Sunday, January 26, 2014

Author Spotlight - Jenny Sherwin

Recently I joined the Rave Reviews Book Club. One of the goals of the club is to give exposure to the books of member authors. I am pleased to participate in the first feature for author Jenny Sherwin. I'll let you hear from Jenny herself...
 
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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 HealingI 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


 

14 comments:

Teri Garringer said...

Chicki, THANK you for shining the "SPOTLIGHT" on Jennie! The publishing world is changing and it's great that RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB can help bring attention to need-to-know authors and their stories. Sound like I have another book to add to my TBR list!

Kathryn Treat said...

Thank you for sharing Jennie Sherwin's amazing story of environmental and chronic illness. Rave Reviews Book Club's Spotlight Author shares her difficult journey in a well written style. I have read this book and recommend it to everyone.

Michelle Abbott said...

I also recently joined Rave Reviews. It's so nice to see support for fellow authors.

Bruce A. Borders said...

Thanks you for your support of the Spotlight Author from Rave Reviews Book Club.

Jennie Sherwin said...

Chicki: Thank you for hosting me as the Rave Reviews Book Club Spotlight Author. I am grateful for the chance to share my story of recovery from environmental illness and so very happy to be meeting fellow authors who support each other. Jennie Sherwin

Lorraine Pestell said...

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.

James Chalk said...

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

Danica Cornell said...

Hi Chicki, Thank you for hosting Jenny on your blog! Jenny, congratulations my dear! ((Hugs))! :)

Renee Shearer said...

Thanks for supporting and hosting Jennie! Jennie, congrats and best wishes with your book!

Kathy Golden said...

Congrats, Jennie, and thanks Chicki, for sharing your blog.

B. Weeks said...

Thank you for hosting this author's spotlight. Congratulations, Jennie!

motorcityauthor said...

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR VERY OWN FIRST SPOTLIGHT AUTHOR JENNIE SHERWIN, OF RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB. Thank you Chicki for hosting Jennie on your site. We are so proud of her for what she has achieved in her life.

Julianna Dawson said...

Great to be introduced to this blog via Rave Reviews Book Club and Jennie's spotlight this week. Thank you.

Julianna Dawson said...

Great to be introduced to this blog by Rave Reviews Book Club and Jennie's spotlight. Thank you.