Spotlight author logo2WELCOME JENNIE SHERWIN our first RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB “SPOTLIGHT” AUTHOR.  Jennie is bringing a new perspective to how we view health through her book Intentional Healing. As someone who can relate having had my own health issues I am honored to host her. And now here’s Jennie!

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 of 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 public 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

Jennie thank you so much for stopping by for a visit. Feel free to visit again anytime and good luck on the rest of your tours.

Shirley Harris-Slaughter Author
Rave Reviews Newsletter Co-ordinator

Book Title: Our Lady of Victory, the Saga of an African-American Catholic Community.


About Shirley Harris-Slaughter

I love old buildings and history. That's why I ended up writing about the history that surrounded me all of my life - "Our Lady of Victory, the Saga of an African-American Catholic Community." Plus our church had closed and the school is torn down, so I felt it was imperative that we preserve the history or it would be lost forever.
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  1. Congratulations Jennie. Your book is on my to read list. I also enjoy being introduced to this blog.


  2. What a wonderful week this has been. I have truly enjoyed visiting the stops on Jennie’s Rave Reviews Book Club Spotlight Author tour. I look forward to seeing more of these tours.


  3. Patinspire says:

    I really enjoyed ‘Jennie in the Spotlight’ which both motivational and inspirational. I am a Registered Nurse and a writer so this interview spoke to me in a special way. Thanks for sharing. I will be buying her book 🙂 I cannot wait to read it and share with my colleagues at work.


  4. Roz says:

    Congratulations Jennie on your book, Intentional Healing, and on being in the Spotlight! It’s your time to shine!


  5. Thanks for hosting Jennie! Congrats to Jennie and enjoy the spotlight!


  6. Shondreka Palmer says:

    Hi Shirley!! Thank your for hosting Jennie!! Congrats to you Jennie!! Very exciting moment for you! Blessings to you!! Wishing you much success with your book!!!


  7. Hi Shirley, thank you so much for hosting Jennie! Jennie, congratulations on being named Rave Reviews’ first Spotlight Author! Your book truly sounds amazing…my very best wishes to you for your continued success. 🙂


  8. Shirley L. Slaughter says:

    I just downloaded my copy of Jennie’s book. Can’t wait to get started.


  9. beemweeks says:

    Thank you, Shirley, for sharing this spotlighted author and her work. Congratulations to Jennie Sherwin!


  10. Kathy Golden says:

    Hi Shirley,
    Great image. Thanks for hosting Jennie. Best of luck to you, Jennie.


    • Shirley L. Slaughter says:

      Thank you so much for promoting Jennie too. We also need to buy her book so that when our turn comes our books will be sold. This is what a Rave Member does. I think back to an organization I belonged to – The Detroit Writers Guild. There was a pen shop that wanted to spotlight us in a booksigning event. I was the first one and there was no real turnout of folks. That’s because we failed to ask the members to turn out to support this event. How can we expect support from the outside if we don’t support from the inside. I thought about this last night. So anyway I’m glad you are aboard and it could happen to you.


  11. Congratulations on publishing “Intentional Healing”, Jennie. I love to read about alternative therapies which can free the mind and focus outwards for a change. Mindfulness and caring for others are surefire ways to rationalise whatever’s going on in our lives. Best wishes for the rest of your tour and your success as an author.


  12. jsherwin2013 says:

    Shirley: Thank you for hosting me today. I am so grateful to belong to a community of authors who support other authors through the Rave Reviews Book Club. Kathryn is exactly right. Knowing there are others who share our symptoms and have walked a similar path helps us to know we are not alone. Blessings to all, Jennie


    • Shirley L. Slaughter says:

      Its been my pleasure. I am always interested in other sides of the health debate. Besides this is what our group is all about helping one another.


  13. Thanks for supporting Jennie Sherwin as the Spotlight Author!


  14. It is amazing how when you are all alone in your illness (or think you are) you discover that there are others out there who are or have gone through exactly what you have. I applaud you for all you have gone through and thank you for sharing Jennie Sherwin’s story. I have read Jennie’s book and it is a truly compelling story. Congratulations Jennie on this very distinct honor of being Rave Reviews Book Club’s first Spotlight Author.


    • Shirley L. Slaughter says:

      I couldn’t have said it better myself Kathryn. It is an honor to host a kindred spirit. I am just as excited as Jennie.


  15. Thank you for putting Jennie in the “SPOTLIGHT.” I appreciate unique and personal journeys. Sounds like I have another title to add to my TBR list!


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