#RRBC, It’s Time to #PayItForward! #RRBCPIF @VashtiQV

Hello, all!  Today is PAY IT FORWARD Day at RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB (RRBC) and I’m supporting one of our newest members, Vashti Q!  (I just love that name, by the way).  Since Vashti is a new member here, we haven’t really gotten to know one another well enough for me to speak on her on my own, so, why don’t I let Vashti tell you about Vashti. I mean, she is the Vashti expert, wouldn’t you agree?  I think you’ll find that Vashti is more than just a pretty face.

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IN HER OWN WORDS:

Hello! My name is Vashti Quiroz-Vega. I know, my name is a mouthful, but if you can learn Arnold Schwarzenegger, Saoirse Ronan, Charlize Theron, M. Night Shyamalan, Jean Claude Van Damme, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau––mine will be a snap. ⇒JUST KIDDING!

I share quite a bit about myself on my blog (maybe too much?), I don’t know. I’m an open book (no pun intended) to the dismay of some of my friends. Pretty much what you see is what you get with me. I have been told that I have a bizarre sense of humor, a funny laugh and a raspy voice (you’ll hear for yourself when I post vlogs). I apologize in advance. Ha,ha! I hope you enjoy the info..

I blog about my writer’s life and experiences I’ve had. I write fantasy, suspense and horror short stories, articles about current events, social media, writing, anything and everything, and poetry which I share on Fridays (Haiku Friday). I also feature authors, bloggers, poets, artists and other creative types on my blog.

Why is my blog called ‘The Writer Next Door‘? I consider myself a people person and someone who’s very approachable. I try to see the good in people. I’m not easily influenced and I hate malicious gossip. I believe in ‘girl power’ and sisterhood between women, but I also respect and admire men. I’m not scary, although I can be a little weird at times. I’m a kid at heart and love to have fun, but I also take my responsibilities very seriously and work hard to achieve my goals.

AND…A BIT MORE ABOUT VASHTI:

From the time I was a young kid, writing has been my passion. I’ve always been a writer I just didn’t know it until much later. For me, it is easier to express my thoughts on paper than with the spoken word. I enjoy making people feel an array of emotions with my writing. I like my audience to laugh one moment, cry the next and clench their jaws after that.

My love of animals and nature are often incorporated in my stories. You’ll read intriguing things about various animals, nature and natural disasters commingled in my character driven novels. I love to read almost as much as I love to write. Some of my favorite authors are Stephen King, Michael Crichton, Anne Rice, J.R.R. Tolkien, J.K. Rowling and Dan Brown. I’m currently living in sunny Florida, where I work as a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer. Writing is my passion, and I also love photography, drawing, reading, kayaking, traveling and watching basketball and UFC fights on TV. My first novel, The Basement, a suspense/thriller aimed at an Upper Middle Grade/ Young Adult audience is now available in paperback and eBook (Kindle, Nook, iBooks). Connect with me!

Please check out her book:

“THE BASEMENT”

The Basement by Vashti Q

Lastly, please visit her blog site at VashtiQVega

Lastly #2:  Please follow her on Twitter:  @VashtiQV

Well, that’s all I have on Vashti Q right now.  Was that enough?   If you would like to learn more about fabulous authors of RRBC, please support those that are participating in #PIF Day today by visiting the stops that are “all about them” and sharing the word of them on all your social media forums.  You’ll feel so good after you’ve done that!

Thanks for dropping by, friends!

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72 Comments

  1. Welcome, Vashti! I, too, live in Florida. 🙂 I look forward to seeing more of you on RRBC. 🙂

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    • Hi Yvette! I hope hurricane Irma didn’t cause you too much trouble. It’s been great getting to know you❣️I’m sorry for the late response. I don’t know how I missed some of these.😊

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  2. Nice to learn more about you, Vashti! I’m the same way: what you see is what you get. I also can be a bit weird. I blame it on the Muse sometimes, lol. I will put your book on my TBR pile.

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    • Hi Traci! I completely missed some of these comments. I don’t know how.🤦🏻‍♀️It seems that we have a lot in common. I blame it on my muse too.😘 Thank you❣️

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  3. Vashti is a real gem – enjoyed reading more about her here. Lovely pay if forward post be Nonnie. 🙂

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    • Hi Marje! Thank you for the kind words and forgive me for the late response. I missed some of these comments somehow. Thank you❣️

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    • Happy Saturday to you too, Marje!😊xx

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  4. Hi Vashti,
    Lovely to learn more about you and your passions – so glad such a postive person has joined the RRBC ranks. Welcome!

    Dear Nonnie, thanks for introducing us to author Vashti Q (see I can pronounce this – even with my kiwi accent!)

