My Story

Welcome to Rozelle Press, home of author Sarah Wynde.

I started self-publishing in December 2011, hoping to earn enough money to buy a few gingerbread lattes. I was a broke graduate student, writing for fun, with no expectation of selling more than a couple dozen copies of my books. I’d worked in publishing as an acquisitions editor for a decade, so I knew several things as absolute truths:

  • Books by unknown authors don’t sell.
  • Books with no marketing budget don’t sell.
  • Books with limited distribution don’t sell.
  • Books with covers created in Powerpoint by amateur designers really, truly don’t sell.

To say that I was pleasantly surprised by the changing rules of the brand-new world of indie publishing is an understatement.

Since that time, I’ve published three more books and two short stories. I’ve also dropped out of graduate school, sold my house and moved into a camper van. Today, I’m traveling the country, writing and publishing, and enjoying the freedom and excitement of the indie life. If you’re interested in my adventures, I post regularly at sarahwynde.com,  but to learn more about my books, check out my book list or my monthly updates here.

Thanks for reading!

Sarah

My Books

A Gift of Ghosts

Akira has secrets. But so does the town of Tassamara.

Akira Malone believes in the scientific method, evolution, and Einstein’s theory of relativity. And ghosts. All the logic and reason in the world can’t protect her from the truth—she can see and communicate with spirits.

But Akira is sure that her ability is just a genetic quirk and the ghosts she encounters simply leftover electromagnetic energy. Dangerous electromagnetic energy.

Zane Latimer believes in telepathy, precognition, auras, and that playing Halo with your employees is an excellent management technique. He also thinks that maybe, just maybe, Akira Malone can help his family get in touch with their lost loved ones.

But will Akira ever be able to face her fears and accept her gift? Or will Zane’s relatives be trapped between life and death forever?

A Gift of Thought

Sylvie swore she’d never go back to Tassamara. She was wrong.

At seventeen, Sylvie Blair left her infant son with his grandparents while she went shopping. She never returned. Twenty years later, she’s devastated to learn of his early, untimely death. But although Dillon’s body is long since buried, his spirit lingers on.

And he’s not real happy.

He doesn’t like his mom’s job—too dangerous. He doesn’t like her apartment—too boring. And he definitely doesn’t like her love life—non-existent.

But when Dillon decides that his parents should be living happily ever after, he sets them on a path that leads deeper and deeper into danger. Can Sylvie let go of the past and embrace the future? And can Dillon survive the deadly energy he unwittingly unleashes?

The Spirits of Christmas (A Tassamara Short Story)

Akira’s plans are simple: write wedding invitations, bake Christmas cookies, and eat red meat. (The last surprises her, too.) But when Rose, the ghost who haunts her house, asks for a favor, Akira can’t say no. Although she’s faced danger before, even death, a toddler who doesn’t like peanut-butter-and-jelly might be her worst nightmare.

A Gift of Time

She thought she could see everything. Time is proving her wrong.

Ten years ago, Natalya’s ability to remember the future cost her the life she wanted when her vision of her fiancé’s death tore them apart. Ever since, she’s considered her precognition more of a curse than a gift. How can she live in the present when the future looms so large?

But when the night she’s long dreaded finally arrives, Natalya’s vision and reality diverge. She and her ex, Colin, are drawn into a web of the unexplained, led by a mysterious little girl. Who is Kenzi? And where did she come from? The little girl might be the reason Fate has spared Colin’s life, but could she also bring Natalya and Colin together again?

With Colin, Kenzi, her family, the townspeople of Tassamara, and a set of circumstances that nobody could foresee, Natalya must solve the puzzle of a lifetime. Her discovery that her gift is not the only one at work will change the lives of everyone around her as time becomes precious in a most unexpected way… and the clock is ticking.

A Lonely Magic

Fen, a street-smart, 21-year-old orphan with anxiety issues, thinks she has her life under control. Then a gorgeous stranger tries to kill her. WTF?

A mysterious boy, Luke, and his brother, Kaio, come to her rescue, whisking her off to a glamorous Caribbean island and supposed safety. But the island’s atmosphere simmers with unnerving undercurrents. The brothers have secrets and Fen has questions. Who are they? How did they know she was in trouble? And what aren’t they telling her?

When Luke takes her to a magical underwater city, she discovers answers more enchanting than she could have imagined. But the enchantment has dark edges. With her life on the line, Fen finds herself caught in tides of romance, mystery, and political intrigue.

If she hopes to stay afloat, she’ll have to find courage she never knew she had.

A Lonely Magic contains no explicit sexual scenes or graphic violence, but Fen’s not shy about swearing when she’s under stress–and she’s under a lot of stress.

The Wedding Guests

First published in the anthology, Magical Weddings: 15 Enchanting Romances

Meredith Mulcahey doesn’t have time for love. However, when unexpected guests attend Akira and Zane’s wedding, her life will change forever. But for better or for worse?

For fans of the Tassamara series, this short story (16,000 words) takes place at the wedding of the main characters from A Gift of Ghosts, after the events of A Gift of Time. One reviewer calls it, “a super fun, sassy, and supernatural story you don’t want to miss!”

News & Reviews & Updates

So, yeah…

Apparently the last time I wrote a post on this site was the end of 2014. Welcome to the end of 2016! What happened to the years in between? A lot of life. A bunch of personal growth. A ton of learning, knowledge gained painfully and not-so-painfully. Not a lot of writing. I am, embarrassingly, …