Celebrating Women of Excellence #IntlWomensHistoryMonth, Day 7 @NonnieJules @RRBC_Org @RRBC_RWISA @Tweets4RWISA #RRBC

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Today I’m celebrating…

AUTHOR, LINNEA TANNER

NJ:  Hi, Linnea!  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?

Linnea:  February 14

NJ:  If you have siblings, which child are you (first, second, third, etc.)?

Linnea:  4th

NJ:  When did you begin writing?

Linnea:  2010

NJ:  Why did you begin writing?

Linnea:  Since childhood, I’ve had characters live in my head, in part to help me through my own challenges in life. When I semi-retired, I wrote my first novel in three months to tell their stories, but soon discovered that I needed to learn the craftsmanship of writing to make my stories resonate.

NJ:  Please put these in order of importance to you: Faith, Family, Friends, Loyalty, Honesty

Linnea:  Family, Friends, Loyalty, Honesty, Faith

NJ:  What is the one thing people who really know you might say about you to a stranger? 

Linnea:  A visionary who can jump into a new situation and adapt readily.

NJ:  In three paragraphs or less, if you could, how would you change the world?

Linnea:  A universal rule for which we should all strive is the Golden Rule: treat others like you would want to be treated. This is the essential basis for human rights, in which every individual has a right to just treatment and reciprocal responsibility to ensure justice for others. Although major religions embrace this concept, the history of humankind has been plagued with political corruption, warfare, intolerance, and injustice.   

NJ:  Describe yourself in ONE word

Linnea:  Determined

NJ:  What do you see when you look in the mirror?

Linnea:  A wiser woman with wrinkles that etch my life journey.

NJ:  Three women that you admire – famous or otherwise. What do you admire most about them?

Linnea:  My mother who was widowed with five children, ranging in age from newborn to seventeen years of age. During the 1950s when “Father Knew Best,” she worked to support her children and found the time to support and guide each of them.

Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Susan B. Anthony

NJ:  What is the legacy you’d like to leave behind?

Linnea:  I would like to leave a legacy that I help others to achieve their dreams like other people  supported me.

NJ:  What contributions, if any, have you made to society?

Linnea:  As a regulatory professional in biotech companies, I’ve helped manage the process of developing and obtaining approval of therapeutics for life-threatening diseases such as cancer and pulmonary arterial hypertension. As a strong supporter of educational opportunities for women, I’m a member of PEO and am on the board of the Denver Women’s Press Club which provide scholarship opportunities for women.

NJ:  If at all, how has belonging to RRBC and RWISA helped you as a writer?

Linnea:  RRBC and RWISA has provided me an opportunity to interact and to support other authors. As a member, I’ve had the opportunity to explore other forms of writing such as the short story, essay, and short story. 

NJ:  What has belonging to RRBC and RWISA brought to your life?

Linnea:  I’ve met a family of supportive, diverse authors who inspire me to be a better writer and to view life through a different lens.

NJ:  Linnea, I am honored to know you.  Please accept these flowers from my heart to yours.

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Friends, please visit Linnea’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 one of her books.

Thank you all for joining me along this journey as I closed out WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH, my way!  There were other women who I wanted to profile who did not get their responses back to me in time to put their profile up, but I am so thrilled to have been able to profile the ones who did.  Join me next time, because you never know what you’re going to find here when you take a moment to WATCH NONNIE WRITE!

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