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.
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.
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.
Published: January 25, 2018.
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.
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.