What a thrill to be hosting Nonnie Jules today! Please take the time to discover her books and amazing achievements.
(2) $10 Amazon Gift Cards
(1) $5 Amazon Gift Card
(2) e-book copies of “THE GOOD MOMMIES’ GUIDE…”
ULTIMATE PRIZE GIVEAWAY #1:
Anyone who purchases a copy of “THE GOOD MOMMIES’ GUIDE…” “DAYDREAM’S DAUGHTER, NIGHTMARE’S FRIEND” or “IF ONLY THERE WAS MUSIC” and send to me a copy of the purchase receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org, and also leave a comment along the tour, will get their name entered into a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card! One entry for each book that is purchased, whether in e-book or paperback format. Purchases must take place between 2/14/16 – 2/29/16. If you’ve already purchased all of my books, then feel free to gift a friend, just for the chance to win!!! Spend a little, and you could win a lot!!!
ULTIMATE PRIZE GIVEAWAY #2:
Anyone who reads and posts a review of “THE GOOD MOMMIES’ GUIDE…” “DAYDREAM’S DAUGHTER, NIGHTMARE’S FRIEND” or “IF ONLY THERE WAS MUSIC” and sends the link to their review to email@example.com, will get their name entered into a drawing for a $20 Amazon gift card! One entry for each book read and reviewed. Reviews must be posted between 2/16/16 – 3/15/16 to be placed into the drawing.
Q: You’ve put on some really great shows on your other stops, but here, since it’s Sunday, we’re going to take it easy on you, Nonnie. These questions will be light (although it seems everyone’s enjoying the heavyweight questions for you). What is the one word you don’t like used in the description of you and why?
A: Believe it or not, I have a problem with being called “pretty.” All my life it’s what I grew up hearing and I’m one of these “pretty deep” individuals, you know, I want everything to be “of substance,” especially me. So, as I got older and tried extremely hard to pull away from that label, if I was called “pretty” or “beautiful” I’d say, “Why thank you! If you think my outside is pretty/beautiful, you should meet my brain!” That sort of statement throws people for a loop because whether we’d like to admit it or not, we live in a pretty shallow world. I remember going to my 1st (and only) high school reunion many years ago and as I walked in, I remember Richard Carr (yes, I still remember his name) saying, “Here she comes, and she’s still got that same pretty face.” And so, the more the conversation stayed on that topic, the more offended I became. I said to the table, “You know what, I’ve got really huge things going on in my life now. I’m a mom, I’ve got bills, a mortgage, a husband, there’s war… you know, I’ve larger than life things to talk about than just my looks. So, if this is where you all are stuck, I’m not interested in the conversation.” So, I walked away from that table and I’ve never returned to another reunion. My girlfriend called me that night and she said, “Everyone was just concerned and some couldn’t really understand why you would be offended at that compliment.” And so, I explained it to her again…a little slower that time. You see, when you are more than just your face, when you are more than just your body, you want to be recognized for something more. I always want to be known, referred to and acknowledged for my mind. Yes, pretty was good enough when I was in high school and I needed it to work for me. I don’t need it anymore because I truly know who I am. You can call someone else pretty…I think I’ll pass, but let me introduce you to something truly beautiful…my mind. (In full disclosure, I must be honest and say, that I think it’s OK to use “pretty” when I’m pulled over for speeding. It does come in handy, at times! LOL). And by the way, I know MANY, MANY, MANY TRULY BEAUTIFUL LADIES IN THE WORLD, AND I’M NOT ONE OF THEM! (But, my daughters would be two of them! Just an FYI! They’re gorgeous!!!)
Q: WOW! That was pretty deep (no pun intended here). So, let’s move on to your first book, “THE GOOD MOMMIES’ GUIDE TO RAISING (ALMOST) PERFECT DAUGHTERS: 100 Tips On Raising Daughters Everyone Can’t Help but Love!” I’ve read in other forums that this is your most favorite, out of the 4 books that you’ve written. Can you tell us why?
A: I most certainly can! I love children, especially girls (can’t you tell?) I love this book because it’s teaching the world how to raise the (almost) perfect daughters…(almost) perfect girls, who will one day hopefully, turn into Ladies who will run the world in the most positive of ways. I see some moms with their daughters and I cringe at what they are teaching them. My heart goes out to these girls, because they have the wrong examples in front of them…not their moms, per se, but the behavior that the moms are exhibiting or allowing in front of their daughters. I have a friend whose ex-husband cheated on her all thru their marriage. He fathered all 4 of her children and he has never supported one of them. Some would say, she’s not attractive and I think she believes just that about herself. I think she’s beautiful because of who she is on the inside…and that’s all that matters. She lets men abuse and disrespect her, and all of this occurs in front of her two daughters and it infuriates me. So, I’ve asked her, “Do you know that you are teaching your daughters that it is OK for men to abuse, mistreat and disrespect them? That’s the message you are sending by allowing them to see you in these situations.” Through teary eyes, she said to me, “I don’t have your strength. I don’t have your pretty, either. So, I take what I can get in a man.” Sadly, her oldest daughter is following in her mom’s footsteps in her pattern of behavior with men. This book was penned not only for girls, it was also meant to help women who are struggling, too. There are many lessons between the covers of this little gem of a book. In the chapter entitled BOYS & MEN, tip # 10 is: “TEACH HER HOW TO EXPECT TO BE TREATED BY A MAN. THEN SHE’LL KNOW WHEN SHE’S NOT BEING TREATED WELL, AND WILL REFUSE TO TOLERATE IT.” Now, that’s a lesson for us all, isn’t it? There are 99 more great tips just like this in the book, so do, check it out, gift it or recommend it. I’d really appreciate it!
Q: What’s your favorite hobby?
A: Since I was a child, having to answer this question on any form and all through my adult-hood, the answer has always been READING!
Q: With your busy schedule, a YES to this next question might surprise us all. Do you cook?
A: I most certainly do cook and a great cook I am! I don’t cook every day of the week, but for the most part, they get home-cooked meals. I even make breakfast on the weekends (but dinner on the weekends for them is usually prepared by our favorite restaurants). My girlfriend’s uncle said to me once: “You can’t cook. Everyone knows pretty girls can’t cook.” So, you all have to know that I made him dinner and still to this day, every time I see him, he shakes his head in disbelief and says: “I still can’t believe that you can cook!” He’s about 78 years old so it must have really shocked him because he still remembers. It’s too funny!
Q: OK, random question time, can you swim?
A: Honey, all I can do on a beach is look good in a swim suit. Sorry! Jenny, thanks for having me. It was great fun!
To follow Nonnie’s tour and to get more of your questions answered, please visit her Blog Tour Page on the 4WillsPub site http://wp.me/P43s9i-FEw. Thanks for stopping by today and good luck on winning some of these great prizes!
CONTACT NONNIE VIA:
TRAILERS and Books:
BOOK – “THE GOOD MOMMIES’ GUIDE TO RAISING (ALMOST) PERFECT DAUGHTERS,”
“DAYDREAM’S DAUGHTER, NIGHTMARE’S FRIEND,”
“SUGARCOATIN’ IS FOR CANDY & PACIFYIN’ IS FOR KIDS,” https://youtu.be/fQBnt0wix88
“IF ONLY THERE WAS MUSIC,” https://youtu.be/g2gNns8ZVFI