Rolynn Anderson


Scandinavian, Army Brat, English Teacher, High School Principal, Golfer, Boater, World Traveler, Author. With her experiences, Rolynn Anderson is fairly bursting with stories about extraordinary people and amazing settings, real and contrived. Now add her competitive nature and her love of ‘the makeover.’ As a principal, she and the staff she hired, opened a cutting-edge high school; as co-captain with her husband on INTREPID, she cruises from Washington State to Alaska and back. As a writer, she delights in creating imperfect characters faced with extraordinary, transforming challenges. Her hope: You'll devour her ‘makeover’ suspense novels in the wee hours of the morning, because her stories, settings and characters, capture your imagination and your heart.

Smashwords Interview

What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I'm a hybrid, published by a small press as well as self-pubbed, which is why Smashwords works for me! My favorite marking technique is the face-to-face book sale. Selling with other vendors at a Christmas Bazaar or a winery, or hawking my books in a setting reminiscent of a given novel. For instance, I sold my book BAD LIES about an American woman battling it out on a golf course in a local golf pro shop. My biggest and most successful sale took place in Petersburg, Alaska, the setting for LIE CATCHERS. In this Norwegian fishing town I consider a 1920 unsolved murder and a recent death. I was interviewed on the local radio show and I earned a big article in the newspaper...mostly because I'd taken the time to learn about the town's history and conjure a mystery about it. I sold fifty-four books in three hours. A highlight in my writing career.
Describe your desk
Yay! I now have a converter which helps me stand up and write as well as sit some of the time. I have to admit, it's a strange feeling to be on my feet as I type, and there's no question I need to get a spongy mat for under my feet, but so far I'm feeling good about my choice. I'm surprised to find out I apply more energy to the creative process when I'm standing. I've been told standing some of the time is good for heart, but I chose to mix up sitting and standing because my legs began to ache within thirty minutes of sitting. Truth be told, my desk looks strange with my monitor high in the air, but I like it this way!
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