Roxanne Smolen

Biography

Roxanne Smolen was born in Detroit, the eldest daughter of five children. She learned to read at an early age and read voraciously, be it classic novels, comic books, or cereal boxes. As a child, her summers were spent on her aunt’s farm, a devout woman who encouraged her to read the Bible. Smolen became obsessed with Revelation and the apocalypse. She turned to science in an attempt to explain the phenomenon. Along the way, she discovered science fiction. She was drawn to stories about the end of the world but soon branched off to outer space and a limitless future. She decided to become an astronaut.

But reality intervened. She married right out of high school and started a family. When her children were school-aged, she enrolled in Wayne State University, intent on becoming a scientist. However, she took a course in creative writing, and it became her passion. She decided if she couldn’t visit the stars in person, she would do it page by page.

Yet again, life took another turn. Smolen was diagnosed with a genetic eye disease and lost her vision. Her husband gave her one year to mope and feel sorry for herself. Then he sent her to a local Lighthouse of the Blind to learn how to use a computer without looking. She has since written eight novels in the science fiction realm, ranging from sci-fi romance to horror. Her underlying themes are always the same…believe in yourself and never give up.

Books

Mortar's Keep
Price: $4.88 USD. Words: 56,610. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2013 by SynergEbooks. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Anneliese's daughter favors her in looks but not in temperament. The girl speaks to ghosts. While Anneliese disavows such fantasy, her husband encourages their child, driving a wedge deeper between husband and wife. When the ghosts begin to warn of impending doom, Anneliese withdraws completely. Will she learn to accept her daughter's premonitions before it's too late?
Resort Debauch
Price: $4.88 USD. Words: 74,740. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2013 by SynergEbooks. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Anneliese spent her entire life sequestered on her father's fortress moon. The only men she saw were her guards. One day, a dashing rogue pays a call to her father, and Anneliese runs away with him. But the man of her dreams is not what he seems. He sells her into caged prostitution and embezzles her wealth. Can Anneliese find the strength to fight back and escape her fate?
Prajna
Price: $4.88 USD. Words: 69,920. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2013 by SynergEbooks. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Anneliese loves the leader of a primitive tribe on an alien world. But his ways are not hers. To prove herself to him, she attempts to free his people from slavery. Her plan results in the deaths of thousands. The man she loves rejects her, and she retreats to the arms of her bodyguard. Caught between her love of two men, Anneliese struggles to find herself. Bk 2 of the Anneliese Thielman Trilogy

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