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    • Hi Wendy! I’m sorry for the late response. I seem to have missed a bunch of these comments. I appreciate your comment. I’m glad you find it easy to pronounce my name.😘

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  5. Great to get to know more about you, Vashti! Best wishes to you!

    A fantastic blog piece, Nonnie!

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    • Thank you Beem❣️ Sorry I missed your comment. I don’t know what happened.🤦🏻‍♀️

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  6. Thanks for hosting Vashti, Nonnie! I love getting to know more RRBC members. Vashti, sounds like you have an exciting life. Continue to write and make your mark with your words. I too prefer expression with words to talking. But if you ever get me talking, I say way too much.

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    • Thanks for dropping by, Kim!

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    • Ha, ha! That sounds like me, Kim! Thank you for the great advice. I’m sorry for the late response. Somehow, I missed a bunch of these comments. I’ve been having a great time getting to know everyone. Thanks again❣️

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  7. Reblogged this on Kim's Author Support Blog.

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  8. Nice to see you over here, Vashti. I think you’ll really enjoy this club. Thanks for hosting, Nonnie.

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    • Thanks, Craig!

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    • Hi Craig! Somehow, I missed a few of these comments. Sorry for the late response. I really am enjoying the club. There are lots of talented and friendly people. Thank you!😊

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  9. Great job, Nonnie. Nice to meet you, Vashti!

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    • Thanks, Linda!

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    • Hi Linda! Thank you! I’m sorry for the late response. I missed some of these comments. I’m enjoying getting to know everyone. I’m loving the RRBC!😊

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  10. Shirley Harris-Slaughter

    Hi Vashti and look at who you landed as a host – the infamous Nonnie Jules. You are so lucky. I never got that lucky. lol Its good to learn more about you. Good luck today and enjoy it.

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    • Oh, Ms. Shirley, you have, too been this ‘lucky’ before! LOL!

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      • Shirley Harris-Slaughter

        Nonnie, I knew your memory was better than mine. We did have some good ol times in the early days of the club, or before the club. Wait! Let me think! lol

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    • Hi Shirley! I’m so sorry for the late response. Somehow, I missed a bunch of these comments.🤦🏻‍♀️ I was pleasantly surprised when I saw myself on Nonnie’s blog! I definitely felt honored to be featured here. Thank you❣️

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    • I’m not sure what’s going on. All I know is that a few days after the post there were no knew comments, so I thought it was over. I saw the post again today, so I decided to visit. To my surprise there are all these comments I hadn’t seen before.😱

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  11. reanolanmartin

    Nice to meet you, Vashti! You have a beautiful name and spirit! Best of luck with your writing and marketing. xo

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    • Rea, isn’t the name amazing? Vashti, I’m sorry, but I’ve already named one of my latest characters…LOL! Hopefully you don’t mind at all!

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      • Of course I don’t mind, Nonnie! I’m honored. I’m sorry for the late response. I kept coming back to check for new comments and at one point I didn’t see anymore, so I thought that was it. Somehow, I missed these. I apologize, I’m usually good at responding to my comments. I’m happy you like my name.😊

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    • Thank you very much for the kind words. I’m sorry for the late response. I somehow missed a few of these comments. Thanks for wishing me good luck, especially with the marketing.😊

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      • Shirley Harris-Slaughter

        Vashti, are you seeing double? Like me? Seems like this post keeps appearing in my inbox. lol

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  12. Great post honoring Vashti! Thanks for paying it forward, Non!!

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  13. Thanks Nonnie for introducing us to Vashti. What an intriguing cover!

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    • I know, Wendy, I feel as if I’ve just introduced a new color of bread to the world of something! Sheesh, this Vashti is making a splash here!

      Vashti, no one’s ever been this excited to see me anywhere!

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      • Ha, ha! A new color of bread? That’s hilarious! I’m so sorry I missed this. Please tell me how I can make this up to you. I feel so bad about it.🤦🏻‍♀️ You’re too funny though. I love it❣️

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    • Thank you Wendy❣️

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  14. Good afternoon, Nonnie. This is a great introduction to Vashti and I’m looking forward to getting to know her better.

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    • Thanks, Patricia!

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    • Hi Patricia! I’m sorry for the late response. Somehow I went and missed a bunch of comments. I’m having a great time getting to know everyone in the RRBC. Thank you very much❣️

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  15. Nonnie! Where do I begin? What a huge surprise to see my big face here! Thank you so much for the wonderful spotlight. I am so happy to have joined this wonderful community of truly special people. I look forward to getting to know you and your work. I also look forward to working with you and the other members of the RRBC. Lets elevate the RRBC to the highest heights. Thank you again for this wonderful feature. I appreciate you. ❤

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  16. Great to learn more about you, Vashti. I’m glad you joined the club.

