Carolyn Roosth

Biography

I grew up on a farm outside a small East Texas town. I graduated from the University of Houston with a BA in English and Speech and completed my Masters of Education at the University of Texas in Tyler, Texas. My twenty-two years spent in teaching ranged from stints in elementary, middle school, and high school to graduate level at the University. An avid reader, I believe that reading is a wonderful educational doorway to the world. My husband and I are both retired and enjoy traveling, hiking, snorkeling, and watching movies.

You can find my books in print at CreateSpace.com or Amazon.com.

Smashwords Interview

What is your e-reading device of choice?
My e-reader of choice was actually a choice made for me by my children and grandchildren, who gave me a Kindle for a recent birthday.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Since I am not on Facebook or other social media sites, I rely on email notifications to friends and family and to many fellow-travelers my husband and I have kept in touch with over the years. I've also had some success with local newspaper articles with my book details, including cover and author photos.
Read more of this interview.

Where to buy in print


Books

Despair
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,590. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
Though born in a poor Mexican village, Nola Santiago yearns for a new life in the United States. During her journey, she will have to overcome dangers, death, and despair if she is to successfully achieve her dream. Remembering special moments she has experienced, dreaming of a better life, and establishing new relationships become critical to her struggle to achieve her goal.
Promises
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 68,360. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
Promises is the story of a young girl’s struggle to define herself according to the ideals of success and education taught by her parents. Helen’s journey is fraught with unexpected tragedies and desertions. She makes promises as a way of bargaining to deal with her guilt and grief. Helen learns to depend on family, friends, and her singing ability to achieve her goals.
Anger
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 57,670. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
Richard Oliver Champion grew up as the only child of an overly possessive mother. Though he has no memory of his father, he yearns to know why the information he pieces together from others is a contradictory and incomplete picture. When Richard begins to lose people whom he has loved, he becomes angry, confused and unsure of who he is and how to cope with his feelings of abandonment.
Denial
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,710. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Whoever says a middle school story would be boring hasn't met Jan Goodnight and her friends at Eastwood Middle School. Jan steps from two negatives into a middle school principalship in a small Texas town. Negative number one: her husband's accidental death. Negative number two: the former principal's sudden death. Death, danger, and detective work combine to liven up this tale.

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