Rose Walker


Rose Walker was born in the shadow of the Alamo (on Cinco de Mayo) and grew up on the edges of Spindletop. She earned a journalism degree from the University of Houston. It took nine years. She has worked as an editor, feature writer, advertising representative, technical writer, ghost writer, trainer, collections agent and bookkeeper. Those roles often overlapped.

As grassroots volunteer (usually), consultant (occasionally), and candidate (twice), she has worked in more political campaigns than she can count.

She lives in Houston with her husband.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
What motivated you to craft a story about a write-in candidate?
The spark for the book was wish fulfillment. Like almost everyone I know, I'm dismayed by the political environment in the United States: lack of collegiality, opportunism on steroids, and gridlock. In the back of my mind, a "what if?" was gnawing. What if a person of courage came along with enough heart to be a different type of office-seeker? The story is about the dream, the team, and the scheme of the Rev. Joshua's run for the Texas Legislature. It's a work of fiction, but it could happen for real.
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The Write-In
Price: Free! Words: 34,810. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Who told Rev. Joshua Evans he could sidestep the political machines and run for the Texas House as a write-in candidate? Monday through Friday, Joshua Evans drives a garbage truck for the city of Houston. On Sunday, he ministers to a small church. Why defy the professional politicians? Because it needed to be done to save his community.

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