Sunday, January 26, 2014

Guest Post by Rave Reviews Book Club Spotlight Author Jennie Sherwin

Hello all.  I've recently become a member of the Rave Reviews Book Club -- a book club for readers and Indie authors that offers opportunities to discover new and unknown work.  Today, author Jennie Sherwin is here on my blog to let us know a bit about herself and her book.  I've yet to read Intentional Healing, but I am looking forward to it.
Thanks for stopping by, Jennie!

By Jennie Sherwin:
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 at 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.

 Now 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
http://jsherwinblog.wordpress.com/

 
Buy Jennie's book on Amazon HERE

11 comments:

  1. Katie, thank you for sharing Jennie's story. What a remarkable journey! I have yet another book to add to my TBR list!

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  2. I recently joined the club too, it's great to find such a supportive community.

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  3. Katie: Thank you for hosting me. It is wonderful to belong to a community of authors helping authors. I am grateful to everyone for putting me in the Spotlight and for conducting the blog tour on my behalf. Here's to Rave Reviews Book Club! Blessings to all! Jennie

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  4. 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.

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  5. Thanks very much for hosting this spotlight on Jennie Sherwin. Also thanks to Jennie for writing this informative article.

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  6. Congratulations on the book and this Spotlight honor, Jennie. And a great big THANK YOU to Katie for hosting this worthy author!

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  7. Hi Katie, thank you for posting Jennie's fascinating story. Jennie, congratulations on being Rave Reviews' first Spotlight Author! Your book sounds like a Great Read! :)

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  8. Thanks for hosting Jennie on your blog and sharing her journey! Congrats to Jennie and best of luck with your book!

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  9. Thank you all of you for stopping by and supporting Jennie! Glad to be a part of this!

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  10. I stopped by today to check out Jennie's blog. CONGRATULATIONS JENNIE!!

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  11. It is exciting to see all that has come to Jennie as her Spotlight Author tour comes to an end.

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