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Meet Melissa (Mj Rain), Social Media Marketing Specialist - LinkedIn

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Tell our readers a little bit about yourself. We want to get to know you better! My name is Mj Rain. I was born and raised on Long Island, a suburb of New York City. In the summer of 2005, I moved to Central Iowa, where I currently live with my mom, husband, and cat. We all hope to move to the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania by the summer of 2017, so we can be closer to our home, New York.
I’m published by Rock & Roll Saved My Soul. I’m With Geek, The Cat’s Meow for Writers and Readers Magazine, and Broken Bars Publishing. I was also one of the many winners for NaNoWriMo 2014.
My Current WIP, is a duology titled Alpha & Omega, an original Greek myth. Fall Out will be about the destruction of Atlantis, while Echelon will be about the rise of the new kingdom in the aftermath. I have been a true blue New York Rangers fan since I was 16, am a world class variety Potterhead, need a 12-step program for my coffee addiction, love chocolate in all of its many glorious forms, enjoy cooki…

Meet Arminta Dellow, Co-Founder

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Tell our readers a little bit about yourself. We want to get to know you better!   I was invited into the project by my lifelong friends, Kate and Jen. I immediately accepted involvement due to my extreme love and passion of music. I contributed a personal story to one of the book and am very excited for potential future projects.
What’s it been like volunteering for Rock & Roll Saved My Soul? What is your favorite thing about it?   It’s been amazing, I love it.  I enjoy the camaraderie between the team and I like that it benefits great causes.   
What made you want to join the Rock & Roll Saved My Soul team?  I was approached by Kate and I love music and thought the tie in with books and charities was a good fit.   Who are some of your favorite bands?  Favorite album(s)/song(s)?  Otep, Korn, Lily Allen, Linkin Park, Maroon 5, Snow Tha Product and many many more.  I like an eclectic variety.  
If you’ve been to a concert, which was the most memorable? Feel free to share any stories wi…

Meet Andrea Stenlund, Co-Founder of the Everyday Miracles Series

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Andrea, on the right, with founder of RRSMS, Kate, on the left
Tell our readers a little bit about yourself. We want to get to know you better! I am Andrea Stenlund from Goodhue, a small town in Southeast Minnesota. I am a single mom to four beautiful girls and have another baby on the way due in the summer of 2016. I finally got the strength to divorce my abusive husband and it gave me the opportunity to meet the love of my life, Cory. My life is crazy juggling my children’s needs and activities while working as a PCA part-time. I enjoy music, reading, writing, and relaxing when I can. 
What’s it been like volunteering for Rock & Roll Saved My Soul? What is your favorite thing about it? I enjoy helping others while I can and it makes me feel good to volunteer for such a great cause! My favorite thing about volunteering is meeting new people and being able to bring out my creative side.
What made you want to join the Rock & Roll Saved My Soul team?  I have known Kate Robbins for man…

Meet Colleen Robbins, Head of Creative Endeavours

Tell our readers a little bit about yourself. We want to get to know you better! Hi, my name is Colleen. I'm Kate's (founder) mom. I have a story in Random Acts of Kindness.  One of my favorite pastimes is crafts. I knit, crochet, cross stitch, paint wooden ornaments, and make fairy wands and tutus, among other things.  My other favorite thing to do is spend time with my family, especially my grandson. 
What’s it been like volunteering for Rock & Roll Saved My Soul? What is your favorite thing about it? It's been very rewarding. I like to help people and got interested because of Kate and her passion for music.
What made you want to join the Rock & Roll Saved My Soul team? I have always loved music. And it's a good way to help and put my talents to use.
Who are some of your favorite bands?  Favorite album(s)/song(s)? Nickelback, Maroon 5, Just Surrender Bump of Chicken
If you’ve been to a concert, which was the most memorable? Feel free to share any stories with us! I…

Meet Jen Robbins, Co-Founder

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Tell our readers a little bit about yourself. We want to get to know you better! I'm a single mother of a amazing little man, who is my world. I'm dating a friend of mine that I've know for 16 years and is now my best friend. I love all kinds of music. It's a huge part of my life.
What’s it been like volunteering for Rock & Roll Saved My Soul? What is your favorite thing about it? It's been amazing sharing and spreading the love of music to others and giving back to the local music community.
What made you want to join the Rock & Roll Saved My Soul team? RRSMS is a great cause to get involved with. My sister, Kate (founder of RRSMS) inspired me to want to give back to the community through something that has touched my life in so many ways.
Who are some of your favorite bands?  Favorite album(s)/song(s)?
Slipknot, Mushroomhead, Lennon, Less Than Jake, Nightwish, and Alanis Morissette, especially Jagged Little Pill. 
If you’ve been to a concert, which was the most…

