree on? JR Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood.
What do you read for pleasure?
A lot of the same type of books we read! We both have a thing for books of the supernatural and romantic variety.
Published 2018-04-10.
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Books by This Author

Seeking Souls
Price: Free! Words: 29,710. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Follow two of your favorite characters from the Keepers of the City series, Jayce and Alex, as they break away from the clan and start their new adventure down south
Soul Reborn
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 80,790. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Millie, Jax, Mason, and Julian are back for this thrilling conclusion to the Keepers of the City series.
Spellbound
Price: Free! Words: 35,630. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Follow Cordelia Delacroix as her life gets turned upside by an incubus and the Vayhl in this exciting short story.
Soul Rekindled
Series: Keepers of the City. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 92,240. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
The gang is back in the second piece of the Keepers of the City trilogy. Find out with the famous foursome has been up to over the last ten years and see what trouble they find themselves in this time.
Soul Fire (A Keepers of the City Novel) (Volume 1)
Series: Keepers of the City. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 94,600. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Four young supernaturals are thrown into each other’s lives by a series of unfortunate circumstances. Forced to navigate their way through their adolescence and new found powers with only each other, they become a force to be reckoned with. But there’s something bigger happening right under their noses, a shift of power that will test everything they thought they knew.