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    • Hi Michelle! This is a fabulous surprise because for some reason I thought I wouldn’t be featured yet. Thank you so much I’m happy to have joined and to meet so many great writers. 🙂

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    • Thanks for dropping by, Mims!

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  17. Great to learn about Vashti – what a truly fabulous name!! Love it 🙂

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    • Aw, thank you so much! It’s grown on me throughout the years. 😉 Glad you like it.

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    • D. E., just remember that I borrowed it first! LOL!

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  18. Fantastic to meet you, Vashti! Welcome to RRBC. I enjoyed your post and learning more about you. I share many of your interests and favorite authors.Wishing you the very best on the release of The Basement.

    Thanks for introducing us to Vashti, Nonni!

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    • Hi Mae! I’ve seen you around the web for some time now––we hang around the same circles. It’s great to finally meet you and know we have lots in common. The Basement is already out, but due to issues with the publisher (they went out of business) it’s only available on Amazon in paperback––for now. I plan to republish it later this year on my own. However, I will be releasing the 1st installment of my Fantasy Angels Series, The Fall of Lilith this summer. 😀

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  19. So thrilled that you joined the club, Vashti! You’re going to love it here. Cheers!
    Thanks, Nonnie, for sharing this lovely post. 🙂

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    • Hi Natalie! I already love it here! There are so many talented, creative and kind writers in the RRBC. I’m looking forward to getting to know everyone and learn more about the business of writing, publishing and marketing from all of you. 😉 Thank you!

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  20. Gwen Plano

    Wonderful to meet you here, Vashti. I’m looking forward to reading The Basement. Delightful post, Nonnie. 🙂

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    • Hi Gwen! It’s wonderful to be here. Nonnie really surprised me with this awesome spotlight. Aw, thank you! Maybe you should wait for ‘The Fall of Lilith’ to be released and read that one instead. The Basement is a MG novel aimed at pre-teens and teens, The Fall of Lilith is an adult epic fantasy about angels. It’s up to you. I appreciate your kindness and support. I look forward to reading one of your books as well. Thanks again! 😀

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      • Gwen Plano

        Oh my, The Fall of Lilith has my attention! Thank you for the guidance!

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  21. Hi Vashti, good to know you. I love humor so don’t ever stop bringing laughter to others. RRBC is a great place to be especially if you are the giving type, because the more you give, the more you receive. 😀

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    • Hello, it’s nice to meet you. Aw, thank you. I couldn’t stop if I wanted to I’m just a goof-ball and I love to laugh too. I’m so happy I joined the RRBC it’s been a wonderful experience so far. I enjoy featuring writers, poets and other creative types on my blog and sharing their work. It feels good and right. Looking forward to getting to know you and your work. 😀

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  22. Good job, Vashti. I’m glad you have joined our club and wish you the best.

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  23. Great to meet you! I wrote from a young age too, but didn’t realise how much until I began my first novel and found an old diary. I have been writing or drawing since I was old enough to hold a pen or pencil. Wishing you great success in all you do.

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    • Nice to meet you too, Lizzie! It seems we have a lot in common. I found a box with a bunch of short stories I had written in middle school and high school and The Basement was one of those stories. My husband read it and told me to expand it into a novel––and I did! I’ve re-written some of the other stories and posted them on my blog. I’ve also been drawing since I was a kid. Thank you for the kind wishes. I look forward to getting to know you and your work better. 🙂

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  24. A wonderful post, Nonnie! I’m glad to get you know you better, Vashti. We have a lot of the same favorite authors in common! I look forward to seeing you around RRBC– and reading your book!

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    • Hi! I’m so happy to learn that several of the club members and I have lots in common! I feel like I fit right in––that’s a wonderful feeling. I have a book releasing in a couple of months, The Fall of Lilith an adult epic fantasy with dark elements about angels. That one would probably a better fit for you. The Basement is aimed at a middle grade audience and it’s only available in Amazon as a paperback (for now), because the publisher went out of business (long story). I plan to re-launch it on my own at the end of this year. I look forward to getting to know you and your work too! Thank you!

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  25. A fabulous post, Nonnie. It’s a pleasure to learn more about you, Vashti! I look forward to seeing you often here on RRBC.🌹

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    • It is a fabulous post and I’m so grateful because I wasn’t expecting it. Nonnie surprised me! Thank you, I look forward to seeing you around too. 😀

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  26. Nice to meet you Vashti. We have so much in common that’s it’s almost about reading about me. Except you seem to have a lot more fun. Looking forward to knowing you better and working together. I know you will love it here.

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    • It’s nice to meet you too, Micki! I’m so happy we have lots in common! I seem to have more fun? Ha, ha, well, we’re going to remedy that real quick. 😉 I look forward to working with you and knowing you better too. I already love it here! I can see I’m in great company. 😀 xx

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