Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Hello, J.Q. Rose

 Hello, Everyone. I’m J. Q. Rose, author of the mystery/light horror novella, Sunshine Boulevard.
Thank you, Roseanne, I am thrilled to be a guest on your blog today. My main character, Michigan snowbird Jim Hart, is here with me. I had to twist his arm to come though. He is not one to seek the spotlight. I thought your readers would like to hear first-hand from Jim about the mystery concerning the unusual number of senior citizens dying on Sunshine Boulevard. This comes at a time when many Northerners are getting ready to head to Florida for the winter. I do not want to worry them, but this should serve as a heads-up to snowbirds that some of your usual fun activities may be interrupted this winter.
Jim, come on in and I’ll let you tell your story.
Thank you, J. Q. and thanks Roseanne. I don’t usually talk too much about that winter in Florida. It was the most frightening time in my life.
I didn’t want to be pulled into the investigations of mysterious deaths in our senior retirement and golf community of Citrus Ridge. I’m the captain of the community’s First Responders. It’s a group of volunteers in our area who offer first aid and comfort to our residents as soon as a 9-1-1 call is received. We always arrive on the scene before the ambulances and EMT’s get there.
That winter every call was not the typical falling accident, high blood pressure, or heart problem. No. Those would be good calls compared to what I witnessed at the homes where I found my friends and neighbors dead when I arrived.
The death scenes haunt me. I have years behind me as a First Responder and never have I seen or smelled such a body. They were so yellow and turned to powder when touched. The homes were filled with a sickening stench from the mummified bodies.
Excuse me. I need to grab my handkerchief.
Jim, it’s okay. I know it is still difficult for you to bring up all the trauma and grief you experienced during that winter season. Continue when you’re ready. Or we can stop here.
No, J Q, I’m fine now. Thank you.
My wife and I sold our hardware business up north so we could retire and escape to Florida in the winters to enjoy golfing, relaxing on the beaches, dancing at the social club dances, eating dinner at the Golden Corral, and playing games with our friends in Citrus Ridge. However, that Florida winter season was not the ideal retirement days we have experienced in the past. Inexplicable deaths occurred on Sunshine Boulevard, the main road that circles our entire community.
I’m sorry. I guess I just can’t continue bringing up the horrible memories of those days. I’ve had enough. You’ve told the story in Sunshine Boulevard, J Q.
Perhaps, if  Roseanne’s readers are interested  they can follow the story of that deadly winter as I help the authorities to figure out who or what was killing the seniors on Sunshine Boulevard.
Okay, Jim. That’s fine. Really appreciate your being here today.
Roseanne, I believe you have the links for more information about Sunshine Boulevard on your blog. Thanks so much.

Please tell our readers where they can find your book and more information about you.
The e-book is available at Muse It Up Publishing Bookstore

as well as at many online booksellers.

J Q Rose Website

 You Tube Book Trailer


Penny's Tales said...

JQ....and Jim....great interview! Sounds like a story I wouldn't read at night!

J Q Rose said...

Thanks, Penny. Yes, it'll keep you up at night for sure!!

J Q Rose said...

Thanks, Roseanne, for hosting me, er Jim, today. I am thrilled for Jim to have the opportunity to tell his side of the story.

Tess Grant said...

Poor Jim! It was a frightening time. Good that you could tell his story, JQ.

desitheblonde said...

wow i think if i pick the book up i would not want to put it down the cover it is kind of unusual and that what catches m eye

gail roughton branan said...

Hey girls! That was great! It was so nice to meet Jim. J.Q. I hope you'll bring him over to my blog later!

J Q Rose said...

Yes, Tess and Desi, a frightening story for sure. Gail, Jim is looking forward to visiting you too.

Roseanne Dowell said...

Thanks for letting Jim help celebrate the anniversary, J.Q. And for those of you who haven't read this book, I can only say - definitely do not read it at night.

J Q Rose said...

You're welcome, Roseanne. It's always a pleasure to be here with you.

Karen Cote said...

Wow. I only know Gloria, this was really great to meet Jim. Poor baby. Really shook him up. 'Coure not sure how I would handle finding my friends and neighbors dead. I'm sure Gloria was devastated. Love that woman. Great interview and great book to talk about during this spooky season.

Love you both, Ro & J Q. Can't believe how visiting today seems like home.

Michelle said...

I love character interviews! They make the character come so alive. Your book sounds like a great read.

Good luck!

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