Author. Actress. Activist.
A ‘quadruple-threat’ on the stage,
fiction writer and non-fiction ghostwriter on the page,
and entrepreneur in marine wildlife and the jazz age.
As small as 154 centimeters in length with natural-blonde hair, the Rel Carroll is primarily characterized by her love of entrepreneurship, the jazz age, and free expression in art. This peculiar creature is also known for her distinctive singing voice which can be heard anytime day or night; although, she is primarily nocturnal. In addition to American Sign Language, the Rel is fluent in ‘British’ with a working knowledge of Spanish and Lang Belta. She has a preferred diet of dark chocolate and hella-spicy vegetarian cuisine but with only one known in existence, soggy cereal and the color pink remain key threats to this rare species. The Rel is generally tame but not domesticated, so it is dangerous to keep the Rel in an enclosed area without a novel, knitted socks, and canine companion. Frequently migratory, her natural habitat includes enchanted forests, seaside cottages, crowded bookstores, or the middle of a dance floor. The Rel is mated for life with a similarly unique mammal, the Nat (otherwise known as Redbeard, the airship pirate.)
You can also observe her at Goodreads.
Rel Carroll is the former writing student of award-winning, bestselling authors including Brandon Sanderson and Orson Scott Card. She is a ghostwriter, developmental editor, novelist, and CEO of RomanSnail.
RomanSnail LLC is an assisted self-publishing and entertainment company dedicated to giving artists fair representation and royalties. For more information, visit romansnail.com
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A: I am a ghostwriter for memoirs and biographies, and I primarily write fantasy and science fiction. I especially enjoy genre-mixing (i.e. horror + romance or action + historical fiction) and epic heroines.
A: A ghostwriter is someone who writes material that is officially credited to someone else. A skilled ghostwriter can capture the individual tone and ‘voice’ (i.e. the unique style, attitude, and character) identifiable to the author.
A: Deaf theatre is a performance style that unifies American Sign Language and the spoken word. The technique of “shadowing” is when a sign language interpreter stands beside the actor onstage and interprets the lines as their ‘shadow.’ These shadow-interpreters often dress in costume to blend in and interact with the actors. If musical theatre actors are “triple threats,” then Deaf musical theatre actors are quadruple threats with singing, acting, dancing, and sign language! Visit www.deafwest.org for some great examples of this remarkable artform or check out my YouTube channel.
A: Asking me to choose a favorite book is like asking me to choose a favorite friend… I feel like the rest of my books will get jealous. What if the really evil books become bitter, revengeful, and orchestrate my eventual demise? My mind becomes a macabre version of Toy Story where the toys murder the child that forgot to play with them. Too dark?
Epic Fantasy: The Deed of Paksenarrion by Elizabeth Moon
Historic Fantasy: The Stranje House series by Kathleen Baldwin
Adult Fantasy: Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
Urban Fantasy: Moon Called by Patricia Briggs, of course!
Horror Fantasy: Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
Short Story: Sandkings by George R. R. Martin or The Lady Astronaut of Mars by Mary Robinette Kowal
Young Adult: A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas (although, I’d say the content is more “new adult.” Think epic fantasy meets harlequin romance.) The Throne of Glass series is a close second.
Mid-Grade Fiction: Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli or The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
Historic Fiction: The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
Women’s Fiction Classic: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Religious Text: The Book of Mormon
Biography: Hugh B. Brown by Campbell
Tragic Play: Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand
Shakespeare Play: Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
Comic Play: Noises Off by Michael Frayn
A: Again, how can I choose?
Live Action Disney: Cinderella (2015)
Disney: The Princess and the Frog (A swing dancing prince? Sign me up!)
Romantic Comedy: Austenland or BBC’s Emma (2009)
Science Fiction: Arrival
Action/Adventure: The Mummy
Cheesy 80’s: Romancing the Stone
80’s Fantasy: Willow
TV Series: Chuck, Firefly, Gilmore Girls, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Babylon 5, The Expanse
A: Ghost the Musical as Molly Jensen… a dream role fulfilled! I got to belt high Eb’s, learn how to throw pottery, practice fight choreography, and most importantly, work with a very talented team of cast and crew—a true community of friends. I was also struggling with a lot of health issues at the time, so the show was a great personal accomplishment and very empowering for me to feel like I rocked such an iconic role!
A: I chose self-publishing because I already have career experience in art, design and marketing. I really enjoy extroverted marketing and the freedom of self-publishing with complete artistic control.
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