Who is Roo?

  My beloved and me in Salzburg, Austria, where we got to hang out with my cool cousins. 

My beloved and me in Salzburg, Austria, where we got to hang out with my cool cousins. 

Questions & Answers About Veronika Roo

Q. Who are you?

A. A 50-year-old wife, friend, writer, homeowner and corporate communicator.

 

Q. What are you currently working on?

A. A book called People in Charge: A Novel.

 

Q. Where do ideas for the story come from?

A.  All over the place: 

  • Observing the Occupy Wall Street movement. In the world of my main character, Willow, you are either a member of the people in charge or you’re part of the 99%.
  • Strolling through the Red Light District of Amsterdam and musing about morality, legality, sexuality, sensuality and fidelity.
  • Wondering why not all marriages are mutually satisfying.
  • Expanding my definition of family, thanks to an amazing boy from the Ukraine adopted by close friends, who were inspired to launch Adoption Services International.
  • Listening to people talk about their lives.
  Cozy under a blanket, in front of the fire, iPad on my lap, husband-made cappuccino in my hand.

Cozy under a blanket, in front of the fire, iPad on my lap, husband-made cappuccino in my hand.

Q. Who helps you?

A. I am fortunate to have a strong, supportive, smart network: 

  My Baby Brother. 

My Baby Brother. 

  • My husband gives me time to write, cheers me on, fixes my coffee and cocktails and makes each day the best day of my life.
  • My Aunt Theresa, Beta Reader, reality checker and touchstone when I need to picture my audience.
  • My Baby Brother, whose day job improves his community and broad range of talents support the arts.
  • My living the American Dream brother, who began writing and, in asking for my opinion, helped me see the gaps in my own prose.
  • Michelle Cameron and my classmates at the Writers Circle
  • My Pilates instructor, Barbara, gives me Six Degrees of inspiration.
  • My friends, family and colleagues, who tell me to keep on writing.
  • My Muse, Bobby Anasazi, first conjured during a month-long educational high school camping trip through the American Southwest.
  • My mantra: Never be boring. Never run out of ideas.