Change in Plans

These do happen and while I’m not a fan of change, I’ve gotten much more adept at accommodating. And this is a change I’m happy about. Instead of doing my Newsletter this week, I’m posting another blog. Because I have a good friend, JQ Rose, also a writer, who is re-releasing one of her books, a non-fiction book. A book for girls 10 to 13 to inspire them about all the possible careers out there for girls—well for anyone now that we’ve come into the 21st Century. Girls, women can do anything we set out minds to and are willing to work hard enough for. The official launch date was yesterday, April 14, so the book will be on sale for 99 cents during the launch week and through April. I’m getting two copies, one for each granddaughter.

Here’s the cover.

Here’s the blurb.

Girls Succeed: Stories Behind the Careers of Successful Women includes stories about 21st-century women who have discovered cures to stamp out disease, made people laugh, earned Olympic and Paralympic gold medals and crossed the country behind the wheel of an 18-wheel semi-truck. Meet the people who mentored these dreamers and helped them to negotiate the curves and bumps along the way.

The e-book is a unique reading experience for girls. With a simple click on videos and links related to the occupation, girls can dive deeply into the career and the woman’s life. Not only do readers meet role models who are successful in their careers, but the accompanying quotes empower girls to dream big.

Here’s the link.

Photo Provided by JQ. Rose

Don’t you know a young girl 10-13 who’d enjoy this kind of book? I bet you do. So click on that link and get a copy.

Now as for my writing. I’m still going through my Throw-Away-Words list. It’s encouraging to see words that I used to have a kajillion of are now at a more manageable level. For instance, the dreaded word “just,” I only used it 14 times and then got it down to 5, because, sometimes, you “just” have to use that word. 😊

Also, I’ve learned something about making apple fritters. Did I know anything about them before I wrote the scene in the book with the heroine freezing the batter to use later? Other than I love to eat them? No, I did not. After asking friends on Facebook (thank you all for responding), I decided that dough could be frozen, but batter not so much. And when you look up a recipe for an apple fritter, it does sound way more like batter than dough. So, I rewrote the scene and changed out the timing of another because of that information.

While I don’t normally share recipes, this one is the yummiest. Do you like to eat apple fritters? Have you ever made them? The link will show you several recipes to make them from scratch, but if you scroll down, you’ll get to a simple bake-in-the oven recipe. I believe I’ll try it. If you use one of these recipes, let me know how they turn out. Here’s the link. How to Make Apple Fritters 4 Ways | Allrecipes

And the picture | CREDIT: HUNGRYHIPPO2 This is the easy bake, no fry kind.

Let me know if you order one of JQ Rose’s books. As always I’d love to hear from you. Newsletter next week, I promise. 😊

A self-employed cosmetics company owner in Dallas, Devon Moore, wants to save her company from bankruptcy, but her ex-husband’s embezzlement puts her, her daughter, and her parents in danger. Will investigator Brett Townsend keep them safe when he’s not sure how much the red-headed beauty knows about the schemes? A wife has to know, doesn’t she?

Book 3 in The Second Chances Series .
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8 responses to “Change in Plans

  1. Thanks so much for changing your plans to include the information about the launch of the Girls Succeed! eBook. I am so excited to get this book in front of girls. The women I interviewed for the book are great role models. I have never made apple fritters. Thanks for the recipes. Looking forward to shouting about your new book when it comes out this year!!

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  2. Hey, JQ. You’re welcome. Happy to share about your wonderful book. So needed. I think the picture looks more like what I called monkey bread (which didn’t have apples), but looks a lot like this. I don’t like to do much baking or cooking of sweets because well, no self-control, but I’m going to try this. Good luck with your book and thanks for writing it. 🙂 I’m expecting a October release, possibly November. I’ll appreciate your shout out.

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  3. When I taught, I was always looking for books such as this for my girls. We all need role models, and isn’t it comforting to know when others have gone through the same thing? My goddaughter is about to take her test to get into med school, and I’m always telling her that what she is doing will inspire some other young girls. What a powerful gift!

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    • Hey, Peter. Yes, Most of us don’t realize folks are watching us all the time. Maybe if we did, we’d make better decisions. Good luck to your goddaughter. Someone has inspired her, I’m sure. Thanks so much for stopping by. 🙂

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    • Hi Pete, I agree it is comforting to know someone has had your dream and overcame obstacles to make that dream come true. Even if just one girl is inspired by the women in this eBook, I will be happy.


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