Rose McAleese was born on Halloween night in Seattle, where she was delivered by a doctor in a giant spider costume, which has pretty much set the tone for the rest of her life.
After the short film she wrote and directed about her dyslexia won the Grand Jury Prize at the SIFF Young Filmmakers Festival, she was hired as a PA for a feature-film company where she worked for three years.
Rose talks as good a game as she writes. She began her performance career as a spoken-word artist in 2002, representing Seattle in eight BNV and NPS national poetry competitions before finally deciding it was time to get off the stage for awhile. That hiatus produced the book Strong. Female. Character., a collection of poems dedicated to her favorite movie stereotype. Her free-lance journalism has appeared in several print and online publications including The New York Times, and she has also been a featured speaker at TedxWomen and Talks at Google.
In 2014, Rose moved to Los Angeles because she figured that what this city needed was one more writer.