Hello and welcome to my very own 12 DAYS OF “AUTHORS”!  Today, I begin with the song:  “On the 2nd day of authors, Ms. Nonnie gave to me, a Marlena “from Alabama” Hand!”  You’ve heard of the 12 Days of Christmas, right?  Well, this is  my version of that, my gift to these very special people!  This all started on yesterday, December 14, with John “Fio” Fioravanti as the 1st of my 12 Days of Authors, and it will continue until Christmas Day.  Each day I will profile one very special author and their written work.  Because I am in awe of so many of you, (definitely more than 12), I had to come up with a process for my selection.  So, I threw a bunch of names into a pot and the ones that came out, will be profiled here in my 12 Days of “Authors”!

Ladies and Gentlemen, I introduce to you:



Marlena is Club Secretary at Rave Reviews Book Club and believe me when I say:  “She is truly the glue that keeps us all together.”  She does it all!  You might think that “I’m in charge,” but think again. Marlena is shelling out the duties and she’s popping her whip to keep us all on task and in shape to handle the heavy workload of RRBC.  If there’s anything you need to know about RRBC, don’t call me, ensure that you have Marlena on virtual speed-dial ( She truly loves what she does for the club, and WE all love and adore Marlena!  I mean, look at that smile, how can you not love her? She is absolutely adorable!

And now, Marlena in her own words:

“First and foremost, you should know that I am a Christian and a wife. I’ve been a Christian my entire life and was fortunate enough to have a preacher as a father, which helped to shape me into who I am today. (Hopefully that’s a good thing!) As for being a wife……we just passed our 2nd anniversary (April) and the journey we’ve been on has been such a blessing. I wouldn’t change a single thing!

I am a writer at heart, a reader of words, a student of life, a believer of the impossible, and a dreamer with hope. I believe in making the most of every day. I believe that purpose and reason is behind every good and bad thing that happens to us. I believe that dreams are essential to a happy and full life and, more importantly, you should never stop chasing those dreams.

The bottom line is, this is my life, my story, and my journey. The possibilities are limitless.”

You won’t find Marlena in print “just yet,” but she will have her YA romance novels on virtual shelves in the very near future.  To give you a little taste of her awesome writing, you will be able to find snippets by Marlena, in the upcoming RAVE SOUP FOR THE WRITER’S SOUL Anthology, from Rave Reviews Book Club.  Let me tell you, you will be impressed and anxiously awaiting more!

Guests, please join me in celebrating my gift to you today, AUTHOR, MARLENA HAND!  Follow her on Twitter, Facebook and share this page on all your social media forums.

CONGRATS, “Mar” on being the 2nd of my 12 Days of “Authors”!

Twitter:  @mlh42812

Facebook:  Marlena Hand

Website:  mylife428


“Mar” is a proud RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB Member!  Join her!

I wonder who will be here tomorrow!  Maybe YOU!


  1. Author Tamie Dearen

    Congrats, Marlena!


  2. I can’t imagine the club without Mar! 🙂


  3. Congratulations, Marlena. I kept looking for a book from you on the site, but never found one. Now I know why. Will look for it when it comes out.


  4. PHS

    Reblogged this on Archer's Aim and commented:
    Re-blogging on Archer’s Aim!


  5. Shirley Harris-Slaughter

    Marlena, its good to see the spotlight shine on you. CONGRATULATIONS!! i’ll be sure and get a copy of your book when it hits the stands.


  6. Marlena, that was a great post. I’m looking forward to reading your work in the anthology.
    Nonnie, what a great person to feature during your 12 days. I’m ttally loving this series of posts!


  7. This is such a tremendous honor!! To be featured on Nonnie’s blog and to have all of your support. You all rock!!! A million times THANK YOU!! I can’t wait until I can finally call myself an author and to know I have all of you behind me makes it so much better. 🙂


  8. Congratulations, Marlena. I’m looking forward to reading your YA romance when it is released.


  9. Of course, Marlena would be included in such an honor. Congratulations.


  10. Enjoy your day, Marlena! It is well-deserved:) I can’t wait to be one of the first to read/review your book!


  11. Congratulations, Marlena – how awesome it is to share the 12 Days of Authors spotlight with you! You are so deserving of every accolade we at RRBC can bestow upon you! I do hope that you will realize all of your dreams!


  12. Oh, I like these many beautiful ways our Gr8 #RRBC promotes members. This one is truly awesome. Congrats Marlena for being there first. You deserve it.


  13. Absolutely agree that we must never stop chasing those dreams!


  14. Congratulations Marlena for being chosen as Day 2 on the 12 Days of Authors. You truly are the glue that holds RRBC together.


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