Hi Jess, my name is Rosie Travers and my debut novel, The Theatre of Dreams was published in August 2018. I live on the south coast of England and take inspiration from the local landscape for my writing. The Theatre of Dreams is a story of new beginnings and second chances – a devious octogenarian recruits a disgraced actress and a bankrupt architect to help her in an elaborate scheme to save their local theatre. It’s set in an old fashioned British seaside town, full of nostalgia and quirky characters. To me books are magical vehicles that take readers on incredible journeys. I want to make my readers smile.
The Theatre of Dreams is published by Crooked Cat Books, a small independent publisher. It is available to buy on Amazon in ebook and paperback. mybook.to/theatreofdreams.
I’m very new to writing and am still finding my way around social media. I am totally in awe of fellow Crooked Cat author Lizzie Chantree @Lizzie_Chantree. She maintains a prolific presence on Facebook and Twitter with an endless repertoire of inspirational quotes and an encyclopaedic knowledge of marketing tips. I admire her energy and she is always supportive of her fellow ‘Cats’.
I’m also a fan of Isabella May @IsabellaMayBks – she too is always very supportive and I just love her books. She has a great sense of humour.
My publishing journey has been one huge learning curve and the advice I’ve received from other authors has been invaluable. The commercial fiction market is highly competitive and it’s hard getting your name out there, amongst so many well-established authors. It’s great when other writers invite you onto a guest spot on their blog – like this for example. I’m always happy to feature authors on my blog too. I currently run a regular feature where authors talk about their favourite ‘comfort reads’, a term I use to describe the treasured books we return to time and time again. Most authors are great readers and if they’re not talking about their own books, they’re very happy to talk about someone else’s.
Debut Novel The Theatre of Dreams published by Crooked Cat Books