thanks2Two years ago, my husband gave me a mostly empty album for collecting vintage holiday postcards. From now until January, I’ll put a card on for you to enjoy.

Everything I create is done intentionally, meaning – with intent. From writing my novels to shaping clay, from sewing to sketching and everything else, I put myself into it — imagination, affection, creativity, and my time on earth. It’s difficult sometimes if my arthritis isn’t cooperating, but I press on. I love making gifts because I love my family and friends.

Because the 8-day week hasn’t appeared yet (despite my fervent wishes!), I’m taking a break from blogging until after the holidays. I have multiple blogs for different reasons and those will go silent.

December marks the 3rd anniversary of me being a contracted and published author. If there’s anything I’ve learned in that time it’s the publishing world spins whether you’re on the carrousel or not. And that means it’s not a good idea to jump off completely no matter how many gifts  or holiday plans are in the making. So… this blog will still have short newsie posts each day and one holiday blog hop next month.

If you’re stopping here for the first time, I have some interesting links to follow and previous posts of all sorts here. My interests are wide and varied, you never know what interesting tidbit you’d find A to Z (you’ll even find the A to Z Challenge!). Scroll back on all my blogs for snippets, insights, challenges, recipes, writer tips, chatty things, etc.

My other blogs and their latest news:

These two blogs have other things happening besides mine: for me Dec. 4th)

100 Things Blogging Challenge! For 100 days,
I’m posting a little something
from my 002x846qchosen topic of Words & Quotes of Love. There are 22 entries to come. Here’s one for today:

“Come live with me, and be my love, And we will all the pleasures prove, That valleys, groves, or hills, or fields, Or woods and steepy mountains, yield.”

~Christopher Marlowe


duo.freebiesLove Waits in Unexpected Places – Scorching Samplings of Unusual Love Stories

A Holiday Anthology

rb4u our interview of Author Bobbi Smith
Last days for the November contest with one-winner-takes-all prizes. Read the pages and find the cute little turkeys!


b1e43-eqpic*Romance Author Promo Op!*
We have several promotional opportunities on my Exquisite Quills group blog:

First Kiss Wednesday ~ come share your best 300 word kiss.
Set the Scene in Six ~
on Sunday, come share your backdrop or lead-up.
The Genesis of the Story ~
share the spark that ignited your novel
Author Interviews too.
Stop by and see if the last two have openings. We’re booking into the new year now.

What is, or better, who are, Exquisite Quills? We’re an old group of author friends & their new reader/writer friends, and together we’ve made a book-loving community. Come join us.
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About ~RoseAnderson

Rose Anderson is an award-winning author and dilettante who loves great conversation and delights in discovering interesting things to weave into stories. Rose also writes under the pen name Madeline Archer.
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