This is a first for me today. So please welcome author Nonnie Jules to my humble blog, as she tells us all about herself and her excellent book, The Good Mommies' Guide to Raising (Almost) Perfect Daughters. With two daughters myself, this is something that I must read.
Hi! My name is Nonnie Jules and today is the first day of the "(ALMOST) PERFECT DAUGHTERS" Blog Tour and I'm elated that Richie Earl's, My Name's Not Earl Blog is the first stop we're making. This tour is scheduled to run June 3 - June 17 and will include author interviews, Twitter interviews, guest posts and book reviews. There will be e-book giveaways and a grand prize of a $25 Visa Gift Card, to be awarded at the end of the tour.
A little about myself: I am a Mother of two daughters, one adult and one teenager. Both are what I refer to as my "Angel Daughters". I have been married for a very long time (will not disclose just how long as that will give way to my age, and we definitely don't want me to give away that secret, right?) I was born in Houston, TX but now reside in Shreveport, LA where my family moved to when I was a wee little toddler. It is quiet and peaceful here and allows my mind to wander in many directions which leads to much success in my writing.
I began writing poetry as a young girl. I dabbled in it in grade school and by the time I was in high school, I had amassed a collection which I will one day publish. From poetry my writing evolved into longer, full-length stories. I tend to write from life situations and things that I see going on in the world, some good and unfortunately, some bad. I always write with the concept of teaching in mind, and with that, always hope that I have left the reader with something learned.
My first published piece of work, "THE GOOD MOMMIES' GUIDE TO RAISING (ALMOST) PERFECT DAUGHTERS", 100 Tips On Raising Daughters Everyone Can't Help But Love! hit Amazon on May 17, 2013. This book took me 17 days to write but a whole lot longer to publish since I was new to the publishing world. I must admit, the self-published process, albeit a great way to get your work out quickly and very inexpensively, is not something I'm looking forward to again, but I should get prepared as my next project (a children's book entitled "KIRSTEN AND THE BIG BLUE TREE"), is due for release at the end of June, 2013.
My reason for writing "THE GOOD MOMMIES' GUIDE..." is because any time someone meets my daughters for the first time, it never fails that I get asked two questions: 1) "How did you do it?" and 2) "How can I do it?". So one day, a friend of mine suggested I put all those answers in a BOOK. That turned into 100 of my top tips that I actually used, and still use today. Yes, although I have a young adult daughter, it is my belief that you never stop instilling those core values and beliefs. That is why they stick so well.
What you will find when you read "THE GOOD MOMMIES' GUIDE..." are real-life situations with a tip (and maybe even a Bible scripture) to effectively deal with each and every one. Topics range from bullying to dating and curfews to peer pressure. There is absolutely no subject untouched in this guide (and if you think of some, do let me know so that I can include them in Volume 2). There will be those days when you will want to grab a cup of lemonade, hit the hammock in the back yard and read this book from cover to cover (and have at it, because this is TRULY A GREAT READ!). Then there will be those other times, when you are so busy with life, but still need a tip on a particular topic right away. At that very moment, you will be able to go straight to that topic as each chapter is alphabetized.
Here is an actual tip from "THE GOOD MOMMIES' GUIDE..."
*DON'T BE JEALOUS OF HER OTHER MENTORS. BE GRATEFUL. I find it a little funny when Moms are jealous of the time that their daughters spend with other women who also love them. It could be a mentor, a grandmother (who Mom didn't have a great relationship with herself), an Aunt or one of your daughters' friends Moms. Although some moms may not view it the same as I do, I think this is a wonderful thing, especially since you have taught your daughter the importance of loving other people. Let's face it, we live in a world where everyone won't love your child, so when you find somebody who truly does, don't be jealous of them, be grateful FOR them.
Although there are very serious tips in this guide, the tone is so that some of these tips will have you truly LAUGHING OUT LOUD! This is not your old fogey "HOW TO" guidebook of old. This is one that you will treasure for years to come, and also appreciate the wealth of information found inside. The book is now on Amazon during the tour for only $.99. You may buy THE GOOD MOMMIES GUIDE TO RAISING (ALMOST) PERFECT DAUGHTERS here. It makes a great gift so at this price, purchase as many e-books for friends and family who are raising daughters, or definitely tell them how to go get it. At Amazon, you may even TAKE A PEEK inside the book before purchasing.
Well, that wraps up my time here and I would like to thank Richie Earl so much for his graciousness in allowing me to drop by and share with all his readers. Richie, you are #1 in my book (and you know my book is numbered, right?)
Before I go, let me leave you with a bit of information. I love hearing from my readers, so I can be reached at any time via:
Facebook: Nonnie Jules
Goodbye and remember: as long as you keep reading, I will keep writing! Follow my blog "WATCH NONNIE WRITES" at the blog listed above! Thank you!
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