Aged to Perfection Anthology
Release Date: Feb 15, 2022
A Magical Paranormal Women’s Fiction Romance Collection
Featuring 19 all new tales spotlighting women forty and over having the time of their midlife.
Those aren’t gray hairs, they’re strands of glitter letting the world know you’re fabulous. So adjust your crown and join us as we celebrate women who are fabulous, over forty, and aged to perfection in this magical paranormal women’s fiction romance collection. Includes stories from some of today’s top PWF authors, NY Times and USA TODAY bestsellers, as well as new emerging voices in the genre.
Aged to Perfection 19 Author Anthology – Featured Author: Nicole Rosas
Meet Nicole Rosas
Nicole Rosas is a writer and award-winning filmmaker located in Toronto, Canada.
Book in the Aged to Perfection Anthology
A last-minute whirlwind trip changes everything this forty-two-year-old thought she knew about herself and life.
Q & A with the Author
What’s a misconception about midlife that you’d like to clear up?
There’s the misconception about midlife that you begin to slow down after forty. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Everyone is living life on a different path and trajectory. Some of us find our true loves in our forties and beyond, while some of us find our life’s purpose after thirty. There’s no wrong way to live it, and that’s why we need this representation in literature and on the screen.
What was your favorite part of writing Paranormal Women’s Fiction?
I fell in love with the epic story that revealed itself to me because of this incredible opportunity. The story between Maria and Fernando would never have been born without the encouragement of Mandy M Roth. I am grateful to her, as are Maria and Fernando. It was an honour to meet these complex and layered characters.
Tell us a bit about your story.
The story of “Eternal” has many parallels to the isolation felt during the Covid-19 pandemic. It revolves around two people trying to find their way back to connecting to something real in the midst of surrounding horrors.
Tell us about your experience writing a book for the Aged to Perfection Antho.
I couldn’t have asked for a more supportive first-time publishing experience. Mandy and Michelle were patient, caring and encouraging. I am truly honoured to be included amongst this list of seasoned and accomplished writers.
Tell us about one of your upcoming titles.
I would love to further explore the backstory of Eternal. I haven’t decided if I’m going to change POV and write an extended version of the story that exists or whether I will pick up where the novella leaves off.
Why was this story important for you to tell?
I wanted to write an epic story in the land of my ancestors, Peru. I hold very deep ties to the country and its culture. I want to see it showcased more in the stories that I create both in prose and on film and television.
Do you have a writing routine?
I try? My goal is to sit down and write 2-3 hours a day on a screenplay or at least 1,000 words/day of prose. Does that always happen? No. But this is my goal, and it’s always important to set goals. I tend to do my best work in the morning or afternoon, because I spend the rest of the day researching and daydreaming. I would like to emphasize here that daydreaming is an incredibly important step in the creative process.
If you could live the life of one single character in your story, who would it be and why?
I would have to say Maria. In my mind, she goes through such huge changes and finds a level of connection that rivals those found in the most beloved of fairytales.
Do you have a personal connection with any of the characters in your story? Does one resonate with you more than the others?
Sadly, I resonate with Fernando’s feelings of isolation. The pandemic has been incredibly hard for people. I wanted to paint these feelings into his experience.
What is something you hope the readers take away from your story?
I want readers to believe in love and romance. I want them to believe that love can find you at any age, whether you’re looking for it or not. Love is an energy that has a way of finding you when you leave a crack open in your heart and soul to receive it.
How long have you been writing?
I’ve been writing poems and short stories since the middle school years, but none of those will be found as I destroyed them many moons ago. I started taking my writing seriously ten years ago when I began screenwriting and producing short films.
What words of advice would you give to new writers who are just starting in the genre of Paranormal Women’s Fiction?
Have fun! Let your imagination run wild and think big!
Do you have other books out or planned that are related to your anthology story? If so, which ones?
I would like to continue to explore the story of Eternal. There are so many subplots and characters to explore. I don’t think the epic nature of the story, with its incredible locations, will be leaving my consciousness any time soon.
Includes 19 brand new never before released stories from:
Mandy M. Roth–Running with the Devil
Michelle M. Pillow–Merely Mortal
Robyn Peterman–My Big Fat Hairy Wedding
Kristen Painter–Code Name: Mockingbird
Yasmine Galenorn–Weaver’s Web
Milly Taiden–Surviving Midlife
Renee George–The Age of Inno-Scents
Jenna Rivers–Spell of a Time
Reggi Dupree–Midlife Collision
Shéa MacLeod–Day of the Were-Jackal
Christine Gael–The Bargain
Charise M. Studesville–The Perks of Being A Hoodoo Rose
Christine Zane Thomas–A Touch of Twilight
Macy Dixon–Midlife Shelf Life
Stephanie Berchiolly–Train Bound to Forty
Bobby Leigh–S now Hill: Hexed On A Feeling
Jade Greenberg–Magic Takes Manhattan
Aaron M. Cabrera–The Invention of Magic