Thursday, February 19, 2015

Love on Roseanna White Day

Jill here.

February is "Love an Author" month, and today we're going to love on Roseanna White!

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Roseanna M. White grew up in the mountains of West Virginia, the beauty of which inspired her to begin writing as soon as she learned to pair subjects with verbs. She spent her middle and high school days penning novels in class, and her love of books took her to a school renowned for them.

After graduating from St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland, she and her husband moved back to the same mountains they equate with home.

Roseanna is the author of two biblical novels, A Stray Drop of Blood and Jewel of Persia, the historical romance, Love Finds You in Annapolis, Maryland, and the historical, romantic suspense Culper Ring Series (Ring of Secrets, Whispers from the Shadows, and Circle of Spies). She is also the senior reviewer at the Christian Review of Books, which she and her husband founded, the senior editor at WhiteFire Publishing, and a member of ACFW, HisWriters, and Colonial Christian Fiction Writers.





Other ways you can love on Roseanna today:

1. Visit her website at http://www.roseannawhite.com. On the right-hand side you can subscribe to her author newsletter. You can also click on "contact" on the top toolbar to email her a note of thanks and/or encouragement.


2. Visit her Amazon.com author page and click "Follow," then write a quick book review for any of her books you have not yet reviewed. See some great reviews? Vote up the ones you find helpful and vote down the ones that aren't helpful.


3. Visit her Goodreads page and become her fan by clicking on the button under her author picture. And while you're there, scroll down to her books and add them to your To Read list. If you wrote any Amazon.com reviews, paste them here as well.


4. Follow her on Twitter. 


5. "Like" her Facebook page.


6. Follow her on Pinterest


Rosanna is one busy lady. She wears so many hats! Author, publisher, editor, graphics designer, book reviewer, wife and mom. Color me impressed. She still finds time to share her wisdom on Go Teen Writers. And she has so much wisdom! We are so thankful that she shares that wisdom with all of you. Here are a few of my favorite Roseanna blog posts:

5 ways to make a series work

What does an editor do, anyhow?

A peek into the cover design process

Is it possible to get your first novel published?

Ask an editor: What will get your manuscript rejected?

If you haven't read these posts, check them out! And if you haven't read any of Roseanna's books, add them to your TBR list. Leave Roseanna an uplifting comment below and/or shower her social media pages with love today.


We love you, Roseanna! 

35 comments:

  1. Mrs. White!! I've loved coming across your posts in the archives. They're always so informative and helpful, and I've loved getting a peek at the cover design process. Thank you so much for popping in occasionally and imparting to us your wisdom! :)

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    1. I love popping in! So glad to be part of the GTW community, even if it's as an Old Fogey. ;-)

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  2. I love your posts, Mrs. White, and your Culper Ring series is on my TBR list- I can't believe I haven't read them already!

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  3. You are amazing Mrs. White! I hope to someday be able to write as good historical fiction as you! Thanks for being so encouraging and sharing your knowledge with us. :)

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    1. Aw, thanks, Brooke. I have no doubt you will--everyone here is a few steps ahead of where I was as a teen! It's always my pleasure to drop by!

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  4. Thank you so much for everything you do, Mrs. White!! I absolutely love your posts -- they are very helpful, insightful, and enjoyable to read. I always look forward to them! :) Thank you for sharing with us! One thing that especially stands out to me in your posts is how it feels like you're sitting across from us, talking to us and sharing like a friend. :) It's special. That's how I want to come across to my readers someday. And I also think it's wonderful that you homeschool your children -- it's a lot of work, but I know from being homeschooled myself that it's greatly appreciated!

    May the Lord continue to bless you and your writing! :) Thank you again!

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    1. Oh, and I write Christian historical fiction too. :D

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    2. Thank you so much, Patience! I love chatting with you guys, and that's how I look at it--as sitting down to talk with friends. And yes, homeschooling is work, but such rewarding work!

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  5. Thank you so much for sharing your writing with us, Ms. White!! I've read the first few books in the Culper Ring series and loved them! I love anything to do with spies, and anything to do with history, and I love that you combined them in such a great way. :)

    I also really enjoy your posts here on GTW! It's so great to get a peek into the flip side of writing, whether it's what really goes on in editing, the process of designing covers, or what an editor is looking for. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and wisdom with us!

    You are such an inspiration to so many! Thank you for everything you do!!

