Archive for April 2007

Good-bye April

April 30, 2007

It’s the 30th of April and it feels weird beginning a new project on the last day of the month. At the moment I’m between book contracts, enjoying the free moments to read gardening books, take a few naps (very few), and reconnect with my family. I’ve got a book proposal circulating, but it’ll probably be a few more weeks before I hear anything back from that. Meanwhile, I’m enjoying the slower pace and looking at some of the remodeling projects that have been simmering on the back burner.

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Getting Acquainted

April 29, 2007

For those who don’t know me, I’m posting my bio. It’s written in third person, but you get the idea. You can visit my website at http://www.roseydow.com.

Rosey Dow has a lot to say—writing, speaking, and teaching. Winner of the coveted Christy Award, she is a best-selling author with nine published novels. A popular conference speaker and writing workshop presenter, Rosey has been a guest on dozens of radio programs and TV’s Encounter with the Unexplained.

Her first novel, Megan’s Choice made Heartsong’s list of Top Ten Historical Favorites for 1997. Rosey was one of Heartsong’s Favorite New Authors that year. Fireside Christmas published in 1999 received four stars from Romantic Times and appeared on the CBA best-seller list for three months. Her historical novel of the Scopes evolution trial, Reaping the Whirlwind, won the Christy Award in 2001.

Beginning in December, 2004, Colorado, stayed on Wal-Mart’s shelves for fifteen months and topped out at 167,000 copies sold. Rosey’s articles have appeared in Cross & Quill, Chicken Soup for the Christian Woman’s Soul, and Maranatha. She is the director of ChristianFictionMentors.com, a twelve-lesson interactive program that guides new writers through their first novel. She is also a freelance editor.

Rosey and her husband, David, were missionaries on the tiny island of Grenada, West Indies, from 1987 to 2001. While there, she wrote Survival Cookbook: For Americans Abroad, 250 recipes for cooking-challenged Americans who can no longer purchase convenience foods. The cookbook is now in its third printing.

The Dows have seven children ages 27-15, and Rosey has been a homeschooling mom for the past nineteen years. The Dow family currently lives in an old Victorian home in Delaware.