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

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Today I’m celebrating…


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!


  1. Shirley Harris-Slaughter

    It looks like I missed this stop. Informative interview Linnea. Belated congratulations!


  2. Wonderful interview with Linnea, Nonnie! And, Linnea, it’s great getting to know more arout you today. I’m with you all the way on The Golden Rule and loved your mirror reflections response. Thanks for all you do to support us all at Rave Reviews Book Club. Congratulations as a Woman of Excellence at #RRBC and throughout your local community and the world.

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  3. Good Morning, Linnea, Good Morning, Nonnie,

    Linnea, I admire the research work you did in Two Faces of Janus. I myself love research and admire when a writer takes the time to develop what he or she has found and then incorporate it in a book which the reader can understand.

    I also admire Susan B. Anthony who was for me the culmination of women getting the right to vote. I say culmination because there were women of all colors that did leg work so that at the right appointed time, Anthony’s voice was heard and some of us got the chance to vote.

    Keep following your path and whatever you do will succeed.

    Nonnie, thank you for presenting Linnea as one of your WOMEN OF EXCELLENCE. It was nice getting to know her a little better.

    Wishing you both a great week.

    Shalom aleichem

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  4. Wow, Linnea

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    • That comment ‘entered’ itself too early. Lol! I’m impressed with your contributions, Linnea. I love learning new things about people I already admire. Thanks for choosing Linnea as one of your women of excellence, Nonnie! 🙂


  5. Reblogged this on Apollo's Raven and commented:
    I am honored to reblog Day 7 of the blog tour “Celebrating Women of Excellence” in which I am featured. I greatly appreciate Nonnie Jules for featuring me among the stellar women authors at Rave Reviews Book Club. It has been a pleasure to learn more about each author and what inspires them in the International Women’s History Month.


  6. Well done, Linnea, our Valentine’s birthday girl! Congratulations on making Nonnie’s esteemed list of RRBC’s Women of Excellence. You have an interesting background which I’m sure can be useful when writing a new zombie or apocalypse story. I enjoyed The Two Faces of Janus and Apolo’s Raven…looking to read more going forward. Thank you, Nonnie, for presenting us with this great bunch of women during the last week. All are well deserving!

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  7. Rox Burkey

    Hi Nonnie, a perfect Sunday post. Linnea, learning about you is an adventure. Great post to honor women.

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  8. Linnea, I’ve learned some things about you that I deeply admire, like the contributions you’ve made, and continue to make, to society. You’re a difference maker in the lives of many. I also love that you believe if everyone followed the Golden Rule, the world would be a better place. I fully agree with you.

    Nonnie, you are the chief Woman of Excellence in RRBC and RWISA! I stand and applaud you for everything you do for all of us. Only the best among us would have thought to honor others in the group the way you have. I’m proud to know you, and proud to be a member here. ❤


  9. I am a major fan of determination, Linnea, and it is one of the attributes that, no doubt, enhances your writing! Nonnie, you have found another woman of excellence. Thank you for featuring Linnea.


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