Roxanne Smolen, Author

Roxanne Smolen, Author
Roxanne Smolen

Roxanne Smolen, Author

I am the author of twelve books ranging from science fiction romance to horror. I'm a wife, a mother, and a grandmother. I'm also blind. Let me clarify that. I see shapes and shadows but no detail. For instance, I can see where my face is in a mirror, but I cannot see my lips to put on lipstick. This may seem a trite problem, but my husband keeps introducing me as Ronald McDonald. Writing blind can be challenging. Typing is not a problem—typos are. My computer helps solve this. Computers offer new abilities to sight-impaired people. Screen brightness, color contrast, and font size can be manipulated to meet special needs, opening a world previously inaccessible to anyone with visual impairment. Verbose computer programs can read aloud everything from web pages to email—even regular mail if you have a scanner.