Rave Reviews Book Club Spotlight Author

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 – @mlh42812LIFE AS I KNOW IT

Lauren Prasad – @LaurenPrasad –

Georgina Hannan – @AuthorGeorginaAuthor World

Nonnie Jules – @nonniejulesWATCH NONNIE WRITE!

Chineka Williams – @ChinekaWilliamsBooks and Stilettos

Kathryn C. Treat – @KathrynCTreatAllergicToLifeMyBattle

Katie Hayoz – @katiehayozKatieHayoz.com

Margo Bond Collins – @MargoBondCollinWORDS, WORDS , WORDS

Shirley Slaughter – @motorcityauthorShirleySlaughterBlog.wordpress.com

C.P. Bialois – @cpbialois –

Richard Phillips – @finndragonsOne Thousand Worlds

Mary McLeary – @marycmcleary MaryMcleary.com

Beverly James – @AuthorBevJames –

Jacqueline Patricks – @jinx1764 –

Jennifer Greyson – @jengreyson JenGreyson.com

Lawrence Grodecki – @ljgrodeckilawrencegrodecki.wordpress.com

Joy Campbell – @JL_CampbellTheCharacterDepot.blogspot.com

Angelia Menchan – @angelmenchan –  Angelia’s Ramblings

Thomas Baker – @ProfesortbakerProfesorBaker

Chicki Brown – @Chicki663SisterScribbler.blogspot.com

Michelle Abbott – @MichelleAbbott4MichelleAbbott.com

Raweewan M. – @OneArth99BeRichandRich.com

Janice Ross – @JGRWriterJGRWriter.wordpress.com

Eunice Tate – @EuniceHeathTateThe 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!

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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 StyleWords into TypeNew Hart’s RulesFowler’s Modern English Usage, and Scientific Style and Format.
cover CLNNow 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

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About jsherwin2013

Jennie has a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in counseling. She is the author of Intentional Healing: One Woman’s Path to Higher Consciousness and Freedom from Environmental and Other Chronic Illnesses and is a contributing writer to Conscious Life News. She has been a teacher of English on the junior high school and senior high school levels, as well as a writer and editor in the field of public health. She has mentored writers and editors. She is certified in Reiki I and II and has studied energy therapies at A Healing Place in Richardson, Texas, working under the direction of Deborah Singleton and her healing team. Jennie also acknowledges the guidance of Christine Gregg, Australian spirit reader and healer, and Maya Page, intuitive healer, Reiki Master, and VortexHealing® practitioner, now retired. Jennie lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with her husband, Roger, a retired physician and epidemiologist. They provide editorial services to university researchers in the fields of medicine and public health. Her son, Colin, lives and works in New York City with his wife, Colleen.

11 responses to “Rave Reviews Book Club Spotlight Author”

  1. Kathryn Chastain Treat says :

    Jennie, I couldn’t be more thrilled for you. What a great group at Rave Reviews Book Club. My thanks to all the blog hosts as well.

    • jsherwin2013 says :

      Kathy: It has been quite an incredible experience. Thank you to all the bloggers who hosted me and to everyone at Rave Reviews Book Club. Thanks, too, for all the support you’ve given me. I’m so grateful for our friendship. Jennie

  2. Teri Garringer says :

    Jennie you story sounds remarkable. I will add you to my TBR list and I am glad you were chosen for the RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB “SPOTLIGHT”! Kudos!

  3. jsherwin2013 says :

    Thank you, Kathy and Terri, for being so very supportive. I am blessed to have been chosen as the FIRST Rave Reviews Book Club Spotlight Author. Wow! What an incredible club! Jennie Sherwin

  4. beemweeks says :

    Congratulations on being the Rave Reviews Book Club Spotlight Author, Jennie! I wish you great success!

  5. Ms.ChristyWrites (@mookchristy) says :

    Hi Jennie! Your book sounds great and I will definitely be adding it to my TBR list. Congrats on your spotlight this week! Enjoy!

  6. Shirley L. Slaughter says :

    Hi Jennie. Well, you had a whirlwind of a ride. I hope you’re not dizzy when you get off. CONGRATULATIONS.

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