Today I am privileged to begin a week-long blog tour, courtesy of my having been selected as the FIRST ever Spotlight Author of the Rave Reviews Book Club founded by Nonnie Jules, author of The Good Mommies’ Guide To Raising (Almost) Perfect Daughters: 100 Tips On Raising Daughters Everyone Can’t Help But Love! and Daydream’s Daughter, Nightmare’s Friend: One Woman’s Journey Through Two Hells. I am grateful to Nonnie, the Members of the Board of Rave Reviews, and to the bloggers, who have generously agreed to host me during this week. I hope you will support me and Rave Reviews by visiting the blogs listed below and leaving a brief comment. The wonderful people hosting me include:
Marlena Hand – @mlh42812 – LIFE AS I KNOW IT
Lauren Prasad – @LaurenPrasad –
Georgina Hannan – @AuthorGeorgina – Author World
Nonnie Jules – @nonniejules – WATCH NONNIE WRITE!
Chineka Williams – @ChinekaWilliams – Books and Stilettos
Kathryn C. Treat – @KathrynCTreat – AllergicToLifeMyBattle
Katie Hayoz – @katiehayoz – KatieHayoz.com
Margo Bond Collins – @MargoBondCollin – WORDS, WORDS , WORDS
Shirley Slaughter – @motorcityauthor – ShirleySlaughterBlog.wordpress.com
C.P. Bialois – @cpbialois –
Richard Phillips – @finndragons – One Thousand Worlds
Mary McLeary – @marycmcleary – MaryMcleary.com
Beverly James – @AuthorBevJames –
Jacqueline Patricks – @jinx1764 –
Jennifer Greyson – @jengreyson – JenGreyson.com
Lawrence Grodecki – @ljgrodecki – lawrencegrodecki.wordpress.com
Joy Campbell – @JL_Campbell – TheCharacterDepot.blogspot.com
Angelia Menchan – @angelmenchan – Angelia’s Ramblings
Thomas Baker – @Profesortbaker – ProfesorBaker
Chicki Brown – @Chicki663 – SisterScribbler.blogspot.com
Michelle Abbott – @MichelleAbbott4 – MichelleAbbott.com
Raweewan M. – @OneArth99 – BeRichandRich.com
Janice Ross – @JGRWriter – JGRWriter.wordpress.com
Eunice Tate – @EuniceHeathTate – The Healing Writer
Kharis Macey – @kharismacey –
NOTE: If a link is broken or missing, it will be up and running shortly. Thanks for your patience and please, don’t forget to visit each site and leave your comments!
I want to thank the Members of the Board of the Rave Reviews Book Club for this incredible opportunity to be featured as the club’s first Spotlight Author. You’ve all done a great deal of work to make this club a reality. To Nonnie Jules, Founder and President, thank you for founding the club and giving authors a place to hang their hats among friends. I am also grateful to my longtime friend Kathy Treat, Membership Director, for inviting me to join. Marketing and promotion are challenges for the first-time author. Being selected as the Spotlight Author, who receives marketing and promotion to the social media outlets as well as to print media, is truly a gift from heaven. Last, but not least at all, I send a special thank you to all the bloggers who agreed to host me on their site. I am truly grateful.
I have always loved to read, so it was natural for me to pursue a career where I could share my love of reading with others, which I did as a teacher of English. I liked writing, too, but it took years to hone my craft. I was fortunate to have wonderful mentors. One, in particular, at Random House, the trade publishing company in New York City, literally taught me how to think about writing, always holding the reader in mind and using that focus to sharpen the clarity of my text. My experience at Random House opened the door to a career in pubic health consulting. Working in a busy editorial office on publications for many clients, each with specific needs, gave me the perfect opportunity to gain experience writing or editing books, papers, and articles targeting different audiences at varying reading levels. As a service to all of the writers and editors who might be reading this blog, I’d like to pass along the names of the manuals that I’ve used throughout my career with links to their Amazon pages. They include the Chicago Manual of Style, Words into Type, New Hart’s Rules, Fowler’s Modern English Usage, and Scientific Style and Format.
Now to my book: In Intentional Healing…
I tell the story of my transformation from a Western-educated woman who worked as a writer and editor in the field of public health to a woman who awakened to a more Eastern-oriented way of thinking that included a de-emphasis on the individual and ego and an emphasis on collective consciousness and the soul. After bizarre symptoms upended my life, I sought help from Western medicine. No one I consulted could explain what was happening to me. No one, that is, until I met diagnostic detective, Dr. Leo Galland, who tied my symptoms to environmental illness and referred me to a pioneer in environmental medicine, Dr. William J. Rea, in Dallas, Texas, founder of the Environmental Health Center-Dallas
. While at the EHC-D, I was introduced to the view held by doctors of environmental medicine that many chronic illnesses are triggered by environmental toxins. During treatment, I unmasked (or became aware of a sensitivity I had not recognized before) for sensitivity to electromagnetic fields. Dr. Rea referred me to Deborah Singleton, founder and director of A Healing Place
, and her energy healing team. Energy balancing helped me respond to the treatment program at Dr. Rea’s clinic. With Deborah’s guidance I began the process of expanding my consciousness and understanding the real roots of illness. My journey, which included initiation into Reiki channeling and healing from Navajo hataali, took me from dark nights of the soul to a new way of thinking about illness.
Jennie Sherwin, author and editor