Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Welcome Roseanne Dowell!

I want to introduce you to another writer. Roseanne, welcome to my blog.

Tell us about yourself and how you first started writing.

Wow, where to start? First and foremost, I’m a wife, mother of six, grandmother of 14 and great grandmother of 1. My family is and always has been my priority. I always loved to read and as a young girl dreamed about being an author. I started writing years ago when my children were little, but I never submitted anything until about six years ago.

You have been a busy person! Congrats on the large family! So tell me, is there a book that changed your life or made you want to become a writer?

When I was younger I dreamed about writing books like Nancy Drew, moved on to Phyllis Whitney and Victoria Holt and eventually Danielle Steele and Nora Roberts. Mary Higgins Clark and Lisa Scottoline are two other favorites.

That's great! I also love some of these authors. If you can go back in time, where would you go?

Oh boy, that one is easy – the Victorian Era. I love the furniture, the clothes and everything about it.

Roseanne, I knew I loved ya! That's my favorite era as well! What is your favorite thing about yourself?

My family. They are my life.

I hear ya there!!  You have a few books out, which is a huge accomplishment, but do you have a favorite? If so, why.

While I’m writing, they’re all my favorites. I think probably I’d have to say And They All Fall Down, which is due out later this year.

What inspired you to write your latest release "Stranger On The Shore"?

We used to go to a cottage and often walked along the lake. I often wondered what it would be like to live in one of the houses right on the lake in the winter or during storms. Of course, my imagination took over and hence the book.

Tell us about your story.

"Stranger On The Shore" is about author, Jordan Blake. She’s a bit of a recluse, which is fine with her. It makes it easier to write and meet her deadlines. While preparing for an early October Lake Effect Snowstorm, she noticed something along the shore that looked like a body. After pulling, tugging and finally rolling the handsome stranger, she managed to get him into her house. She feels an irresistible attraction to him when he comes to. Unfortunately, he has amnesia and has no idea who he is. More than a storm rages inside and out.

WOW! That sounds very interesting. I can't wait to read it now! Where can readers contact you?

Readers can find me at my website: or my blog at:


Roseanne Dowell said...

Thank you so much for having me, Marie. It was fun.

Marie Higgins said...

Thanks again for letting me interview you.


Ginger Simpson said...

Hey, Marie. It's great that you hosted Roseanne since I just finished reading her latest release. I was struck by the similarity of her story with mine in Hurricane Warning. I'm going to leave my review on Amazon, so I don't want to give away too much here. Roseanne and I had the good fortune to meet in person and share dinner. I can't wait until the next time we get together. I'll be sure and tell her all about how you became my "secret sis."
Love you both...

Marie Higgins said...

That's great, Ginger! I'll be reading her book next, so you'd better not give anything away! lol

Love ya back!


BarbaraB said...

Hi Marie,
Thanks for hosting Roseanne.

I read the same books you did. I loved Nancy Drew, Victoria Holt, and Phyllis Whitney. Never graduated to Danielle Steele or Nora Roberts, though.

Karen Cioffi said...

Roseanne, your book sounds wonderful. I was an avid Nancy Drew reader as a kid also.