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


Where to buy in print


Books

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 and 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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