Celebrating Women of Excellence #IntlWomensHistoryMonth, Day 4 @RobertaEaton17 @bakeandwrite @NonnieJules @RRBC_Org #RRBC
Today I’m celebrating…
AUTHOR, ROBBIE CHEADLE
NJ: Hi, Robbie! Thanks for joining me today! First, a few questions to warm the atmosphere and for us to learn some things we probably don’t know about you. I’m short on time and I’m sure you are, too, so let’s make this a quick one. First question… when is your birthday?
Robbie: February 22
NJ: If you have siblings, which child are you (first, second, third, etc.)?
NJ: When did you begin writing?
Robbie: I have been writing about different things, on and off, since I was 12 years old.
NJ: Why did you begin writing?
Robbie: As a youngster, I wrote because I wanted to capture beautiful sights with lovely imagery. At work, I started writing non-fiction publications to share knowledge and opinions. In 2015, I started writing poetry and descriptive passages again and in 2018 I wrote my first short story for publication.
NJ: Please put these in order of importance to you: Faith, Family, Friends, Loyalty, Honesty
Robbie: Family, Loyalty, Honesty, Faith, Friends
NJ: What is the one thing people who really know you might say about you to a stranger?
Robbie: I don’t know how she does everything she does – people say this about me a lot.
NJ: Isn’t amazing how as women, with so much on our plates, that this is probably the most common thing that people say about each of us? In three paragraphs or less, if you could, how would you change the world?
Robbie: I would change the world by making education of a good standard available to every child in every country. Education leads to an upliftment in economic circumstances and a greater understanding of the problems the world is facing. Educated people have a natural tendency to have fewer children and this would be a step in the right direction in resolving the overpopulation problem that is contributing to all the other social and environmental problems the world faces.
NJ: Describe yourself in ONE word
NJ: THREE words that others might use to describe you
Robbie: Ambitious, persevering, determined
NJ: What do you see when you look in the mirror?
Robbie: A smallish woman who is always underestimated by men
NJ: Three women who you admire – famous or otherwise. What do you admire most about them?
Vera Brittain, she contributed to equality for women in pre and post WW1. Her book, Testament of Youth, is a frank account of the role of women during WW1 and how civilian society was impacted by the war.
My mother, Elsie Hancy Eaton. She is strong and determined and has raised four girls to become successful women.
Charlotte Bronte, she contributed towards the recognition by society of the value of women writers.
NJ: What is the legacy you’d like to leave behind?
Robbie: I would like to write a novel that remains meaningful after my death like Brave New World or 1984.
NJ: What contributions, if any, have you made to society?
Robbie: I contribute to the church and to several charities. My husband and I support an autistic child and help pay for his schooling. We also contributed to the learning programme in place at my sons’ school to help develop the potential of promising students from underprivileged schools. I am the senior representative on the Citizenship committee for my division at work. This committee arranges financial and other contributions to various charities on a monthly basis. I also support a local old age home with treats for its 400 residents at Christmas time. This past year, we made 450 treat-filled Christmas crackers for the home.
NJ: If at all, how has belonging to RRBC helped you as a writer?
Robbie: I enjoy being part of a community of writers and readers who all support each other and offer advice and friendship. I also get to participate in and enjoy a number of fun conferences and events on an annual basis which help me spread the word about my books and also learn more about the craft of writing.
NJ: What has belonging to RRBC brought to your life?
Robbie: The most important contribution that RRBC has made to my life is the sense of community it has given me. I enjoy belonging to a group of dedicated writers and readers who all value each other and want to improve their writing and learn more. On the whole, I have found the reviews I have received from members to be honest and balanced and I have appreciated the learning points made through constructive and thoughtful feedback.
NJ: Great response! Robbie, I am honored to know you. Please accept these flowers from my heart to yours.
Friends, please visit Robbie’s RRBC Author Page to learn more about her and follow her social media. More than anything, I’d like to ask that you pick up a copy of her book, “OPEN A NEW DOOR: A Collection of Poems.”
Please click HERE to join me at, or after 12 midnight CT for Day 5 of my Women of Excellence Salute!
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