Shirley Harris-Slaughter




Growing up in Royal Oak Township, in Metro-Detroit, Shirley, at an early age loved old buildings and vintage clothing.  When she realized that the Catholic church she had grown up in was going to be shut down, she wanted to record it’s history and try to save at least some part of her community, so she wrote a book!  OUR LADY OF VICTORY:  THE SAGA OF AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN CATHOLIC COMMUNITY is a must read for all.  And if you’re a history buff, that’s just a bonus!




Shirley recently stepped down as Newsletter Co-Ordinator here at RRBC, as she is embarking on a new journey…she has more stories to tell.  She now sits among the vast number of members we have and she continues to serve, but in another capacity…she is a Tweet Support Team Member and we’re glad to have her in any capacity she chooses to serve in. She is one uber-supportive member and we appreciate the time she gave us in our news room, and we will continue to appreciate her service on the TST!

We hope that you will support Shirley by visiting each stop on her blog tour, sharing your comments and thoughts, following her on Twitter @SHarrislaughter, befriending her on Facebook, and most importantly, supporting her awesome book!


Shirley is our “SPOTLIGHT” AUTHOR for the week of 6/8/14 thru 6/14/14 & 6/15 thru 6/21/14

Here is the line-up of her Blog Tour:

Sunday, 6/8/14: Rebecca Nolen –  Things We Cannot Control!!

Monday, 6/9/14: Harmony Kent – Culture Shock!

Tuesday, 6/10/14: Jo Jenner – Ethnic Injustice or Intimidation?

Wednesday, 6/11/14: Loren Weaver – Dear Pope Francis

Thursday, 6/12/14: WHO’S ON THE SHELF?” w/yours truly, NONNIE JULES (In-depth Interview)

Friday, 6/13/14: Michelle Abbott – Preserving History Against the Odds!

Saturday, 6/14/14: Jenny Sherwin – DEJA VU!

Sunday, 6/15/14:  Bruce Border #1 and Bruce Border#2

Monday, 6/16/14:  Kindle Ninja –  “The Legacy

Tuesday, 6/17/14:    Nicholas C. Rossis – OLV The Saga

Wednesday, 6/18/14:  Marlena Hand – She Hid Her Racial Identity

Thursday, 6/19/14:  Who’s On the Shelf?

Friday, 6/20/14:  Wendy Storer – A Celebrity in the Midst

Saturday, 6/21/14: Joy Lo-Bamijokko – YOU ARE THE ONE YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR!


When you support Shirley by visiting each stop of her tour, you also support our wonderful blog tour hosts, who were kind enough to serve on the tour.  They would also appreciate your comments, as well as your tweets and Facebook shares of the post.


Please support our “SPOTLIGHT” Author by picking up a copy of her book “OUR LADY OF VICTORY:  THE SAGA OF AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN CATHOLIC COMMUNITY“


See below to check out more of the wonderful SUPPORT  Shirley is receiving as a “SPOTLIGHT” Author!


If you are lucky enough to be chosen as a “SPOTLIGHT” AUTHOR, here is what you and your book will receive:

1)  A one week long blog tour on several blogs, set up by us;

2) Press releases sent to your local hometown newspapers (if you so choose);

3) A PDF flyer that you can print and post in local businesses and book stores promoting your status as a “SPOTLIGHT” AUTHOR of Rave Reviews Book Club;

4)  A “SPOTLIGHT” Interview hosted by our very own President, Nonnie Jules right here on the Rave Reviews Bookshelf!  This will be so much FUN and heavily promoted!

5)  A “Twitterview” LIVE Interview/chat w/RRBC PR & Marketing Director, Danica Cornell;

6)  Tweets and RTs promoting you and your book heavily during your “SPOTLIGHT” week from the RAVE REVIEWS BOARD MEMBERS, the RAVE REVIEWS Tweet Support Team and other club members, as well as Facebook blasts on club member walls; Pinterest and Instagram posts, etc;

7)  A “SPOTLIGHT” here on our site, with your photo, book cover, blurb and buy links, directing and encouraging the masses to purchase/read and post reviews of your book;

8)  After your “SPOTLIGHT” week is over, the link to your blog or website will be listed below.

Now, I know you’re wondering how you can become one of our “SPOTLIGHT” AUTHORS.  Well, have you joined yet?  Membership in our book club is the only way to the awesome title of   “SPOTLIGHT” AUTHOR!!!  Book selections are about to begin and they will be coming from ourBOOK CLUB SELECTIONS FOR REVIEW page.

“You Can’t Buy This Kind of Support!”

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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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