Rosa Marchisella

Biography

Rosa is an author of both fiction and non-fiction books (under the name Rosa Arcade). She has written and co-authored over twenty publications and scripts, as well as 200+ articles for online publications.

Rosa is the creator of the animated series, Zomb-Eh? and artist/writer for Eeyayho’s Adventure.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I've always been a storyteller, even before I could write. Some times, my stories ended up being a series of pictures, especially if I was writing about my dreams. In those cases, I was impacted deeply by what I saw in my mind and that was what I wanted to share with others. (This was before I knew about comics and graphic novels.)
Do you write a story outline or "pants" it when writing?
Although I will occasionally write something "by the seat of my pants", I prefer to take a half hour or so to write a rough outline, including any character details, important conversations, and sub-stories I have before I begin the actually writing of the story. This works best for me, because I often have several projects on the go. A story may get shelved for a bit while I focus on something else, be it research for that story, personal activities, or another project completely.

When I "pants" a story, I lose the delicious details and sometimes even the direction of my story part way through. It's very disheartening when that happens and I seldom complete those stories. They already had a life and essence that, once gone, it feels wrong - disrespectful even - to just make something else up so I have a complete story.
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Where to find Rosa Marchisella online

Books

Tarna'Hala: Touch of Insanity, Book 9
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,870. Language: American English. Published: September 20, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Kharee and Foss team up with a spy in the royal court to free Elrom from the Western King's prison. With every gate to Tarna’Hala destroyed, they must strike a deal with the ghost crew of an old pirate ship to get to a functional gate on the other side of the Great Divide to find her mother’s earrings. But first they’ll have to survive dragons, assassins, and betrayal.
The Great Divide: Touch of Insanity, Book 8
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,180. Language: American English. Published: August 20, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Back in Besamie, Kharee and her surviving companions find themselves on the wrong side of the Great Divide and lost in Orc territory. When the Orcs ask for help with strange new Orcs invading their lands, the group discovers they weren’t the one ones who came through the Rift.
The Birth of Emotion: Touch of Insanity, Book 7
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,120. Language: American English. Published: July 20, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Kharee and her companions are accepted at Drenar Keep with a kindness unexpected in the harsh realm of the Drift. Her colleges take a job as mediators and Kharee finds sanctuary in Lord Elrom, but what starts as a simple friendship with the strange Lord blossoms into something deeper. Kharee must face hard truths about her relationship with Foss and make serious decisions about her life.
The Fallen: Touch of Insanity Book 6
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,740. Language: American English. Published: June 20, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
As Kharee and her companions across the Drift, their alliance crumbles and her companions turn on her with deadly intent. Ben uses his dark power to control Foss. With Lilten still on their trail and werewolves hunting them, Kharee and her small band of loyal friends track the Healer’s Stone to the crumbling keep of Lord Vasheer, a centuries old vampire.
Into Darkness: Touch of Insanity, Book 5
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,450. Language: American English. Published: May 20, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Trapped in a dark realm known only as the Drift, Kharee and her companions are forced to work together to find a way home. Hunted by a demon made of the very land they travel, the group looks for a magical stone that might help Kharee heal Mischa. Ben’s power return and the dark taint of the Drift takes hold of his mind as the group faces terror, treachery, and heart-ache.
Each According Their Worth: Touch of Insanity Book 4
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,370. Language: American English. Published: April 12, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Kharee learns the secret of her creation and purpose of her existence. She comes face-to-face with the god, Tomar and is knighted to bind her to the One King. An assassin kills Foss’s father and throws their world into war. Ben and Chasing Rabbit are finally brought to justice for their crimes, but the unpredictable taint of Mischa’s insanity steal Kharee and her companions away.
Forging Ahead: Touch of Insanity Book 3
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,680. Language: American English. Published: March 20, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Kharee and Foss return home to face their families. The bad blood between Kharee’s family and Lord Erik deepens, forcing Foss to intervene on the One King’s behalf. Things aren’t much better when she returns to court with Foss and meets his infamous father. They volunteer to help find a missing person, but their quest takes an unexpected detour as Kharee’s powers grow.
Abbey Isle: Touch of Insanity Book 2
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,960. Language: American English. Published: February 20, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Kharee and her companions take a job on the remote Abbey Isle to find out what happened to the priests of Folan. When she confronts Ben over his cruel behavior, Kharee’s powers start to show. Group loyalties become divided and Foss’s secret mission to find the Healer takes a new turn.
First Steps: Touch of Insanity Book 1
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,660. Language: American English. Published: January 20, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
After Half-Elf, Kharee ends her engagement to local politician, Lord Erik, she decides to find work to earn money for her family. Joined by a Dwarf sword-for-hire, Halfling animal trainer, Human bard, and Human ascetic, she sets out on the journey of a lifetime.
Sleigh Ride
Price: $0.99 USD. Language: American English. Published: November 20, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Every year, Santa races against the agents of Darkness to save Christmas. Tonight, the stakes are higher and people will get hurt. Santa must be at the top of his game to out-maneuver his deadly opponents or this will be his last sleigh ride.
The Crossroad
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,200. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
When a woman undertakes a journey to confront her past, she ends up at a literal crossroad where she must make the most important decision of her life or risk being destroyed.
Doorways
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,860. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Urban
In a utopian city, a man wakes with a compulsion to do the unthinkable: leave the city. With no police or military, the city has other ways of keeping citizens within its walls. The city might be heaven, but getting out is hell.
The Greatest of Books
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,660. Language: American English. Published: January 25, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
To restore his honor and save his best friend, Baxton must retrieve The Greatest of Books from a deadly troll. But success has a terrible price. Where the book goes, the troll follows. Baxton must decide: Sacrifice hundreds of innocent lives or betray his dearest friend.
Eyes of the Hunter
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 44,370. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Coming of age
Prince Erin, heir to the throne of Simanthea, spent a lifetime protecting a dangerous secret no one can know. Not even Caley, Erin's best friend and devoted bodyguard. But even the most tightly guarded secret can't be kept forever. When Caley discovers the depth of Erin’s deception, his rage explodes like wildfire and devoted guardian turns to terrifying bounty hunter.
The Wall
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,960. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
For over a century, Doctor Raker has worked tirelessly toward a future free of crime. But, his vision of a peaceful world means eternal damnation for others.
Healing
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,970. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
After a mystical encounter at a yard sale, a young woman discovers the one thing to cure the scars from her traumatic past.
The Song
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,180. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller & Suspense, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
Edward has a song that will change the world ... and he's lost it
Never Send an Angel
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,160. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
When children are in danger, never send an angel to do a mother's job.

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