Sunday, January 3, 2021

J. Q. Rose releases her new novel Arranging a Dream


J. Q.  Rose would love to give away an eBook copy of  Arranging a Dream 

to a lucky commenter!  Simply leave a message below!


Whether the story is fiction or non-fiction, J.Q. Rose is “focused on story.” She offers readers chills, giggles and quirky characters woven within the pages of her mystery novels. Her published mysteries are Deadly Undertaking, Terror on Sunshine Boulevard and Dangerous Sanctuary released by Books We Love Publishing. Using her storytelling skills, she provides entertainment and information with articles featured in books, magazines, newspapers, and online magazines.

J.Q. taught elementary school for several years and never lost the love for teaching passed down from her teacher grandmother and mother. She satisfies that aspect of her character by presenting workshops on Writing Your Life Story.

Based on the lessons taught in her workshops, JQ created a book, Your Words, Your Life Story: a Journal for Sharing Memories to help life storytellers write, publish and market their stories. She decided to take her advice and pen her memoir, Arranging a Dream: A Memoir. 

If you would like to write or record your life story/memoir, check out the Facebook Group, Telling Your Life Story and Memoirs Circle for encouragement and ways to spark memories. Click here to join.

Blogging, photography, Pegs and Jokers board games and travel are the things that keep JQ out of trouble. She and her husband spend winters in Florida and summers up north with their two daughters, two sons-in-law, four grandsons, one granddaughter, two grand dogs, four grand cats, and one great-grand bearded dragon.

Connect online with J.Q:

J.Q. Rose blog


J. Q.  Rose Amazon Author Page




What is your latest release?

Arranging a Dream: A Memoir Released Jan 1, 2021

What are you working on now?

I am enjoying meeting readers and authors during the Virtual Book Tour for Arranging a Dream. That will last through February and into March. Thank you for hosting me on this tour! Then I want to start putting together a book for those who want to tell the story of their spiritual journey similar to my journal for telling life stories, Your Words, Your Life Story: A Journal for Sharing Memories

Was there a person who encouraged you to write?

Yes, my grandmother, Ma. In 7th grade, when I wrote my first novel which was suspiciously similar to Black Beauty, she took my hand-written pages and typed them into a manuscript. I was awed by the printed word and inspired to continue writing because she was so proud of me.

What would you say are your strengths as an author?

I have learned to just write. Get the words down on the page and don’t worry about typos, awkward sentences. I leave a few hashtags when I can’t come up with just the correct word for what I want to convey and write on. It took me a long time to allow myself to just keep going and not waste time on making every word or phrase perfect. That is very difficult for a born perfectionist!

How often do you write, and do you write using a strict routine? I write every day after lunch. I developed that routine when writing my second mystery. You’re probably familiar with that phrase, “get’er done.” That’s the only way I could get it done. Block out that time—15 minutes to two hours every day to write. Sit down and do it.

Five years from now, where do you see yourself as a writer?

I picture my amazon author page displaying a whole string of books—fiction and non-fiction, traditionally published and self-published.



 In 1975, budding entrepreneurs Ted and Janet purchase a floral shop and greenhouses where they plan to grow their dream. Leaving friends and family behind in Illinois and losing the security of two paychecks, they transplant themselves, their one-year-old daughter, and all their belongings to Fremont, Michigan, where they know no one.

Will the retiring business owners nurture Ted and Janet as they struggle to develop a blooming business, or will they desert the inexperienced young couple to wither and die in their new environment?

Most of all, can Ted and Janet grow together as they cultivate a loving marriage, juggle parenting with work, and root a thriving business?

Follow this couple’s inspiring story, filled with the joy and triumphs and the obstacles and failures experienced as they travel along the turbulent path of turning dreams into reality.

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  1. Hello and Happy New Year! Thanks so much for hosting me today! Yes, I'd love to give away the PDF copy of Arranging a Dream to a lucky commenter.

    1. Thank you for doing that! I will have to do some reposting and see if we can get someone brave enough to comment!!


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