MEET THE BOARD

TGMG on BN counter small pic NONNIE JULES is a native of the great state of Louisiana and  the author of THE GOOD MOMMIES’ GUIDE TO RAISING (ALMOST) PERFECT DAUGHTERS”,  her highly acclaimed debut novel,   “Daydream’s Daughter, Nightmare’s Friend”  her 1st co-authored body of work “IF ONLY THERE WAS MUSIC…” The Poetry of Forbidden Love, and her no-holds barred, tell -it-like-it-is “SUGARCOATIN’  IS FOR CANDY & PACIFYIN’ IS FOR KIDS!”  She realized her dreams of becoming a published author in May of 2013.  She is the mother of three AWESOME Daughters, which equipped her to write her first parenting guide.  She has a background in Psychology which she received “first” from the University of LIFE,  before heading off to a much smaller college to pursue!  As Founder & President of Rave Reviews by Nonnie Jules and the RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB, it was, and still is her vision to put Indie Authors in the “SPOTLIGHT” and on the map like never before, and from a positive starting point, right here within this book club.   She has carefully chosen a very experienced TEAM of Writers/Authors to assist her in this goal.  Nonnie is a strong-supporter of others and an even stronger proponent of giving support before receiving it.  She has been tagged as the English Police in certain circles and is a Book Reviewer with a strong reputation for being ONE HARSH CRITIC“It’s not easy getting a 5* review from me,” she says, so the ones that do, you can bet your bottom dollar, they truly deserve it.  She serves up some very interesting conversation on her blog  WATCH NONNIE WRITE! and some great parenting tips and advice at ASK THE GOOD MOMMY, so please stop by and be sure to #Follow while you’re there!  (You may order autographed copies of her work and also sample her poetry and famous QUOTES at BOOKSBYNONNIE).  In November of 2013, with the help of 3 partners, she founded 4WillsPublishing Co. and it has given her an even bigger platform to push home the notion that putting out the BEST written work is the ONLY kind of work that should be published.”  “It is my goal to put the names of some of the most talented writers in the world on the lips of every person who might be interested in picking up a book.  Indie Authors are just as equally talented as any of the well-known authors whose names you might be very familiar with.  We have some BEST SELLERS in our midst, and it’s our job and our mission to make the world know who YOU are!”

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“Greetings!  My name is BEEM WEEKS.  I am a forty-something-year-old father of two grown children, and grandfather of twin girls.  I have authored numerous short stories.  The historical fiction/coming-of-age story JAZZ BABY is my first novel and my second published written work is called SLIVERS OF LIFE.  I see the RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB growing into a serious platform for all Indie Authors in promotion of our work.  What this does for authors is it offers a ready-made audience that is willing to take a chance on new writers.  Both readers and authors will benefit from this club.  I am the REVIEWS CO-ORDINATOR  and also the Host of BEYOND THE COVER, a RAVE WAVES BlogTalkRadio show.  As the Reviews Co-ordinator, it is my job to ensure that our members remain in good standing, by producing a minimum of their 4 required reviews per year.  That’s only 1 book every 3 months.  Easy!  We feel it’s a very small price to pay to belong to an organization of this calibre, which offers many perks and the kind of grand support, which you couldn’t buy. I will be contacting you soon requesting your “review name” on Amazon, or feel free to email it to me now.   If you have any questions for me before then, please feel free to email me at RaveReviewsBookClub@gmail.com, ATTN:  REVIEWS.”

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602808_10202333478203376_1678259878_n“Hi, I’m MARLENA SMITH.  For all my years, my home has been in Alabama.  I have the loving support of a wonderful husband who has always been my rock.  Together we make quite a team and are the proud parents of a loyal canine named Harli.  I have a deep love of words – both reading and writing.  I have been writing for as long as I can remember, my earliest memory being that of 2nd grade when I was selected to attend the Young Author’s Conference.  Little did I know then that my future was being mapped out for me.  I live to write and hope to one day be worthy enough to receive the title of author.  I have several works in progress and, hopefully, those will turn into completed projects soon.  Not only am I a passionate writer and an avid reader, but I am also a student of life and a believer of the impossible.  I have been blessed with the opportunity to work with RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB and am excited to take on the role as Club Secretary & Host of BUY THE BOOK, a RAVE WAVES BlogTalk Radio show, along with wearing  so many other hats in this club. Really, you can ask me just about anything and any department!  I look forward to seeing all the wonderful things the future holds for this incredible organization.  If I can assist you in anyway, please let me know by emailing me at RaveReviewsSecretary@gmail.com!”

