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!”
“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.”
WENDY SCOTT is a ‘Kiwi’ from across the Pacific Ocean in New Zealand (which explains her unusual accent as Host of RRBC BRING ON THE SPOTLIGHT). She shares her life with a long term partner, one son, and several furry friends.
Wendy writes Children’s and Fantasy novels, and has won multiple international awards. As WJ Scott she has authored for children: “HIEROGLYPH, TC’s ADVENTURES BOOK ONE”, “FAIRY DUST, BEDTIME TALE #1”, “TAILS, BOOK ONE SILVER WISHES SERIES,” and the Aspiring Authors Series, “HALLOWEEN WRITING PROMPTS,” “FAIRY WRITING PROMPTS’, AND “CHRISTMAS WRITING PROMPTS”. Under Wendy Scott she’s written the fantasy novels: “THE WINDFLOWERS TRILOGY: FERRASIUM, BOOK ONE, and GOLDEN SCARAB, BOOK TWO,” “LODESTONE, BOOK ONE, WITCH-HUNT’, “TIGER HOUSE, 1ST CHRONICLE OF JAIRUS TANNER,” and “FANTASY FIRSTS, BOXED SET.”
Wendy has a New Zealand Certificate in Science (Chemistry) and has worked in Laboratories and Quality Assurance roles within NZ and Australia.
In 2003, Wendy rediscovered her passion for writing, and since then creating stories has consumed her life. Wendy is also passionate about helping others achieve their literary dreams, and sets high expectations for polished, edited reads. “As RWISA ADVISORY COMMITTEE LEADER, alongside Nonnie Jules and Jan Sikes, my aim is to promote to the world all the talented RWISA authors and their high quality books.”
“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!”
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.
ERIC HALPENNY is the author of “THREAD” and Other Stories.” He is the newest member of our ADMIN TEAM at RRBC and already proving to be an asset to the TEAM! (More from Eric later)