Jean J. Blackwood
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Phoebe Wilcox left a comment for Jean J. Blackwood
"I do have radio interview coming up at the end of the month so that should help!"
Oct 4, 2010
Phoebe Wilcox left a comment for Jean J. Blackwood
"Jean, I work closer to home but I do work FT and have kids and all that. I write on lunch break when I can! I have about 100 pages of Flower Symbolism for Dummies done so far. And believe me, this cyber stuff freaks me out a bit and I am in no way,…"
Oct 4, 2010
Jean J. Blackwood left a comment for Phoebe Wilcox
"Phoebe, I know just what you mean. I am exhausted, and I haven't been going at it as much as you have because I work a full-time job about 63 miles from home. I don't know if I'll ever get used to the socializing arena. I seem to be…"
Sep 29, 2010
Jean J. Blackwood left a comment for Doreen McGettigan
"Hi Doreen, Thanks for the message. I am glad to hear that Tate Publishing is interested in your work. I found Tate to be quite helpful and supportive to me in this experience. I was impressed with Stacy Baker who was my acquisitions rep. and it was…"
Sep 29, 2010
Phoebe Wilcox left a comment for Jean J. Blackwood
"Hey there, Jean, I wish I could say I'd been writing AT ALL, but since Angels Carry the Sun came out, I haven't been writing at all! I've been selling books and emailing letters out to bookstores and stuff like that. So tired now!…"
Sep 29, 2010
Jean J. Blackwood left a comment for Phoebe Wilcox
"CONGRATULATIONS! I wish you all the success in the world. Keep writing! - Jean"
Sep 17, 2010
Jean J. Blackwood commented on the blog post 'I could use a little faith today!'
"Oh Doreen, my heart goes out to you, and the fact that you are honest in your rage is in itself a cleansing for what you are feeling. We are not perfect, and we all feel the rage of injustice, but God knows our hearts. True justice in the world…"
May 4, 2010
Wanda Winters-Gutierrez commented on the blog post 'It's God's World, and it's "All Right"'
"Awesome Jean...thanks for writing your heart...it shows. Write on!"
May 1, 2010
Jean J. Blackwood replied to the discussion 'Growing Past the Fear of Rejection' in the group Spiritual and Inspirational Writing
"Hi Christine, I just joined this group, so my reply is a little late. I wish I had the answer that would work for everyone in overcoming the fear of rejection associated with writing spiritual content, but I don't. When I asked myself the same…"
May 1, 2010
Hollye Dexter commented on the blog post 'It's God's World, and it's "All Right"'
"That is truly lovely, Jean. Truly. As I said, I admire and respect your deep faith. Welcome to She Writes!"
Apr 20, 2010
Jean J. Blackwood posted a blog post

It's God's World, and it's "All Right"

It is sometimes difficult for me to express my deepest feelings about God without sounding flippant and blasé. I often think back to a time before I started to question the meaning of my life, and remember my mother (a devout Christian) rattling off bible verses and Christian clichés to which my internal comment had been “oh lord, here we go again”. Well, I found myself doing the same as she, and the only way I found of circumventing those internal comments from others is in writing poetry,…See More
Apr 20, 2010
Jean J. Blackwood commented on the blog post 'Stepping into the Unknown'
"Hollye, I was just accepted as a member of SW and your comment posted today was the first I read. It caught my attention and held it because just this morning a friend and I had a similar discussion on our doubts in God and his timing in bringing…"
Apr 20, 2010
Jean J. Blackwood is now a member of She Writes
Apr 20, 2010

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Who I am:
Website: http://jjblackwood.tatepublishing.net
Follow on twitter @blackwoodjj
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
"Frisson of Spirit" by J.J. Blackwood (pen) released on September 14,2010, is now available at barnesandnoble.com, amazon.com, and from the websites http://jjblackwood.tatepublishing.net & http://www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore/book.php?w=978-1-61663-438-4
My writing is:
Poetry
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
No
My professional associations:
National Association of Professional Women (NAPW)

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It's God's World, and it's "All Right"

Posted on April 20, 2010 at 5:52pm 3 Comments

It is sometimes difficult for me to express my deepest feelings about God without sounding flippant and blasé. I often think back to a time before I started to question the meaning of my life, and remember my mother (a devout Christian) rattling off bible verses and Christian clichés to which my internal comment had been “oh lord, here we go again”. Well, I found myself doing the same as she, and the only way I found of circumventing those internal comments from others is in writing poetry,… Continue

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At 9:18am on October 4, 2010, Phoebe Wilcox said…
I do have radio interview coming up at the end of the month so that should help!
At 9:18am on October 4, 2010, Phoebe Wilcox said…
Jean, I work closer to home but I do work FT and have kids and all that. I write on lunch break when I can! I have about 100 pages of Flower Symbolism for Dummies done so far. And believe me, this cyber stuff freaks me out a bit and I am in no way, shape or form a networker! 63 miles is a long hike for you. I hope you like your job. I'm putting feelers out for something else. Have an interview comin up. Angels Carry the Sun is selling well, according to the publisher but for me it's too slow. I feel (and people tell me) that this is a special book, so the fact that I'm nearly invisible out here with no connections to Oprah or anything, is kind of dampening. How to I distinguish my truly special book from the hordes of people claiming "special" books?!
At 4:55pm on September 29, 2010, Phoebe Wilcox said…
Hey there, Jean, I wish I could say I'd been writing AT ALL, but since Angels Carry the Sun came out, I haven't been writing at all! I've been selling books and emailing letters out to bookstores and stuff like that. So tired now! Tonight is my early-to-bed night!
At 9:40am on July 16, 2010, AgimZeka said…
Hi Jean,welcome in my friendship and I want know more about you
Big greetings than Agim-
At 8:03am on July 15, 2010, Amy Sorrells said…
Hi Jean, and thanks for your message! I'm not on here as much as I'd like to be, either, but am glad we're connected. Writing mercies to you this day and always,
Amy
At 9:41pm on May 7, 2010, Phoebe Wilcox said…
Hey Jean, I always like to read and there were a good many people in the room b/c I was the first reader (so that turned out to be a good thing). I also met a couple of nice women writers, one of whose poetry books I scarfed down in two days, Big White Teeth, by Lana Hechtman Ayers. Loved it. Her life story as told via Little Red Riding Hood!
At 8:36pm on May 1, 2010, Wanda Winters-Gutierrez said…
Thanks for the welcome and good wishes Jean...I was touched by your comments.I fully understand you wanting to just 'be'. Even in my journey with all the questions there are times I just have to be alone and 'be'. All my wants are open to clearification by God...I am sure as my Year's Journey continues He will fine tune the trip to take me where I need to be.
I am sure you will find your writing and poetry to be an element of healing for you...and for others who may be where you are. You are very brave to share your journey...I appreciate that and look forward to reading more. Take care...I will keep you in my prayers.
 
 
 

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