The Over 50 Writer

WELCOME AUTHOR ROSE ALLEN MCcAULEY
9/22/2016 10:58:00 AM by: Patti Shene

FEATURED BOOK: The Courageous Brides Collection (9 novellas)

AUTHOR: Rose Allen McCauley and 8 others

PUBLISHER: Barbour Publishing

GENRE:historical fiction

SERIES OR STAND ALONE: stand alone

TARGET AGE: teen to adult

 

IT IS A PLEASURE TO WELCOME AUTHOR ROSE ALLEN McCAULEY. ROSE AND I HAVE BEEN ATTEMPTING TO EXCHANGE BLOG POSTS FOR A WHILE NOW, BUT LIFE JUST GOT IN THE WAY. ROSE’S STORY PROVES THAT IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO LAUNCH A WRITING CAREER.

 

Welcome, Rose!

 

Thanks for inviting me, Patti! I am happy to tell you all a little about my writing career which started after I turned fifty, in hope it will encourage those younger or even older than I am. I turned 68 this July and went to my first writing conference in 2002 when I was 54. It was the first ACFW conference in Kansas City MO and I truly believe if I had not joined ACFW I would still not be published, so I certainly encourage everyone to join ACFW whether you can make the conference or not! The membership price is so small for all the on-line classes you receive and writing friends and groups you can join, so please make that your first priority if you are not already a member.

 

I received my first book contract at the 2010 ACFW conference when I was 62 years old. I also got my first agent soon after that. She got out of agenting, so I now have another agent who has been so helpful to me in getting published.

 

My granddaughter who is 15 went to one of our local conferences and won some awards. She told me she hoped she didn’t have to wait until she was over sixty to get her first contract! I don’t think she will. But as God’s Word says, there is a time for everything, so that was my time. And I am very thankful for all He taught me along the way.

 

I have always loved to read and write although most of my writing before joining ACFW was non-fiction. I was editor of my high school newspaper, and editing skills are very important for a writer. And loving to read is also important.

 

If God has laid on your heart to write for Him, I think the most important talent is perseverance! Just keep writing for Him unless He tells you to stop!

 

Hope to meet many of you on the ACFW loop or at conference. Keep writing!

 

I’d love to meet you there someday, Rose! Thanks so much for spending time on the Over 50 Writer!

 

Blurb for The Courageous Brides Collection:

 

Ride into adventures alongside nine determined women of yesteryear whose acts of compassion and bravery attract male attention. Marcy helps displaced Indians. Emmy tends wounds at Fort Snelling. Ronnie stows away on a cattle drive. Daisy disguises herself as a Pony Express rider. Elinor becomes an abolitionist. Mae tames wild horses. Hannah gets help for accident victims. Lucy’s curiosity unnerves criminals. Kate nurses soldiers on the battlefield. Will real dangers douse the sparks of love?

 

Books are available in bookstores and on Amazon in print and in kindle

 

 

Rose Allen McCauley has been writing for over a decade and has four books published. She is thrilled for this to be her second novella collection with Barbour. A retired schoolteacher who has been happily married to her college sweetheart for over forty years, they enjoy their growing family of three children and their spouses and five lovely, lively grandkids! She loves to hear from her readers. Connect with her online.

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Comments

Patti Shene From SE Colorado At 9/25/2016 10:26:42 AM

Thank you for stopping by, Joanne!

Joanne Darling From Pattersonville, NY At 9/25/2016 10:22:47 AM

Great story, Rose. I, too, went to my first writer''s conference after age 50. Blessings to you!

Patti Shene From SE Colorado At 9/23/2016 10:20:43 AM

Hi Pat. Glad to see you! Thanks for stopping by and for your comment to Rose.

Patti Shene From SE Colorado At 9/23/2016 10:19:49 AM

Hello Cleo! Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. I also found Rose?s post to be an encouragement.

Patti Shene From SE Colorado At 9/23/2016 10:19:05 AM

Hi Elaine. Great to see you here Yes, perserverance is such an essential factor. I?m thankful for great blog guests with wonderful stories of success who keep reminding of that! Thanks for stopping by.

Pat Davis From Philadelphia, PA At 9/23/2016 9:27:41 AM

Thank you, Rose, for sharing your experience. You''re an encouragement to other writers. God bless.

Cleo Lampos From Oak Lawn, IL At 9/23/2016 8:30:35 AM

I was encouraged with your post. You have had a wonderful journey and are such an inspiration to your grandchildren. What else could you ask from life?

Elaine Stock From NY At 9/23/2016 4:13:53 AM

Rose, I love how you signaled out the most important talent as perseverance! It took me a while to get published, with my novel debuting this past January, but I am thankful I didn''t give up and glad you didn''t either.

Patti Shene From SE Colorado At 9/22/2016 1:13:13 PM

Thanks, Rose, for sharing your story and for your words of encouragement!

Rose Allen McCauley From KY At 9/22/2016 12:44:24 PM

Thanks again for hosting me Patti, and I hope many of your readers will order a book in print or kindle and check out my website at www.rosemccauley.com to see some of my other books, too. Keep reading and writing and persevering!

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