Again, it is that time of the year when our great book club, the #RRBC, go all out to support one another.

My location: Los Angeles, CA.

Here’s What I’m Giving Away Today:

*Two($10.00) Amazon Gift Card

*One ($10.00) Starbuck’s Gift Card

*Three (3) e-book copies of Pregnant Future

# of Winners for this stop: 6

Post a Comments and win! Good luck with the prizes


Now, I’d like to introduce you to my new book and my blog!


Pregnant Future

(No One Knows What Tomorrow Will Bring)

A True-Life Memoir

You can also view the trailer here: https://youtu.be/86vP8_9Ri20


Justina was a fighter. And, although it seemed the world had turned against her, and her future was destined for failure … she persevered in the face of it all.

The future thrown in her face differed from the one she’d had dreams of …, and if she wanted to get her feet on the right path, she would have to show the world her strength. But, does she?

Will she have the will to make it to the end, unscarred?

What would you do if you knew what the future had in store for you?

Would you run toward it with open arms, or would you run away and never look back?

Justina must make a choice … before life chooses for her.

Justina is every young woman who has found herself alone in the world to fend for herself. It is the story of the pitfalls that await such a woman. It is the story of survival.

Why I Write Memoirs

Writing my memoirs has proven quite a soul-cleansing experience. Today, I feel completely liberated and free. I have reclaimed myself and own my Soul. I can look the bull in the mouth and still stand my ground. I am me, the person God made me to be! Nothing holds me back, and nothing blocks my way. I have learned the great lessons of life and can only go forward, never backward.


Memoirs, when written without fear, truthfully, and without holding anything back, can offer a cleansing experience. After reading Pregnant Future, my daughter said to me, “Mom, you now look human.”

“Why’s that?” I asked.

“I always saw you as that perfect, never-do-wrong type of person. If I had known all this when I went through my growing up pains, I would have acted differently.”

“You think?” I smiled.

This is because I believe that each person must go through their growing up pains to truly grow up. I didn’t tell her that, but it is the truth. The lessons of telling it all in a memoir show that no matter what one goes through in life, there’s always light at the end of the tunnel.


Once again, thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to share your thoughts and comments at the bottom of this post. Good luck on winning my giveaways! I’ll see you at the next stop of this awesome BLOCK PARTY!


Website:         https://thelookingglassjnlb.wordpress.com

Blog:                http://jinlobify.com

Twitter:           @Jinlobify

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  1. Joy, I missed the day of your blog party because I was still in the hospital. Just wanted you to know how much I have appreciated your books and YOU.


  2. Thanks so much for such inspiring words, Joy! Life can be tough, that’s why we must be tougher. PREGNANT FUTURE is now on my reading list. I love your beautiful and imaginative book cover very much! I’m now heading over to your book trailer, which, judging by this post, will be just as great🤓I hope you have a successful day💝

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    1. Oh, Maretha!… thank you so much for your very kind words, and for your support. The cover was done by the 4WillsPublishing. You must use them. They do good job. 🙂 I will be looking forward to reading your thoughts on the book. :D,


    1. Good to know you too, Yecheilya! You are welcome to our wonderful #RRBC family. When you do publish, we will be here to support you. I will be looking forward to reading your thoughts. :D. Thank you for stopping by. 🙂

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  3. A moving post, Joy. We are all the end result of the choices that we make. I too found that writing my memoir was a Cathartic experience. I learned more about myself and what motivates my decision making process during the writing of my work, than any other time I can recall. I’m so looking forward to reading ‘Pregnant Future’.

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  4. Yes Joy, I can attest to that relief you get by spilling out your secrets. I’m glad you got it out. Congrats on your new release.

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  5. I can totally relate to the scene between you and your daughter. My students see me as perfect, and when I share some of my life lessons, they act as if they are seeing me for the first time. My son also sees me as perfect, but I try to show him that I am just as human as he, and I, too, have made mistakes and learned from them. Thanks for sharing this post with us. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Yvette, for sharing your thoughts. Our kids sometimes revolt against what they see as our perfection. They don’t know that we put up that front to save them from going through the same thing as we have. Thank you for stopping by. 😀

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  6. Congratulations on your book. I couldn’t agree that writing is cathartic and empowering. So glad that you found writing to be soul-cleansing. I think writing is one of the best gifts we’ve been given. Thank you for sharing yours.

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    1. Indeed, Maggie! Writing my memoir freed my mind of all the bad vibes and garbage that blocked my capacity to love. Now, I am free, and can empathize and love. 😀 Thank you for stopping by.

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  7. An intriguing look at the benefit of writing your memoirs, Joy. I liked your daughter’s comment, and your thought in response even more. Congrats on your newest release and the wonderful sense of freedom it has brought!

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    1. Oh yes, Mae! I am a new person after this book, and I see the world differently now. No more anger, no more fear, only empathy and love. 😀 Thank you for stopping by.


  8. Hi Joy, I can see your toughness. Good for you. I’ve been told many times ‘what doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger’. Maybe that’s why I’m so tough. There is no guarantee that life is easy, fair, long, fun… Life is what you make it regardless of the cards you’re dealt. I love it when I see strength in other people. Stephanie Collins comes to mind also. I read With Angel’s Wings and will get around to reading your book as well. Tough women intrigue me. I would bet money there are a lot of strong people, men and women alike, amongst our group of #RRBC authors. Great website; great Party; great people. Party on, Joy!

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    1. Welcome to the party, Riverrmann2. Good to see you here, and good to know you. Yes, you will come to see that #RRBC is a club of strong people. It takes strength to be a writer, after all. Thank you for stopping by. My party is rocking! 😀

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  9. A lovely post, Joy. I agree that writing a memoir can be cleansing…and healing. Thank you for sharing so much of beautiful you… Enjoy the blog/book party!

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