Sunday, January 6, 2013

My First Guest

I am honored to have my first guest on this blog: J.Q. Rose, who is here to tell us about her new book. Welcome, JQ!

J.q. Rose

Thank you, Debbie, for hosting me today. I’m excited to be here and have the opportunity to tell your readers about this inspiring e-book for middle grade girls, Girls Succeed: Stories Behind the Careers of Successful Women. 


Girls Succeed is an interactive e-book filled with stories of fifteen remarkable women. It is not a dry accounting of their careers, but an exploration of how they followed the path to success in their chosen occupation. When they were growing up some of the women, like girls who will be reading the book, dreamed of being a doctor, a horsewoman, an athlete, a writer, or horticulturalist. Others, specifically a chef, an entrepreneur, and semi-truck driver, discovered success in their careers later in life. But the one key component in each of their stories is their passion.


It is my hope these stories will be a GPS for girls. (I would say compass, however, kids these days may not know what a compass is!)  A GPS directs us to our destination and I believe these wonderful role models in the book will guide readers to help them to achieve their dreams. Reading about successful women can inspire and empower girls to pursue the passion within them. After all GPS could stand for Girls Path to Success.


The e-book includes resources for girls to learn more about the women I interviewed and about their careers. Not only are there books, magazines, and articles, I also added live links to websites on the Internet with updated information just a click away for the reader.


Highlights of the person’s career and a section for more information about her career are available at the end of the chapter. Take a look at the information following the chapter entitled Cooking up a Career, the story about Sue Chef, a creative cook and dynamic personality.




Sue has shared two of her delicious, easy-to-make recipes. Enjoy.  


Homemade Trail Mix


Combine ¼ cup unsweetened apricots, ¼ cup dried cherries (unsweetened), ¼ cup almonds, ¼ cup walnuts, ¼ cup roasted whole kernel pumpkin seed, and 5 cups Multi-Grain Cheerios. Serves 5


Sue says you can choose your favorite nuts, seeds, dried fruit, and whole grain cereal to create your own special blend of homemade trail mix.


Mango Berry Smoothie


In food processor, combine ½ cup water or milk, ½ cup frozen mango, ½ cup frozen raspberries, 2 oz tofu, 1 tsp honey


These recipes are from The Take Charge of ADHD Booklet with recipes by Sue Chef




Bachelor of Science in Education

Established Sue Chef, personal chef service

Launched and developed D & W Cooking School

Established Sue Chef Company

Host of “Get Fresh with Sue Chef” television show

Recognition for her work in the American Cancer Society and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International



Sue’s cookbook, Super Suppers

Take Charge of ADHD Booklet

Someone's in the Kitchen with Mommy, 100 Easy Recipes and Fun Food Crafts
for Parents and Kids
by Elaine Magee

Honest Pretzels: And 64 Other Amazing Recipes for Cooks Ages 8 & Up by Mollie Katzen

I Want to Be a Chef by Stephanie Maze

Cooking Rocks! Rachael Ray's 30-Minute Meals for Kids by Rachael Ray

  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: Stories Behind the Careers of Successful Women 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.





  1. Hi Debbie, It is a privilege to be your first guest author. What a wonderful way to start the new year! Thanks for the opportunity to get the word out about my e-book, Girls Succeed!

  2. Girls always need strong role models and this book is full of them. JQ is one herself. Kudos on such a positive entry into the market.

  3. JQ, I feel your pain with terminology for the modern child. Compass has gone away like typewriter, TV antenna, and film cameras. LOL. Great book!
    W.S. Gager on Writing

  4. The trail mix sounds great. I wonder if I could get my kids to try it.