Friday, November 11, 2011

with Rose McCauley

Welcome to the Barn Door Book Loft, Rose!
People talk about life before children—what was your life before writing?

I sometimes say my life before kids seems like another lifetime, and that is how I would describe my life before writing also. Not that my life as a wife, mother, and teacher was boring, just different. But learning to observe more and write better and being exposed to all the wonderful authors and books represented by ACFW certainly has opened up my mind to a whole new world of friends and ideas and experiences.

What book have you recently enjoyed reading?
I finished Book of Days by James Rubart last week. It is a very powerful story with a great theme of how our choices affect us and others. I highly recommend it.

If you were a dessert, what would you be?
Lemon pie with real whipped cream on top because it is my favorite and also because it is a mixture of tart and sweet!

Did somebody just say lemon and pie in the same sentence?? Lemon pie sounds absolutely amazing right now! ;) If you were to find a purple polka-dotted monster in your kitchen one morning, how would you respond?
I would get rid of it because it wouldn’t match my kitchen theme of fruits with reds and greens. But one of my grandkids would probably like it. I bet my 10-year-old granddaughter could write a very imaginative story about it and illustrate it, too, so I will leave that for her to do.

Tell us about one of your favorite memories or moments in your life.
Receiving my first contract at the ACFW conference in Sept. 2010 in front of 600 people! You can read about it on my blog at and click on Sept. 2010 and find the post for September 22, 2010.

What's one of your dreaded things to do?
Clean house. Boring! I’d rather be reading or writing.

I agree completely, Rose! What is the Lord teaching you, or recently taught you?
Something new almost every day. My husband and I are both reading the Chronological Bible this year, and are right now in Acts. It is exciting to read about the first century church, and although I think we do need to pattern ourselves after them in some ways, I also think we have so many ways to reach people that they didn’t have that we need to use like emails and Facebook and fiction!

When is your next book due out and can you tell us about it?
I wish I had the details, but I have one completed novel with an editor and four proposals with Barbour for more anthology projects, so perhaps the next time I appear on your blog I will have more info.

You can purchase Christmas Belles of Georgia from Amazon.

Rose is giving away a copy of Christmas Belles of Georgia. To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment. You can enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post.


marybelle said...

I'm looking forward to reading CHRISTMAS BELLES OF GEORGIA more and more.


cjajsmommy said...

I'm laughing right now because I was just searching for a craft to do with kids to make a beaded Christmas bell ornament and then I open my email and see "Christmas Belles of Georgia." Bells and belles all in the same minute. :-) This looks like a delightful book and I'd love to win a copy.

Rebecca said...

Oh thank you so much for the chance to win this. This looks like a great collection of Christmas stories. I would love to win this.


Jackie S. said...

I love Christmas stories, and am very anxious to read this one.
Maybe 'cause I live in Georgia?!!!

wfnren said...

I love these books, the novellas.


PriviesAndPrims said...

Please enter me. Love Chrismtas stories!

priviesandprims at yahoo dot com

Marianne said...

Would love to win this book...with Christmas just around the corner, it's in time for giving away!Thanks, Esther and Rose


Rose McCauley said...

Glad to connect with so many others who love Christmas and Christmas stories like I do! Thanks again, for hosting me, Esther!

Courtney said...

I'm a big fan of Christmas stories!! This sounds really great! Thanks for the chance to win!

kcmelone at yahoo dot com

ann said...

Another great Christmas story I would love to read. Love the title of it to. Thanks for the giveaway.

amhengst at verizon dot net

apple blossom said...

I'd love to be entered thanks

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Linda Kish said...

I would love to read this book.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Patsy said...

Love to read Christmas stories! Would enjoy this one!


Margie Mijares said...

This book sounds like one I would love. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy and thanks for hosting all these great authors. margie at mijares dot net

Teresa Mathews said...

Christmas books are my fav. I'm from SC so I know first hand about a good ole Southern Christmas, I can't wait to read this. Rose, you have my mouth watering thinking about that lemon pie...yum yum!

lgm52 said...

Have put this book on my TBR list! Hope to win a copy!

Merry said...

Christmas Belles of Georgia sounds like a great book to get me in a holiday mood. :)
worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

Amy said...

Sounds great. Please enter me. Thanks.

sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

dianelouw said...

This is just the right book for this time of year. please added me to the giveaway. Blessings from Cape Town South Africa....

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