Monthly Archives: July 2018

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Three years into the conference game and RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB is getting better and better at it!

Last year’s conference opened up such a wide window of opportunity for our members, as they got the chance to meet and mingle with fellow members they had never met before, and many of them went on to become closer colleagues during the past year.  Our books were introduced to a larger reading audience and our knowledge of the literary world, and all that it takes to become better in this field, increased ten-fold.  Now, almost a year later, we’re preparing to do it all again!

The theme of last year’s conference, “WHEN YOU KNOW BETTER, YOU PRODUCE BETTER,” could not have been tagged as anything else, as our members proved that they came, they listened, they learned, and then…they produced…better!  I know this because the growth of some of our members in their writing has been incredulous, to say the least.  So, we began to wonder how we could improve on what we offered in 2017.

Deciding to continue along the same path, it was clear that the theme of this year’s conference “RISING TO STAND AMONG THE VERY BEST,” would surely catapult our members even further into the realm of successful authorship!  The resources that will be offered and the knowledge that will be gained from this year’s conference, will serve as the catalyst to ensure that each person who attends, will be that much closer to their goal of either “aspiring writer” or “successful author.”

Continue reading all about it right here:  WELCOME TO #RRBC #WritersConference & #Book Expo! #WCBE

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Welcome, #histfic #author Joyce Shaughnessy, the #RRBCSpotlightAuthor for July!

Today we welcome Joyce Shaughnessy on Day 3 of her RRBC Spotlight Author blog tour!

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Indie Publishing

I have always self-published. I now have published five books. Barnes & Nobles won’t sell self-published books except for e-books on their website. I have become discouraged about that aspect of self-publishing. Of course, it doesn’t make any difference when asking for other chances at a book signing locally. There are many local merchants who are willing to sponsor a signing. And there is RRBC, which does more for promoting Indie authors, than anyone I have ever seen. It does more than the services who charge for advertising. And it is a great place to meet other authors!

A HEALING PLACE

A Healing Place is a story based in the 1930’s and 40’s, which emphasizes the power of love, sacrifice, courage, and prayer. The Milller family, Amos, Molly, and 3 daughters live the hardships of the Great Depression, moving finally to Texon, Texas. It was their healing place.

Then their son-in-law was caught in the Philippines during World War II where he had to walk the brutal “Bataan Death March.” Their examples of bravery in the face of the brutality of the war exist today, in the men and women who are put in “harm’s way.” It is through their sacrifices that we are able to enjoy the freedom that this country affords us.

The son-in-law found his healing place through the power of prayer when he was in the Death March and enemy camps.

This book was one of five Xlibris books that was chosen to be showcased at the World’s largest Book Fair in Frankfurt, Germany.

Watch the book trailer: https://youtu.be/6jZOdJhRw94

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Joyce Shaughnessy has published five books in the last seventeen years. The first three, A Healing Place, Blessed Are the Merciful, and The Unsurrendered, are romantic historical fiction based upon the Dust Bowl in the Great Depression and WWII in the Pacific. They reflect her love of history and historical fiction. She is also a certified editor, and has edited four anthologies and several novels. She loves editing almost as much as writing. She has two finished manuscripts on her desk. She hasn’t found the proper home for them yet, but will hopefully soon. She has lived with her husband in Midland, Texas for the last twenty-six years. They share a love of reading and own a very large collection gathered over the years.

 

Connect with Joyce online:

Joyce’s blog: http://joyceshaughnessy.blogspot.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuthorJoyceS

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JoyceShaughnessyAuthor/

 

 

#RRBCSpotlightAuthor for July – Joyce Shaughnessy #RRBC #historicalfiction

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Welcome to SPOTLIGHT Author’s Blog Tour, its first stop, here on my blog. Congratulations Joyce Shaughnessy! I’m happy and excited to be the first to host Joyce Shaughnessy, our Rave Reviews Book Club SPOTLIGHT Author for July. I’m sure that many of you would love to get to know Joyce and her work better. You’ll enjoy the experience very much!

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Over to you Joyce:

When I Decided to Write a Book

I was watching a history channel production of “The American Dust Bowl.” It particularly interested me because I live in West Texas which is definitely a barren and dusty place. I remembered my parents telling stories about the time in the Twenties and Thirties when they lived on a family farm. Their stories were exactly what TV shows had portrayed. I was a literature major and had constantly read, so I was familiar with historical fiction literature. It was…

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