#RRBC Pay It Forward with author, Mary Schmidt @MaryLSchmidt #RRBCPIF

This is Rave Reviews Book Club’s Pay It Forward Day. Welcome fellow author and RRBC Member, Mary Schmidt.

ABOUT MARY SCHMIDTmarySchmidt

Mary Schmidt, aka S. Jackson, grew up in a small Kansas (USA) town, and she lived in other states since then. At this time, she and her husband split their time between Kansas and Colorado (they loved the mountains and off road 4-wheeling). Traveling is one of their favorite things to do, and she always has a book or even three books that she reads, in the same week. Books were really her thing.

It seemed like every time she turned around she was obtaining a new library card due to the current one being stamped complete. Diving into a good book made any day perfect and you would be surprised at the number of books she read over and over. She drew paper dolls and clothes for them, and used watercolor as her medium when painting scenes, especially flowers.

She continued with art in high school exploring a wide variety of arts. The creative side of her loves to be an amateur “shutter-bug” and they actually have an online art gallery. In college she went into the sciences of all things and received a Bachelor’s degree in the Science of Nursing. Her nursing career was highly successful, and she hung up her nursing hat in December 2012.

Visit Mary’s Blog at When Angels Fly!

Mary’s Books

The Big Cheese Festival

bigCheeseFestivalIn The Big Cheese Festival, we meet Stubby Mouse and his family and friends. We learn that Stubby Mouse has a secret, that he is being bullied by another mouse, simply because his tail is short. Read how Stubby Mouse stood up for himself, and how he ended the bullying, in this delightful story for children. Targeted at ages 4-8, the book is easy to read and perfect for home or classroom. Children learn how bad bullying is, and what they can do to help stop bullies! Stubby Mouse encourages children to take a stand against bullies, and always be kind to each other. This story illustrates how everyone is different and unique, and it is a delightful read with cute illustrations for both children and adults. Take a stand against bullying today!

Get your copy of The Big Cheese Festival.

Suzy Has a SecretsuzyHasASecret

This book teaches a child, ages four to eight years-old, about personal safety and body ownership. Children learn how to identify who safe adults are in a child’s life. This book shows in positive and practical ways how parents, and educators, can talk to children about personal safety. Children learn about bad touch and good touch, and how their body belongs to them. Parents and educators can help children learn who the safe people are in their lives, and that they can always tell one of them about anything that may happen, and they aren’t comfortable about. Using little bug fairies and fairy houses, ensures that children aren’t scared when this story is read to them, or they read it on their own.

Get your copy of Suzy Has a Secret.

When Angels Fly

whenAngelsFlyWe often find ourselves daydreaming about what our futures will be like. This may be especially true if one lives in an environment most would consider less than desirable. Some are lucky to find their futures much like their childhood dreams. Others find the paths to their dreams strewn with hurdles.

Growing up, Sarah dodged her mother’s blows. She often hid in her room crying about her life. Still, she believes in her future and the happiness it can bring. In their book, When Angels Fly, authors S. Jackson and A. Raymond tell Sarah’s story – their stories. The authors use their journals to describe Sarah’s experiences of family dysfunction, strength, courage, faith, abuse, grief, and so much more. You’ll read how, like many, she attempts to escape from her mother’s abuse through marriage. And like many, she learns it is not a viable alternative. Then Sarah experiences a parent’s ultimate tragedy twice, the deaths of her sons, Joshua and Eli.

When Angels Fly is about much more than the telling of a family’s tragedy. It is also the story of finding faith after it has wavered. Most of all, it’s a story of love lost and found.

Get your copy of When Angels Fly.

Visit Mary’s Blog at When Angels Fly!

October Event Coming Soon: FALL INTO GREAT READS!

31 DAYS!

Each day Traci will feature a new author on her blog whose work she’s personally read and reviewed. There will be a fun mix of interviews, excerpts, book trailers, contests, and more! The featured authors will be from various genres to offer a little bit of something for everyone.

This tour will offer readers a chance to thank and/or interact with their favorite authors … and hopefully find MORE favorites!

If you miss even one day, you might miss something special!

The first author post will begin October 1st.

Here is the lineup!

Is your favorite on this list???

Amy Lynch – Romance/Chick-lit

Anita Kovacevic – Children’s/Urban Fantasy

Annie Hughes – Young Adult

Ava Mallory – Cozy Mysteries

Bethany Turner – Romance

Beth Hale – Romance

Bette Stevens – Children’s/Drama

Bruce Borders – Suspense/Animal Humor

David Adair – Thriller/Suspense/Mystery

David M. Salkin – Thriller Author

Elizabeth Noreen Newton – Romantic Thriller

Emma Scott – New Adult Romance

Gisela Hausmann – Non-fiction/Self-help/Marketing

Harmony Kent – Multi-genre Author

Jason Zandri – Contemporary Romance/Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Jennifer Hinsman – Romantic Suspense/Thriller

John Howell – Suspense/Thriller

Karen Frances – Contemporary Romance

Karen Power – Contemporary Fiction

K.K. Allen – Fantasy/Paranormal

Kim Cox – Paranormal Mysteries (with romantic elements)

Lisa S Robinson – Romance

Mark Fine – Historical Fiction/Romantic Suspense

Michael Lynes – Biography/Memoir

Michelle Abbott – Romantic Suspense

Nadege Nicholl – Elementary Grade Fiction

Rebecca Reilly – Christian Marriage Humor

Sarah Michelle Lynch – Contemporary Romance

Stephen Geez – Contemporary Fiction/ Memoir/How-to

Susan Kotch – Middle Grade Fiction

Tamie Dearen – Romantic Comedy/YA Fantasy                               

PRIZES!!!

Each author may choose to offer prizes on his/her given promotion day, but Traci will also be awarding prizes during this event!

At the end of the tour, Traci will draw a random name from her list of participating guest authors. The winner will receive this coffee mug.

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In addition, for each visitor who subscribes to Traci’s blog during this event (and/or purchases one of her books), she will enter their name into a drawing to win a $10 Amazon gift card. Her hope is that you will use this card to buy some of the books you see on this tour, and perhaps you will find a new author to add to your favorites list!

gift card

Get ready … the fun begins October 1st!!!