CHANGE IS GOOD…AT LEAST SOME OF THE TIME #RRBC #RWISA

WELCOME to the August 2019 issue of THE RRBC PIPELINE! 

We are already well past the halfway mark of this year.  Just a few more months and we’ll be hearing those yuletide carols we love so much and we’ll be thrust into the hustle and bustle of the holiday season!  I promised lots of changes in this new year and we haven’t even begun to scratch the surface on all of them because of how fast 2019 is moving!  Slow down, year!

Change is good and when things are not progressing as they should in our lives, personally and professionally, change is also inevitable.  We can’t expect that our spouse is going to put up with our nonsense day in and day out and still want to come home to us every day.  We also can’t expect that if we don’t perform on our job in the manner in which we should, that our position and title that we love so much, will always be ours.  Wouldn’t it be awesome if life worked out for us in just that manner? 

Oftentimes we get so complacent, that we don’t see what’s standing right in front of us – an unwelcome change.  If we want things to work in our favor, then we must ensure that we are keeping up with what is expected of us, at home and in the workplace.

Every new day brings about some sort of change, so we should not be at all surprised at the speed 2019 is pulling us along at.  Let’s just do our very best to keep up and not fall behind, because if we do, we’re going to miss out on some awesomeness that was waiting just for us around the bend, but could only wait for so long. 

I read a quote recently that said:  “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” Although I love that quote, I’m going to have to disagree in one area.  I believe that there are those of us who often contemplate changing ourselves.  I readily admit that every day I stand in front of my mirror and ask myself “How can you make you a better you today?” And, because I begin my day asking myself that question, it is always at the forefront of my brain in almost every encounter and interaction I have with others.  It’s called self-reflection and it’s such an important thing, that I think everyone should begin to take part in similar exercises.

August is a very special month for us here at RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB.  For one, we have no specific “hot seats” to promote during this month (yes, we’re off!), and two, it’s when our annual WRITERS’ CONFERENCE & BOOK EXPO rolls around! This is our most highly anticipated event of the year and we always try to make each one better than the last.  This is our 4th WC&BE and we just keep getting better and better!

Because we don’t hold our usual hot seat promotions during this month, we do promote the books of the authors who are registered author booth holders during the conference.  These are the only books that we push during the month of August and all throughout this issue, those are the only books that you will find on display.

The most amazing thing about our conferences would be our writing sessions.  If you’re a newbie writer just breaking into the biz or even a seasoned author, there is much that you can learn from our resident experts who are presenting on various literary topics.  If you’d like to register or find out which sessions are on offer this year, drop us a line at RRBCInfo@gmail.com.  (You may also visit the BREAKING NEWS section of our magazine to find a listing of the 2019 Sessions & Workshops).

This amazing event is designed to promote books, books, and more books!  Although only RRBC members are allowed to promote their books during this event, it is open to the general public and we have lots of great activities for non-members to participate in; activities such as our FACT OR FICTION LIVE game and new to the WC&BE this year, our SILENT AUCTION

During the WC&BE, you could win door prizes at every booth that you visit and leave a comment in, and of course, our WC&BE would be nothing without our Amazon gift card gift basket raffle!  Each year we raffle off 7 of these amazing (virtual) baskets.  Spend $5 and you could win one or more baskets (depending on the number of tickets you purchase). Amazon gift card gift baskets are valued at $100 each!  There’s still time to get your tickets!

Now, what makes this event super grand, is that it is virtual and you can attend from any place in the world where you have a computer and an internet connection.  If you are an author and need to get better at writing and marketing your books, you don’t want to miss out on all the great sessions that we have lined up this year.  If you are an author and want to promote and sell your books, snagging an author booth at this event is an absolute must!

Well, folks, that’s all for now.  I hope that you enjoy every second of every bit of information which you are about to find in this issue of THE PIPELINE MAGAZINE!

Until next time, keep reading, keep learning and most of all, keep loving!  It makes everything else so much better and a whole lot easier!

Thanks for dropping by THE PIPELINE!

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A REQUEST:  Since THE PIPELINE is put together by only my two hands and edited and proofed with only my (tired) eyes – if you should find a typo or any kind of “hiccup,” please don’t hesitate to let me know.  I’d greatly appreciate it!  RaveReviewsPresident@gmail.com.

~Nonnie Jules

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58 comments

  1. Nonnie, it is obvious to me that the foundation of the “ideas” and “ideals” that make up #RRBC and #RWISA are solid and lasting! There are some amazing events going on for members to take advantage of!

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  2. I love the newest edition of the Pipeline Magazine. Let’s bring in the New Year with smiles, kind words, and joy in our hearts. Thank you RRBC volunteers who do so much to make this wonderful book club the success it is. My hats off to each of you.

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  3. I am super excited about all the “new” shiny things coming to RRBC this year! Wow! So many opportunities that you cannot find anywhere else on the planet! Thank you, Nonnie!

