Thanks so much for hosting me today. It’s fun to swap blogs. I invite all your readers to visit the J.Q. Rose blog to see what you are sharing there.
You asked some fun AND thought-provoking questions.
Favorite thing about writing a first draft: The excitement of beginning a new story and defining the characters and making up the world they live in. Uh-oh, is that three things? Sorry.
Best thing about writing for kids and/or teens: With my non-fiction book for girls, I hope to broaden their horizons and inspire them with the stories of amazing women.
Favorite word: supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (from Mary Poppins)
One word that describes your path to publication: Eye-opening
If I could have two dream careers, I’d be an author and a: video game creator
If I could snap my fingers and solve one of the problems here on earth, it would be: hunger
One question I wish I had a definitive answer to: How do they stuff toothpaste into the tube? Try putting it back in!
Best thing about being a child: I wouldn’t have to prepare meals.
Worst thing about being a child: I HAVE to eat what Mom fixes.
Best thing about being a teenager: Being strong
Worst thing about being a teenager: Fitting into the group.
Most memorable teen moment: My senior year of high school, I had the idea for our fall festival parade float. It was fantastic and our class created the most beautiful float with all the details, but the FRESHMEN won the award for best float! I was crushed.
One thing I’d like to say to my teen self: It’s alright to be smart.
A quote I live by: The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.—Eleanor Roosevelt
My dream vacation: Actually this winter we are finally going to go on our “dream” vacation. My husband and I owned a floral shop and greenhouse business. You can imagine we were always glued to the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena, CA where every float was decorated with plants and flowers and seeds etc. Nothing man-made could be used to decorate the floats. We always wanted to go to the parade, and FINALLY we will be attending Jan 1, 2014. Not going to the football game, but it would be cool if Michigan State would make it to the Big Ten championship!
In My Perfect World…
Everyone would get ice cream and chocolate cake at least once a week.
There would be an abundance of flowers and peace.
No one would be deprived of food.
Every child would have love.
No one would ever have to use food stamps.
The Internet would be free for everyone.
Girls Succeed: Stories Behind the Careers of Successful Women
Tagline: An interactive e-book to inspire and empower girls to achieve the careers of their dreams.
Back of the Book: An interactive e-book filled with dreams and passion to inspire, entertain, and empower girls. Fifteen remarkable career women in a variety of occupations share their stories about their work and the path they took to become successful in their dream careers. These diverse careers encompass women in the arts, business, science, medicine, ministry, entertainment, and sports. Learn about contemporary women who have discovered cures to stamp out disease, made people laugh, earned Olympic and Paralympic gold medals, and crossed the country in the cab of an eighteen wheeler.
BIO: After writing feature articles in magazines, newspapers, and online magazines for over fifteen years, J.Q. Rose entered the world of fiction writing with her first published novella, Sunshine Boulevard, released by Muse It Up Publishing in 2011. With Girls Succeed she returns to her first love, writing about real people. Blogging, photography, Pegs and Jokers board games, and travel are the things that keep her out of trouble. Spending winters in Florida with her husband allows Janet the opportunity to enjoy the life of a snowbird. Summer finds her camping and hunting toads, frogs, and salamanders with her four grandsons and granddaughter.
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