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Rose B. Fischer is an avid fan of foxes, Stargate: SG-1, and Star Trek.  She would rather be on the Enterprise right now.

Since she can’t be a Starfleet Officer, she became a speculative fiction author whose stories feature women who defy cultural stereotypes.

In her fictional worlds, gender is often fluid, sexuality exists on a spectrum, and “disability” does not define an individual.  She publishes science fiction, science fantasy, horror, and biographical essays.

Contact information:

Website/Blog: http://rosebfischer.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rose.b.fischer
Email: rosebfischer1@gmail.com

Twitter: @RoseFblog


Fiction:

Reynard’s Daughters (Serial short story series, released as “The Fox Sisters”, summer 2015)

  • Fox. Hunting (self-published ebook, available on Amazon Kindle)
  • Giving Best (self-published ebook, available on Amazon Kindle)
  • Doubling Back Part One (self-published ebook, available on Amazon Kindle)
  • Doubling Back Part One (self-published ebook, available on Amazon Kindle)

Diana: Lady of Synn (Serial fiction series, upcoming release)

 

Nonfiction:

  • Copyright Answers (self-published ebook, available on Amazon Kindle)
  • Write Away Quick Guide to Character Flaws (self-published ebook, available on Amazon Kindle)

Rose B. Fischer on the Web

 

Promotional Interview on Science Fiction, Transmedia, and Fandom

Promotional Interview With Melissa Barker Simpson

How I Stopped Letting Chronic Pain Control My LIfe–Painted Teacup

How Local Culture Inspires Worldbuilding–Write On Sisters

Why I Didn’t Scream–Hardcore Hope

Iron Man, Disability, and Me–Two Thirds of the Planet

#BeReal: Rose B. Fischer–Hastywords

How Trauma Taught Me Never to Fear Failure–Creative Boundless

 


Sample Interview

 

1. You’ve just released Doubling Back, volume three of the Foxes of Synn. Can you tell us a little about that series and how it came about?

Well, Synn is a genre bender. It looks like a traditional low fantasy world on the surface, but the more you dig into the world, the more it becomes apparent that there’s as much “science” to it as there is “fantasy.” The Foxes came about as an experiment in serialized short fiction. I had so many of them doing so many interesting things that I knew I would never be able to write all the novels I wanted, so I decided to try groups of short stories instead.

 

2. What geeky goodness do you have planned for us next on the fiction front?

There’s a longer Synn release coming. I’m not ready to spill the beans on that yet, but you should totally follow my blog if you want the low-down. And down the road I have a scifi adaptation of The Wizard of Oz.

 

3. Do you see yourself ever expanding your fiction beyond sci-fi?

 

Sure. I write essays and writing how-tos all the time.

 

4. Do you have any Jedi wisdom on book production or marketing to share with those of us who are thinking of jumping into the publishing game?
I don’t know if my advice on book production would be applicable to people writing novels. I think everybody wants to write a “novel” because it sounds impressive. They’re big, they take a long time to produce, and if you write one, you have some sort of mystique. I’ve written five of those. They’re all sitting unsold on my computer. Except the one that’s sitting in my living room in a binder. Very impressive, right?
Finally, I realized something. If you write 20 short stories in five genres during a year and publish 10 or even 5, you’re gonna have a more versatile body of work and more potentially marketable fiction than the average person who slogs away at a novel for the same year and gets to the end with a rough draft. You can self publish or submit them to anthologies and magazines or take a bunch of them and build a collection to sell. If you write enough connected shorts, then you’ll eventually have the bones of a novel laid out for you. Meanwhile, the shorts are publishable in their own right. There’s nothing wrong writing a novel.

 

There’s also nothing wrong with branding yourself as a short story author if that’s what floats your boat. (And if it isn’t your thing, and you want to write novels, that’s cool too.) Also, readers want endings. Nearly every reader I talk to says “I’m tired of how, you get to the end of every book and it leaves you hanging so you have to buy the next one.” For GODSAKE, even if you’re writing a series, give your audience some closure at the end of every book.

 

If you leave me hanging, I’ll stop reading your books.  I might tell myself that I’ll pick it up again when the series is over, but chances are that I’ll forget by then.  Congratulations, you just lost a potentially loyal lifetime reader in your genre.

 

 

5. Why did you get into blogging? Was it to give your writing & publishing a boost, or, is there a more serendipitous origin story?

I got into blogging because I don’t know many people in my offline life who share my interests in science fiction or like to analyze media. Most of my offline friends don’t like it when I pick apart their favorite stories. Bloggers, on the other hand, love it.
6. You do book reviews from time-to-time. In your own opinion, what is the best review you’ve done so far?

 

I reviewed the Celebrate Recovery books.  They’re a Christian-Themed Addiction Recovery series.  I lambasted them for blatant misappropriation of Scripture, ignorant teaching about the nature of addiction versus “sin” and disgusting levels of misogyny related to Hagar.

It was pretty effin’ intense.

 

7. What’s the most fun thing you’ve ever done on the internet?

I did a blogging challenge put together by Amanda Northern over at Blogging Freedom. I had so much fun and learned a ton of things about managing and marketing content. Which I realizes sounds boring as hell, now that I’m typing it. But it wasn’t!

I’m a huge nerd. I get all excited by content marketing anid organization tools.

 

8. What’s your all-time favorite science fiction story?All-time favorite character?
Story: Dune. Character, I can’t pick one but if I have to I’d say Obi-Wan Kenobi.
9. Would you share with us a little about the first piece of creative writing you ever attempted?
It was She-Ra fanfiction. I wrote it for my siblings and we made it into a play with our toys and stuffed animals.

10. Give us your best elevator pitch. In four sentences or less, why should we read your books?
Seriously, they’re less than a buck each and they’re a ton of fun. Do you have any idea how much fun you’re getting for under a buck a pop? No? Well, buy them and find out! C’mon, you know you wanna.
11. If you could own one (and only one) piece out-of-thisworld technology or magical artifact, large or small – anything from thesimplest magic wand to a Death Star — what would it be?
I want a frying pan shaped lightsaber. That is all.

 

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