Thursday, February 10, 2011

Blog J Q Rose Has Moved

Please find J Q Rose, Author here. Keep up-to-date on my adventures in writing, publishing, and promoting. Thank you.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Penny Ehrenkranz is My Guest Author Tomorrow

I am excited to have the opportunity to host author and editor Penny Ehrenkranz tomorrow. Join us tomorrow to win a new short story from Penny and learn about her new anthology, A Past and a Future.

Follow her on her blog tour this month.

A PAST AND A FUTURE Blog Tour - Feb. 1, Jamie Bevans Marva Dasef – Feb 2 - Feb. 2 - Professor Baker Janie Franz – Feb 3 - Feb 4, Heather Kuehl - Feb 5, Barbara Ehrentreu - Feb 10 & 11, Joyce Anthony Feb 10 - Judy LASR 13 Stories from APAAF Feb 13, Ginger Simpson Feb 13, 7 PM EST, The Writer’s Chat room  Feb 14 Kelly Harmon  Feb 15 - Su Halfwerk

Sunday, February 6, 2011

A Very Special Gift

Yesterday about 1:45 pm my brother Jim called me all geeked up. He and his wife, Sandy, had a gift for me and wanted to bring it down right now. I could tell from his excitement and plain old giddiness, it wasn't exactly something I was expecting. I told him we were having a card party tonight, but he said they would just drop in for awhile. So they arrived about 3:30 pm with a big styrofoam box like the ones they ship Omaha steaks in. They proudly set it on the dining room table for me to open. I had an inkling it was something that I had mentioned to Sandy when we were at Webster flea market on Mon.

It was so fun to watch them watch me open it. You'd think it was Christmas morning. After layers upon layers of newspaper, I uncovered a 12" tall figurine of a pair of pink flamingoes. They were standing together making a heart shape just like on the front of my book cover for Sunshine Boulevard. It is actually a beautiful statue with orchids, etc. I told Sandy on Mon I was looking for flamingo items because if I ever have a book talk, I want to put them on the table. These are perfect! What a fun surprise for me and a delight for the gift-givers.
Sunshine Boulevard will be released by Muse It Up Publishing March 1, 2011. I am getting so anxious for the release date. It's been nine months since the book was accepted. It's like waiting for a baby to be born....LOL...

Saturday, February 5, 2011

What Format Do I Order for my E-book Reading Device?

Once upon a time there were e-books and e-zines in their own little world on the Internet. The people laughed and thought how clever to write a short little booklet of information accessed on the pc. Then the clever little electronic books found their niche as promotional tools in business.

In 2000 Stephen King presented his fiction in the form of a "digital novella" which added credence to the idea of e-books having a place in the publishing business. Today with the Kindle, Nook, and more e-readers, plus apps for reading on other devices, the e-book is part of the national scene, not replacing print books, but enhancing the availability of stories and information to readers.

With so many reading devices, there are different e-book formats. Nothing is standard...yet. So if you are confused as to what format you need to order when purchasing an e-book, David Normoyle has added a Format Guide to his website. This clear, easy-to-read guide is a great reference for you. Thanks, David.

David's new e-book, Crimson Dream, is available now at Muse It Up Publishing bookstore.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Lots of snow in West Michigan!

Check out this link for info on where to ski and slide in West Michigan

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

E-book Download Confusion?

So many formats and options for reading e-books make it confusing when purchasing an e-book for your reading device. David J. Normoyle has made it simple. Click here to find what you need to buy to make it work for you--