My Favorite Things with Rose Ross Zediker + Giveaway!

Rose Ross Zediker

And the winner of
The Lassoed by Marriage
Novella Collection

*** Deanne Patterson ***

Congratulations, Deanne, and thank you for stopping by to visit with me and Rose!

I’m honored to have special guest, Rose Ross Zediker, visit the blog today! I met Rose via the Inkspirational Messages blog, which we both contribute to, and I’m thrilled to have a front row seat to Rose’s prolific writing career.

This month Rose released a story as part of a Barbour compilation with eight other authors, and I’m excited to give her a shout-out.

So, here’s Rose and her Favorite Things …

Thank you, Brenda, for inviting me to be a guest on your blog today. I’m very excited to be here. Although I do work a day job, I stop by periodically to respond to any comments. So don’t hesitate to leave a comment or ask a question. By leaving a comment you’ll be entered in my book giveaway. Today, I’m giving away one copy of The Lassoed by  Marriage novella collection! My release, Railroaded into Love, is part of this inspirational novella collection. Here is the back cover copy:

Montana 1895-Molly is tainted by having an outlaw brother on the run and seems the least likely bride for a pastor of a chapel railroad car. Forced together by duty to family and faith, can they build a life and mission together?

Lassoed Rose (600 x 408)

Since I may be a new author to you, I thought I’d share some of my favorite things. Feel free to ask me any questions about them or chose one topic and leave a comment telling me what some of your favorite things are or even better what types of themes you enjoying reading!

My Favorite Things
(Now, I have Julie Andrew’s singing in my head. How about you?!?)

Type of Book – Cozy mystery. I love trying to figure out ‘who done it’.

Book – My all-time favorite book is The Bad Seed. I think it’s my favorite because it’s the first book I read with a plot twist at the end. A plot twist that definitely did not see coming!

Author – Right now I’d say my favorite author is E. J. Copperman (Jeffrey Cohen).

Movie – Hands down, Cat Ballou!

Entrée – This is a tough one. I’m going to go with Lemon Chicken Piccata at Spezia.

Dessert – Lemon meringue pie

Chocolate – York Peppermint Patties

Restaurant – Spezia

Beverage – Good coffee. I’ll admit it. I’m a coffee snob!

Season – Winter-no seasonal allergens!

Animal – Horse

Type of Music – County and old Rock ‘N Roll

Song – O Holy Night

Musician – Donny Osmond

Bible Verse – Psalm 39

Color – Pink

Item to Collect – I’m not really into collecting, but I have been trying to find old Jewel Brite Christmas ornaments for a vintage Christmas tree. So let’s go with that!

Hobby – sewing. It’s my relaxation!

Flower – Lilac (bet you thought I’d say rose!)

Holiday – Christmas

Vacation Location – Hmmm…this is a toughie. We seldom go to the same place twice. I do like southern California and New York City.

About Rose ~

Multi-published author and RITA finalist, Rose Ross Zediker, writes contemporary and historical inspirational romances and has over one hundred publishing credits in the Christian magazine genre for children and adults. Her titles have appeared on ECPA bestseller lists and been finalists for the RITA, National Reader’s Choice, Booksellers Best and Book Buyers Best award contests. Rose is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America.

Get in Touch with Rose ~

Website | Twitter | Facebook

Purchase Rose’s books at ~

Amazon | B&N | CBD
Or ask your favorite bookstore to order it for you!

Lassoed by MarriageBook Giveaway
Rose has graciously offered to give away one paperback copy of The Lassoed by Marriage Romance Collection. To enter, in the comments below you may ask Rose a question, or tell what some of your Favorite Things are, or mention what type of themes you enjoy reading or all of the above!
This contest ends Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 11:59 pm CST. I will post the winner on Monday, February 1, 2016. Winner will be chosen via

Comments 41

    1. You’re very welcome, Rose! Love having you over. 🙂

      Looking through your favorite things, a few items matched mine: I love York peppermint patties, Donny Osmond has been my favorite since grade school, and lilac is absolutely my favorite flower & spring scent.

  1. We have a few things in common, like I love horses and my favorite flower is Lilac. Because of my love for Donny Osmond when I was a teenager and my interest in his faith, I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints as a true believer. These are a few of my favorite things. What type of sewing do you do, clothes, quilts, embroidery?

