"Who's On the Shelf" Interview with Nonnie Jules
An interview that asks the questions no one else dare ask. This is the introduction to her interview with me as part of my "Spotlight Author" for July. It is featured on the RRBC site.
Thank you, Nonnie, for making me feel very comfortable. Although my answers may sometimes be generic, your questions are not.
I hope that some RRBC members will stop by the site today
Thank you again, RRBC, for making me "Spotlight Author" for July!
Thursday, July 19, 2018
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Friday, July 13, 2018
Had a great interview today with host Wendy Scott! It is always wonderful to hear a fellow RRBC member. Everyone I've met has been friendly and curious about my writing habits, as I am of theirs. I mentioned that I like to write first thing in the morning, when I am fresh.
We talked about A Healing Place - what had inspired me to write it and the research involved in telling the story. I love to mention that the place which was the Miller's respite, or healing place from the Dustbowl of the Great American Depression, was named Texon, Texas. I lived there until I was nine. My parents ran the grocery store in the Oil Patch town. It was different than most small oil patch towns. It had been built by a Canadian and a Texan who had witnessed impressive and productive small company towns in South America and wished to emulate them. Texon was indeed safe, kind of like living in a "Leave it to Beaver" episode. Until World War II, when there was an exodus of people who left, it offered a movie house, a nine-hole golf course, a restaurant, drugstore, grocery store, churches, and schools up through grade eight. Women organized mornings when they would offer food for bums as the railroad made stops in Texon. It was a giving place to live, somewhere to meet friends and raise your children in a peaceful, safe environment.
Wendy and I talked about the plight that many of the men and women who came home from WWII, faced. In the book, the Miller's son-in-law was placed in Japanese POW camps for three and one- half years. He found his healing place in the power of prayer. He fought depression and where he found solace was through prayer. Many of soldiers after WWII suffered from what was then called "battle fatigue" and is now known at PTSD. They were unable to find the help they needed through veteran's health services.Thankfully, the medical association now recognizes the problem and does try to help most veterans with their problems.
If you are interested in the interview, please go to this site to hear it:
Of course, we were joined by other RRBC members so the interview was interesting and fun!
Thanks again to RRBC!!
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Joyce Shaughnessy, author: RAVE REVIEWS "SPOTLIGHT" FOR JULY - Joyce Shaughn...: It has been a rare privilege to be picked as RRBC's Spotlight Author for July. From 7/01/18 - 07/07/18, I appeared...
It has been a rare privilege to be picked as RRBC's Spotlight Author for July. From 7/01/18 - 07/07/18, I appeared on a Blog Tour with these amazing RRBC Authors and Bloggers:
Eric Borgerson http://polylyric.com/blog.html#!/posts/Rave-Reviews-Book-Club-Spotlight-Author-Blog-Tour--Author-Joyce-Shaughnessy/6
Maretha Botha https://marethmbotha.wordpress.com/2018/07/02/rrbc-spotlight-author-for-july-joyce-shaughnessy/
Laura Libricz https://lauralibriczblog.wordpress.com/2018/07/03/welcome-histfic-author-joyce-shaughnessy-the-rrbcspotlightauthor-for-july/
Linda Mims https://lindamims.com/2018/07/04/rave-reviews-book-club-shines-its-spotlight-on-author-joyce-shaughnessy/
Gracie Bradford https://free1592.wordpress.com/2018/07/05/joyce-shaughnessy-romantic-historical-fiction-writer/
Marlena Smith https://mylife428.wordpress.com/2018/07/07/rrbc-spotlight-author-blog-tour-authorjoyces/