Updated Biography

I felt it was time I rewrote my “about me” on my website, Facebook author page, and anywhere else folks can find my work online. It had been a long time since I’d done it, and previously it hadn’t really been written with any heart, if you know what I mean.

So, anyway, here’s my updated bio. It feels a lot more personal and a little less “in your face” than my old one was.

Roxie Prince is a creative soul who turns her life into stories, poetry, and art.

She was born HIV+ and was orphaned by AIDS at the age of ten. Growing up with HIV in the late eighties/early nineties, when the AIDS epidemic was at its peak, gave her a unique perspective on life and a gratitude for the things that most people take for granted. She tells stories of survival through her works.

Roxie learned to read at a very young age and was “born talking”. Her father, Steve, instilled a love of literature in her from the moment she could pick up a book, and she’s never put them down since. She’s always been a storyteller, and from a very young age, when things were hard for anyone to cope with, especially a child, she retreated to the world of stories. Books saved her. She read anything and everything she could put her hands on, from Dr. Seuss to ‘Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea’, before she started public school in second grade. Before then, her father was her teacher because they couldn’t send her to school for fear of bringing home more illnesses to her already dying mother, and also because schools weren’t too keen on an HIV+ child attending their classes. Protagonists became her best friends. The worlds in novels became safe havens from the chaos she faced in real life. And to this day, stories are her sanctuary.

She always knew she would be an author. There was never a question in her mind. It was a calling, really. She wrote her first bound book dually called ‘The Pretty Princess’ and ‘Suzi and the Cute Cat’ at around age six. She still has it. It’s badly illustrated and tells the story of a princess who was liked by everyone because she was so pretty, but she didn’t want them to like her because of her beauty. Pretty deep for a kid, eh?

Every day is a gift. She wasn’t supposed to live beyond ten years old. Some days are difficult, but Roxie wakes each day with a fire in her belly to tell stories. And she hopes you’ll read them. She lives her life to its breaking point.

You can find her works on Amazon and all major booksellers. ‘COMPENDIUM: A Horror Novelette’ is a collection of five horror shorts about different people in the same apocalyptic situation. ‘The Way We Go’ is a novel about growing up with a mother who isn’t dependable, raising a younger sister, and finding love and yourself in an unexpected place. And ‘Growth Spurt’, is a companion novel to ‘The Way We Go’ that brings back some beloved characters but stands all on its own and tells a tale of growing up, coming out, acceptance, friendship, and family. And coming at the end of 2016 is ‘Ealanta’, an epic YA fantasy novel in the first of a series about how one girl’s discovery of who she once was leads her to become the woman she is meant to be.

Thank you for following Roxie’s journey both online and in real life. Without your support, her dreams couldn’t have become a reality. It never goes unnoticed. Blessed be.

Updated Biography

I felt it was time I rewrote my “about me” on my website, Facebook author page, and anywhere else folks can find my work online. It had been a long time since I’d done it, and previously it hadn’t really been written with any heart, if you know what I mean.

So, anyway, here’s my updated bio. It feels a lot more personal and a little less “in your face” than my old one was.

Roxie Prince is a creative soul who turns her life into stories, poetry, and art.

She was born HIV+ and was orphaned by AIDS at the age of ten. Growing up with HIV in the late eighties/early nineties, when the AIDS epidemic was at its peak, gave her a unique perspective on life and a gratitude for the things that most people take for granted. She tells stories of survival through her works.

Roxie learned to read at a very young age and was “born talking”. Her father, Steve, instilled a love of literature in her from the moment she could pick up a book, and she’s never put them down since. She’s always been a storyteller, and from a very young age, when things were hard for anyone to cope with, especially a child, she retreated to the world of stories. Books saved her. She read anything and everything she could put her hands on, from Dr. Seuss to ‘Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea’, before she started public school in second grade. Before then, her father was her teacher because they couldn’t send her to school for fear of bringing home more illnesses to her already dying mother, and also because schools weren’t too keen on an HIV+ child attending their classes. Protagonists became her best friends. The worlds in novels became safe havens from the chaos she faced in real life. And to this day, stories are her sanctuary.

She always knew she would be an author. There was never a question in her mind. It was a calling, really. She wrote her first bound book dually called ‘The Pretty Princess’ and ‘Suzi and the Cute Cat’ at around age six. She still has it. It’s badly illustrated and tells the story of a princess who was liked by everyone because she was so pretty, but she didn’t want them to like her because of her beauty. Pretty deep for a kid, eh?

Every day is a gift. She wasn’t supposed to live beyond ten years old. Some days are difficult, but Roxie wakes each day with a fire in her belly to tell stories. And she hopes you’ll read them. She lives her life to its breaking point.

You can find her works on Amazon and all major booksellers. ‘COMPENDIUM: A Horror Novelette’ is a collection of five horror shorts about different people in the same apocalyptic situation. ‘The Way We Go’ is a novel about growing up with a mother who isn’t dependable, raising a younger sister, and finding love and yourself in an unexpected place. And ‘Growth Spurt’, is a companion novel to ‘The Way We Go’ that brings back some beloved characters but stands all on its own and tells a tale of growing up, coming out, acceptance, friendship, and family. And coming at the end of 2016 is ‘Ealanta’, an epic YA fantasy novel in the first of a series about how one girl’s discovery of who she once was leads her to become the woman she is meant to be.

Thank you for following Roxie’s journey both online and in real life. Without your support, her dreams couldn’t have become a reality. It never goes unnoticed. Blessed be.