(2) $10 Amazon Gift Cards
(1) $5 Amazon Gift Card
(2) e-book copies of “THE GOOD MOMMIES’ GUIDE…”
ULTIMATE PRIZE GIVEAWAY #1:
$50 Amazon gift card
To have your name entered into the drawing, purchase “THE GOOD MOMMIES’ GUIDE…” “DAYDREAM’S DAUGHTER, NIGHTMARE’S FRIEND” or “IF ONLY THERE WAS MUSIC” between 2/14/16 - 2/29/16 and send a copy of the purchase receipt to email@example.com and also leave a comment along the tour.
One entry for each book purchased (e-book or paperback).
ULTIMATE PRIZE GIVEAWAY #2:
$20 Amazon gift card
Read and post a review of “THE GOOD MOMMIES’ GUIDE…” “DAYDREAM’S DAUGHTER, NIGHTMARE’S FRIEND” or “IF ONLY THERE WAS MUSIC” between 2/16/16 – 3/15/16 and send the link of your review to firstname.lastname@example.org, to have your name entered into the drawing.
One entry for each book read and reviewed.
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Q: Nonnie, you write powerfully about matters of the heart. What propels you to write?
A: Thank you, Gwen. Most often, my inspiration for writing comes from the world at large. I write about the state of our children, the state of our lives, our communities, the state of our hearts. What’s going on in the world at any given moment could be the subject of my next written piece of work, whether in book form or on one of my blogs: www.nonniewrites.wordpress.com & www.askthegoodmommy.wordpress.com
Q: Who is your greatest teacher?
A: You might think this funny, but the world (and life) has been my greatest teacher, of all things, good and bad.
Q: In what way does the world and life provide inspiration?
A: Anything that we need to know, the world will teach us, whether we want the lesson or not. As a child and parent advocate, I always advise parents to teach their own kids and teach them well, before the world steps in to do it for them, and those lessons may not be the kinds they had planned for their kids. You have to pay attention to all that’s going on around you. You have to be interested in more than what’s going on in just your own neighborhood, in your own close-knit community. You have to be in tune with the world at large, and when you are, the lessons, again, whether good or bad, are the lessons that were meant just for you. I believe that.
Q: What prompted you to begin writing?
A: I remember being in 3rd grade, and at that time, I was reading on a 12th grade level. After having read out loud to the class one day, my teacher grabbed my hand, took me across the hall to another teacher and said: “You have to hear her read this!” And so I read. What my teacher couldn’t wait to flaunt in the face of this other teacher, was that the piece I had read, (which was obviously extremely impressive in her mind), was a piece that I had written on my own. (Please, I’m old, don’t ask me what it was about). From as early as third grade, I can remember always being the one whose writing was used as the example for other kids. By the time I made it to 6th grade, I was a public speaker and made my first appearance on a television talk show; the discussions usually surrounded things I had written. I began writing poetry in 3rd grade so that’s my first love.
Q: Nonnie, you seem to have a lot of energy. What calms you and brings you peace?
A: Gwen, each night before I turn in for bed, I walk from room to room, watching my daughters sleeping (the pets sleeping), even my husband, who probably waited up for me as long as he could, and I stand in each doorway and thank God for each of them. Knowing that they are all right there, safe and sound, and we’re all together brings me immense peace…and I’m calm. Typically, anytime the three of them are away from home or me, I’m uneasy.
Thanks so much for the interview, Gwen.
Thank you, Nonnie, for the visit. I'll be following you daily on your tour. Readers, if you'd like to follow as well, please visit Nonnie's Blog Tour Page.
Blogs: www.nonniewrites.wordpress.com , www.BooksByNonnie.wordpress.com & www.AskTheGoodMommy.wordpress.com