Archive for the ‘The Writing Life’ category

Scopes Trial 83rd Anniversary

July 21, 2008

July 21 is a historic day in America’s history, the beginning of the Scopes evolution trial that brought evolution theory to the forefront of our county’s education system, despite the fact that Scopes was convicted and fined. He lost but evolutionary thinking was the winner of the day.

Consider these facts:

1. John Scopes never taught evolution in a classroom.

2. Scopes didn’t know enough about evolution theory to be able to testify on the stand.

3. Clarence Darrow was not the ACLU’s first choice for defense attorney.

4. Creationist Williams Jennings Bryan was well versed in the theory of evolution and belonged to a major scientific organization.

5. Scopes coached three students to testify against him.

In honor of this anniversary, I’m making my historical mystery Reaping the Whirlwind available for free download as a ebook at this link. This is the book that won the Christy Award.

Have a great day!

Rosey Dow


Repurposing Video

June 17, 2008

Alex Mandossian

Alex Mandossian has a video on his blog about repurposing the contents of a book. Go to and scroll down to the June 3 post. It’s this concept that transformed my entire viewpoint on my worth as a writer. It will yours too. Go on over and watch that now. You’ll get a free report when it’s finished.

Internet Marketing–How I got started

June 2, 2008

Last year at just this time, a friend send me a letter telling me about a
class that was coming up in a few days. It’s about using the Internet to
promote products–books, tapes, whatever–whether you are a published
author or not. I went over and signed up.

That one class really blew me away. It was about the hundreds of
opportunities open to us because of new technology and new ideas about
using the Internet for direct sales–to my readers.

Well, that class is coming up again. It’s with Internet Marketing Master
Alex Mandossian, and you can learn more about it here: He gives out a study guide and then teaches
even more than is on the guide. You’ll need extra note paper for sure.

Terry Whalin replay

March 31, 2008


Here’s the replay of a very informative session on book proposals. As always Terry Whalin is a fountain of information.Click here to listen or right-click to download.

He was also telling about a great e-course that is 50 emails answering more questions on this topic. Click Here to learn more about Proprosal Secrets

Broken Wrist

March 21, 2008

cast.jpgLast weekend I fell and broke my right wrist. Losing the use of my right hand has long since been one of my worst nightmares, since I developed carpal tunnel syndrome about 10 yrs ago. My leftie typing is improving but I promise I won’t be zipping off any epic novels any time soon. At least teleseminars don’t require anything but a phone and a voice. We are still going ahead with Terry Whalin and his tips about book proposals next Wed March 26. His signup site is

I do need your prayers over the next 5 weeks. With only one hand there are so many limitations that spell total frustration like doing my hair, opening any kind of bottle, putting on socks, and almost every aspect of housework. I’m so thankful for my perpetually patient husband.

Have a great Easter weekend!

Returns are in

February 21, 2008


Thanks to some returns, Colorado Christmas is again available. If you wanted a copy and couldn’t get one before, go to my website and you can order it from there. As far as I know, I’m the only one offering it at this point because it’s a Christmas title.

Wal-Mart/Sam’s/Bookstore sightings

November 24, 2007

So far, Colorado Christmas has been spotted in:



Holly Springs, North Carolina

Oxford, Maine

Taylors, South Carolina

Hurst, Texas

Camden, Delaware (Yay!)


Sam’s Club



Spartanburg, South Carolina

Melbourne, Florida

Hurst, Texas

Farmington, New Mexico

Columbia, South Carolina


Christian Bookstores



Taylors, South Carolina

Dover, Delaware

Irmo, South Carolina


Any others?