I am Woman, Writer, Mother, Wife, Daughter, Sister, Goddess - not necessarily in that order, but I work damned hard at all of them.
Paula lives in North Wales with her husband of 28 years, their three cats and Lurcher. Paula believes in grasping life and enjoying it, never merely existing, and so as well as an international award-winning author, she is a narrator, voice-actress, spiritual medium, holistic therapist, movement facilitator, grief counsellor and so much more!
She has five paranormal and historical novels available, a book of short supernatural stories, and four books of the children's faerie collection, Adventures of Faerie folk.
Her books can be found on Amazon, B&N, her publishers, http://www.crimsoncloakpublishing and all major book retailers. If it's a signed copy you require, contact Paula on her website www.pjroscoe.co.uk and she'll be happy to send you a personal message.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first stories I remember were the 'Famous Five' books by Enid Blyton. I would re-read them repeatedly and re-live the adventure. I wanted to tell stories and make people 'feel'. I found the experience very powerful. I was about six when I started and continued over a number of years.
How do you approach cover design?
I am not an artist, I can barely draw a straight line! So, I am grateful to have an artist friend, Paul who can interpret my story and project it onto the cover. Both of my books have his art on the back. When I first launched 'Echoes' I had it on the front with a plain white background, to see if people could judge a book on it's content alone, but be drawn enough by the artwork - it seems not! So, I changed it, added colour, a few clues as to what lay within the pages and hey ho, it sold more - I find that a bittersweet thing.