Monday, 4 March 2013

Featured Author: J.Q.Rose

We’re having a little departure from fiction today! A warm welcome to author, J.Q. Rose who has written this interesting and encouraging non-fiction book about inspiring career women - ideal for teenage girls facing their own career choices.


Girls Succeed: Stories Behind the Careers of Successful Women  

This e-book about careers includes interviews with fifteen remarkable women who have achieved recognition for accomplishment in their occupations. This diverse group includes women in the arts, business, science, medicine, ministry, entertainment, and sports. They have stamped out disease, made people laugh, earned Olympic and Paralympic gold medals, crossed the country in the cab of an eighteen wheeler, and lots more. 

Inspiration Behind the Book 

Lighting a one-match campfire, creating a fiery torch from sanitary napkins wrapped around a dead tree branch, preparing food in a commercial kitchen for 20-100 guests. These are just a few of the tasks I learned when I worked three seasons at a girls’ summer camp, Camp Newaygo in Michigan. My official job title was Business Director. Besides the expected bookkeeping, camp store manager, communication, account records, checking campers in and out, and counting money, I also did food inventory, shopping, transporting campers, cleaning, and anything else necessary to help keep camp running smoothly. And I loved this job!

It wasn’t the actual tasks that made me love it, but rather it was the opportunity to work with loving, caring people who were all interested in providing a safe, fantastic, fun summer experience for girls from 7-17 years old. The counselors were college age women who had the huge responsibility of watching over a cabin full of girls bubbling over with enthusiasm, curiosity, and hi-jinx. Their energy, laughter, and warmth infused me with the same. I was overwhelmed at thought of the potential of these campers and counselors. I couldn’t help but wonder what was in store for their futures. 

This camp experience, as well as being a mother of two daughters, was the spark for the idea of developing a book which could inspire and empower girls to dream big dreams and to equip them with ways to make their dreams come true. I profiled these role models who could be a guide for girls to realize they too can be successful in a career that will fulfill them.

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: Stories Behind the Careers of Successful Women 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.

Girls Succeed is available from Smashwords, Amazon US, Amazon UK, Kobo, Sony, Barnes & Noble

You can find out more about Janet on her Girls Succeed blog, JQ Rose blog, website

12 comments:

  1. Congrats on producing this amazing book, J.Q. It should be required reading for young ladies (and gentlemen too) everywhere!

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    1. Hi Pat. Required reading for girls and boys too, eh? I have been asked if I am doing a book like this for boys. Maybe I should consider that too. I really enjoy interviewing folks about their jobs.

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    2. Hi Pat - thanks for coming over!

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  2. Thanks so much for hosting me, Rosemary. I am anxious to get this book into the hands of girls. I hope it will inspire them to dream big and to work hard toward that dream.

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    1. You're welcome, Janet - hope it reaches the intended readers!

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  3. As a careers adviser I really like the sound of this book, J.Q., so will be checking it out!

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    1. Hi Vikki - thanks for the comment!

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    2. Vikki, that sounds great. Thanks for stopping in.

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  4. Hi, JQ Rose,

    It was entertaining and enlightening to read your comments. I'm sure you put your novel-writing talents into this one, and that the young ladies will have an excellent source for career guidance. Contrats and best of success.

    Erin O'Quinn [writing YA as BilBon Franks]

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    1. Hi Erin, Glad you enjoyed the comments. Thanks for stopping in.

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  5. Hi Erin - thanks for commenting!

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  6. Many thanks for taking part on the blog, Janet - all the best with your books. Thanks to all who commented.

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