100 things we all wonder about Nonnie Jules blog tour
(2) $10 Amazon Gift Cards
(1) $5 Amazon Gift Card
(2) e-book copies of “THE GOOD MOMMIES’ GUIDE…”
ULTIMATE PRIZE GIVEAWAY #1:
Anyone who purchases a copy of “THE GOOD MOMMIES’ GUIDE…” “DAYDREAM’S DAUGHTER, NIGHTMARE’S FRIEND” or “IF ONLY THERE WAS MUSIC” and send to me a copy of the purchase receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org, and also leave a comment along the tour, will get their name entered into a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card! One entry for each book that is purchased, whether in e-book or paperback format. Purchases must take place between 2/14/16 – 2/29/16. If you’ve already purchased all of my books, then feel free to gift a friend, just for the chance to win!!! Spend a little, and you could win a lot!!!
ULTIMATE PRIZE GIVEAWAY #2:
Anyone who reads and posts a review of “THE GOOD MOMMIES’ GUIDE…” “DAYDREAM’S DAUGHTER, NIGHTMARE’S FRIEND” or “IF ONLY THERE WAS MUSIC” and sends the link to their review to email@example.com, will get their name entered into a drawing for a $20 Amazon gift card! One entry for each book read and reviewed. Reviews must be posted between 2/16/16 – 3/15/16 to be placed into the drawing.
PRIOR STOPS ON THE TOUR (TO DATE):
Sunday, 2/14/16: John Fioravanti
Monday, 2/15/16: Harmony Kent
Tuesday, 2/16/16: Lizzie Chantree
Wednesday, 2/17/16: John Howell AND Joy Nwosu Lo-Bamijoko
Thursday, 2/18/16: Gwen Plano AND Book Review w/Janelle Jalbert
Friday, 2/19/16: Wendy Scott
Saturday, 2/20/16: Patricia w/Room with Books AND Jan Hawke
And now, five more questions towards “100 things we all wonder about Nonnie Jules”
Q: If you could have been given another name, what would it have been? Your preference.
Q: I’m going to give you 4 choices. Select the adjective from each choice which others would say best describes you. Happy or Sad? Nice or Mean? Selfish or Generous? Leader or Follower?
A: Happy, Both, Both….do I really need to answer this last one? 🙂
Q: If there was one thing you could change about yourself, what would it be?
A: There are so many things that I should change about myself, but you’ve asked me for only one. I often say to people that I love me just the way that I am…red hot temper and all…and I do! But, there is something that I work at constantly, and it’s the fact that I’m a little hard on people, especially when they mess up. I wouldn’t call me a “3 strikes, you’re out!” kind of girl. Sometimes, all it takes is one strike. I’m quick to dismiss those that have hurt me, or have done something in my eyes, which I’ve viewed as a “wrong.” My husband and my sweet daughters are so kind and forgiving. I often stare at them as if there’s something wrong with them…and I wonder, “Why is it you people never get upset?” They don’t know how to hold grudges, which I view as an awesome thing! I wish I was a member of that club, for sure. Cross me, and then visit Webster (the dictionary), and there you will find my photo. As I’ve gotten older, I have learned to not let so many things bother me as much, and instead of holding on to things and expecting perfection from others, I am trying to “meet people where they are, messy rooms and all.” I’m a work in progress, guys. It’s only when we stop working on improving ourselves that we’re really in trouble, right? I’m OK.
Q: When asked if you were NICE or MEAN above, you chose “Both” as your answer. Please explain. And would you also share this funny story we’ve heard told, about your sister referring to you as mean at the most inappropriate time?
A: I can be both, but honestly, for the most part, friends and family think that I’m mean…and sometimes I am. I remember a few years ago when I was having some dental work done, they had put the gas mask over my face and I was supposed to fall asleep, but I wouldn’t. I just kept talking and talking and talking and my dentist finally yelled, “Nonnie, shut up!” It was so funny, had I not been a little affected by the gas, I would have laughed out loud. But, I could hear my sister in the background laughing, saying, “She’s so mean, she’s frightening the gas!” LOL! They kept increasing the gas until finally the dental assistant said, “We’re giving her more than we should already, she’s getting enough that would knock out a 300 lb. man!” My dental assistant came over, rubbed my hair and asked why wouldn’t I allow the medicine to take affect? (My sister, still in the background, responding for me, says “Because she’s mean and medicine doesn’t affect mean people.” Then she’d laugh again!) I explained that every time you turn on the television, you hear stories about people becoming addicted to drugs…people you would think had strong minds. I vowed a long time ago that my mind was stronger than any drug and although I’ve never tried anything stronger than the Hydrocodone they gave me last summer after surgery, I still don’t wish to take any chances by taking any kind of drug, unless it’s utterly necessary. Even after my surgery last summer, after spending a week in the hospital, I called the doctor to ask if I could stop taking my pain medicine. This, after having MAJOR surgery! The doctor and nurses asked, “Why would you want to do that?” I said that I just didn’t like taking any kind of drug that could possibly become addictive. John F. can tell you that I fought thru some serious pain during my 2 month recovery, and I worked on RRBC business thru that pain, as well, without any kind of drugs. So, the moral of this story is, some might call it mean…I call it a special kind of strength and determination, wrapped up in scowl.
Q: Lastly, everyone knows by now that you don’t like cats. What did the poor animals ever do to you?
A: A cat has never been close enough to do anything to me, but ever since I was a child, I’ve had this strong fear of cats! I have nightmares about cats scratching my face. My mom used to jokingly say, “That’s because you’re vain.” This fear (phobia) has carried on into my adulthood so much so, that I feel if a cat was to get close enough to brush up against my leg, I’d drop dead right in my tracks. Seriously! If I’m looking thru a magazine and I turn a page and a cat is there, I drop the magazine. If a cat comes on a commercial while watching television, I immediately turn my head and continually ask “Is it gone? Is it gone?” My hubby and kids make fun of me all the time about my fear of cats. They love cats, by the way. #SickPeople! They walk around the house sometimes, making the “Meow” sound. They are the ones who are mean! And lastly, I don’t usually follow people with images of cats in their heading. I love Rhani D’Chae, but I try to stay off of her Twitter and Facebook timelines. #ShesACatLady!
To follow Nonnie’s tour and to get more of your questions answered, please visit her Blog Tour Page on the 4WillsPub site http://wp.me/P43s9i-FEw. Thanks for stopping by today and good luck on winning some of these great prizes!
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