Welcome to Authors to Watch! Can you tell us a little about yourself?
My name is Roselyn. I'm happily married and have kids as well. I decided to take the plunge and self-publish through Amazon last year.
When did you begin writing?
I've been a writer for as long as I can remember. I was probably about five years old when I first attempted to write a story!
Can you tell us about your most recent release?
Sure, my most recent book is unFocused, which is #1 in a YA Dystopian series. It takes place in a world where the population has been massively depleted and the government has taken control of everything, including who you can date or marry, where you live, and what job you have.
How did you get the idea for the book?
I don't totally remember now, but it stemmed from thinking about a society where the government controls everything and every single aspect of your life is highly organized and planned out for you and it just sort of went from there.
Of all your characters, which one is your favorite? Why?
That's a hard question! I really relate to a few of my characters. If I had to pick, I'd say Kate from Coffee, Love, and Other Stimulants is my favorite because her personality is the closest to my own.
What was the most challenging aspect of writing your book?
Coming up with a completely new and unique society and then filling in all the little details for it.
What is your primary goal as an author?
To provide enjoyment and an escape from reality for my readers.
What projects are you currently working on?
Book two of the YA Dystopian series :)
What advice would you offer to new or aspiring authors?
The first step is simply finishing a complete story. It doesn't have to be long or complex, just get it out there first. Then go from there :)
About Roselyn Jewell:
I'm an author, a wife, a mother, a friend, a sister, a daughter, and so much more! I've always loved reading and found myself wanting to continue the stories I loved so much, which is how I started writing. Now I've finally reached my dream of being published. My novels are mainly romance, though there are a lot of other elements as well. My books prove that you can have the romance and the passion without having to sacrifice great plot lines or strong character personalities.
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