#RRBC – Meet Our Specialized Support Team (SST)


Author, JOY NWOSU LO-BAMIJOKO was born in Enugu, Anambra State of south-eastern Nigeria.  She is the 5th of 7 children of her parents.  Joy was born into a musical family.

Now retired, she was a music teacher, trained in Santa Cecilia, Rome and she obtained her Ph.D in Music Education from the University of Michigan, USA.

Joy has written and published extensively in national and international scholarly journals, magazines and newspapers.


Joy joined RRBC in early 2014 and has been an uber-supportive member since day one.  She serves on the TWEET SUPPORT TEAM and is the 1st member in the club to reach 100 books, read and reviewed.  She won the 2015 MEMBER OF THE YEAR AWARD as well as 1st place and a $200 Amazon Gift Card in our TOP REVIEWER category, also for 2015!  Joy will now serve our membership as Recruitment Director{#RWISA Member}


Ron Yates1

Hi, I’m Author, RON YATES, host of Rave Waves Radio’s “SPOTLIGHT HONORS” show. I am an author of historical fiction and action/adventure novels. Before turning to historical fiction, I was a foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune and Professor of Journalism at the University of Illinois where I was also the Dean of the College of Media.

My book, “The Improbable Journeys of Billy Battles,” is the second in my “Finding Billy Battles” trilogy. I am honored to say it was the 2017 Grand Prize Gold Winner in the KCT International Literary Award. I recently finished the third book in the trilogy, The Lost Years of Billy Battles.

I am also the author of The Kikkoman Chronicles: A Global Company with A Japanese Soul, published by McGraw-Hill. Other books include three journalism textbooks. During my life as a foreign correspondent I covered wars in Afghanistan, Cambodia, and Vietnam, including the fall of Phnom Penh and Saigon. Additionally, I reported on revolutions and political upheavals in El Salvador, Nicaragua, and the Philippines, as well as the Tiananmen Square massacre in China.

Today, I am happy to spend my time writing about war and mayhem in my novels, rather than covering it. I live in the hills of Southern California’s wine country. You can learn more about me and my writing at https://ronaldyatesbooks.com/books/ or https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B001KHDVZI/-/e/B00KQAYMA8/. {#RWISA Member}



Author, SHIRLEY HARRIS-SLAUGHTER is co-host of RATERS NOT HATERS!  Shirley has been with the club almost since the inception and holds LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP STATUS within RRBC!


Rhani D Chae

Hi, I’m Author, RHANI D’CHAE, and I’m a co-host of the RAVE WAVES “RATERS NOT HATERS”  show.

I was born in Tacoma, WA, and I’ve spent the majority of my life here in the Pacific Northwest. I am the author of two novels and a short story, with more on the way.

I’ve been a member of RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB for a few years, and it’s been a fantastic experience for me, both as a writer and on a personal level.  {#RWISA Member}


D L Finn

RRBC welcomes Author, D. L. FINN as our Social Media Director!  She is doing great things with our social media and if you aren’t following her, you should be! {#RWISA Member}


Peggy Hattendorf

RRBC welcomes Author, PEGGY HATTENDORF to the Specialized Support TEAM! She serves as the Secretary of RWISARAVE WRITERS – INT’L SOCIETY OF AUTHORS.  Of course, she’s a #RWISA Member!

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