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Meet Keleigh Grosso

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Keleigh Grosso is 21 year-old  aspiring author. She started writing when she was in the first grade at Bear Creek Elementary School in Lakewood, Colorado. She began to take writing seriously in the fifth grade when she read a short story for a school project to her father. He told her that she had a talent in writing and should pursue this newly found passion. She did a little bit of writing here and there but for the most part put it on the back burner. In middle and high school, she had three poems published with Creative Communication. During her junior year of high school, she, with the help of her English teacher, formed the Bear Creek High School Write Club. She was president for two years, then the BCHS Write Club changed to the National English Honors Society. It was also during this time that she conceived Writingthroughmyeyes, the name for her writing portfolio in her creative writing class. She stuck with it and transformed it into her brand. Her senior year of high school…

Interview with Sandy Ashley

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I’m Sandy. I have always loved music. I also love writing. I wrote poems for years. I tried to write books when I was a teen, but I could never get past chapter 3. When I finally decided to write a book again, when I finally got past chapter 3. I thought to myself I can totally do this. I’m a mom of two wonderful kids. JJ is my oldest and Kalynn (Kay is my youngest). I love spending time with them. They are my world.
When my BBFF Katie told me about RRSMS, I knew I had to be a part of it! I have to put a story in each book, so far I have. I’m hoping to have a story in each one. I have done that up until now. I was thrilled to help with I Am Loved. I just know a lot of people find it hard to fit in. I know because I have always had a hard time fitting in sometimes. I also know that it’s harder for people who are GLBT. The fact that all the money goes to help other makes me feel good. I try to help everyone and I can’t always do that. Being able to write things for these books to help ot…

Meet Clarissa Simmens

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Clarissa Simmens is an independent poet (since the age of four) and a Romani drabarni (Gypsy herbalist/adviser). She is also a music addict, writing her poetry simply, striving to compose musically, including talking blues, folktales, and memoirs of life.  She likes all music genres but especially classic rock, folk, Romani (Gypsy), and Cajun with an emphasis on guitar and violin music mainly in a Minor Key. She hopes to heal souls and maybe poetry can accomplish that.

What is your name and/or pen name?   Clarissa Simmens
How long have you been writing?   Since age four.
What is your favorite book/piece you have written?   Poetry of Memory: Six Decades From the Space-Time Continuum.
What are you working on currently?   Another poetry book, exclusively about love and loss.
Who is your favorite writer/author?   There are so many great poets but I would have to say that Virginia Woolf remains my favorite novelist/essayist.
What is your favorite book/book series?  Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse.
W…

Who is Frank Turner?

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You may find yourself asking that question.  Who is he?  And why is he important to Rock & Roll Saved My Soul.   Without Frank, there would be no RRSMS.  Author Kate Marie Robbins heard him on the radio back in 2013 and fell in love.   All it took was one song...  Just one song and she was hooked.  I'm sure that some of you know how that goes.  You then delve in head first, listening to everything that's been recorded on albums and spend A LOT of time watching YouTube videos.  This was very much the case for Kate.   She stumbled upon an album called England Keep My Bones.  What she didn't know is that the album would change her life.   Upon that album was a song--a song that hit her extremely hard.  Suddenly everything made sense.  She knew what she had to do; or rather, she knew what she needed to do.  
What song was it?  And why did it inspire her?  This is why:

"I Still Believe"
Hear ye, hear ye, friends and Romans, countrymen.
Hear ye, hear ye, punks and skin…

Meet Renee Jean

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I am a travel addicted, creative obsessed table games dealer and author in Las Vegas. I have been writing most of my life and can honestly say having met so many other incredible authors I do not fit the general stereotype. I am an extreme extrovert. I am active as often as possible riding my bicycle and training for obstacle courses. I have a performance job that puts me front and center for thousands of people each year. I am a former model and do my best to maintain my physical appearance and health although being a tomboy I can say looks are quite far down on the priority list. I love sports. I live to travel and as far as I am concerned there is a way to put a piece of myself in everything I write. People hear about my life and always say "You should write a book!" well I have, in fact I am working a several. But I am only a tiny part. I take inspiration from everyone and everywhere that touches my life. I only hope that my charity books for animals and my novels have t…

Fighting Chance

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On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.

