I think it is interesting that I have a bunch of new opportunities pouring into my life. I think the old saying once you close a window a door opens is so true. In fact I think it is a tiny window and a huge door. It is so exciting. I am not as brave as you may think I am, I get very nervous to do things I have never done before but I think at this time in my life it is important to grab on to every new adventure that comes my way. So I am catching each wave and just praying that I don’t fall off.
This week will bring the amazing words of Anne Hosansky and her latest book; Ten Women of Valor. “Ranging from indomitable Sarah to legendary Queen Esther, they confide frank feelings of faith, ambition, passion and sibling rivalry” Please join us by going to the site below on Tuesday, December 4th! http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2012/12/04/chatting-with-sherri
That same day I will be doing my first personal appearance for “What is your Life Story?” I am excited to be able to teach my class in person instead of over the phone. It will be a new and exciting adventure!
Next week I am going to participate in my first Blog Tour for my book Fantasy Time Inc. I will be doing a special Blog Tour blog on December 5th. This week a friend of mine is doing her Blog Tour entry, here is the link, http://tracykauffman.blogspot.com
I chatted with Greg Kuhn about his book on weight loss called; “Why Quantum Physicists Don’t Get Fat” it was an interesting and lively chat; http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2012/11/27/chatting-with-sherri
I thought you would also enjoy a look at the interview I had with him on this blog. It is very interesting addition to the Blogtalk Radio interview;
What was the first book you remember loving? Do you still own it?
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. I couldn’t put it down in high school; I was compelled by the immigrant’s struggles, the inhumane living conditions, and the horrendous work environment in the meat packing industry. I still own it, but haven’t read it in a long while.
What kind of books do you like to read? Do those books have an effect on your own writing?I enjoy books that explore the mind/body connection – I’m reading Evolve Your Brain: The Science of Changing Your Mind by Joe Dispenza right now. My new book, although in the weight-loss genre, is really a mind/body self-help book. I also enjoy Deepak Chopra and his books definitely influence my writing; I read things that Dr. Chopra writes about and he motivates me to go do research on topics that I want to write about and include in my books.
Do you remember what is the first book that touched you deeply?
Dr. Wayne Dyer’s book, You’ll See It When You Believe It, during a time of personal crisis and was helped immensely by his guidance. I read that book twice.
Is there an era of writing that affects you? 1920, 1800’s so forth?
I am especially affected by writers who have sprung up at the end of the 20th Century through today who cover the same topic I do: the new paradigms which quantum physics is giving us. Our paradigms are the reason we do the things we do and, previously, our paradigms had all been based on the old science of the first scientific revolution. Because quantum physics is so much more precise and reliable than the old science, the paradigms we create from it offer us an amazing array of new possibilities for successful living. Losing unwanted weight is but one of those.
Where do you like to write? Is there a favorite nook or corner?
My office is adjacent to our bedroom and has a large window overlooking our backyard. Even though we don’t live in the country, I can sometimes see deer and hawks from that window. I love to be here and write on my large oak desk. This is a quiet, private spot, yet not isolated from my family since my wife is often in the next room and my sons are usually just down the hall.
Do you prefer one genre to another?I prefer non-fiction and self-help in particular. I’ve been writing self-help with my father, Clifford Kuhn, M.D. (aka The Laugh Doctor) since 1995. And, to escape, I also enjoy reading zombie novels. I’m pretty sure those are fictional stories.
Do you like the feel of a book in your hands or do prefer an electronic devises?
A year ago I would’ve told you that a book in my hand is where it’s at. But I was given an iPad for my birthday and that changed everything. I love reading on my iPad and, with the Kindle app, I can read just about any format on it. I love having hundreds of books on that small device; I feel like a walking library.
Can you tell us about what your working on now?
I’m starting my next book in my Why Quantum Physicists… series. This one is for teachers. But I’m also spending a great deal of time with promoting Why Quantum Physicists Don’t Get Fat, which is great fun because I’m so proud of it. I’ll slowly morph into more writing than promoting, but right now I’m doing a lot of talking about the current book.