Girl Power! Girls Succeed by JQ Rose

I just had to share JQ Rose’s latest book with you – Girls Succeed! Stories Behind the Careers of Successful Women. This has been on my TBR for ages and I finally got around to it, and boy am I glad I did. It’s such an inspiring book about how girls overcome obstacles and smash through barriers to achieve their goals.

What’s really neat about Girls Succeed! is that it includes a reader’s guide with project and discussion ideas so that teachers and homeschooling parents can continue the conversation about the themes and issues raised in this book with their students / kiddos.

While this book is targeted at younger readers, I found it enjoyable and inspiring as an adult reader. You can check out my full review on Goodreads.

About Girls Succeed!

Discover the inspiring stories of sixteen contemporary women who had ambitious dreams when they were girls.

Find out how they made those dreams come true!

Readers cheer for these amazing women when they follow their lives to discover how they overcome obstacles and crash through barriers to complete their goals. Learn about their workday and the achievements in their chosen careers.

Girls Succeed! includes stories about 21st-century women who have discovered cures to stamp out disease, made people laugh, earned Olympic and Paralympic gold medals and crossed the country behind the wheel of an 18-wheel semi-truck and more. Meet the people who mentored these dreamers and helped them to negotiate the curves and bumps along the way.

You can grab a copy in ebook or paperback format on Amazon.

About JQ Rose

Whether the story is fiction or non-fiction, J.Q. Rose is “focused on story.”  She offers readers chills, giggles and quirky characters woven within the pages of her mystery novels. Her published mysteries are Deadly Undertaking, Terror on Sunshine Boulevard and Dangerous Sanctuary released by Books We Love Publishing.  

Using her storytelling skills, she provides entertainment and information in articles featured in books, magazines, newspapers, and online magazines. With her non-fiction book for girls, Girls Succeed! Stories Behind the Careers of Successful Women, she returned to her first love, writing about real people. J.Q. taught elementary school for several years and never lost the love for teaching passed down from her teacher grandmother and mother. She satisfies that aspect of her character by presenting workshops on Creative Writing and Writing Your Life Story and creating a book for life storytelling, Your Words, Your Life Story, based on her workshops. JQ decided to take the advice she gives to her workshop participants to sit down and write their stories. BWL Publishing released her memoir, Arranging a Dream, in January 2021.


Life on the Road, Writing Update & IWSG

The Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG) is a place to share and encourage, where writers can express their doubts and concerns without appearing foolish or weak. It’s a great place to mingle with like minded people each month during IWSG day.

Every month there’s an optional question which may prompt folks to share advice, insights, a personal experience or story. Some folks answer the question in their IWSG blog post or let it inspire them if they’re struggling with what to say.

This month’s question is:

What do you think of the term “working writer”? What do you think that is supposed to look like? Do you see yourself as a working writer, an aspiring one or a hobbyist? If the latter two, what does that look like?

Check out how people have answered this month’s question, as well as the other insecurities and writing topics they may have shared by visiting the IWSG sign-up list HERE. I opted out of answering the question, instead sharing an update about what life has been like on the road for us lately.


Life on the road in our teeny-tiny camper is amazing, but it does have two major drawbacks – we don’t always have great internet connectivity and charging our computers and devices can be a challenge. This has a huge impact on me as a writer (hard to work on a book when your computer battery is dead) and staying connected to the writing world (when you have limited internet and charged devices, you have to prioritize what you do at online).

Did you notice that I missed last month’s IWSG post and that I’ve been terrible at visiting other people’s blogs? The whole internet / electric thing is part of the reason why. The other reason is, well . . . life. Life has a way of getting in the way sometimes.

So, what has been happening lately on the road, you might be wondering? Well, in September, we spent a good chunk of time in North Dakota – first visiting with my hubby’s family (so much good food!), then at Theodore Roosevelt National Park (the Badlands are so stunning!).

After that it was a mad dash through South Dakota before spending some time in Nebraska at a wonderful city campground with electric hookups (ooh . . . electricity!) and good internet (yay for internet!) and a wildlife area (no electric or internet . . . boo). We stopped at Agate Fossil Bed National Monument on the way out of Nebraska, then had another mad dash, this time through Kansas and into Colorado.

In terms of writing over the past month, I’ve been plodding away on the second book in my rom-com series. I’m making some progress on it, but I’d really like to pick up the pace on this one and get it done by the end of the year. Life lately is way too serious. It’d be nice to close out the year with a light-hearted rom-com, don’t you think?

Anyhoo, that’s the latest update – nothing too exciting, nothing too productive, but that’s the way it goes sometimes, right?

What did you get up to last month? If you’re a writer, what have you been working on? And what kind of writer are you – a “working writer” or a hobbyist?