Atlas Rose is an avid student of history, a lover of philosophy, and a conservative who believes in restoring America to a state where liberty, not unrestrained freedom, was the ideal for all to strive toward. She maintains the blog “Atlas’s Island” at https://www.atlasroseauthor.com, which focuses on history, politics, and philosophy. She also writes fantasy and science-fantasy under the pen name Ariel Paiement, maintaining a blog devoted to discussing writing and fantasy. She has a philosophical dystopian short story entitled Illuminare in the works with a tentative publication date in 2021.
She would compare her fictional work to books such as Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, Orwell’s 1984 or Animal Farm, and Aldous Huxley’s A Brave New World. Her aim is to blend her knowledge of history and philosophy together in fiction to present readers with engaging tales that they will walk away from having learned about both history and philosophy from primary source materials and reliable secondary sources. In the interest of transparency and academic honesty, while her work is fiction, works that included heavy citations or inclusions of primary sources and secondary sources do include a list of resources in the back for readers who would like to read the sources the information was synthesized from. Those that are primarily philosophical in tone, such as Illuminare, do not contain such a list since the themes and concepts are pulled from philosophies—most of which are well-recognized by a majority and are therefore considered common knowledge—rather than directly from specific primary and secondary sources.