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    1. Also, I was gone for the love on you day, but I wanted to shout out to everyone else here on the blog. You guys are so amazing and so inspiring in so many ways!! I have loved seeing glimpses of your stories and characters, and watching everyone grow as writers. Thank you all for being honest and helping each other, for brilliant questions, and epic word wars. You guys are some of the greatest. :)

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    2. Because SPIES ARE AWESOME! ;-) Thank you, Joy!

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  6. Have a wonderful day!!!! We all love you!

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  7. Thank you for all that you do, Mrs. White! I love reading your posts, especially when you write from an editing standpoint. And I'm not typically a fan of historicals or romances, but I loved Ring of Secrets, and really need to finish the series. =)

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    1. And I'm always super happy to answer any editing questions!!

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  8. Roseanna was one of the first people I told about Go Teen Writers and she really encouraged the idea. Not only did she verbally encourage it, but she encouraged me by commenting on posts in those very quiet early days :) Thank you, Roseanna! Love you!

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    1. I feel like an aunt to GTW, LOL. Love you too!!

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  9. Oh yes, yes, YES, I was just waiting for this day!!

    Mrs. White, you have no idea how much you've helped me! I love your posts immensely. They are always so encouraging and I have realized so much about myself through reading them. I could fill a whole blog post myself on how much you have helped me to grow, and I am not exaggerating one bit. Your story on how your first novel truly did get published, in fact, made me cry, because somehow I found it so touching that you never gave up on your work. I hope to follow your footsteps, and become as amazing and helpful a writer and teacher as you are. God bless you, Mrs. White!

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    1. Oh gracious, that brings tears to MY eyes! Publication can be such a long road--I consider it an honor to get to encourage others along the path! Thank you so so so so much!!

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  10. Thank you for everything, Mrs. White! I am in awe at how you manage to juggle so much, you are an inspiration. Your posts here at GTW are invaluable to me. It is so helpful getting a peek into an editor's job, and your fun writing style is always a delight to read. You're simply amazing!

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    1. Thank you, Christine! That makes me smile. I so love hanging out here on GTW!!

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  11. Thank you so much everyone--and especially Jill, for putting this together! What a bright spot in my cold, cold winter day. =D

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  12. Thanks for all of your posts here, Mrs. White! All helpful :)

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  13. Thanks so much for all you do for Go Teen Writers, Roseanna. I love reading your guest posts, and especially the ones about how you've published your first novel. It's so encouraging because I always thought that my first novel was just a practice novel, but after starting on a second one my excitement for my first novel was rekindled. Now I'm hoping to revise it to completion and possibly pursue publication for it. Thanks so much!

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    1. Always comes back to the motto I had in that original post about this book's looooong journey: "Always move on, never give up." You might find you need a long break from it, or maybe it only needs a little more work. Each book is different. Part of the fun of the journey is deciding when it's time to move away for a while, and when it's time to go back and dust off those old MSS. =)

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  14. Your are a great person Mrs. Roseanna! Thank you for contributing so much towards Go Teen Writers! Your posts always inspire me to write more!

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    1. Thank you, Bianca! Inspiring you is exactly what I hope to do. =)

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  15. Love your posts, Mrs. White! And it's been especially interesting to hear about your first novel's publication! Gives me some encouragement that I can do it, too, haha. :) Thanks for contributing to GTW!

    Alexa S. Winters
    thessalexa.blogspot.com

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    1. As soon as I got "the call" from Bethany House on that one (okay, it was an email from my agent...), I immediately emailed Stephanie to say, "I have to share this with GTW once it's official!!" =) I knew it would be a story you guys would identify with!

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  16. I love your posts, Ms. White, especially the ones about your first novel being published (Which I am excited to read!!) and the explanation of the edit-as-you-go, which encouraged me to explore my own process. Thanks for coming on GTW and inspiring me!

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    1. I absolutely love it every time Stephanie emails me to ask for an article! Love being a part of GTW. =)

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  17. I was looking through old posts and found that I somehow missed this special day!!! :(

    So, Mrs. White...thank you for your posts here on GTW! I always enjoy it when you stop by. ;) I've read part of the Culper Ring Series and Love Finds You in Annapolis, Maryland, and they are so good!

    You definitely wear many hats, but I think you don them beautifully! :)

    ~Whitney

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