Welcome to 3 Questions Wednesday! Today Inspired Prompt welcomes author and publisher, Rosey Lee Thanks for taking the time to join us.
Who is your favorite author?
Rosey: There’s a special place in my heart for Dr. Maya Angelou’s work. I’m captivated by her ability to make her autobiographical work read like fiction. And she lived a fascinating life. I love to read different authors, and it’s hard to choose a favorite. But if I was forced to only read one author’s work for the rest of my life, it would probably be hers.
I love hearing her read her work. She’s got a great voice. Next question…
If you could write about anyone or anything fiction/nonfiction who or what would you write about?
Rosey: I would continue to write about families. I’m intrigued with the construction and role of families and how family members interact with each other. There are so many different types of families and a plethora of complexities that exist with them. I could write about families forever and never get bored.
Interesting. Families can have many layers to tell stories from. Last question: If you could spend time with a character from your book or another book whom would it be? And what would you do during that day?
Rosey: I would definitely hang out with Gran. I dedicated my flash fiction collection to my grandmothers and great-grandmothers. Gran isn’t exactly like any of them, but she shares some of their characteristics. Gran has led an intriguing life, and I would spend time with her in hopes that she might share stories of her adventures. If she felt up to it, we would also cook together. Gran knows her way around the kitchen, and I would try to get some of her secret family recipes. But something tells me she’d catch on pretty quickly and would just tease me with them the whole day.
Grandmothers are very special people! Thanks for stopping by.
Click to tweet: I would continue to write about families. I’m intrigued with the construction and role of families and how family members interact with each other. There are so many different types of families and a plethora of complexities that exist with them. I could write about families forever and never get bored.
Beautiful, Complicated Family: Volume 1 and Beautiful, Complicated Family: Volume 2 explore the connections that can hold people together or tear them apart. The stories in this collection capture struggles that are common in today’s families—secrets, mother-daughter conflicts, coping with aging family members, and a more subtle question of what makes a family. The issues will seem familiar to you, but there are unexpected twists when you least expect them. The relatable characters and endings may pull at your heartstrings, so don’t be surprised if you laugh or cry along the way. Like most families, the relationships in this uplifting collection consist of intricate elements. Sometimes things get messy, but it’s always beautiful. Each volume contains five flash fiction stories (very short stories of 1000 words or less each). Read each story in about 5 minutes and get Volume 2 of the collection for free using a link within Volume 1.
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About Rosey Lee
Rosey Lee writes uplifting fiction stories about family and friendship. A native of the Westbank of New Orleans, Louisiana, Rosey is a fan of good food and a good time. As a child, she dreamed of a career in writing, fashion design, and acting. She uses the pen name Rosey Lee as she pursues her passion for writing. Her alter ego is a physician who has dedicated her career to individual and community-based approaches to health equity. She enjoys cooking, flower arranging, listening to live music, and occasional bursts of fanatical bargain shopping.
Rosey’s flash fiction has appeared in Necessary Fiction, Bending Genres, Barren Magazine, Turnpike Magazine, The Wellington Street Review, and elsewhere. Her work has also been nominated for the 2019 Best of the Net anthology. Connect with her at roseyleebooks.com and @roseyleebooks on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.