About Carol Rose:
Carol Rose is an award-winning author of contemporary romances. She has written twenty books, including Always and Forgotten Father. Her books have won numerous awards, including a final in the prestigious Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award.
Carol is an active member of the North Texas Romance Writers. A frequent speaker at writers’ groups and conferences, she has taught workshops on characterization and, creating and resolving conflict. She works full time as a therapist.
Her husband and she married when she was only nineteen and he was barely twenty-one, proving that early marriage can make it, but only if you’re really lucky and persistent. They went through college and grad school together. She not only loves him still, all these years later, she still likes him—which she says is sometimes harder. They have two funny, intelligent and highly accomplished daughters. Carol loves writing and hopes you enjoy reading her work.
What inspires you to write?
Movies–old mostly, books, things I see and overhear… Different books come to me in different ways. Chasing one down from an elusive thought can make me crazy.
Tell us about your writing process.
I am a serious plotter. I need to know not only the beginning, but the ending of a book. I plot turning points and scenes. If I don’t have a writing map, I’m likely to forget important stuff and wander off in strange directions.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I watch them–you know, like watching a movie?
What advice would you give other writers?
Write to mostly please myself. If this process isn’t fun, there’s no point in it.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I’ve done both. Self-publishing requires author attention to things like promotion, which publishing with a publisher doesn’t(as much). I like the freedom self-publishing gives me.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I have no idea, but I think the era of publishing being controlled by a few houses in New York is over.
What do you use?: Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Romance, steamy contemporary; Amish Christian romance
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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