Roxie Prince is a creative soul who turns her life into stories, poetry, and art.
She was born HIV+ and was orphaned by AIDS at the age of ten. Growing up with HIV in the late-eighties/early-nineties, when the AIDS epidemic was at its peak, gave her a unique perspective on life and a gratitude for the things that most people take for granted. She tells stories of survival through her works.
Roxie learned to read at a very young age and was "born talking". Her father, Steve, instilled a love of literature in her from the moment she could pick up a book, and she's never put them down since. She's always been a storyteller, and from a very young age, when things were hard for anyone to cope with, especially a child, she retreated to the world of stories. Books saved her. She read anything and everything she could put her hands on, from Dr. Seuss to Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, before she started public school in second grade. Before then, her father was her teacher because they couldn't send her to school for fear of bringing home more illnesses to her already dying mother, and also because schools weren't too keen on an HIV+ child attending their classes. Protagonists became her best friends. The worlds in novels became safe havens from the chaos she faced in real life. And to this day, stories are her sanctuary.
She always knew she would be an author. There was never a question in her mind. It was a calling, really. She wrote her first bound book dually called The Pretty Princess and Suzi and the Cute Cat at around age six. She still has it. It's badly illustrated and tells the story of a princess who was liked by everyone because she was so pretty, but she didn't want them to like her because of her beauty. Pretty deep for a kid, eh?
Every day is a gift. She wasn't supposed to live beyond ten years old. Some days are difficult, but Roxie wakes each day with a fire in her belly to tell stories. And she hopes you'll read them. She lives her life to its breaking point.
In her free time, she reads and reviews books for fellow independent authors. See her review policy if you're interested in submitting your book for a review.
You can find her works on Amazon and all major booksellers, both in ebook and paperback.
Thank you for following Roxie's journey both online and in real life. Without your support, her dreams couldn't have become a reality. It never goes unnoticed. Blessed be.