Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Kitchen Do-Over, Latest News on My Memoir, FREE eBook


A Kitchen Do-Over Report

Hello and welcome! Update on the Kitchen Do-Over today. GT and his brother have been busy! 

Take a peek.


The sink was in this corner on an angle. You can see exactly where the cabinet stood because the '70s vinyl is still on the floor. Remember those good ole days of Harvest gold and green?

Electrical work is done and cabinets installed. That sink is just sitting in the cabinet so I could get used to the idea of a sink that sits straight, not on an angle. I love the extra space now; it makes the kitchen look wider! The vacant spot between the sink cabinet and the next cabinet is the space saved for a dishwasher to be delivered on Nov. 20. Been here 15 years and no dishwasher. What a change that will be!

We started adding the jewelry to the kitchen, the knobs and pulls. What a difference. Check out my adorable light over the sink. I'm going for a beachy, coastal look. I told GT I want to stand in my new beach house kitchen and peer out the new window. In my imagination, I can see the sloops and schooners of the days of old sailing across the rolling waves of the gulf. He just shook his head. 

I guess it's just my writerly mind that cannot stop making up stories. I will definitely invite you over for coffee when that muscled pirate with the full beard and dark eyes knocks on my kitchen door. Aargh.  I'd better get some ale stowed in the refrigerator!

Click here to visit the first report on my kitchen do-over.

I am excited about the kitchen do-over, but I am over the moon about my memoir, 
Arranging a Dream: A Memoir being available now on pre-order. The print book is ready too!

Four plus years of working on this book and now it is available to readers. I love the comments from the early readers. One called the story " fascinating" and another said "heart-grabbing." 
Click here to pre-order the book from amazon. It will be delivered to your device on January 1, 2021, the official launch date. 
Click here to order the paperback book from amazon.

Thank you to BWL Publishing for making another dream come true for me.
Click here to visit the BWL Publishing site and download a free sweet Christmas romance story by talented author Nancy Bell, A Longview Christmas.

Virtual Book Tour

Come back next week for another kitchen update and news about my Virtual Book Tour. 

If you would like to swap newsletters or blog posts or help me shout about my new release via spotlights please leave a comment below or email me at jqrose02@gmail.com. Thank you!!


Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats on your book release and your new kitchen. You are going to love having a dishwasher. I'm having work done on mine too though not as much as you. I'm hoping to have my new sink hooked up and have water in the kitchen by the end of today.

J.Q. Rose said...

Thanks, Natalie. An exciting time for sure. Isn't it crazy how we take for granted having water in our kitchen. I think we'll appreciate the luxuries we have because we've had to do without them for a while. Thank you for stopping in.

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

I'm excited for you. A new kitchen is awesome. And a dishwasher! I haven't had a dishwasher since 2016. Sometimes I miss it.

Marsha said...

Hey, JQ. So excited for you getting a new kitchen. We redid our lakehouse before moving in, and it was just so magical watching it come together. Really impressed that GT is doing all this himself. Very impressive. Know you'll be really delighted when it's done. Loved the memoir. Just pre-ordered so I'll have it on my kindle. Wishing you all the best with it.:)

Helena Fairfax said...

Hi JQ, your kitchen looks great. I do love the discover of the retro 70s vinyl! I've pre-ordered your memoir and can't wait to read it. I've also downloaded Nancy's free short story. Nancy was my editor at MIU, and I learned so much from her. So glad to see she's doing well at BWL

J.Q. Rose said...

Thank you, Joylene. The new kitchen will be awesome once we get through installing it and seeing if our decisions were correct. I must say I am impressed that deliveries have been on time, if not earlier. In the time of COVID, I dreaded the items we ordered would be on back-order. So far, so good! Thanks for stopping by.

J.Q. Rose said...

Thanks so much for the pre-order! This pre-order business is new to me. The kitchen is beginning to take shape now and I'm liking it! Hooray!

J.Q. Rose said...

Thank you for pre-ordering the eBook, Helena. So excited to have you read it. Nancy is truly an anchor at BWL. She and the publisher, Jude, used to live in the same city in Canada. Thanks for stopping by.

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