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RRSMS – BEHIND THE SCENES

These interviews were conducted by Rock & Roll Saved My Soul's Head of Promotional Artwork and founder of the Authors Against Bullying Series, Bree Vanderland! 
Behind the scenes of Rock & Roll Saved My Soul, there are so many people working hard to make it all that you see, myself included.

But I would like to introduce you to some of the people who have taken the time to make everything possible. Here I asked them a couple of questions about RRSMS and what it means to them and the answers are just absolutely touching! We have people from promotions, to social media, and even one of the owners who took the time to answer my questions, my own at the very end.

KATE MARIE ROBBINS (CREATOR)

– Name: Kate Marie Robbins
– What you do at RRSMS: Founder, blogger, web designer, editor, formatter, graphic designer (I do a lot)

Q: When someone mentions Rock & Roll Saved My Soul, what first comes to mind?
A: An amazing community of people

Q: When you created RRSMS, what did you think it w…

Meet Sandy Ashley, Band of the Month Coordinator

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Tell our readers a little bit about yourself. We want to get to know you better!
I'm a mom of 3 amazing kids. They are 11 years, 4 years and a month. Two boys and a girl. I have an amazing boyfriend who I have been with for almost 2 years. I love video games, writing swimming, sports (football and hockey), music, and of course family time! I love making new friends as well!
What’s it been like volunteering for Rock & Roll Saved My Soul? What is your favorite thing about it? Volunteering for Rock & Roll Saved My Soul has been amazing. I love working with everyone that is a part of it. My favorite thing is writing the stories that might also help someone else.
What made you want to join the Rock & Roll Saved My Soul team? The fact that my story could help someone else just makes me want to do more for everything Rock & Roll Saved My Soul. Plus, I wouldn't have met all the amazing people I have if I didn't join in and help this great cause!
Who are some of your fav…

A Musician's Tale Release!!

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THE NEWEST BOOK IN THE SERIES was RELEASED yesterday ( 3/26/16 )
AND ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION!  DON’T FORGET TO GRAB YOUR COPY TODAY!
BUY OFF OF AMAZON.COM
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE AFSP HERE

Meet Gina Dierolf, Social Media Marketing Specialist - Tumblr

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Tell our readers a little bit about yourself. We want to get to know you better! My name is Gina, I live with my dog Zachariah, hamster Abner, ball python Saosin, dwarf hamster Jaime, rat Stuart, my mom, sister, and long time friend. I live in what I would consider it fairly small city, considering that you can walk across it in one day if you are that ambitious. Music and giving back are a huge part of who I am, I have seen over 60 bands in my meager 25 years of living and I don’t plan on letting that number slow down. I love helping others which is why I along with volunteering to help with RRSMS I am a crisis counselor for Crisis Text Line and I work with the youth in my city to help them become all they can be. I am also an avid reader and I love to create in any way that I can find fit, painting, coloring, anything really!
What’s it been like volunteering for Rock & Roll Saved My Soul? What is your favorite thing about it? It has been a blast volunteering for Rock and Roll Save…

Meet Keleigh Grosso, Social Media Marketing Specialist - Instagram

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Tell our readers a little bit about yourself. We want to get to know you better! Well, I'm 22 years old and I've been writing since the first grade. I mostly write within the horror/paranormal genre but I've also been dabbling in romance and thriller. A lot of my pieces I've written are based or loosely based on real life experiences that I've been through, which I think it make it more personal and interesting. My biggest inspiration to pursue writing is my 11 year old niece and my four year old sister. They keep me motivated even when I'm at my lowest points.
What’s it been like volunteering for Rock & Roll Saved My Soul? What is your favorite thing about it? It's been amazing volunteering with Rock and Roll Saved My Soul! My favorite thing about volunteering with RRSMS is getting to connect with other people and organizations that share the same passion and love of writing that I have.
What made you want to join the Rock & Roll Saved My Soul team?

Author Bree Vanderland Weighs In

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To be quite honest, I don’t even know where to start with RRSMS other than to say it’s an amazing family. Rock & Roll Saved My Soul is a non-profit publishing company. They are known for putting together
anthologies for new and experienced writers alike whose profits go towards charity. They work with
people and hope to inspire, but more than that, the entire team is family. When Kate Marie Robbins started RRSMS, I was always interested in helping. I helped with promotions and contributed pieces to multiple anthologies, but when Kate mentioned that she wanted to expand RRSMS, I was ecstatic. That’s whenAuthors Against Bullying was started, but we will get to that later. RRSMS has a group of people that work behind the scenes to make sure that everything is running smoothly for you guys. They have so much going on between Facebook, TwitterTumblrYouTube, and so much more. With so many anthologies out so far, they still hope to do so much more. This is definitely a page and business to…

