Rose Pressey is an Amazon Top 100 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.
Rose Pressey has a wonderful flair for making you feel invited right into the center of the French Quarter. She described the scenery and food in such detail, you can see and taste the "descriptions." You will join the characters as you sit down in the Cafe Du Monde and enjoy the mouth-watering beignets.
Lean back, hear the hooves on the cobblestones and enjoy the ride, in a horse-drawn carriage through the Historic French Quarter with Rose and her Rylie Cruz characters. You may be surprised at running into me, at the famous Cafe after Rose Pressey's delectable suggestions as well as maybe a Cafe' au Lait.
And for now, as they say in New Orleans, "Laissez les bons temp rouler" ... Let the good times roll!
Q: Where did the idea come about of a matchmaking service for paranormals in your Rylie Cruz originate from?
Rose: I figured that werewolves, vampires , and other paranormals have just as much trouble navigating the social scene as everyone else. The idea for Rylie just popped into my head one day.
Q: What drew you to New Orleans to have it as the location/setting of this series
Rose: I love New Orleans. My husband and I were there for the first time a few years ago and it is just a magical place. I love historic locations. If any place could be home to paranormal creatures, I think the Big Easy would be it.
Q: They say authors pull ideas from their lives. Have you ever gone to a matchmaker?
Rose: I haven't been to a matchmaker. I once fixed up a couple of friends and they are married over two years later, I'm still looking for someone for my husband's brother. So i f there are any single ladies reading this.....LOL
Q: In most books, the male character is the werewolf; but you made the female character the werewolf. Is there a reason?
Rose: I like strong female characters and wanted ti show she could be a tough werewolf if need be.
Q: May we look forward to more adventures with Rylie and Jack and the gang?
Rose: Possibly. I'm working on a couple new series, but I'd still like to write a couple more Rylie books in the future.
Q: We know you write a number of other series. Do you have any upcoming releases in any of your other series?
Rose: The Haunted Fixer-Upper will be out later this month. That's book two in the Haunted Renovation Mystery series. In January I'm releasing Spells, Demons, and Rock 'n' Roll. That's the second book in the Veronica Mason Series.
Q: Aside from the assorted current series you have on the market, do you have any future plans for other series?
Rose: Yes, I do have a couple new series in the works. I'm not sure about release just yet. Both of the books are paranormal romantic mysteries.
Q: What do you do on days you are not writing? What do you enjoy doing?
Rose: I write almost every day. When I'm not writing I'm usually answering emails, marketing, and promoting my books. I work seven days a week at it. But I try to take a little time for myself just to relax and unwind. Of course I like to read, decorate my home, make crafts, play with my dogs, and explore historic locations when I get the chance.
Q: Alright; we all know you love cupcakes. What is your favorite flavor and do you have a particular place you enjoy going to get them?
Rose: I do love cupcakes. Believe it or not, I don't eat them often. LOL... If I can't eat cupcakes though at least like to look at them. I do treat myself to my favorite sweet occasionally. I never had a favorite place to get cupcakes until recently. There's a new little shop in a nearby historic town that has the best German Chocolate cupcakes I've ever had. I think the cupcakes I bake are the best though. They may not be perfect or the tastiest to others, but I love them. My favorite is chocolate with vanilla frosting. Okay, I've talked way too much about cupcakes for now. LOL...
Q: In the Ryle Cruz series, you have stated rules at the beginning/before each chapter. Is there a reason?
Rose: I thought about all the things that would make dating a werewolf hard or troublesome. Who knew there would be so many.
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