Monday, May 4, 2015

Spring Garden, Romance and Mystery Authors on Writing Book Launch, Free PDF copy

Tulips in my back yard are abundant this spring. So far, no deer have chosen the blooms for their evening meals.

Also in the back yard, Gardener Ted (catch a glimpse of him behind the white fence) has roto-tilled the ground a couple of times. He worked up this section on the left and mounded up the dirt. Before planting the melons and squash plants, he placed black plastic over the rows to heat up the soil. Today the soil is only 52 degrees F.
Yesterday he planted some fun new veggies...purple cabbage, purple cauliflower, broccoflower (a combination of broccoli with cauliflower). He's tries new things every year.

Rhubarb, a spring crop here in Michigan. My DH loves it. Me? Not so much. How about you?

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Romance and Mystery Authors on Writing:
Tips on the Writing Process, Publishing, and Marketing
Writing Tips eBook with tips from fifteen authors!
Available NOW at

Book Launch Week is finally here! Beginning May 3-May 9, the fifteen authors who contributed to the eBook will be spreading the word about this jam-packed full of valuable tips guide through tweets, blogs, and social media.

Authors who have graciously contributed to this project are:

Conda Douglas
C. Hope Clark
Gail Roughton
Heather Fraser Brainerd
Heather Haven
Helena Fairfax
J.Q. Rose
Joan Curtis
Joselyn Vaughn
Kathy MacIntosh
Marsha West
Melissa Maygrove
Miss Mae
Roseanne Dowell
Sara-Jayne Townsend

Please visit their sites this week and learn more about them and their books.

  ***If you would like a free PDF copy of the 40 page book, please contact me at jqrose02 at gmail dot com. We would appreciate if it you wrote a review and/or recommended the eBook to your friends. Deadline for receiving this freebie is Thursday, May 7 at 12:30 a,m.


  1. I miss gardening, but I'm too busy writing these days. Thanks for putting this book together. :)

  2. Hi Melissa, I miss gardening when it's off-season and I have to buy veggies. Wow, a head of cauliflower now is at least $3. We really get spoiled having all the fresh produce out our back door. Thanks for being a part of the writing tips book.

  3. What a fabulous back yard, JQ. I don't have room to grow much in mine, but my tulips are doing well at the moment.
    Thanks so much for putting this book together. I'll be mentioning it a lot this week!

  4. Thanks, Helena. The cool nights are allowing the blooms to stay bright. Thank you for shouting about the book.I really appreciate your participation in the project.

  5. Fascinating that you posted photos from your garden as part of the announcement of the book. Me, too! No tulips, alas, in Tucson. (I'm with your dh ... love rhubarb)
    I just announced the book on my blog at
    I also just read more of the book. It's chockablock with great ideas! (I wanted to tweet that, but too many characters!)

  6. Hey Kathy, I think chockablock is a great way to describe that eBook! LOL. Thanks for sharing on your blog. Does rhubarb grow in Tucson?? Still wrinkle my nose at the sight of it.!!!

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