Story strumpet, tome loving tart, eccentric night owl...all words that can describe freelance writer, poet and erotic romance author Roxanne Rhoads.
Roxanne has been a writer for as long as she can remember. She swears she was born with a pen in one hand and a book in the other. Her love of books stems from her mother reading bedtime stories to her every night and taking her on weekly trips to the library to hunt the stacks for great reads.
When other children begged for candy and toys Roxanne always asked for a book. It started with Little Golden Books, then moved on to Sweet Valley High, then she fell in love with all things spooky and supernatural and started reading Dean Koontz, Anne Rice, John Saul, Stephen King and anything else she could find that featured a witch, vampire or ghost.
She became a published poet in elementary school when 2 of her poems were selected to appear in a local magazine. All through her school years she attended Young Author's Conferences and wrote for the school newspapers. She won numerous essay and writing contests which earned her savings bonds and scholarships for college.
As a high school junior she started writing for the teen section (Word Up) of the local newspaper, The Flint Journal. She also received a scholarship for college from The Flint Journal. In college she wrote for the college paper and a local entertainment magazine, Riff in addition to having in poetry published in small magazines and journals.
After college she tried many jobs including: video clerk, sales clerk, secretary, adult store sales clerk (think of a store similar to Lover's Lane) and small business owner.
She started writing professionally in 2005 quickly finding the niche of erotica and paranormal romance to be to her liking.
reading, writing, painting, searching for vintage collectibles and antiques, gardening