Saturday, August 23, 2014

Guessing Game

This is a picture from my July research trip in Wyoming. It was in a display in a museum and if you look closely there is a hint in the picture as to what it is. I have to admit, I'd never seen this particular item before that is why I snapped the photo! I think it'd make a nice detail in a book.

I look forward to reading your guessing and will reveal what this is in next week's blog!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Cute Meets

"Cute Meets" is the term used in romance novels for the way the hero and heroine meet. I have to admit that even before I was a romance author, I had an interest in how couples met or their 'cute meet'. Plus the question, 'how did you two meet?' is a GREAT conversation starter. As a disclaimer,I've never used anyone's story of how they met as a cute meet in any of my novels....yet!

What is the point of this blog? Because in the proposal I'm working on for Lassoing the Cowboy's Heart (working title), I think I have a good cute meet even better than the cute meet scene in The Widow's Suitor, which was my favorite.

And actually, all of the above writing was just a ploy to ask my readers: How did you meet your spouse or significant

Monday, August 11, 2014

Contest Final

I received wonderful news and I wanted to share it with you. If you follow the link, you'll see I have some stiff competition, but I couldn't be more excited to my book final in another contest. Here is what the body of the email said:

Hello Rose,


Your book "Wedding on the Rocks" has been selected as a Finalist in the Inspirational category of the Orange County Chapter/RWA Book Buyers Best contest. All finalists were announced on August 9th at the OCC meeting. The winners will be announced on October 18th, 2014, at OCC's October Birthday Bash. You can find more information on our event at the OCC/RWA website.

You will find a complete list of contest finalists on the OCC/RWA website. Or click on this link to access the web page, .

Thank you for participating in our chapter contest, we wish you the best of luck.



Sunday, August 10, 2014

Traveling Along..Singing a Song...

My mode of transportation changed since the last time I posted. I must have went through Oklahoma and traded my ox and Conestoga wagon in for a surrey with the fringe on top. HA! As you can see by the picture I was no where near Oklahoma. I just couldn't pass up the song reference.

To keep with my traveling theme, I wanted to tell you where you could find me.

I was a guest blogger on Shannon Vanatter's blog last week. I am giving away a book and the contest doesn't close until August 15th, so you still have time to enter. Here is the link:

Tuesday, August 12th, Brenda Anderson is my hostess with another chance to win a book. Here is the link to Brenda's blog. Be sure to stop by on Tuesday.

August 18th, Cheryl St. John asked me to stop by where I will be giving away another book. Here is her blog address:

Lastly, I will be involved in a multiple author book signing at the Barnes & Noble in Sioux City, Iowa on September 20th. I hope to see you there.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Breaking News!!!!

Barbour Publishing contracted my historical novella, Railroaded into Love (working title) to be included in a book collection that will be released late 2015.

Squeeeee...Five books contracts in one year is a record for me!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Winner, Winner, Winner!

Congratulation Joye! You are the winner of my book giveaway!

Thank you everyone who left a comment. You will have more chances to win a copy of Sweet on the Cowgirl. I'll be giving away copies on three more blogs this month and a Goodreads Treasure Hunt. Watch my blog for more details on those.

Monday, August 4th, I'm a guest blogger at Shannon Vannatter's blog. Here is the link:  Stop by and read my character interview.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Win It Before You Can Buy It!

I love, love, love mixing research with vacation! I was so excited to find a Durant Star at Pioneer Village in Minden, NE. Why? A Durant Star is the automobile my hero, Guy Roberts, drives in my August release, Sweet on the Cowgirl. In honor of this exciting find, I'm giving away a print copy of Sweet on the Cowgirl. All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog to be entered!

This contest will end on August 1st. I'll announce the winner on next weeks blog. Please remember to leave your email address so I can contact you if you are the winner.