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Jan Sikes

 Multi-Award winning author, JAN SIKES, weaves stories in a creative and entertaining way. She has been called a magician and wordsmith extraordinaire by her readers and peers.
Most recently, Jan completed a series of four books about a Texas musician who was a pioneer in the Outlaw Music movement before it ever had a name. She also released a music CD of original songs matching the time period of each story.
Jan writes songs, poetry, short stories, screenplays and novels. She resides in North Texas and sits on the board of directors for the North Texas Book Festival, The Texas Musicians Museum and the Texas Authors Institute of History.  Jan is the author of:  FLOWERS AND STONE, THE CONVICT AND THE ROSE, HOME AT LAST & ‘TIL DEATH DO US PART.

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Hello everyone! My name is GWEN PLANO, and I am honored to serve as Host of BEHIND THE PEN BlogTalkRadio Show through our RAVE WAVES Production. Presently, I live in Branson, MO, where my husband and I enjoy live theatre and musical performances in the beautiful Ozark Mountains. After spending our working years in California and the greater New York area, we decided to take the leap and settle in the heartland of the United States. It is no surprise that our seven children remain on either coastline. They, along with our ten grandchildren, are our biggest reason for traveling throughout the year!

My book, LETTING GO INTO PERFECT LOVE, is a memoir that covers an expanse of time, as well as a breadth of experiences both challenging and divine. Its sequel hides in stacks of papers and post-it notes, awaiting my attention. Perhaps this year….

I am honored to join the Governing Board of RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB! Since joining the club, I’ve discovered a family of writers and readers, who continually inspire me with their altruism and dedication. I look forward to “meeting” you through the Club. Who knew retirement could be so much fun!

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34 responses

  1. You all continue to amaze and inspire me! Thank you for everything you do for #RRBC!

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  2. I have served on a few boards in my day, but never one that consisted of such a passionate group of like-minded individuals, who were all focused not only on the improvement of their field of focus (in this case, writing), but also on the improvement and advancement of the writers who make up the membership of #RRBC!

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  3. Such an amazing collection of smiling faces and talented individuals!

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  4. A very warm welcome to the new additions to our Board: Rebecca Reilly as Spotlight Author Co-Ordinator and John W. Howell as our Rave Waves Spotlight Honors host! I’m excited to work with you!

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  5. Welcome to the board, Bethany! It’s great to have you on board! 🙂

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  6. Welcome to the board Bethany. I don’t know you personally, but I know you through your tweets and re-tweets. You will definitely be very useful and helpful to our cause. Welcome!

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  7. Welcome to the board, Bethany.

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  8. Welcome to the Board, Bethany! We’re very excited to have you with us on the Board of Directors as well as a host on our brand new RAVE WAVES – BEHIND THE PEN BlogTalkRadio show!

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  9. What a great team you have put together. Nice to meet you all. I know the rest of us are in good hands.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words – nice to meet you too, Joy! I thoroughly enjoyed your interview on Nonnie’s Shelf!

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  10. harmonykentonline | Reply

    Welcome to the Board, John! It’s great to have you on the team 🙂

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    1. Thanks Harmz! This is pretty exciting stuff to be part of this team!

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      1. Oh, I’m laughing so hard! Look how John has jumped right in and he’s calling Harmz, Harmz! LOL. Welcome to the Famz, John! lol

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  11. Welcome to the board, John.

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    1. Thanks Michelle – I’m happy to be part of the team!

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    1. Thank you, Kathryn. I’m very excited to serve in this position!

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  12. Great to see the UK additions to the Board!!

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    1. harmonykentonline | Reply

      Thanks, Bill! It’s great to be on the team 🙂

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  13. Shirley L. Slaughter | Reply

    Nicholas Rossis Welcome to the board!

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    1. Thank you so much for the warm welcome, it’s great to be here! 🙂

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  14. Lovely to put faces to names of all who are helping us as authors

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  15. Many thanks for all of your lovely comments…All of us on the Board greatly appreciate not only your membership, but your friendship as well. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions you may have, and thank you for being a part of the Rave Reviews Book Club family!

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  16. Hi, nice to meet you all. Every good wish.

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  17. Hi all. Have just joined the club (team) and it is so nice to meet you all! Sending every best wish your way 🙂

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  18. Congrats and thanks to all of you, from Cynthia in Toronto.

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  19. […] vision of a book review club for authors and readers.  By the first weekend in January we had our governing board  selected and I took on the role of Membership […]

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  20. […] vision of a book review club for authors and readers.  By the first weekend in January we had our governing board  selected and I took on the role of Membership […]

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  21. Welcome to our wonderful club, J.L. Campbell!

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  22. Nice to ‘meet’ you all.

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  23. Congratulations, Kathy! I look forward to gleaning lots of wisdom from this club.

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  24. Jennie, we are so excited to have you! You are very welcome.

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  25. I am so happy to meet the members of the Board of Rave Reviews Book Club. I already know most of you from Twitter, and have felt the love of your support there. I look forward to a great relationship with Rave Reviews’ authors and readers. Kathy, thanks again for inviting me to participate. Jennie Sherwin

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