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  4. I like the “Tricks or Treats” theme for October! You’re right, Halloween isn’t for everyone, Nonnie. For some people it’s a religious thing and for others it’s just gotten too dangerous. Costume parties are still fun though and I love the fall. Good books are definitely treats in my eyes too and we have a lot of talented authors in the RRBC. 😀 xx

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  5. Holloween used to be a fun time of the year. When horrible people started putting razor blades in candy, that’s when things begin to change and our innocence begin to slowly unravel. I stopped participating in it and I send my child to controlled parties. No more knocking on doors in the neighborhood. It’s no longer ‘Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood.’ I do enjoy the weather this time of year. It’s just so wonderful to see all the colors here up North. Thank you Nonnie for this beautiful magazine.

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  6. The first ever Jan Hawke Random Act of Kindness week has been amazing. It feels so good to give to someone who doesn’t know a gift is heading their way. Truly a great tribute to Jan. You are right, Nonnie! This conference is going to be amazing!

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  7. Father’s have an important role in the family which may not always be fully appreciated. They are the role models for their children, especially the sons. Thank you to all the fathers.
    I cannot ever thank the volunteers, board members, and Nonnie for all their hard work. Thank you again!

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  8. Dads are definitely special. I’m a divorced mom, but I’m grateful that my ex-husband chooses to stay a part of our son’s life. He spends every other weekend with him and he calls him during the week. My son adores his father, and I know he feels his father’s love, and that makes me very happy. I am lucky enough to still have my father alive and well (well, well enough…lol!). I treasure my summer trips with my parents, my son, and me, and I love how close my son is to his “Abuelo.” 🙂

    To our board, THANK YOU for all you do. I know it’s not easy to add these responsibilities to your every day lives, but you do so with professionalism and grace, and I appreciate you. XOXO

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  9. Oh, Nonnie, this piece moved me to tears. The poem is just beautiful. I lost my mom in 2004 and I miss her still. I wonder if she sees my accomplishments and what she thinks about them. Happy Mother’s day to you, dear Nonnie.

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  10. Thank you for all you do. I can do 3-4 hours a night every other night…the other night I need as full nights sleep. Hope you get some full nights sleep:)

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  11. Nonnie, I wish I could help more than I do because I want to see you getting more sleep than 3 hours!! Our health is a precious thing and taking care of ourselves is of utmost importance. I will not say anymore….
    I personally appreciate all that you and your team members do. RRBC and RWISA are incrediibly important to me and have helped me in so many ways. With that said please let me know of something(s) I could do to help this organization. I know I am not qualified to be the administrative assistant for which you are looking.
    God bless all of you and my many thanks.

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  12. Nonnie, anyone who complains about something not getting posted or delayed, have NO idea what all it takes to keep this organization running, nor how many hours you spend trying to make sure all obligations are met. You have my utmost respect and admiration. Your drive inspires. I am honored to be a part of your team.

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  13. This is an inspiring “Hello January,” Nonnie. 2017 was a stellar year for RRBC and RWISA and I just know 2018 will take both to an even higher level of professional prestige, under your leadership.

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  14. There is SO much going on in RRBC RWISA Lands! Wow! Hanging on for the ride! Congratulations on 4 years. That’s quite an accomplishment and would not have been possible without you, Nonnie Jules. My virtual hat is off to you.

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  15. Change can be a little scary to some, but without change we become stagnant, so bring it on. Of course, these changes are wonderful. I enjoyed the 1st ‘Raters Not Haters’ show and I look forward to the next one. 🙂

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  16. I am blessed to be married to a disabled veteran and to live in a military town! I love the people that staff our military base and take every chance I can to thank a vet for their service. Without the work they do here, around the country, and abroad, we wouldn’t have the freedoms we enjoy here in the United States of America!

    July, just like every other month, is filled with activities galore! RRBC is unlike any other book club I’ve ever seen and I’ve seen more than a few! I’m proud to be part of the 2017 Writers’ Conference & Book Expo Team and I love having a chance to support the RWISA writers coming up in August!

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  17. WOW!! July is packed with one amazing activity after another. Thank you, Nonnie and team, for making RRBC extraordinary!

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  18. Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there. You are right, Nonnie, they don’t get enough recognition for all they do. Michelle makes a GREAT cover model! Another jam-packed issue!

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  19. Great tribute to Dads, Nonnie! Your husband sounds like the man so many women are waiting for and they refuse to budge until they meet him! LOL! Enjoy the weekend with your family!

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  20. What a sweet tribute to your husband, Nonnie! Thank you for sharing with all of us. And, thank you for extending a collective “Happy Father’s Day” to all the fathers in RRBC. Your gratitude is mine – for these gentlemen offer hard-earned wisdom, blessing all. 🙂

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  21. What a tribute to Mothers everywhere. Happy Mother’s Day to you Nonnie Jules. Thank you for the beautiful roses. They smell wonderful!!

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