THE TWELVE DAYS OF “AUTHORS” – DAY 3

Hello, and welcome to my very own 12 DAYS OF “AUTHORS!”  Today, I begin with my theme song:  “On the 3rd day of authors, Ms. Nonnie gave to me, a Kathryn C. Treat from Cali!”  You’ve heard of the 12 Days of Christmas, right?  Well, this is  my version of that, my gift to these very special people and to you!  This all started on Sunday, December 14, with John “Fio” Fioravanti,  as the 1st of my 12 Days of “Authors”, then Marlena Hand as my 2nd day, and it will continue until Dec. 25, 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:

KATHRYN C. TREAT!

IMG_2869_1Kathryn is our ex-Membership Director but now serves in an honorary Board Member role since she was right by my side when I founded the Rave Reviews Book Club.  Although Kathryn no longer serves as an “active”  board member, she is a very active member of the club and now serves as Social Media Asst, in charge of our LinkedIN and Pinterest accounts.  I’m glad Kathryn is one of my 12 Days of “Authors” as she is such a dedicated and committed member of this club.  She’s always on the ready to assist anyone in any way she can.  It seems I’m not the only one who feels this way about Kathryn, based on some “certain” votes that are rolling in for our Rave Awards, but I digress…you didn’t hear that from me. (On a side note, those of you who are voting for Kathryn, could I convince you to re-vote and place my name in that “particular” slot?  I think I deserve it more!  NO?….well, a girl can try, can’t she?)

And now, here’s a bit from Kathryn in her own words:

“After exposure to severe mold in the workplace, I found myself unable to continue the life I once led.  I was forced to quit work and give up many things that I cherished.  At the time I became ill, I was a 45-year-old mother of two.  The mold exposure sent me on a path of immune system dysfunction, severe depression and near financial ruin.  I struggled with the loss of identity, loss of my independence and severe depression.  In 2003 I began to write my book.  I felt others needed to know how devastating mold can really be.  It has taken me nearly nineyears to complete the book.  Allergic to Life:  My Battle for Survival, Courage, and Hope is now available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and signed copies will be available on my website for those in the US only.

Allergic To Life coverIt is my hope that my words will help others struggling with mold exposure or chemical sensitivity realize that they can still make a life for themselves, albeit a different life.  It is also my hope that family members, friends, and those in the medical field will come to understand what life is like after mold exposure.”

Guests, I invite you to visit Kathryn’s blogs:  ALLERGIC TO LIFE and BE MY GUEST, and also follow her there, on Twitter, FB, and your other Social Media forums.  Of course, I can’t let you leave without inviting you to pick up a copy of her book as it is a 5* star read!  See my review of it here at NONNIE’S “RAVE” REVIEWS, where only 4 & 5 star reads get to sit.

CONGRATS, “Kath” on being the 3rd of my 12 Days of “Authors!”

Twitter@kathrynctreat

FacebookALLERGIC TO LIFE BY KATHRYN TREAT

Kathryn is a proud RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB Member!  (can’t you tell by her tea mug above?) JOIN her!

I wonder who will be here tomorrow!  Maybe YOU!

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33 Comments

  1. Reblogged this on sondasmcschatter and commented:
    I JUST RECEIVED AN E-MAIL A FEW MINUTES AGO–FROM “LINKED IN”– WITH A LINK TO THIS BLOG—-& YESTERDAY I FOUND IN MY E-MAIL BOX – AN E-MAIL CHRISTMAS CARD FROM KATHRYN—- IS SHE STILL TALKING TO ME EVERY DAY??????

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  2. Author Tamie Dearen

    Congratulations, Kathryn! What a nice Christmas gift!

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  3. A well-deserved gift! 🙂

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  4. PHS

    Reblogged this on Archer's Aim and commented:
    A definite re-blog on Archer’s Aim!

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  5. Reblogged this on rhanidchae and commented:
    Today’s post is a reblog from Nonnie Jules. She is leading up to Christmas with “12 days of authors”, during which she will showcase a different author every day. These are incredible writers and the cream of the Indie crop, in my opinion. Hopefully, I will reblog this properly so you can join Nonnie on day 3 with her wonderful guest, Kathryn Chastain Treat.

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  6. Kathryn, that was a great post. You’ve walked a difficult road, but your story is so inspiring! I loved your book, & would encourage everyone to read it.
    Nonnie, another great author in your showcase. If I can figure out how to reblog this, I will. ☺

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    • Thank you Rhani. It means a lot coming from you. If you are using wordpress, just click the reblog button.

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      • Thank you, Kathryn. I am, & I did, and it actually worked! Lol

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  7. Congratulations, Kathryn. You are most deserving of this honor. 🙂

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    • Thank you so much Rebecca. I am so happy to have been chosen by Nonnie. That is an honor.

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  8. Shirley Harris-Slaughter

    Kathryn Congratulations! You deserve it. You are always so supportive of everyone else and I’m glad you got a chance to be in the spotlight today. Enjoy it.

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  9. Reblogged this on Bette A. Stevens, Maine Author and commented:
    Awesome author… great book! ~ Bette A. Stevens

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  10. harmonykentonline

    A huge congratulations is in order!! Woot Woot! So pleased for you 🙂 You are so very supportive of us all 🙂 ❤

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  11. Congratulations Kathryn. Very deserved.

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  12. That’s right Kathryn! You deserve to be here on the 3rd. day. Congratulations! Have a wonderful day, and Merry Christmas.

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    • Thank you Joy. I am so awestruck that I am here. What a wonderful Christmas surprise.

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  13. Congratulations, Kathryn!!! It is such a wonderful honour – and you are so deserving! So glad you’re active at RRBC – don’t know what we’d do without you!

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    • Thank you John! It truly is a joy to work with such a wonderful group. I have received so many blessings from my membership and friendships.

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  14. Thank you Michelle. What a wonderful early Christmas present to be among Nonnie’s 12.

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    • 12 is a pretty significant number in a tribe. Jesus had 12 disciples/apostles right? 😉 Congrats for being among the elite, Kathryn!

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  15. Congrats, Kathryn. I’m not surprised to hear you are getting votes in the Rave Awards. You are so supportive. I’m loving your Twelve Days of Authors posts, Nonnie.

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  16. Nonnie, I am smiling from ear to ear! I am so thrilled that you chose me as one of your 12 Days of “Authors!” I have had so much joy being a member of Rave Reviews Book Club since its inception. If anyone reading this blog post is not a member of the club or a follower of Nonnie Jules, Rave Reviews Book Club President and very talented author, you are missing out on some of the best connections and support you could ever imagine.

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  17. Reblogged this on allergictolifemybattle and commented:
    I am so happy to have been chosen as Nonnie’s 3rd 12 Days of “Authors!”. Thank you so very much Nonnie. I am smiling from ear to ear.

    It is also my pleasure to support both Rave Reviews Book Club in whatever role I can as well as the amazing group of authors I have met because of my membership. If it weren’t for Nonnie, this club would not have happened!

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