GWEN PLANO: RRBC Spotlight Author Tour!

Today, it is my privilege to host this week’s Rave Reviews Book Club SPOTLIGHT AUTHOR, Gwen Plano! Author of the riveting story of her own abuse at the hands of her spouse, LETTING GO INTO PERFECT LOVE, Gwen’s superb writing style will grab you and hold you captive! Do check out this marvellous read! 

Book Cover

I’ve been asked how I launched my book. When my book was published, I had just moved to a small Midwestern town where few knew me. Because of this, I choose not to have a traditional launch (i.e., speaking engagements at local book stores). Instead I launched through Twitter and word of mouth.


Though I was new to Twitter at the time, I soon discovered a large community of writers, artists and humanitarians through this social medium. And, several friends I met on Twitter introduced me to the Rave Reviews Book Club:


I joined the club, excited by the values it endorses: generosity, respect, honesty, reciprocity and so much more. Through its membership, I found an amazing neighborhood of supportive and creative thinkers who help one another through retweets and reviews. My tweet might reach 5,000 or so followers, but with the club’s retweets the coverage can easily become 50,000.


Though I have not met the members of #RRBC in person, I feel as though I have. Led by the visionary Nonnie Jules (herself an author), this club provides needed guidance and support to Indie writers, who often do not understand the challenges of marketing their masterpiece. And if that were not enough, importantly the club also sets a standard of professionalism that helps guide the Twitter community at large.


Because of my membership in #RRBC, I now read several books a month and provide reviews to Amazon, Goodreads and other venues. I’ve grown in my respect for committed writers, for their hard work and their steadfastness, and I am deeply grateful to Nonnie Jules and her team for their leadership.


If you are a writer, this club is a must!



Author Bio:

Gwendolyn M Plano spent her professional life in higher education. She taught and served as an administrator in colleges in New York, Connecticut and California. She has multiple academic degrees, including one in Theology and one in Counseling. Recently Gwen retired, and she now devotes herself to writing, travel, volunteer work, and her beautiful grandchildren.


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Find Gwen online!

Twitter: @gmplano

About John Fioravanti

Author, John Fioravanti writes non-fiction as well as fiction in the sci-fi genre. He's a retired secondary school educator and a lifelong learner. He considers himself a work in progress and welcomes the opinions and insights that others may have about his work. He prizes dialogue about meaningful topics, so please leave your thoughts!

22 thoughts on “GWEN PLANO: RRBC Spotlight Author Tour!

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    Gwen Plano

    July 19, 2015 at 10:46am

    Thank you so much, John, for hosting me! I hope to do the same for you sometime soon. And, thank you everyone for your encouragement and support. We are blessed to be part of this amazing community of readers/writers.

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      John Fioravanti

      July 19, 2015 at 10:50am

      You’re welcome, Gwen – I thoroughly enjoyed hosting you and will gladly do so again, just say the word!

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    Joy Lo-Bamijoko

    July 19, 2015 at 10:03am

    I cannot believe that I almost missed out on you tour. It is not like me at all. I am going to go through all of your stops and make up for it. Congrats on the tour. Thank you John for hosting her.

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    Harmony Kent

    July 16, 2015 at 5:19am

    What a GREAT post, Gwen! And what a lovely shout out for RRBC! Have a great SPOTLIGHT tour! 🙂

    John, thanks for being such a great host for Gwen today 🙂

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    Beem Weeks

    July 16, 2015 at 1:26am

    What a fantastic post, Gwen! Great “shout-out” for RRBC!

    Thanks for hosting, John. You’re so amazing with your support!

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    Michelle Abbott

    July 15, 2015 at 7:19pm

    Great post Gwen! I’ve got to know some wonderful authors thanks to RRBC. Thanks for hosting today, John.

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    Gwen Plano

    July 15, 2015 at 6:03pm

    Thanks so much John…for the spotlight, the friendship and the mentoring! Much appreciated.

    And…my sincere “thank you” to all who visited today. 🙂

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      John Fioravanti

      July 15, 2015 at 6:11pm

      I’m so glad I had the honour of hosting you today, Gwen – looking forward to your RAVE WAVES interview with John Howell tomorrow!!

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    Bette A. Stevens

    July 15, 2015 at 3:44pm

    Congrats on your book and and for an awesome shout-out for #RRBC! May your spotlight shine brightly, my friend. Sharing!

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