Friday, July 22, 2011

John3:16 Network Blog Tour – Rose McCauley

Today, I would like to introduce to Christian author, Rose McCauley.

Rose Allen McCauley lives in the beautiful bluegrass region of Kentucky on a farm surrounded by God’s creation. She has been writing for more than ten years and has been published in several non-fiction anthologies and devotionals. Her first published fiction is a Christmas Belles of Georgia and it is a thrill for Rose since she loves Christmas books.

A retired schoolteacher who has been happily married to her college sweetheart for more than 43 years, she is also mother to three grown children and their spouses and Mimi to three lovely, lively grandkids!

How long have you known you wanted to be an author?

ROSE: I used to make little books and my mom would help me sew them together as a child on her treadle sewing machine. I was also editor of my HS paper, but I have just been pursuing publication since I retired from teaching.

Can you tell me a little bit about your newest book?

ROSE: Although I have selections in seven non-fiction titles, Christmas Belles of Georgia is my first fiction title to be published.

When a reader gets done with your book, what do you want them to come away with?

ROSE: How God works in our lives throughout our lives, and will bring His plans to pass. And His plans are best. I also hope they will enjoy the Christmas season more and want to do something for others.

Is there a place you have always wanted to visit? A vacation spot, historical monument, overseas, etc?

ROSE: As a child I only went to three states besides KY, and they were the adjoining states of OH and TN and IN. After I married and had kids I wanted to take them all the places I had never been. Over the past forty years my husband and I have had the opportunity to travel to most of the states including Hawaii and Alaska, and we have travelled out of the country to Italy, Canada, the Bahamas and Costa Rica and Mexico. I've also had the chance to meet more of my brothers and sisters in Christ in other lands while on mission trips to Honduras, Barbados and the Ukraine. A place I still want to visit is Prince Edward Island where the Anne of Green Gables books are set.

If you could have dinner with 2 people, who would they be?

ROSE: I think Jesus would be enough.

What one event would you love to be at? Historical or future?

ROSE: Jesus's birth and His resurrection.

Do you have a favorite hobby?

ROSE: I like to read and walk and scrapbook.

Is there something about you most people wouldn't know?

ROSE: I took violin lessons in second grade and haven't touched one since!

Do you have any suggestions for the aspiring writer?

ROSE: read a lot, write a lot, join a good writers' group, and persevere!

Any last thoughts for your readers?

ROSE: I hope they will be blessed by reading my book and many of the great Christian books out there.

And how can they connect with you?

ROSE: I'd love for them to visit my blog and click to become a follower. On September 1, 2011, the release date for my book, my husband will randomly pick one follower to win a copy of Christmas Belles of Georgia. Also check out my website at to contact me or read more about other Christian authors. You can also pre-order the book from Barnes and Noble or Amazon by clicking on the icons on the home page of my website.

Thanks, Sid, for hosting me and introducing me to some of your friends.

Christmas Belles of Georgia

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?

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  1. I think it's just fascinating that Rose is publishing her first book ~ what a fantastic achievement! Congrats to you, Rose, and thank you Sid, for the interview.
    Just tweeted it :)


  2. Rose, Congratulations on your new book. Sid, thank you for sharing the interview with us. It is a great way for us to get to know each other on a more personal level. Blessings to both of you!

  3. Thank you Amanda and Deborah for stopping by. Rose's book sounds interesting. It is the first I've seen a book crafted that way. I'll have to read it to see how it works.

  4. Rose,
    What a beautiful cover. I love stories about the old south. I'll be reading it soon.

  5. I'm looking forweard to reading the book. I may save it for the Christimas holidays, though!

  6. Thanks for commenting Theresa and Tracy. What I wonder is how the four authors divided up the book writing. Rose?