The Spotlight is on J. Q. Rose and Sunshine Blvd.
Sunshine Boulevard by J. Q. Rose—mystery/light horror e-book from Muse It Up Publishing
Thank you, Marilyn, for hosting me today. I am thrilled to be here with you and your mystery readers. I am spotlighting my mystery, Sunshine Boulevard, on your blog. Because it is holiday time, I am giving away a copy of my holiday, short story, The Good Neighbors. Please leave a comment to be eligible to win. Don’t be disappointed if your name isn’t drawn, because the humorous story is available at Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0066CYXQI
All royalties from the sale of this story support local food pantries.
What inspired you to write the mystery/light horror book, Sunshine Boulevard, Janet?
Sunshine Boulevard takes place in Florida. My husband and I visited Florida with our kids when they were young. We returned to Florida when we were full-time RV’ers, living in the fifth wheel trailer twelve months out of the year and traveling the country. We have met some real characters in our travels. It was only natural to combine those personalities and place them in Florida, famous for its quirky crime and unbelievable events. I chose a retirement community, not only because we are familiar with them, but because I wanted people to remember that just because folks retire, it doesn’t mean they lose their value to society.
Janet grew up in the Midwest amid flat lands blessed with fertile fields of corn and soybeans and wide horizons colored by vivid sunsets. The hard working people there have influenced her life values and writings.
Janet is a wife, mother, and grandmother. Those are the most important facts about her. She is a wife to Ted, mother to their two grown daughters, mother-in-law (ouch), and grandmother to four young grandsons and one granddaughter. Aren't grandmas supposed to sit in a rocking chair on the porch and wear their white hair up in a fly away bun? Not anymore!!
She taught elementary school, then moved into the small business world when she and her husband owned and operated a floral shop, garden center and greenhouses. After the sale of the business, full-time RVing was the next life adventure as she and her husband chased the sunshine across the country seeing new places and making new friends while working on various projects. This fantastic lifestyle afforded many opportunities for writing travel articles and stories on the RVing lifestyle. Her first published mystery, Sunshine Boulevard, sprang from her experiences as she traveled the state of Florida. Her latest humorous holiday short story, The Good Neighbors, is the result from living in a Florida retirement community.
Janet spends her winters in Florida and her summers up north camping and hunting salamanders, toads, frogs, and snakes with her grandchildren. Blogging and photography occupy her spare time as well as playing her favorite board game, Pegs and Jokers
She continues to write new mysteries and short stories. She also has in the works, a non-fiction book to inspire middle grade girls and an idea for a non-fiction story for girls.
Tag line and Blurb:
Mysterious deaths upset the Florida retirement community interfering with their seasonal activities and turning up more than dead bodies
Who or what is killing the seniors on Sunshine Boulevard? Follow Jim and Gloria Hart, snowbirds who annually migrate to Florida for warm sunshine, fun, and games in snow-free winters. However this season, Jim Hart, a volunteer First Responder in his retirement community of Citrus Ridge, is drawn into the investigation of the mysterious deaths. Even in the midst of the unfortunate demise of the residents on Sunshine Boulevard, the Harts try to enjoy the winter with friends. They don't realize that their friends are getting together for their own kinds of affairs with each other. The neighbors are in a dither over the deaths, but perhaps more intrigued by the gossip about the affairs and why the naked lady was found lying in the geranium bed
Please tell our readers where they can find your book and more information about you.
Sunshine Boulevard is available at Muse It Up Publishing Bookstore
as well as at many online booksellers.
The Good Neighbors is available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0066CYXQI
All royalties support local food pantries.
J Q Rose Website http://www.jqrose.webs.com
J Q Rose Blog http://www.jqroseauthor.blogspot.com