Books, Interview, Writing

Special Guest, Nonnie Jules: “Just My Two Cents” Blog Tour

You are in for a TREAT today!! Our featured guest is my dear friend and talented author, Nonnie Jules. I have no doubt that you will find this post very enlightening. So, as always, sit back, relax and enjoy!!!

 

 

Welcome to day four of my two week-long  “JUST MY TWO CENTS” Blog Tour and I’m visiting here with one of my*NEW* FAVORITE people, Marlena Hand! You all might know her as the ever-supportive tweeter who goes by @mlh42812 on Twitter, but I know her as the most efficient, hard-working and dedicated Club Secretary of RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB!

Next month will mark the anniversary of my burst onto the social media scene and during that time, I have published three REALLY GOOD books and have learned so very much about the industry.  Although I’ve been a writer for most of my life (actually, I was born one), I only just became a published author in 2013.  Some might say,“In that short amount of time, what does she know?” Well, I’m here to tell you that “SHE” has learned a lot!  “SHE” has taken the time to hone her skills in the writing department as well as her knowledge.  “SHE” has taken the bull by the horn and run full speed ahead in building her author platform and establishing herself in the writing industry.  “SHE” is making her name KNOWN.

On each stop of my tour, I will give you my TWO-CENTS on a particular topic from the writing industry.  I hope that what I am imparting, you will take, mull over, and then act on in the best interest of YOU.

With that being said, here is JUST MY TWO CENTS ON…

ALIGNING YOURSELF WITH LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE

When you became an Author, did you imagine that you would have everything in common with all the other folks who wore the title? Did you think it would be easy simply because you were in the company (virtually, so to speak) of other writers?

When I became a published author, I initially met more resistance than offers to connect with certain individuals in the publishing world.  A few of them were clearly ONLY out for their own best interests, and didn’t wish to focus on furthering any career other than their own.  Then I met a friend, Jennifer Bright-Reich, co-author of the MOMMYMDGUIDES Series… and as we connected, we not only felt that we were walking the same road, challenges and successes equally, it became apparent to us that we were headed in the same direction.  Jennifer and I today call each other “SUCCESS PARTNERS.”  We email each other daily our top 5 things that we need to get done that day and we encourage each other to stay the path of our planned goals.

It was clear early on that Jennifer and I were of like-mind.  We are two moms, both published authors, who battle daily the challenges of getting our books marketed and sold.  I understand her highs and lows and she understands mine.

I’ve since formed an organization where I am surrounded by like-minded people.  I will offer that the Governing Board, which I personally hand-picked to serve, is truly a family of like-minds.  It’s eerie sometimes to share our thoughts with one another only to find that there are others who share the same thoughts and have the same goals.

We have a membership now of over 220 individuals and I would like to think that they are also of like-mind.  The premiere basis of this organization RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB is that of true support, and in processing many of the membership applications which flow through, there is a common theme in the statements of potential members.  “I would like to support as well as be supported,” is the one statement that makes us know this individual will do well as part of our family, where TEAM is defined as TOGETHER EACH ACHIEVES MORE.

It is very important to align yourself with people who share your ideals on success and support, you know…the ones who are going to lift you up and not try to tear you down.  The ones that you’re able to call on, lean on and garner support from, those are the kinds of individuals to surround yourself with.

I’d like to take this opportunity to extend a heart-felt invitation to all of you to join us at RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB.  AS SOON AS you walk thru the door (i.e., see your name on the roster) you will feel this overwhelming sense of “HOME!” Here you will be supported…PROFILED, PROMOTED & PROPELLED to the highest of heights.  Here you will be in the company of truly like-minds.  We all share a common goal here, and that is to succeed and to help others do the same.

I’m sitting here now waiting to process that application of yours which I know you will be sending thru shortly.  JOIN OUR LIKE-MINDS today!  Just my two-cents.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:                                                                     

NONNIE Jules grew up loving books and everything about them.  She has traveled the world, jumped out of planes and climbed many mountains, all thanks to the wonderful world of literature.  She lives with her husband and two daughters on a very quiet strip of land in Louisiana, where red dirt roads and pick-up trucks go hand in hand.  She is the Author of three great reads at present:  “THE GOOD MOMMIES’ GUIDE TO RAISING (ALMOST) PERFECT DAUGHTERS,” 100 Tips On Raising Daughters Everyone Can’t Help But Love!; “Daydream’s Daughter, Nightmare’s Friend” (a novel);  and “SUGARCOATIN’ IS FOR CANDY & PACIFYIN’ IS FOR KIDS!” Nonnie is also Founder and President of the widely-known RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB, as well as being a sought-after book reviewer with a strong “eye” for perfection.

She continues to write from many different genres and hopes to teach and touch minds and hearts alike with her very unique style of writing.  She loves positive feedback on her writing and personally responds to each and every email.  Nonnie can be reached at nonniewrites@yahoo.com, on Twitter @nonniejules, and do follow her blogs WATCH NONNIE WRITE! {nonniewrites.wordpress.com}  and ASK THE GOOD MOMMY {askthegoodmommy.wordpress.com}.

Nonnie’s feet are firmly planted in her two most important platforms:  Parenting & Support, where she continually invites the masses to join her.

BUY LINKS:

“THE GOOD MOMMIES’ GUIDE TO RAISING (ALMOST) PERFECT DAUGHTERS,” 100 Tips On Raising Daughters Everyone Can’t Help But Love!amazon.com/dp/B00CP62O56createspace.com/4355124

TGMG on BN counter small pic

“Daydream’s Daughter, Nightmare’s Friend”amazon.com/dp/B00GLM2VVMcreatespace.com/4386308

DDNF1

“SUGARCOATIN’ IS FOR CANDY & PACIFYIN’ IS FOR KIDS!”amazon.com/dp/B00IRIA0I4

NJ Cover Design-1

I hope you will take advantage of this wonderful post. Check out Rave Reviews, check out Nonnie’s books, and get to reading & reviewing!!!  :-)

 

Until next time, lovelies……………………………………love & blessings!!

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15 thoughts on “Special Guest, Nonnie Jules: “Just My Two Cents” Blog Tour”

  1. Nonnie, I really like (and agree with) what you’ve said here. Surrounding oneself with folks who are well-aligned and genuinely care about moving forward and sharing those ups and downs, is so important. I feel blessed to have met you, and I’m truly looking forward to our shared journey! Thank you for all that you do…you are truly an inspiration to me. xoxo :)))

      1. I’ve learned a lot through the awesome peeps of RRBC. Including…If I have the passion for something, then I have to make the time. And that’s what I’ve done! :-)

  2. This is so very true. Marlena thank you for being a part of Nonnie’s “Just My 2 Cents” Blog Tour. I believe it is important to surround yourself with individuals who are like-minded and equally supportive. Rave Reviews is a wonderful club. Come on over and join us.

  3. Another inspiring post, Nonnie… I’m so glad that I finally found this wonderful group of like-minded professionals at Rave Reviews Book Club. I’m honored and proud to be a member. READERS: Not a member yet? TODAY IS THE DAY… and MEMBERSHIP IS FREE!

  4. Yes, I feel so lucky to have finally found a group that is kind and supportive! Even though I am new, I know this is the right group for me. Thank you all!

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