I began reading Rose Pressey novels before I decided to write and before I knew what an indie author was. I was impressed by the escapist journey that her novels provide – they’re like lovely, relaxing weekends away to the countryside. 🙂 Her titles are catchy, her covers are original and her writing style is charming. I befriended Rose on Facebook and discovered that she is just as charming and endearing as her novels. What I appreciate most about Rose Pressey is her tenacity, perseverance and humility, despite her huge success. Rose Pressey has freely given me advice on countless occasions and that has impressed me even more. Here’s an interview with a honey of an author, my talented friend, Rose Pressey.
An Interview with Rose Pressey
1. Rose, what would you say makes your writing different from other books/series in the paranormal genre?
I enjoy adding humor to my books. There are many dark paranormal books out, but mine are light and fun.
2. Who would you consider to be your target audience?
My books are adult, but suitable for young adults, too. Anyone who wants their paranormal beings to have a sense of humor might enjoy my books.
3. What do you think draws so many readers to stories with magical or supernatural storylines?
A supernatural world and magic make a boring world fun. It’s a great escape from the daily routine.
4. What you would like your readers to take away from your books?
I like my readers to smile and get a few laughs from my books. Being introduced to characters they can like and root for is nice.
5. What is the most challenging part of writing for you?
Editing. It takes the longest. I write a book in a month, but spend a couple months on editing.
6. What are your favorite books or series to read?
I love the Jane Jameson Series by Molly Harper. Of course, I love the Sookie Stackhouse series, too. Another series I really like is the La Vida Vampire Series by Nancy Haddock. Really, I love too many books to name them all.
7. What do you like to do with your spare time when you aren’t reading or writing?
Decorating my home on a budget is fun. I love finding bargains. Spending time with family and playing with my Chihuahua. I also enjoy listening to music.
8. Name one thing that you would really like your readers to know about you.
I suffer from psoriatic arthritis and I have joint replacements in both knees. I’m having my hips replaced soon. I’m like the bionic writer!
9. You’ve got a number of different series that you write. Tell us about them. Do you have a favorite? And what is the essence of a Rose Pressey novel?
I love all of them, so it’s hard for me to pick a favorite. My novels feature fun and quirky characters with Southern flair.
10.You suffer from Psoriatic Arthritis and have had to undergo a number of operations. Do you feel this has given you a different outlook on life?
I never let my disease get me down. The joint pain may make moving around slower, but that just gives me more time to write. Life is what you make of it.
My Favorite Rose Pressey Novels
Murder at Honeysuckle Hotel (Trash to Treasure Crafting Mystery)
Customer Reviews: 4.1 out of 5 stars (73)
It’s summer time, and everyone is relaxing in the shade with a tall glass of lemonade. Everyone except Raelynn Pendleton. She’s stuck working at the local store to make the rent while her no-good ex-husband lives it up with a floozy.
When she inherits a Victorian house, Raelynn jumps at the chance to turn her life around. How can she afford the upkeep on such a huge place? Simple. She’ll run it as a hotel. Problem is, she has no experience and the décor dates back to the Dark Ages. She’ll have to use her secret talent for turning junk into treasure or she’ll never snag an overnight guest.
But before the new Honeysuckle Hotel even opens for business, Raelynn discovers the body of a young woman in the garden. As a newcomer in town, Raelynn is blamed for the murder. She’s fired from her job, which could mean she’ll lose the house. The only way to save Honeysuckle Hotel is to find the real killer – with or without the sexy Sheriff Kent Klein.
One way or another, Honeysuckle will be buzzing.
Flip That Haunted House (A Haunted Renovation Mystery)
Customer Reviews: 4.2 out of 5 stars (92)
Alabama has a scheme up her sleeve: house flipper. So what if she knows zilch about renovating homes–how hard can it be?
Tougher than she thought when she discovers ghosts inhabiting the run-down
mansion and the corpse of the previous owner. Oh yeah, and now the local sheriff thinks Alabama is the killer.
Holy house rehab, what’s next? Reed O’Hara, the sexy know-it-all next door neighbor that’s what. Alabama is hell-bent on proving she can handle the fixer-upper. Plus, unravel the mystery and find the killer. But if she’s not careful, she may end up in the house forever…
Pies and Potions (Mystic Cafe)
Customer Reviews: 4.3 out of 5 stars (80)
Elly Blair is finally getting the hang of her magic skills. That is, until the National Organization for Magic introduces her to a new type of magic: potions.
Each year before the fall equinox, a special potion must be given to the residents of Mystic Hollow, Kentucky. But when the spell goes awry, Elly fears she’s to blame.
Handsome investigator Tom Owenton is back in town, but this time he’s been stripped of his badge. With Tom’s arrival in Mystic Hollow, the Organization steps in and decides to shut down the entire town.
When Elly and Tom team up to help solve the mystery of the spell gone wrong, the Organization isn’t the only unhappy party. Elly’s boyfriend, Rory Covington, is concerned about how close Elly and Tom are becoming.
But a bad spell isn’t Elly’s biggest problem. A body is found at Mystic Cafe, plunging her into a murder investigation. And the killer might be closer than she thinks. Elly must solve the crime or the murderer will make Elly hang up her apron forever.
Me and My Ghoulfriends (Larue Donavan, Book 1)
Customer Reviews: 4.0 out of 5 stars (170)
There’s always fun to be had on a ghoul’s night out.
By day, Larue Donavan is a down-to-earth bookstore owner. But by night, she’s a world-renowned psychic investigator dedicated to helping lost spirits find peace. Dead people won’t leave her alone and Abraham Lincoln thinks he’s in charge of her lovelife. Larue can handle ghosts and undead presidents. It’s the living who drive her crazy.
When Callahan Weiss moves to town, the handsome newcomer opens a coffee shop right next door. She’s smitten from the start, but she’s not the only one — The boutique owner across the street has her eye on Callahan too, and uses witchcraft to fight dirty. When Callahan gets hit by a love spell, Larue will need more than a little help from her ghoul-friends to save the day…
More about Rose Pressey:
Rose Pressey is a USA TODAY bestselling author. She enjoys writing quirky and fun novels with a paranormal twist. The paranormal has always captured her interest. The thought of finding answers to the unexplained fascinates her.
When she’s not writing about werewolves, vampires and every other supernatural creature; she loves eating cupcakes with sprinkles, reading, spending time with family, and listening to oldies from the fifties.
Rose lives in the beautiful commonwealth of Kentucky with her husband, son and three sassy Chihuahuas.
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