Friday, November 23, 2012

Meet Rose McCauley!

Rose McCauley
Rose has been writing for over ten years and has been published in several non-fiction anthologies and devotionals. She is a proud member of ACFW--American Christian Fiction Writers which she highly recommends for all those aspiring to write top-class fiction of all genres. Her first fiction was published last September, 2011, in Christmas Belles of Georgia. A retired schoolteacher who has been happily married to her college sweetheart for 44 years, she is also mother to three grown children and their spouses and grandmother to four lovely, lively kids! You can reach her through her website where she runs a book contest each month at or blogsite at

Surprised by Life—and Love—at Christmas
Four letters are mailed from Monticello, a small antebellum town in Georgia. Sisters once, now heirs to a historic plantation, each young woman must come to terms with the circumstances of her birth. . .
When she learns in a letter she’s adopted, Holly feels betrayed by her parents—and she books a flight out of Missouri immediately. Will she ever be able to love again?
Raised in a wealthy, loveless home, Carol rushes to Monticello from college in Atlanta when she receives her letter. She’s searching for family, but finds instead a boy she once mistreated. Will he remember her? . . .forgive her?
In one year, Starr has lost her parents, boyfriend, and job, so she’s sure her letter is more bad news. When the attorney flies to California to offer proof, Starr takes a second look—at the message and the man.
Noelle always knew she was adopted—and she’s always loved the foreman on her father’s Texas ranch too. But he’s so distant. . .perhaps a trip to Georgia is the break in life she needs.
Will the sisters receive a traditional Christmas gift. . .of love?

ISBN: 978-1-61626-480-2
Purchase info: These books are available at,,, and, both in paperback and ebook form.

I wrote this book because I liked the intriquing idea, and I love it because it is a Christmas book and also one that includes a tradition we did with our family when our kids were younger.

The book is published by Barbour Publishing, so can be bought through them or anywhere that carries their books--WalMart, most Christian bookstores and or or It's release date is September 1, 2011. You can also pre-order by clicking on the links on the home page of my website

Your unique talent: Seeing both sides of the coin, as will be explained below.

Share something not many people know about you--I took violin lessons in 2nd grade and played "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" for the program, and haven't touched it since.

Rose answered our little survey - Which best describes your personality:

In college after studying this topic, I decided I was between a realistic idealist or an idealistic realist, so I warn you right now that many of my answers might seem wishy-washy. It's not that I don't have opinions, I can just usually see and argue both sides in a discussion!

Are you a “pet person” or prefer no pets? I did enjoy dogs and cats and goldfish while growing up, but since I am now allergic to both dogs and cats, we have no indoor pets, but have had numerous farm dogs and barn cats over the years.

Would you rather travel or stay at home? I love to travel and have visited 10 European countries, Canada, Mexico, Barbados, Honduras, and the Bahamas as well as around 40 of the states, but I do miss my home and am always glad to return where I can begin to plan my next trip!

Do you read more or write more? I would like to read more, but usually write more since it takes me so much longer to write a chapter than read a chapter!

Prefer cake or pie? Again, a double-minded answer--both! Especially if it is lemon or chocolate!

Would, or do, ride a motorcycle or prefer to ride/drive a car? I prefer a car. I haven't been on a motorcycle since my teens. See! I do have a strong opinion about something!

How about taking the bus or walking? I grew up taking the city bus whereever I went since we didn't own a car, but I do love to walk, and even completed a half marathon (13.1 miles) last year!

Are you part of a big church congregation or a small church? Bet you thought I couldn't answer both to that question, but we do both! We worship with our oldest daughter part of the time in a smaller country church, and with our youngest daughter the rest of the time in a larger church.

Would you describe yourself as happy or joyful? Joyful. Because of the love of Christ I can be joyful even if circumstances make me unhappy.

Do you like to telephone people or prefer to use e-mail? Either is fine with me. I think email is usually quicker, but sometimes a phone call can take care of business quicker than going back and forth in email.

Do you eat at home or eat out? Since we live 6 miles or more from the nearest restaurant, we eat more meals at home, but still eat out much more than we did when our kids were at home when we ate almost every meal at home together.

Listen to music or prefer quiet? Depends. I love classical or soft worship music in the car or while doing certain tasks around the house, but have to have quiet to write!

Prefer sunrises or sunsets? Both, altho I take more sunset pictures since my husband and I take a walk almost every night around that time.

Thanks for hosting me, Lisa. It's nice to learn more about the others in John316 Marketing Network.

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