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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Welcome Rose Allen McCauley and a Giveaway

Today I'd like to welcome my friend Rose Allen McCauley to my back porch.

Hi Rose,
Tell us a little about your writing journey.

I have been writing for over 10 years. It took me 9 years to get my first contract and 10 years to hold my first book in my hands, but it was totally worth it!

My first publication was by Barbour Publishing in Sept. 2011. It was entitled Christmas Belles of Georgia. This is the book I am giving away to one commenter on Jackie’s blog, so be sure to leave a comment with a way for Jackie to contact you if you want to be entered into the drawing for this free Christmas book to get you in the Christmas mood!

I'd love to hear more about your venture into e-publishing

A few weeks ago a friend who is one of the other writers in Christmas Belles of Georgia contacted me about joining her and 2 others in another Christmas novella that would be only sold on Amazon. I told her I would pray about it and let her know the next day. After praying, I agreed.

This novella series is called Smoky Mountain Christmas. The novellas will be released 3 days apart in the following order:

Do You See What I See? by Delia Latham released on Kindle on Amazon on November 15, and is the first of 4 novellas about 4 cousins who return to Gatlinburg, TN for the holidays for their granddaddy’s 80th birthday, and find romance on the journey. Book 2 by Tiff Stockton, Hometown Melodies, will release on Nov. 18th, my book about the 3rd cousin, Christmas Grace, releases on Nov. 21st, then Jeanie Smith Cash’s book Sleigh Bells in the Snow, which releases on Nov. 24th about the 4th cousin will also have an epilogue to bring all the cousins together. Lots of fun reading to get you in the mood for the holidays!

After their Kindle release, each book will also be released in paperback from Amazon.com

An interesting fact about my cover is that it has a photo of my oldest daughter and her husband. The book is dedicated to them, and in memory of one of my daughter’s best friends in High School who died from kidney failure. Hope you will enter to win Christmas Belles of Georgia, but if you don’t win, it is still for sale on amazon and cbd.com

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Thanks for stopping by, Rose.

Please leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of Rose's first novella.


  1. Thanks so much for letting me tell you and your readers more about my newest book, Jackie. Hope it will start the Christmas spirit in many hearts.

  2. Wow, Rose. I didn't know your cover had your daughter and son-in-law on it. That is very cool! So excited to join you with this series. Rose and I go way back to our first critique group. So much has happened in our publishing careers since then.

    And for those who will be looking for book 2 you will need to look under Amber Stockton. :) Most people know me as Tiff since my first name is Tiffany, but I publish under my middle and last names. Happens all the time. :)

  3. Thanks for the heads up, Tiffany. I actually had trouble looking it up on Amazon myself.

  4. Great book cover!
    Sounds like a good book. Merry Christmas (and Happy Thanksgiving).
    God bless.

  5. Nine years to get a contract? Sigh. I've been waiting at least five years. Maybe there's hope!

  6. Hi TC and Terri, Glad you both stopped by altho I imagine Jackie's beautiful back porch was rather cold and snowy today! Hope you enjoy reading the books while you stay warm this winter..

  7. I'm late, I'm late (nothing unusual! lol). What an interesting interview, Rose and Jackie. Getting this series published has been quite the journey, and I've enjoyed getting to know Rose and Amber. Jeanie and I go back a ways. It's always a blessing to meet new friends!

  8. Thanks for stopping by, Delia. I'm adding your name to the pot.



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