Meet Sarah Kaider, 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!My name is Sarah Kaider, and I'm obsessed with Aliens, Clones, and Airships. I am a science-fiction/fantasy author and photographer. I started writing my first book when I was 12 years old, and it has developed into a full-fledged trilogy, which is in the works and being polished. My current work-in-progress is a novel about cloning; it has become my pride and joy. When I'm not writing, photographing, or volunteering for RRSMS, I'm reading and rereading, obsessing over BBC's Sherlock, Alice In Wonderland, HIMYM, and The Walking Dead, and creating jewelry. I am also a full-time college student.
What’s it been like volunteering for Rock & Roll Saved My Soul? What is your favorite thing about it? Volunteering for RRSMS has been a lot of fun.  Interacting with authors and musicians has been wonderful, especially getting to know them on personal levels.  I also love that RRSMS is complete…

Meet Renee Fournier, Founder of the Rescue Me Series

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Tell our readers a little bit about yourself. We want to get to know you better!I am an author and avid reader along with feeding my travel addiction anytime possible. I try to allow my imagination to run wild while also incorporating my personal experiences into my writing giving my readers a chance to get to know me better through my writing.
What’s it been like volunteering for Rock & Roll Saved My Soul? What is your favorite thing about it?I think the best part about being a member of the RRSMS team is that everyone is so inclusive. We are our own little family and that makes it so much more comfortable to be able to express ideas, share questions and be a part of any discussion you may want to join.
What made you want to join the Rock & Roll Saved My Soul team? I was inspired by Kate and the series Rock & Roll Saved My Soul and was actually able to learn from her to help create my own charity series I am immensely proud of. For me being a part of RRSMS has been one of t…

Rescue Me Spotlight

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Tell our readers a bit about your book series. Where did the idea come from? Rescue Me is my passion. I love animals and always have. Ever since I was a child I have wanted to adopt every pet I could, take care of animals and help out wherever and however I could. The problem that many face is one I share, how to I help financially support them if I myself do not have a lot of money? Well after getting to know Kate and her series RRSMS I found the solution and Rescue Me was born. What charity do your books benefit?Rescue Me Volume 1 benefits an organization in Chicago called War Dogs Making It Home and they help train service dogs for veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD. As an animal lover and someone diagnosed with PTSD this was a perfect fit for me. Volumes 2-5 all have different themes and their own organizations. Canine Edition - Man’s Best Friend benefits National Mill Dog Rescue, Feline Edition - Purrfect Companions donates to The Cat Network, Senior and Disabled…

Meet Heather Kirchhoff, Social Media Marketing Specialist - Twitter

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Tell our readers a little bit about yourself. We want to get to know you better! I’m an author, reader, and animal lover. I love going for walks, taking pictures, and spending time  with my best friend, animals, and family. I adopted my dog in October of 2013. I also have four cats. I’ve published four books and one short story on my own, and I’m in twelve anthologies, with a few more coming out soon. I live in a small town in Missouri where I work at a nursing home.
What’s it been like volunteering for Rock & Roll Saved My Soul? What is your favorite thing about it? I enjoy it. I love helping out, and the fact that all proceeds goes to different charities makes me want  to get the word out about this publisher. It’s been fun and challenging, but I wouldn’t stop what I’m doing. 
What made you want to join the Rock & Roll Saved My Soul team?  I loved this idea. I think what Kate’s doing with this is amazing, so I wanted to be a part of it and help her out. I’m excited to watch it gro…

April Band of the Month: Just Surrender

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Just Surrenderis arock bandfromDover Plains,New York, formerly known asA Second Chance.Just Surrender was formed by three high school friends from Dover High School in Dover Plains, NY, Jason Maffucci, Andrew Meunier, and Steve Miller. Vocalist/guitarist Dan Simons, formerly of "The Record Collection," joined the original three members; the group was a four-piece until 2008. The band is known for the up-beat mood in their music, and for not having a lead vocalist, but rather having two vocalists who "share the spotlight."The group has since released three studio albums and one EP.
Current bad members are: Jason, Dan, Steve, Jolly and Ryan.
Album List: 
•In Your Silence EP (2003, Self-released) •A Second Chance EP (2004, Self-released) •If These Streets Could Talk (2005, Broken English Records) •We're in Like Sin (August 21, 2007, Broken English Records) •Stronger Now EP (July 9, 2008, Self-released) •Phoenix (July 13, 2010, Razor & Tie Records)
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