1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of [some form of] physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime.

1 in 5 women and 1 in 7 men have been victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.

1 in 7 women and 1 in 18 men have been stalked by an intimate partner during their lifetime to the point in which they felt very fearful or believed that they or someone close to them would be harmed or killed.

On a typical day, there are more than 20,000 phone calls placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide.

In domestic violence homicides, women are six times more likely to be killed when there is a gun in the house.

Intimate partner violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime.
Women between the ages of 18-24 are most commonly abused by an intimate partner.

Domestic viol…

Rescue Me Submission Call

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Author Renee Jean has created an anthology series called Rescue Me.  Rock & Roll Saved My Soul has teamed up with Renee to make these anthologies happen.   It is an anthology series dedicated to animals--how we've saved them and how they've saved us.  The first anthology was released last year and we are currently collecting stories for four new anthologies!

Current Anthologies accepting submissions:
Canine Edition - Man's Best Friend
Benefiting National Mill Dog Rescue
Feline Edition - Purrfect Companions Donating to The Cat Network
Senior / Disabled - Against All Odds For Leave No Paws Behind, Inc.
Volume 2 - More Stories of Hope Going to National Search Dog Foundation

All poems and short stories 15,000 words or less will be accepted.  Photos are allowed, but author must own all rights to them.
Submissions should be e-mailed to writingforces@gmail.com

Meet R.H. Ali

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R.H. Ali has been published in numerous Anthologies including Wonderstruck,Random Acts of Kindness and Today, Tomorrow, Always. She adores reading and writing almost every genre and she is currently working on her first full length novel, ‘Amulet’. Her love for writing is displayed on her Facebook Author Page, (R.H.Ali) and her blog, (Exploring the Mind). R.H. Ali has recently started her own BookTube, (Exploring Books 2.0), dedicated to her passion for reading and writing books. She lives in the beautiful island of Trinidad located in the Caribbean where she lives with her family. 

What is your name and/or pen name?
Hey everyone! My name is Radeyah and my Pen Name is R.H. Ali. I love the idea of having a Pen Name since it separates my author life from the other aspects of my life. It also makes me feel cool and mysterious (lol!). 
How long have you been writing?
I have been writing in the loose sense since around 2003. However I began writing poetry frequently around 2009 and I also sta…

Submissions Call

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Rock & Roll Saved My Soul is always looking for submissions, though the theme varies with each anthology.  We currently have three that are accepting submissions.


Proceeds are being donated to:  National Coalition Against Domestic Violence


Proceeds are being donated to: CHERUBS - Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research, Awareness and Support


Proceeds are being donated to:  Human Rights Campaign



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Meet Heather Kirchhoff

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Heather Kirchhoff lives in a small town in Missouri with her three parents, siblings, a dog, and three cats. She became a bookworm back in sixth grade when her teacher suggested the Phantom Stallion series by Terri Farley and instantly fell in love. She loves reading paranormal stories, plus some love ones here and there. Honestly, she’ll read anything as long as it’s good. Writing is her passion. Heather loves animals; she’s heartbroken that not all of them have loving homes. When she isn’t writing, Heather is reading, editing, promoting, taking walks, taking pictures, or spending time with her best friend and animals/family.

What is your Name and/or Pen Name? Heather Kirchhoff
How long have you been writing?  Since the summer of seventh grade, so about five years.
What is your favorite book/piece you have written?  It’s hard to say, but I’d choose The Last Night.
What are you working on currently?  A new WIP. I haven’t mentioned this to anyone yet, so I’m not going to give too many detai…