    1. Debbie,
      I have Donny in person at his and Marie’s Las Vegas show. It was a dream come true! I do all of that type of sewing! Clothes, doll clothes, dolls quilts(tops only) and embroidery. I love knitted and crocheted items, but is a skill I don’t have!

    1. Jenna,

      Great to see a historical fan here! I write contemporaries too, but my historical The Widow’s Suitor was a finalist in the RITA award contest, so my historical books are dear to my heart.

  2. I love historical fiction and this collection sounds like a awesome read!
    I am international though and I saw that you said the giveaway was for a paperback copy, but I was wondering if you would be willing to do a ecopy?

    If not that’s fine, I will definitely put it on my wish list.

    1. Donna,
      I always liked to read. It wasn’t until high school that I tried my hand at writing, so I’d guess about 17. However, I didn’t pursue writing as a career until I was 30.

  3. YAY! I LOVE Novella collections like this! 🙂

    Type of Book – I also like mysteries, as well as Amish, Western, Historical Ficiton, and many other types! LOL! As long as it’s Christian fiction and has somethings that intrigues me I’m there! 😉

    Chocolate – They don’t make them any more, but I LOVED the Godiva Milk Chocolate Star fish!

    Beverage – Tea, and I’m getting more and more addicted to Hibiscus tea!

    Hobby –Knitting, crocheting, sewing, and crafting! 🙂

    Flower – Tiger Lily

    Many Blessing, Amada (
    ASC Book Reviews

    1. Hi Amada!

      Tiger Lily! We had many of those blooming in our yard growing up! they are gorgeous. I do like most lilies though! You have brought back fond memories for me.

    1. Shirley,
      I enjoy non-fiction too. That wasn’t always the case, but as I get older I appreciate it more and more. I do especially like biographies.

  4. Lilac! Not too many people pick this as their favorite flower, but it is mine also. Lilac’s bring back so many childhood memories for me and now that I live in Florida I really miss them, they don’t grow down here. So I make do with my Soylicious melter and my Lilac fix with tarts, lol.

    I would love to win a copy of this book, I’ve wanted it since the first time I saw it. I love the collections, so many good authors and I find new ones sometimes also. Oh,and historical just adds to it!

    wfnren at aol dot com

    1. Hi Wendy,

      I’m glad you stopped by and we share a love of lilac’s! I have quite a few planted on our property! Every spring when they are in bloom, I tell my husband this is what Heaven smells like!

  5. I love this era along with outlaws and women in distress! Right now my favorite book is Palace of Darkness by Tracy L. Higley, because it’s the one I’m reading!

  6. I love romantic suspense and westerns!
    I was a Donny Osmond fan, too as a teen and I think that was my first attempt at writing stories. I had forgotten about that …maybe I should attempt writing again.

    1. Hi Susieq,

      I’ve been ‘loyal’ to Donny since my preteen years and I watched the Osmond Brothers on the Andy Williams show.

      It’s never too late to start writing.

  7. I really enjoy reading cozy mysteries too. I have a long list of favorite cozy series. Often summer is the time I have to catch up on the books that have been added. Besides mysteries, I also like to read historical and contemporary Christian fiction. These novella collections are a good way to become familiar with authors whose work I haven’t read, but also to keep up with the stories from favorite authors, such as Mary Connealy. Thanks for the chance to win.

    1. Pam,

      I enjoy novellas for the same reason, finding new to me authors, plus working a day job and writing, they are less commitment of reading time!
      Mary is indeed a good author and friend!

  8. Being a Church Librarian, I’ve always been fascinated with the research part of writing a book. How do you get your information and how long does it take to put it all together?

    1. Hi Janet,

      Usually, I run across something historical while I’m visiting a museum. In the chapel car case, I saw an article about the restoration of chapel car and discovered there is one (the Emmanuel) housed in a Pioneer Village about an hour and half away from me.

  9. I love reading novellas. I love that it’s a complete story but a shorter story for those times when I don’t have a lot of reading time. These story collections are so much fun. All my favorite authors are here in this collection so I CAN’T wait to read this..

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