Meet @Rave_ReviewsBC “SPOTLIGHT” AUTHOR!!! ★★★★★Jennie Sherwin★★★★★ #RaveReviewsBookClub

The photo above was taken at my book launch party on July 8. I am wearing the honorific scarf presented to me by my friend Tsundue Tsewang. In the middle is Christine Gregg, Australian healer, sacred pipe carrier, and sweat lodge keeper. Next to her is Esther Simchen, Australian healer, doula, and apprentice to Christine in Native American healing ceremonies.

I gave a talk of gratitude, thanking the healers in New Mexico who worked with me in my darkest moments and facilitated my Navajo helaing ceremonies. In June I gave two author talks in Texas expressing gratitude to Dr. Rea and Deborah Singleton and her helaing team. I am so grateful to all those who helped me heal from MCS, EMF, and chronic illnesses.

Blessings of healing to all,


I want to thank the Members of the Board of the Rave Reviews Book Club for this incredible opportunity to be featured as the club’s first “Spotlight” Author. You’ve all done a great deal of work to make this club a reality. To Nonnie Jules, Founder and President, thank you for founding the club and giving authors a place to hang their hats among friends.

I am also grateful to my longtime friend Kathy Treat, Membership Director, for inviting me to join. Marketing and promotion are challenges for the first-time author. Being selected as the “Spotlight” Author, who receives marketing and promotion to the social media outlets as well as to print media, is truly a gift from heaven. Last, but not least at all, I send a special thank you to all the bloggers who agreed to host me on their site. I am truly grateful.

I have always loved to read, so it was natural for me to pursue a career where I could share my love of reading with others, which I did as a teacher of English. I liked writing, too, but it took years to hone my craft. I was fortunate to have wonderful mentors. One, in particular, at Random House, the trade publishing company in New York City, literally taught me how to think about writing, always holding the reader in mind and using that focus to sharpen the clarity of my text.

My experience at Random House opened the door to a career in public health consulting. Working in a busy editorial office on publications for many clients, each with specific needs, gave me the perfect opportunity to gain experience writing or editing books, papers, and articles targeting different audiences at varying reading levels. As a service to all of the writers and editors who might be reading this blog, I’d like to pass along the names of the manuals that I’ve used throughout my career with links to their Amazon pages. They include the Chicago Manual of Style, Words into Type, New Hart’s Rules, Fowler’s Modern English Usage, and Scientific Style and Format.

Now to my book: In Intentional Healing…I tell the story of my transformation from a Western-educated woman who worked as a writer and editor in the field of public health, to a woman who awakened to a more Eastern-oriented way of thinking that included a de-emphasis on the individual and ego and an emphasis on collective consciousness and the soul.

After bizarre symptoms upended my life, I sought help from Western medicine. No one I consulted could explain what was happening to me. No one, that is, until I met diagnostic detective, Dr. Leo Galland, who tied my symptoms to environmental illness and referred me to a pioneer in environmental medicine, Dr. William J. Rea, in Dallas, Texas, founder of the Environmental Health Center-Dallas. While at the EHC-D, I was introduced to the view held by doctors of environmental medicine that many chronic illnesses are triggered by environmental toxins. During treatment, I unmasked (or became aware of a sensitivity I had not recognized before) for sensitivity to electromagnetic fields. Dr. Rea referred me to Deborah Singleton, founder and director of “A Healing Place”, and her energy healing team.

Energy balancing helped me respond to the treatment program at Dr. Rea’s clinic. With Deborah’s guidance I began the process of expanding my consciousness and understanding the real roots of illness. My journey, which included initiation into Reiki channeling and healing from Navajo hataali, took me from dark nights of the soul to a new way of thinking about illness.

Jennie Sherwin,
Author & Editor
Facebook: Books by Jennie Sherwin
Twitter: @JennieSherwin

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Thomas Baker is the Past-President of TESOL Chile (2010-2011). He is the Coordinator of the English Department at Colegio Internacional SEK in Santiago, Chile. He is the Co-Founder and Co-Organiser of EdCamp Santiago 2012 & Edcamp Chile 2013, free, participant-driven, democratic, conversation based professional development for teachers, by teachers. EdCamp Santiago 2012 was held at Universidad Mayor in Santiago. Edcamp Chile 2013 was held at Universidad UCINF. Thomas is also a member of the Advisory Board for the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association (HETL), where he also serves as a reviewer and as the HETL Ambassador for Chile. Thomas enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics. Thus far, he has written the following genres: romance, historical fiction, autobiographical, sports history/biography, and English Language Teaching. He has published a total of sixty one (61) books, all available on Amazon . The source and inspiration for his writing comes from his family, his wife Gabriela, and his son, Thomas Jerome Baker, Jr.
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12 Responses to Meet @Rave_ReviewsBC “SPOTLIGHT” AUTHOR!!! ★★★★★Jennie Sherwin★★★★★ #RaveReviewsBookClub

  1. terigarringer says:

    Thank you for sharing Jennie’s remarkable journey. As the publishing industry changes, it is great to see so much support in the Indie community, getting need-to-know authors more exposure. Looks like my TBR pile is going to grow!

  2. Thanks for your support of Rave Reviews Book Club and the Spotlight Author!

  3. jsherwin2013 says:

    Thank you for hosting me as the Rave Reviews Book Club Spotlight Author on your blog today. I am grateful for the opportunity to share my story so that others can know recovery from environmental illness is possible. Blessings, Jennie Sherwin

    • Hi Jennie!

      It is an honor to host you on my blog. Congratulations on your book! You have a very powerful and inspirational message of hope for others to recover from environmental illness. As you show in your book, “Recovery from environmental illness is possible.”

      Best wishes,

  4. Thank you for hosting Jennie Sherwin and getting her story out there. I have known Jennie for many years. We met at the same healing place in Dallas, TX. Her store is amazing and a must read. I am so proud of you Jennie for being Rave Reviews Book Club’s 1st Spotlight Author. Blessing to you my friend.

    • Hi Kathryn,

      The world is such a small place! It is amazing how we meet good people always more than once in life. It is an honor to host Jennie on my blog, and I’m looking forward to the next Spotlight Author from Rave Reviews Book Club!


  5. Congratulations on publishing “Intentional Healing”, Jennie. I love to read about alternative therapies which can free the mind and focus outwards for a change. Mindfulness and caring for others are surefire ways to rationalise whatever’s going on in our lives. Best wishes for the rest of your tour and your success as an author.

  6. Thanks for hosting Jennie! Congrats to Jennie for being Rave Reviews’ first spotlight author!

  7. beemweeks says:

    Thank you for posting this author’s spotlight. Congratulations, Jennie, for this honor.

  8. Shirley L. Slaughter says:


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