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,  but to learn more about my books, check out my book list or my monthly updates here.

Thanks for reading!


My Books and Stories

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!”

36 Questions

Can answering thirty-six questions really make you fall in love?

Charlotte isn’t convinced that speed-dating using the New York Times’ 36 Questions for Intimacy is going to be any better than any other form of modern dating. But she’s willing to give it a try.

Discover the unexpected results in this short story (2400 words), that one reader described as “feel good” and another called, “seriously fun.”

News & Reviews & Updates

Goals for 2018

I am not going to write a 2017 in review post, because from a business point of view, it would be depressing. I did a lot of amazing things in 2017, but it didn’t include much in the way of publishing. (But I saw the Grand Canyon! Mount Rushmore! New York City! Beaches on all …

36 Questions

The big news from the month of August is that I published a short story, 36 Questions, which is available for free on Amazon from September 1 – 3, 2017. (I threw in the year because I was reading a blog post recently that seemed all wrong… and then I realized it was from 2008. …

June 1, 2017

Still working on A Gift of Grace. Close enough that the first draft will be finished in June. It might take me a long while to edit it, though. I’ve worked on this title for so long that the beginning might not match the ending. But the writing mostly went well in May, even though …