I’ve recently released the first two books in my Beautiful, Complicated Family series. It’s a
collection of flash fiction stories about family relationships. The books are a very quick read.
Every story is 1000 words or less. Each volume contains 5 stories, so the collection takes most
people less than 1 hour to read. The characters struggle with issues that are common in today’s
families—secrets, mother-daughter conflicts, caring for aging family members, and a more
subtle question of what makes a family, but the stories are uplifting. The books are entitled
Beautiful, Complicated Family: Volume 1 and Beautiful, Complicated Family: Volume 2 . I see
them as an opportunity for readers to get to know me. Volume 1 is available for free from a
number of ebook retailers (my website has an updated list), and it has a link to get Volume 2
free by subscribing to my website. However, if readers prefer, they can buy Volume 2 from
ebook retailers instead.
How do we find out about you and your books?
I’d love for readers to follow me on Amazon and subscribe to my website
(http://www.roseyleebooks.com/). We can also stay in touch via social media—
@roseyleebooks on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. I enjoy connecting with readers to hear
what they think of Beautiful, Complicated Family, and I like to share updates and giveaways
How much of your personality and life experiences are in your writing?
Writing helps me process the things I experience and also the events that take place in the
world overall. Because of that, I think my personality comes across in my characters. Each of
them has at least a little bit of me. Sometimes I exaggerate aspects of my personality that I wish
were stronger. But my stories aren’t explicitly based on my life. When I’m writing, I ask myself a
lot of “what it” questions, which helps the story to take shape. I get pretty creative. Any
resemblance to my life or actual people is coincidental.
What is the most rewarding thing about being a writer?
It’s a gift to be able to use my stories to provide comfort to readers and also to spread hope
Where do you see yourself in five years?
I’d love to have published a couple novels, and I hope readers feel that my writing leaves them
feeling uplifted and better positioned to have a more motivated, balanced, and healthy life.
Beautiful, Complicated Family is a two-volume collection of flash fiction stories about family relationships. I started writing flash fiction because I wanted my work to appeal to avid readers as well as those with busy schedules who only have small amounts of free time for reading. Each story in the collection is 1000 words or less. The collection is composed of two small ebooks, which are scheduled for release on November 5. There are 10 flash fiction stories in the entire collection, which would take most people 1 hour or less to read. Below is a blurb about the collection:
Beautiful, Complicated Family: Volume 1 and Beautiful, Complicated Family: Volume 2 explore the connections that can hold people together or tear them apart. The stories in this collection capture struggles that are common in today’s families—secrets, mother-daughter conflicts, coping with aging family members, and a more subtle question of what makes a family. The issues will seem familiar to you, but there are unexpected twists when you least expect them. The relatable characters and endings may pull at your heartstrings, so don’t be surprised if you laugh or cry along the way. Like most families, the relationships in this uplifting collection consist of intricate elements. Sometimes things get messy, but it’s always beautiful.
The Beautiful, Complicated Family blog tour will take place November 5-26, 2019. The tour is intentionally planned to lead into the Thanksgiving holiday, since that’s traditionally a time that people gather with their own beautiful, complicated family.
The blog tour reader giveaway away (via Rafflecopter) prize is an Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet (if the winner lives outside the US and anywhere Book Depository ships, they will choose $50 in books instead). I will have a separate giveaway (via Rafflecopter) just for the blog tour hosts. One host will win their choice of an Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet or a $50 gift card (if outside the US, the winner will get a $50 gift card to a vendor of their choice).
If you’re curious about my writing, you can view a sample here - https://barrenmagazine.com/
Both books are available via the NetGalley: