Bianca Rowena

Hello, Bianca! Welcome to my blog. How are you doing today? Could you introduce yourself a little?

I am author Bianca Rowena and I love to write Young Adult Fiction. Even when I'm not writing Young Adult fiction all my stories end up reading like a YA novel anyway, or so I’ve been told! I was born in Romania, Transylvania, a place that my friends in grade-school said didn't really exist, only in Halloween movies. This was before computers and internet, by the way. I have since discovered that Transylvania is in fact a real place and I was truly born there.

I am currently living in Canada with my husband and daughter. When I’m not writing (or editing) I spend way too much time watching Netflix, a considerable amount of time reading YA books and not nearly enough time playing the piano or guitar.

My latest book The Gift Stone is now available, after 2 years of rewrites. So far those who have read it are as excited about it as I am! (Which is very excited). It’s part of a series and book two is already written, but there’s still all that editing to do.

What is the current book you are promoting?
The Gift Stone, Book One of The Gifted Series.

Who is your favorite character in your book and why?
Beeps. She’s a social robot that doesn’t always get social cues, so it allowed me a fun way to have comic relief in the story when things got too intense. Also, Beeps becomes a true friend to Rita, something she’s never had before because she’s never opened herself up to it. I also would love to have a little Beeps BFF that followed me everywhere!

What inspired this book?
This story was actually written originally as a Star Wars Fan Fiction to appease the fans of The The Force Awakens who wanted a romance between Rey and Kylo Ren. I got so many encouraging comments on my Fan Fiction that I decided to rewrite it as its own story and change the characters! The first half of the book is actually taken from a different story I wrote called “Temple Girl” and then merged into my Fan Fiction story. So there are elements of both in this final version.

What is your next project?
Book Two of The Gifted Series! It’s entitled Takano Rynn and is from Takano’s point of view (the main male character in the series), rather than Rita’s point of view as in Book One. It’s already written and in the editing stages. I’m so excited about publishing it!

How do you write your books?
Fast and furious. Notepads stuck under my pillow at night and near the shower and in my purse. Sticky notes everywhere. A Sticky note dispenser in the car. I write on napkins, on my hand, and any surface I can find. I know better than to let good dialogue or story description slip through my fingers. The ideas come at the most inopportune times. I always have a pen with me everywhere I go. And sometimes I do actually sit down and write at my desk or at the kitchen table. I also attend a bi-weekly writer's group where I get an hour of uninterrupted writing time accomplished.

Who/what inspires your writing?
Music, people I meet, Family (especially my daughter), Friends, Movies, vacations, eagles, C-trains, long drives, the rain, the beach, the moon, dreams and my fan fiction fans.

What is one life lesson you have learned as an author?
You have to teach yourself to write in non-ideal places and in imperfect writing conditions, or else you’ll never get your writing done.

What is your favorite genre to read?
Young Adult books! Dystopian, Contemporary and Romance.

What do you listen to when you write?
I like silence but if I’m in a noisy place and have to drown out conversations around me I listen to Nightcore or Epic Trance on Digitally Imported radio,

Nightcore? That's new to me. I will have to check that out. Is there anything you want to say to your fans?
As long as you're reading my work and enjoying it, I’ll keep writing!

And if you are looking for something a bit older you can check out her contemporary romance The Virgin Diaries.  (website)  (facebook)  (wordpress)   (twitter)  @biancarowena  (instagram)  (tumblr)  (goodreads)  (Amazon Author Central)  (Wattpad)

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