THE TWELVE DAYS OF “AUTHORS” – DAY 5

Hello, and welcome to my very own 12 DAYS OF “AUTHORS!”  Today, I begin with my theme song:  “On the 5th day of authors, Ms. Nonnie gave to me, one Bruce A. Borders!  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, Kathryn C. Treat as my 3rd, P.H. Solomon as my 4th, 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:

BRUCE A. BORDERS

Bruce Borders photoBRUCE A. BORDERS is the kind, gentle soul who serves as V. President at the RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB.  Bruce doesn’t say much, but he definitely has lots to say…and he usually does it very well via his book and song writing.  Yes, our dear Bruce is not only an Author, he’s also a Singer-Songwriter!  Bruce was right by my side when I started the RRBC and he remains a constant confidante and friend, when I need to vent or when I need a caring, listening ear.  He also presides over our Mentor program and should you get completely out of line in the club, it’s Bruce you will hear from.

And now, here’s a little more that you may not know about Bruce:

He was born in 1967 in Cape Girardeau, MO.  His childhood years were spent in a number of states, including Missouri, Oregon, Wisconsin and Wyoming.  During his high school years, he was a member of the football, basketball and track teams, involved in various non-athletic activities such as school yearbook production and photography, and won numerous awards for his artistic creations. Bruce graduated Valedictorian in 1984.

    While in school, Bruce held three part-time jobs; a store clerk, a janitor, and a dental technician, working about 60-70 hours per week. After graduation he became employed full time as a dental technician. Other jobs have included restaurant manager, carpenter and grocery store cashier. For the past eighteen years, he has worked as a commercial truck driver, logging more than two million miles.

    At the age of fifteen, Bruce decided to become a writer. He began by writing songs, news articles and short stories. Eventually, books were added to the list. Over the years, he continued to write and currently has a catalog of more than 500 songs, numerous short stories and over a dozen completed books. He writes on a variety of subjects such as the Bible and politics, as well as fictional novels of legal issues and westerns.

Bruce has authored MANY books all of which are on my TBR, but my most favorite already is OVER MY DEAD BODY!  (Gosh, I love that book, AND THE TITLE…it’s like, they’re my own words!  He has also authored the WYNN GARRETT SERIES, as well as other books, so don’t miss out on those reads.

Over My Dead Body by Bruce A. Borders 2nd cover My dear guests, I invite you to visit Bruce’s blog, also follow his blog while you’re there.  He’s a great supporter, so I would suggest that he be followed on Twitter as well.  One of the reasons that I was drawn to Bruce, was because of his supportive nature of others, and we all know those kinds of people, are a rarity these days.  If we are fortunate enough to have these awesome supporters cross our paths, we should be extremely grateful!  I can’t tell you how blessed I feel to have Bruce in my corner and definitely on my TEAM!

CONGRATS, BRUCE on being the 5th of my 12 Days of “Authors!”

Twitter:  @BruceABorders

Facebook: Bruce A. Borders Books

Bruce is a very proud RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB board member.  If you’re doubting that, check his Twitter bio and then JOIN him!

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23 Comments

  1. I’m so glad you shared all this, as Bruce is way too quiet to blow his own horn. I’m amazed at his many accomplishments!

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  2. Sounds riveting. 🙂

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  3. PHS

    Reblogged this on Archer's Aim and commented:
    More about the authors at Rave Reviews Book Club!

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  4. Reblogged this on Bruce A. Borders and commented:
    Reblogging a post from the great Nonnie Jules!

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  5. Thanks Nonnie! I am honored to be included in your 12 Days of Authors!

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  6. Shirley Harris-Slaughter

    Hi Bruce, its so nice to see your smiling face again. I’m glad you got picked. Congratulations!

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  7. Congratulations Bruce. I am so excited to see you here! Very well deserved. I enjoy your writing very much.

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  8. Wow, Bruce. We have a lot in common. I am a singer/songwriter as well as author, like you! I actually began writing songs at age 10 for church and weddings:) You have lived quite an accomplished life so far. I knew I liked you as an author when I read ‘Inside Room 913’ but I think I admire you even more after learning about your background and many talents! Congrats on your feature today!! Well-earned:)

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    • Thanks, Traci! Someone asked me once how I found time to do everything – I don’t stop!
      Also, I enjoyed your book, When Darkness Breaks.

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  9. Congratulations Bruce for coming next in the line-up. You deserve the support. Enjoy your day and have fun.

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  10. Nonnie, these posts are so great! We get to learn all kunds of cool stuff about some of our favorite people. Bruce, I drove truck for a while, and loved it. Have you ever thought about writing a short story collection about the people and places you pass along the way? I’d read rhar, for sure!

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    • Thanks, Rhani! A story about my travels could be interesting!

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  11. So nice to get to know such a nice person even more. Congratulations.

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  12. Congratulations, Bruce! You’ve written over 500 songs, that’s amazing! You’ll have to share some of them with us 🙂

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  13. harmonykentonline

    Woot! Woot! Congratulations, Bruce! It’s great to see you here on The Twelve Days 🙂

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  14. Welcome to the 12 Days of Authors Club, Bruce! I feel honoured to serve with you on the RRBC Board of Directors, and to share this wonderful platform of Nonnie’s with you!

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    • Thanks! The RRBC Board certainly is a fine group! I am happy to serve with each of you!

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