Tuesday, March 27, 2018

The Five W's: Roseanne Dowell's Romance Novel, Time to Love Again

Welcome to the Focused on Story Blog and to the guest author series, The Five W's in Story. 

The 5 W's in Storytelling
The five W's in a story are who, what, where, when, and why. During this event, each author shares the five W's with our readers. The How is often included, but since the how may be a spoiler, I didn't ask authors to tell us that!!

I'm delighted to host my friend and multi-published author Roseanne Dowell today. Roseanne writes romance, mystery, paranormal and all have wit and warmth woven into each book.

Roseanne is sharing her paranormal romance, Time to Love Again.

Time to Love Again by Roseanne Dowell
The characters are. Rose Asbury, Stephen Daniels, Sarah Daniels, and Emma

The conflict is fifty-eight year old Rose Asbury knows people think she’s a recluse, but she doesn’t care. She just wants to be left alone. She doesn’t need anyone and no one needs her and that’s just fine. At least she didn’t until this year. For some reason this year is different. Suddenly, she’s melancholy and discontent with her life. 

And the man next door doesn’t help matters. He insists on speaking to her. So her stomach tumbles every time she sees him, that doesn’t mean anything. Hunger pangs, nerves, she just wishes he’d leave her alone. Or does she? To top it all off, his granddaughter and her friends insist on playing in her yard, sledding, building snowmen and throwing snowballs at her house.

Then her sister’s ghost shows up and Rose’s life changes drastically.

The story takes place in my hometown in Ohio

It's set in the late 90s 

The idea for this story came to me out of nowhere. I was working on a book about creating stories when this one suddenly entered my head. Parts of it from my childhood are true (maybe a bit embellished) although I grew up with 5 siblings, Emma was my real life sister (not her real name) and I miss her immensely. I can picture her haunting me if I lost my husband and acted like Rose. Emma and I were best friends as well as sisters. 

Time to Love again is available from

About Roseanne
Roseanne lives with her husband of more than fifty years, has six grown children, fourteen grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. Between writing,
quilting, and embroidering, she also enjoys blogging, tweeting, Facebooking, and posting on various writers' groups. Her favorite time is spent with her family.

Click here to find more books written by Roseanne at the Books We Love Author Page

Do you read romance novels? Paranormal? What IS your favorite genre? Please leave a comment below and let us know. Thank you.
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Romance author Roseanne Dowell
Coming Up--

Sunday, April 1--Easter Sunday
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J.Q. Rose said...

Roseanne, thanks so much for taking time out from your quilt creation to be my guest today. I hope visitors will take time to check out your BWL author page to see ALL the books you have written. What a great bunch of reads. Must be nice to be able to write books AND put together beautiful quilts.

Janet Lane Walters said...

Enjoyed reading about your story. Keep writing and letting your imagination run.

Helena Fairfax said...

I really enjoyed reading about your story, Roseanne. I love the idea of an older heroine, too. Very best of luck with your writing.

J.Q. Rose said...

Hi Janet, thank you for stopping by.

J.Q. Rose said...

Hi Helena. I enjoyed this story. Roseanne is a great storyteller. Thanks for popping in! I appreciate your support of this blog.

Marsha said...

Hey, JQ and Roseanne. Loved this story idea. Will have to check it out. Do you know of the FB group called Seasoned Romance? The group includes authors of books with characters from 35 on up, which I personally think is too young, but I guess it's all in your perspective. LOL

Marsha said...

PS. I love the woman on the front. She looks like she might be 50 rather than 25. :)

J.Q. Rose said...

Marsha--I wasn't aware of the Seasoned Romance FB group. Thanks for the tip. Unfortunately, my story that takes place in a FL retirement community isn't exactly a romance--but maybe there's still romance in a 40-year long marriage?

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