Monday, November 12, 2012

JQ Rose Visits with GIRLS SUCCEED!

Inspiring and empowering girls to achieve success in their dream careers.

It is my great pleasure to have fellow writer, J.Q. Rose visit my blog today. She's written some wonderful books including Girls Succeed. So without further ado, here is  J.Q. in her own words. (And don't forget to enter the contest, details below!)

Hi Conda. Thanks so much for hosting me today.  I appreciate the opportunity to shout about my ebook for girls, Girls Succeed: Stories Behind the Careers of Successful Women. It is an interactive e-book filled with dreams and passion to inspire, entertain, and empower girls. Fifteen remarkable career women in a variety of occupations share their stories in these pages. Readers explore careers which include women who have discovered cures to stamp out disease, made people laugh, earned Olympic and Paralympics gold medals, and crossed the country in the cab of an 18 wheeler.

Hello Readers. Thank you for stopping by. I’m excited to visit with you today. Please leave comments to enter a random drawing for prizes after the tour is completed. More information about that later.

Careers Today by J.Q. Rose

The glass ceiling for women still exists in many careers, but let’s face it, women are entering professions never imagined when I was graduating from high school. Have you talked with a college student lately about his or her major? What an amazing choice of degrees to earn these days. Majors are in recreation, hospitality, business leadership, marketing, all those computer technology majors, and even how to engineer packaging for products.

With so many choices available, I want to encourage girls to dream big for the career they want to pursue and follow the dream by working hard to make it a reality. The stories in the book are about careers, but also the path the women followed to make their dream profession come true. 

This is non-fiction and was written as a reference for gathering information and inspiration about different occupations. If a career catches a reader’s eye, then I hope she will read about it. At the end of each chapter, there are live links to the subject’s websites, videos, books, and articles which will enhance and update the information provided.

It was a privilege to interview these remarkable women. I felt very special to have them trust me to tell their stories. Now I look forward to getting the ebook out to readers and hope to inspire them to follow their dreams.

The Table of Contents lists all the women and their careers. How about you? Do you still dream of success in a new career? Go for it!

Table of Contents

Chapter 1--Horse Trainer/Competitive Dressage Rider, Pati Pierucci
True Love
Chapter 2--Bike Racer, Mackenzie Woodring
Speeding Around the Track
Chapter 3--Children’s Book Author and Illustrator, Jane Stroschin
Practice, Practice, Practice
Chapter 4--Medical Doctor, Cate Bradley
Role Models Rock
Chapter 5--Chef, Sue Chef
Cooking Up a Career
Chapter 6--Technology Expert, Diana Stoneberg
Keep Your Sense of Humor
Chapter 7--Christian Minister, Laurie Haller
Serving God
Chapter 8--Horticulturalist, Sharon Loving
Thank You Very Mulch
Chapter 9--Medical Scientist, Juanita Merchant
Confidence Counts
Chapter 10-Olympic Gold Medalist in Women’s Ice Hockey, Angela Ruggiero
Showing the Boys
Chapter 11-Semi-Truck Driver, Barbara Totten
Freedom of the Road
Chapter 12-Teacher/Coach/Athletic Director, Barbara “Chili” Chiles
Aim Higher
Chapter13-Social Worker, Lenair Correll 
Overcoming Obstacles
Chapter 14-Entrepreneur/Product Developer, Veronica Bosgraaf
Find the Path to Success
Chapter 15-Professional Clown, Brenda Marshall
A Big Red Nose

After writing feature articles in magazines, newspapers, and online magazines for over fifteen years, J.Q. Rose entered the world of fiction writing with her first published novella, Sunshine Boulevard, released by Muse It Up Publishing in 2011. With Girls Succeed she returns to her first love, writing about real people.  Blogging, photography, Pegs and Jokers board games, and travel are the things that keep her out of trouble. Spending winters in Florida with her husband allows Janet the opportunity to enjoy the life of a snowbird. Summer finds her camping and hunting toads, frogs, and salamanders with her four grandsons and granddaughter.

Connect with J.Q. Rose online at
Author website     

BOOK LINKS: If you would like to download a sample which includes the Table of Contents listing all the careers in the book, please go to


Contest Information Janet will be drawing winners from visitors who leave comments during the tour. The prizes for you or a girl in your life are a $10 Amazon gift certificate, a copy of the Girls Succeed e-book in your choice of format, a “Succeed” beaded bracelet kit, and inspirational note pads. (See the Girls Succeed and J Q Rose blogs for photos and blog tour information.). Winners announced on her blogs on Sunday, November 18 at 9 pm EST. Good luck!


J.Q. Rose said...

Conda, thanks so much for hosting me today. Have you always wanted to be a writer?

Unknown said...

Hi JQ, back again to tell you that I think this book will have a huge impact on our teens. Perhaps even older women.

I admire your research into the subject and give you a big kudos for putting it out there.

Thanks for the post.

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Janet, I hope the schools get a chance to check out your book. Having the book available in schools is a must.

Pat McDermott said...

Janet, this is such an important book. I agree with Lorrie that even older women might find inspiration in these pages. We're never quite done exploring who or what we'd like to be. And I agree with Joylene, the schools need to check it out and have it on hand. A stellar work!

J.Q. Rose said...

Thank you so much for all the encouragement in your comments. If even one girl/woman is influenced by one of the stories, I will be happy.

You guys make me smile. Hugs.

Conda Douglas said...

JQ, you are most welcome on my blog! I agree with all the comments here, this book NEEDS to be in school libraries everywhere and I think it's useful for gals of all ages!

Marian Lanouette said...

What a great idea and book. I can't wait to read it. Good luck, JQ

Conda Douglas said...

JQ, I never answered your question! I've been writing since that age of 10--ever since I found out regular people could be writers! How about you?

J.Q. Rose said...

Thank you, Marian. I am anxious to get it into the hands of readers. I especially love that it is an e-book. I have websites and videos in the book so if the reader has internet access, she can link to them for more information. This new technology is so cool....!!!

J.Q. Rose said...

Conda, I began writing stories in second grade! But I never became a full time writer till 1995 when we sold our floral business. It's taken awhile for me to achieve my dream.

Conda Douglas said...

Oh yes, JQ, I know about it taking time--I've been writing since I was 10 and selling since I was 12, but this year saw publication of my first novels (I had two come out from two different publishers). And the white in my hair ain't dyed there!

Meradeth Houston said...

This is a topic that is near and dear to me and I certainly hope that lots of girls get a chance to check it out!

J.Q. Rose said...

Meradeth, I see you write a blog for girls, but bigger girls than my target audience. !! Thanks for stopping in.