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Interview with Author Josie Rose

Today I am so happy to help author Josie Rose celebrate her books 4 year birthday! I met Josie through Camp NaNoWriMo a few years ago, and since then we have become really good friends, so I am delighted to have the opportunity to interview her about her series, The Plague Wolf! Happy Birthday to The Plague Wolf, and I wish Josie great success with her novels!


Tell us a little about yourself, Josie!

Hello, my name is Josie Rose, I’m an aspiring Wattpad Author and I’m 18 years old, about to be 19 on May 23! I live in Michigan with my mom and boyfriend Jeremy. I have three animals- two hamsters, Houdini and Jasper; and a cuddly puppy Bella who is almost a year old! I am a writer, youtuber, blogger, and someone who is majorly addicted to coffee!


Have you always wanted to be a writer? How long have you been writing for?

Yes, I have always wanted to be a writer since I was 7 years old, and I have been writing for almost 13 years of my life, and ever since I started it has been a long and wonderful journey and there is still a long journey ahead of me!


How did you come up with the title, The Plague Wolf?

This is so interesting, so when I was in high school in about 10th grade and I was working on my homework for History class about the Black Plague. When I got home I was thinking about a title for a book instead of doing my homework. For me, my favorite animal is wolves so somehow I smashed The Plague and Wolf together and on March 25, 2016 The Plague Wolf was born.


If you could describe The Plague Wolf in 5 words or less, what would they be?

Family, Pack, Death, Blood, Love


Where did the idea for your book come from?

The idea of Plague Wolf came from my love of wolves and werewolves, and the idea of the plot came from multiple tv shows and movies with werewolves in them.


How many books in the Plague Wolf series?

There are six books in the series, plus two spin offs from my series. But for Plague wolf there is….

The Plague Wolf: The Element of Fire (Book 1)

The Plague Wolf: The Element of War (Book 2)

The Plague Wolf: The Element of Destruction (Book 3)

The Plague Wolf: The Element of Healing (Book 4)

The Plague Wolf: The Element of Purifying (Book 5)

The Plague Wolf: The Element of Resurrection (Book 6)


What is your process for writing Plague Wolf?

My process for writing Plague Wolf is described as difficult for me, haha. Basically I try to make sure I have a decent outline done, I make sure I have coffee and I have [Helena] keeping me accountable (Live Stream SHAME!) and I just write and see where it takes me. Sometimes my books like to take over and my characters tend to be tiny dickheads. Sometimes they don't want to follow the outline.


Who is your favourite character in The Plague Wolf? Why?

My favorite character would have to be Francis McIntosh. He’s a bartender who will solve your problems. I know, crazy. He tells you to drink and don't pee in his bar. He is very comical, wise, and very family oriented. Actually a true fact is ever since I started writing (When I was 7) Francis was the first character I EVER made and I brought him back to life in the Plague Wolf. Francis has always been there for me through rough times in my life and every time I write about him he brings joy to me and makes me happy! Love ya Franny!


What are your future plans for The Plague Wolf?

As of right now I want to finish the series and post it to Wattpad and use NaNoWriMo to help me finish my series. But when the time comes, I plan to have my series in book form and ready to let friends and family read it, and maybe everyone else if I decide to publish it.


What challenges have you faced writing The Plague Wolf?

The biggest challenge I faced is trying to outline, and sometimes trying to make the outline cohesive. Plot structure is hard for me and I face it everyday, and that's why I try to make it better everyday.


The Plague Wolf is 4 years old! What has been the best part of the four years of Plague Wolf?

The best part of Plague Wolf in the last four years is just being able to write the character and share them to the world. The Plague Wolf is the best thing that has happened to me and I honestly just want to share my message by telling people FAMILY AND PACK IS EVERYTHING. I couldn’t be more blessed to have this series in my life.


What does your typical writing day look like?

I try to write 2,000 words a day. All I need is my laptop, outline, coffee and inspiration then I go off and write. I really don't have a routine or anything. But I do love to write at my desk or in bed (I know it's a dangerous game for in the morning and a night time.)


What part of the writing process do you find the most enjoyable, and the least enjoyable?

The most enjoyable part of the writing process is just writing my characters, because they are all really fun to write. What I hate the most of the writing process is outlining. BOY DO I HATE IT! But I do it anyways so I can feel the torture my characters feel. It's like my character's revenge on me because I put them through hell in the story! Haha!


Tell us where we can find you online!

You can find all my social media in my linktree by going to

https://linktr.ee/josierosewritesbooks

A little message to Helena and everyone:

Thank you to everyone who has supported me and my little series. It has meant so much to me and a big thank you to Helena for being not just a writing friend but being like family to me. She has helped me through the rough times I've had with Plague Wolf. Thank you Helena for everything and thank you guys as well.

I LOVE YOU HELENA SO MUCH, AND EVERYONE, AND THE PACK! [Love you too Josie!]

THANK YOU AND HAPPY 4TH BIRTHDAY PLAGUE WOLF!

Reminder, I am going live on my YouTube Channel ( Josie Rose Writes ) today (March 25, 2020) at 7 PM EST time.


Thank you to Josie for the interview, and Happy Birthday to The Plague Wolf!

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