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About revrosevan

Rose Vanden Eynden has always believed in magic, which probably explains how she is able to be a writer as well as a wife, mother, medium, massage therapist, minister, and instructor. She resides in a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband, twin sons, and retired racing greyhound named Oliver. In her spare (!) time, she enjoys performing in live theatre, watching films, reading, and walking in the woods. An avid believer in a balanced life, she meditates and eats chocolate daily.

When Characters Take Over

I’m almost finished with my latest writing project. It’s a young adult fantasy romance with Arthurian legend overtones. I’ve been working on it for over a year, and I thought I had the whole thing plotted out before I began … Continue reading

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Substance Versus Fluff

My twin boys are 17 years old, and they attend a private, Catholic high school here in Cincinnati where we live. Usually over the summer, they have required reading that must be completed by the time they return for the … Continue reading

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When the Muse Take a Vacation

Sun. Surf. Frothy drinks with little umbrellas. Gorgeous sunsets and gentle breezes. SIGH. Sounds like the perfect vacation, right? I’m sure it is. And my Muse, that backstabbing b#*^!, has gone without me. Don’t get me wrong. Most of the … Continue reading

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What It’s All About

We’ve had a rather rough week here in America. Bombings in Boston. Explosions in Texas. Terrible weather in the Midwest. Death, destruction, terror, tears. It seems that April is historically a bad month for us. Oklahoma City, Waco, and Columbine … Continue reading

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Music and Mood

Music has been a big part of my life for as long as I can remember. I grew up with a head-banging older brother who cranked up AC/DC and KISS every night, and a mother who loved Frank Sinatra, big … Continue reading

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Affirmations for Writing

I’m sure you recognize the characters in the above cartoon. They reside in the world of DILBERT, the cartoon phenomenon created by Scott Adams. According to Wikipedia, DILBERT appears in 2000 newspapers worldwide, in 65 countries, and in 25 languages. … Continue reading

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Rose’s 2012 Top Five Book List

The year 2012 is drawing to an end. It’s been a good year for me (hey, my first novel was published this year!), but I’m definitely looking forward to the new energy of 2013. Of course, many of us look … Continue reading

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The Turning of the Wheel

I write fantasy romance fiction. Sometimes I wonder how I got into this biz, but when I think about the things that interest me in “real life,” I suppose it’s not too big of a stretch to think I might … Continue reading

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Integrity

If you’re a writer or an avid reader, perhaps you saw this recent article about author RJ Ellory creating positive fake reviews for his books as well as negative commentary for other authors in his genre. And maybe, like me, … Continue reading

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In the Flow

I just returned from a week in Lily Dale, New York. I go there almost every year to teach metaphysical workshops and to renew my spiritual connection to the unseen realms. If you’re at all interested in the esoteric, I … Continue reading

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