All About Me

I am an avid reader of diverse genres and photographer of family, (especially grandkids), friends, nature, and food that I prepare from our garden.

My husband and I are snowbirds leaving our Northern home every fall and migrating to sunny Florida for the winter. I prefer to be called a sunbird because we are flying toward sunshine. Summer allows us fun family time camping with our grandsons (and our granddaughter when she gets out of diapers). We enjoy campfires and fishing and especially hunting toads, frogs, and salamanders with the four grandsons and one granddaughter.

Connect with J.Q. Rose online at

Girls Succeed blog 

J.Q. Rose blog 

Author website 

J. Q.  Rose Amazon Author Page 


 I am a wife, mother, and those are three big jobs themselves. But I have also been a school teacher and, with my husband, co-owner and operator of a floral shop, garden center and greenhouses.

After selling the business, I gathered my courage and asked the editor of the local newspaper if I could write a few articles for him. He said yes! That was the beginning of my writing career. I have penned feature articles in magazines, newspapers, and online magazines.Much of my writing was done at the kitchen table in our fifth wheel camper when we were full-time RV'ers. My life experiences and travel have been topics for my non-fiction writing.

Today I am a published author of fiction and non-fiction. Please check out my amazon author page or go to the Books by J.Q. Rose tab on this blog to discover my e-books.