GRAND PRIZE Winner of our 2019 KCT INT’L LITERARY AWARDS Contest, “SO, YOU’RE RAISING YOUR GRANDKIDS!” by RWISA Author, Harriet Hodgson.


We honor today the 2019 KCT INT’L LITERARY AWARDS Contest, winner,

Author, Harriet Hodgson.

“SO, YOU’RE RAISING YOUR GRANDKIDS!”

BOOK BLURB

If you are a grandparent raising your grandchildren, help has arrived.

According to the US Census Bureau, more than 10% of all grandparents in the nation are raising their grandkids, and the number is going up. You may be one of the millions of these grandparents and it’s a role you never expected. Willing as you are to assume this role, you have some questions. How will I find the energy for this? Is my grandchild normal? What if I “blow it?” Each day, you look for ways to make life easier.

This book will:

•Help ease your worries and guilt;
•Offer tips for creating a grand family;
•Give methods for improving grandparent-grandchild communication;
•Suggest ideas for how you can connect with your grandchild’s school;
•Provide child development information;
•Recommend approaches to help your grandchild set goals;
•Stress the importance of having fun together;
•Offer ideas of how to foster your grandchild’s hopes and dreams.

So, You’re Raising Your Grandkids blends Harriet Hodgson’s wise and moving grandparenting story with recent research and findings. It shares her 21 years of caregiving experience, including seven years of raising her twin grandkids. Each chapter ends with What Works, proven tips for grandparents raising grandkids.

At the end, you’ll cheer for all the loving grandparents—including you—who are putting grandchildren first.

HARRIET HODGSON BIO

Rochester, Minnesota resident Harriet Hodgson has been a freelance writer for 38 years, is the author of thousands of articles, and 36 books. She has a BS from Wheelock College in Boston, an MA from the University of Minnesota, and additional graduate training.

Hodgson is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists and the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi). She is a contributing writer for the Open to Hope Foundation, The Grief Toolbox, and The Caregiver Space websites. Visit www.thecaregiverspace.org/authors/hhodgson to read her articles.

Hodgson has appeared on more than 185 talk radio shows, including CBS Radio, dozens of television stations, including CNN, and dozens of blog talk radio programs. A popular guest, she has given presentations at public health, Alzheimer’s, bereavement, and caregiving conferences.

Her recent work is based on Hodgson’s 21 years as a family caregiver. She was her mother’s family caregiver for nine years, her twin grandchildren’s guardian and caregiver for seven years, and is in her fifth year as her disabled husband’s caregiver.  Visit Harriet’s RRBC Author Page to find out more about this busy wife, grandmother, caregiver, and author, as well as more information on her many other books listed in the RRBC catalog.

 

      NEW BOOK RELEASE!!!


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      WHAT RRBC HAS DONE FOR ME!



      Rave Reviews Book Club (#RRBC)
      The Club that makes a writer, and a starter feel like a winner!

      My meeting with the Rave Reviews Book Club started by chance. After publishing my first book, I relied solely on my friends and family to read, review, and post their reviews on the on-line stores where they bought their copies. I didn’t know what else to do beyond that.

      Then I published my second book. This time, I decided to go looking for help in getting the words out. It was during this search that I came across the RRBC, and a couple of other sites of writers’ forums. Of all the ones I researched, RRBC was only one stood out. It was the answer I received from Nonnie, founder of the RRBC that peeked my interest.

      My question for Nonnie was, “Do you charge for your reviews, and if you do, how much?”

      The answer came back almost immediately. “No, we do not charge for our reviews. As a member, you read and review your co-member’s books, and they do the same with your books.” And she invited me to join and try it out. To tell the truth, I did not believe that such a thing existed, because all the other forums that answered my query had one twist or another about their service, you heard me, service.

      I joined any way, and my first shock came the day after my joining. I was inundated with an outburst of welcomes, from people I didn’t know or ever met, who were simply happy that I joined their group. I ticked that, inwardly, as a plus. Then I started reading and reviewing, not much tweeting. I didn’t know how. It took me only one week as a member before I was taught how to engage with others on line. Thank you Nonnie Jules, Shirley Slaughter, and Harmony Kent for initiating me, first into the group, and then about how to navigate the group and the outside world.

      Since then, I have experienced the most wonderful support that I never envisioned. I was looking for something small, just enough to get along, and I landed myself into something huge, that has launched me and my writing into a circle wider than my wildest dreams. Thank you my fellow RRBC members. You all are the best! Since joining, I have come across some extraordinary reads that can pass as “Best Sellers,” and have had conversations, and help from people I could never have met in my life. Thank you again RRBC authors.

      I just want you all to know that to date, I have read and reviewed so many member books, and counting, mostly because I love reading, but also because these books are readily assessable. So, I fill my Kindle with them. I don’t let any promo pass me by!

      So far, I have been profiled in all ways possible. My first was when I won a spot on the shelf. As if that was not enough, I won the book of the month spot after that, and a member of the week to follow. I have been on the WillsPublishing book tour twice, and bracing for more. You may want to know that WillsPublishing has many wonderful services, at really bottom prices, and they do good job. I have also appeared on the #RBCBeyond the Cover radio blog show. One day I was listening to the “Author Scoop” Radio Talk when I heard my book being profiled. I started tweeting like mad. That is one show at which anything can happen. All of the above did not happen in one day. It took me some time before I started seeing the result of my hard work. And when it started, it rained.

      Guys, it is true! RRBC is the place to profile, support, and promote, and you will receive the same treatment a hundred times over. They say that while you are pointing one finger away from yourself, four others are pointing back at you. Never tire from promoting others. Just remember, the more you do, the more it comes back to you. I thank you all.

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