Today I welcome author and blogger Paula Roscoe to the blog. Thanks for agreeing to be part of my Blogger in the Spotlight feature Paula. First of all, would you tell me a little about yourself?
Hello, I’m Paula, but mainly known as the award-winning author, P.J Roscoe! I’m a Mum, wife, daughter, sister, author, counsellor, holistic therapist, movement healing facilitator, drumming therapist, blogger and goddess – not always in that order, but I work hard at all of them!! Author of Echoes, Freya’s Child, Adventures of Faerie folk, (for young children 4-7) Diary of Margery Blake (out September 2016) and Between Worlds (due out Autumn 2016)
What books/authors did you enjoy as a child?
I loved Enid Blyton, Famous Five and every ghost book I could get my hands on. I much preferred history books and tales of the supernatural, but can’t re-call the authors! I enjoyed poetry and fairytales, but to be honest, most of my childhood was spent out playing, using my imagination, as I grew up in the countryside with trees and rivers and open fields and cow muck!!
What made you want to start blogging?
I began blogging once I started up my website. I’m always talking about and experiencing the supernatural, so someone suggested I write about all things spooky and weird! I try to change it every month. August has been about ‘faeries’ as I was attending a Faerie festival in Llangollen for the weekend to sign copies of my book, ‘Adventures of Faerie folk’ and tell stories.
I also started blogging on Goodreads, to inform people of the ups and downs of life as an author. I share every good and bad that I experience. Perhaps other writers can learn from my many, many mistakes!
What do you enjoy most about blogging?
I love all things spooky anyway, having been able to see, hear and feel spirit and ghosts from an early age, so writing and researching the subject is second nature to me. It’s nice when readers get in touch and ask questions or give me their opinions/feedback. I love hearing about other people’s stuff. On my author blog, I do tend to ask for people’s feedback and love it when people take the time to answer. All wonderful and connected!
Tell me about your blog – sell yourself!
My spooky blog is aimed at people who are interested in the paranormal. People who buy my books, tend to be into that genre anyway, so I like to offer them something they perhaps haven’t read before. August was focused on faeries, but September will be about Time shifts, the theories and stories surrounding this phenomena in conjunction with books due out in Autumn.
My blog about my journey and all its trials and tribulations is really for anyone who fancies being nosy! I write diaries most days, which I’ve done since an early age, so writing one for people to read if they choose is second nature.
What’s your favourite book you’ve reviewed in the past year? Or favourite three if you really can’t choose.
I find it very difficult to find the time to read novels lately, but, I enjoyed Kate Ellis, ‘An Unhallowed Grave’ which was very Midsomer Murder in a book, but as I love watching a good mystery, I found it an easy read. Enjoyed, ‘Hands on health’ by Paula Youmell which was weird for me, but felt drawn to check out this book on living healthier and lots of easy foods to try. Also enjoyed ‘Ghosts’ by Sian Evens, a book I picked up in a National Trust property recently. Beautiful photographs and lots of information. Some I knew already, as I think I have every ghost book ever written!!
What are you reading just now?
During August 2016 I have not had a chance to pick up any books due to editing two of my own! Mainly reading the spiritual magazine, Spirit and Destiny which I love. Been reading old ghost books for information. I’m hoping to read ‘Bonds’ by Marie Anne Cope asap, but need to find time to order it!
Tell me about your reading habits: book or kindle, bed or bath, morning or evening?
Book, NEVER kindle if I can help it – hate the electronic things – no soul to it. I like to feel and smell the book and make sure it is published on recycled paper. Find it extremely difficult to get into anything sent to me electronic, but I persevere if swopping reviews! Always read for half hour before bedtime with my cup of fruit tea in bed! If going away where I can perceive myself finding time to read, I’ll take a book, but very rarely find time!
How can people follow your blog or connect with you on social media?
My blog of all things spooky is on my website www.pjroscoe.co.uk and I’m on Twitter @derwenna1 and Face book, https://www.facebook.com/storyladyauthor/?ref=bookmarks along with google+ and Linkedin.
My blog following my journey on my path of author is on Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6575717.P_J_Roscoe/blog
And finally, if you could be a character in any book you have read, who would it be and why?
I’d be Clare Fraser in the book series Outlander because I love her adventures and she gets to sleep with James Fraser!! Happily married for 23 years, but a woman is allowed to dream!