To paraphrase a wise and charismatic man –
ask not what your book club can do for you, ask what you can do for your book club…”
Well – Rave Reviews Book Club (RRBC) is a place where the community does exactly that, because the premise on which it was founded is that we constantly
The idea behind this is that if we all participate in this celebration of other authors and their work, and they do the same for us, the world will get to know about us and what we do a whole faster and better than if we’re battling all on our own in a vast ocean of thousands of other writers, all trying to get their books noticed.
If you followed the last link, you’ll have an idea of what goes on with RRBC EVERY SINGLE DAY! We have multiple ways to focus and support our members, and, if you participate in supporting others, others will be doing exactly the same thing for YOU! Here’s something that I’ve been doing today –
As you know by now RRBC has plenty of ways to help support other indie authors. #PushTuesday is one of my personal favourites as I’ve been in this chair several times now and it never fails to give my titles a good shot in the arm for sales and reviews. Today it’s one of my favourite RRBC people’s turn in the barrel, so lets meet Gwen Plano and help support her wonderful and inspirational memoir, Letting Go Into Perfect Love.
Gwendolyn Plano grew up in Southern California and spent most of her professional life in higher education. She taught and served as an administrator in colleges in Japan, New York, Connecticut, and California. Gwen’s academic background is in theology and counseling. She now lives in the Midwest, where she enjoys retirement.
As a college administrator, Gwen lived her professional life in a highly visible and accountable space–but as a wife and mother, behind closed doors, she and her family experienced the terror of domestic violence and abuse. The statistics are staggering–every 9 seconds in the United States, a woman is assaulted or beaten–but to Gwen, this was her secret; it was her shame. When her husband eventually turned his brutality on her son, she knew she could no longer stay quiet.
In Letting Go into Perfect Love: Discovering the Extraordinary After Abuse, Gwen bravely recounts a violent marriage that lasted twenty-five-years–and the faith that opened her heart to hope, to trust, and to awe again. As a survivor who came out of the relationship determined to start new, Gwen artfully depicts the challenges and triumphs of balancing the obligations of motherhood and career with her family’s healing process.
Alternately heart-wrenching and joyful, Letting Go into Perfect Love is a powerful story of triumph over adversity–one woman’s inspiring account of learning how to forgive the unforgiveable, recover her sense of self, open her heart, and honor the journey home.