Interview with Maria Rochelle

Tell us about your latest book.
Jasmine At Work is a children’s book about an adorable, grey Miniature Schnauzer who dreams about having a real –world job. This book is age appropriate for children 8 and under, and the illustrations in the book bring the book to life.

What marketing methods are you using to promote your book?
Facebook and Twitter

What formats is the book available in?
It is available on Kindle on and print copy as well on and

What advice do you have for other writers?  
Do not allow fear to keep you back from going for your dreams of being a published author. Rather, embrace it and allow it to be a motivator. Remember, you can be what you want, and whatever you do, don’t allow others to determine who you are or what you are going to be.  BE YOU!

What's your favourite quote about writing/for writers? 
“Writers turn dreams into print” by James Michener

Where can people find out more about you and your writing? 
I am on Facebook, and that is where I keep an author page. I like interacting with anyone who visits my page. I have had tremendous support on it!

Maria Rochelle
Why do you think readers are going to enjoy your book?  
It is a cute book about dreaming and rhyming with adorable illustrations. And, this is just the beginning of the series, so readers will want to know what Jasmine dreams about next.

Who did the illustrations? Jo Linsdell ;) 

Who or what inspired you to become a writer? 
My late Grandmother better known as Mama Speedy, who was a great story -teller and she use to write poetry as well.  And reading books has been quite an inspiration to me, and I read multi-genre books.

When you’re not writing, how do you spend your time?
I love to spend time with my family, read, go out with friends and dance to some of my favorite music. 



  1. I love your advice to writers. I need to not let fear get in the way of publishing what I write.

    1. I agree. Follow your dreams and don't let fear hold you back.


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