Today I have the pleasure of hosting Nonnie Jules, author and founder of the Rave Reviews Book Club. Nonnie’s wish to reach out to other authors and her vision have shaped a book club that is a home away from home for authors looking for encouragement and support. Comprising many support mechanisms for authors, from mentorship for aspiring writers to promotion of published authors, Rave Reviews Book Club offers the kind of marketing support once reserved to traditional publishers. With all the club can provide, what are you waiting for? Check out Rave Reviews today! Here is Nonnie in her own words.



Welcome to the third day of my 15 day “HAPPY BIRTHDAY: ARE YOU WATCHING NONNIE WRITE?” Blog Tour, and I’m here with the very supportive Jennie Sherwin, who was kind enough to take time out to share this beautiful space with me.

This month marks the one year 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 share with you tips on writing, publishing and support, all topics equally important to 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…


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 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. She 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 my friend 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 300 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 & PROPELLEDto 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!

Thanks so much for having me, Jennie, and many thanks to your wonderful readers!

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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 nonniejules@gmail.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.

THE GOOD MOMMIES’ GUIDE TO RAISING (ALMOST) PERFECT DAUGHTERS,” 100 Tips On Raising Daughters Everyone Can’t Help But Love! – amazon.com/dp/B00CP62O56;  createspace.com/4355124
Daydream’s Daughter, Nightmare’s Friend”amazon.com/dp/B00GLM2VVM;  createspace.com/4386308


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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.


  1. Mandy says :

    Jennie, thank you so much for introducing us to Nonnie and her books. This was a great interview. As a (very) late in life writer, I’ve just finished writing my memoir. I’ve felt alone on this journey to publish it. Hearing Nonnie’s journey helps a lot. I will definitely check out the Rave Reviews Book Club!

  2. Bette A. Stevens says :

    Another great post! Thanks… shared. 🙂

  3. Kathryn Chastain Treat says :

    Happy 1 year anniversary Nonnie. May you have many many more. Thank you Jennie for hosting Nonnie.

  4. jsherwin2013 says :

    My pleasure, Kathy. Always happy to support Nonnie and Rave Reviews. Jennie

  5. beemweeks says :

    Fantastic support, Jennie! Thanks for sharing this blog. Congratulations to Nonnie! May you have many more years!

  6. dalefurse says :

    Congrats, Nonnie. Yes, Rave Reviews Book Club is a fantastic team. Hi, Jennie. Ha, I stared at your banner for so long, I came up with a story. Am now following. :))

    • jsherwin2013 says :

      Thanks for commenting. In my banner is a photo I took of Spruce Tree House, one of the cliff dwellings of the Anasazi found by the Wetherill brothers at what is now called Mesa Verde. It is one of the places I visited in researching a book I am writing. Glad to have you following my blog. Hope you enjoy my musings. Jennie

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