Meet Aisling Spofford, Social Media Marketing Specialist - Youtuber

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As well as being RRSMS's Youtuber, she posts the "Song of the Day" on our Facebook page! 
Tell our readers a little bit about yourself. We want to get to know you better! My name is Aisling. I’m married to my high school sweetheart & we have three daughters. I played the violin when I was in middle school. I’m a terrible singer but I sing anyway. Someday I hope to learn how to play the guitar and the piano. My hobbies include reading, writing, scrapbooking, hand taming my two parakeets, taking pictures, playing Nancy Drew PC games & going for walks.
What’s it been like volunteering for Rock & Roll Saved My Soul? What is your favorite thing about it? Volunteering for Rock & Roll Saved My Soul has been an awesome experience. My favorite thing about it is how many people have worked together and put so much work into creating something so amazing.
What made you want to join the Rock & Roll Saved My Soul team? I wanted to join the Rock & Roll Saved My S…

Meet Sid Scott Lee, Social Media Marketing Specialist - Tumblr

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Tell our readers a little bit about yourself. We want to get to know you better!
I'm an author from a little big town, creating is a big part of my life. I adore animals. I spend most of my days writing and trying to crank out my first novel. I absolutely love reading and creating in anyway I can. 
What’s it been like volunteering for Rock & Roll Saved My Soul? What is your favorite thing about it?
Volunteering with Rock and Roll Saved my Soul has been one of the more rewarding experiences I've had in a long time. The founders and team are a pleasure to work with and I adore the cause. 
What made you want to join the Rock & Roll Saved My Soul team?
I think it originally started out as wanting to help out my good friend, the founder, Kate, and then I just sort of grew to love the cause even more and decided to offer up my services on the media team. 
Who are some of your favorite bands?  Favorite album(s)/song(s)?
I'm a big, big fan of Evans Blue, my favourite of th…

Authors Against Bullying Spotlight

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An interview with founder, Bree Vanderland

Tell our readers a bit about your book series. Where did the idea come from? 
Authors Against Bullying is something that was put together collectively. There was one day that I stopped all my plans and set them aside to talk to a friend of mine who was having a difficult time with people who were constantly picking on her in school. After listening to her talk about it and pour out her emotions, I wanted to do more to help than just stay here and listen since we were countries away from each other. 
I know it’s small, but the Authors Against Bullying is not just to raise money for different bullying charities, but it’s also to raise awareness. Realizing there’s a problem is the first step to solving it. 

What charity do your books benefit?
Most of our book’s royalties are going to STOMP Out Bullying, a New York based charity who has made it their goal to raise awareness of bullying and to teach people how to be kinder to each other. They have grea…

Meet Bree Vanderland, head of promotional artwork

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Tell our readers a little bit about yourself. We want to get to know you better!
I am 23 years old and I love reading and writing. When I’m not doing either, I can usually be found either cuddling one of my cats or playing with my little 10 year old sister. I write mainly Fantasy and am trying to expand on the genres, but on top of that, I am the creator of Authors Against Bullying, a charity book series published by RRSMS.

What’s it been like volunteering for Rock & Roll Saved My Soul? What is your favorite thing about it?
Volunteering and working with RRSMS has been an amazing experience. We all learn new things and we all work together to achieve our goals. Goals are set and I guess we’re more like family than anything else. A lot of us knew each other before RRSMS and the company brought us together even more. 

What made you want to join the Rock & Roll Saved My Soul team? 
A part of the reason that I joined was to help out Kate, the owner, and make sure that she had someone el…

Help A Man Achieve His Dream--Astronaut Training

As you know, Rock & Roll Saved My Soul is all about charity. Sometimes that's a cause and sometimes that's a person. Today I would like to talk about a dear friend of mine, Eric. I have gotten to know him over the few years since we met because we were both writers. 
But Eric has other dreams. He wants to go to Astronaut Training. I'll share what he wrote on his GoFundMe Page:
Hello!
Thank you for taking the time to read my modest story. My name is Eric DeBlackmere. I am a single father of two boys, ages 14 and 12.  I have been granted a phenomenal opportunity to fulfill a life-long dream by being selected for training as a Citizen Scientist/Astronaut for the SeaSpace Research Foundation's PHEnOM Project. It's an incredible chance to participate in real, meaningful research under micro-gravity conditions, all to further the continuing commercialization of space and space travel for all.

With this opportunity, though, comes a high cost for the training itself. Since…