Monthly Archives: June 2013

Great Events and Interviews!

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I attended the San Diego Book Awards 2013 on Saturday night. It was a lot of fun.  There were many writers from all kinds of fields. I had a lot of fun at my table talking to other writers from the area and their families. My new banner looked really beautiful as you can see. The picture to the left happened during a period when the lights went out. I was surprised that the lights went out and the flash made me burst into giggles as the picture was taken. That is why I look I am about to burst out into laughter.  There was a great diversity in  the winners. And I loved my red velvet cupcake 🙂

1000058_591944980846098_2009528436_nMy brother and I went to the San Diego County Fair. We had a great time. There was so much to see and I think we walked every mile of the Del Mar Race Track to check it out.  I have the aching legs to prove it.  We went to all the craft shows, checked out all the art displays and ate a lot of fattening food. At the end of the day I did something I always wanted to do but was a little afraid.  I put it all in my blog called; I Rode An Elephant at the San Diego County Fair http://wp.me/p2MXM9-C via @wordpressdotcom

Sherri’s On Line Book Club will be this Sunday on June 30th! I hope you all have read my book; Fantasy schrift 3. red whiteBGTime Inc. and will be ready for a friendly chat about it. The club will meet up at 1pm pacific time and we will chat in a special group I am going to set up in Facebook. Please email me and I will add you to my special Facebook group for the Book Club. If you have any questions at all please drop by on Facebook;  please RSVP to; https://www.facebook.com/events/474453272631513/  or on Goodreads; http://www.goodreads.com/event/show/892000-sherri-s-on-line-book-club and let ask me. Please don’t forget to RSVP on either Facebook or Goodreads.

I am so excited I have added several  wonderful artists of all types to the showcase. It is starting to really shape up.  Creative Artists Shoschrift 2_whiteBGwcase will be on Sunday, July 28, 2013  at 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the Fusion Glass Co.  This will be a great time for all everyone is invited if you’re in the area  please stop by. We will showcase all kinds of wonderful creative  projects. Art, Books, Performing Arts, Music, Food…This is a chance for  new artists to show off what they have to offer and new patrons to  marvel at the work and of course buy it.  So come one, come all to our first showcase! http://www.meetup.com/La-Mesa-Creative-Types/events/123334742/?a=ra1_te

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barbra fromanAuthor Barbara Froman will chat on her writing and her new novel; Shadows and Ghosts.  Shadows and Ghosts is a filmmaker’s tale of artistic passion, fierce sibling rivalry, failed love affairs, substance abuse, and the magical redemptive power of cinema.  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2013/07/02/chatting-with-sherri …

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My guest author Patricia R. Blumhagen chatted about her wonderful  book, Winter’s Mystery. It was a chat about life and how to reach out toward your goals. Her  book combines spirituality, psychology, transformational poetry and Nature’s healing photos.  Please listen in at;  http://tobtr.com/s/4899387 .  She is an  Interfaith Minister, Spiritual Coach and Certified Nutritional Consultant Indie Author, please check out her website; http://www.reinventinghealthpublishing.com

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On-Line Book Club Will Be Here Soon!

schrift 2_whiteBGIt is coming soon! It’s only nine days  away till  my own on-line book club called; Sherri’s On Line Book Club. I hope you all have my book; Fantasy Time Inc. and have started to read it. Please try to finish it by June 30th. I am really looking forward to talking to all you readers out there.   This will always be a nice talk. No mean, harsh talk will be accepted. I am not talking about just my novel but all novels in the book club. This is for readers who are friendly and fun!  Please drop by on Facebook;  https://www.facebook.com/events/474453272631513/  and on Goodreads; http://www.goodreads.com/event/show/892000-sherri-s-on-line-book-club

 I had such a great time talking with Melissa Good.We will talked about fan fiction, her Tropical Storm series andpartners Melissa Goodits newest addition Moving Target. We will also discuss her brand new book; Partners which sounds like a really interesting novel about our future and the future of the oceans. She also talked about her day job as an IT expert and the cruise industry that she works in. It was a lively fun 45 minutes with her answering your questions and being so open and quite fun. Please listen in to this interesting and talented woman; http://tobtr.com/s/4856513    Also please check out her website with all the latest stories and information about her books; http://merwolf.com/

 I had a lively chat with Tasha Donahue on Tuesday, she talked about her book, her love of adventure and family. She also talked about her son and what a challenging but rewarding road they have traveled together. In fabook cover (2)ct she 2009-09-20 21.02.19 (2)is going to write a new book on motherhood and would love your contributions so please check out her; www.MeetMeUnderTheEiffelTower.wordpress.com for more information. Her book; Meet Me Under The Eiffel Tower; is about retaining balance in life as a woman a very important issue for all of us. It is a book about coming into your own please listen at; http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2013/06/18/chatting-with-sherri 

My guest this week is the wonderful author Patricia R. Blumhagen  about her book, Winter’s a wmcover 300dpi 1-4-13 (2)a Patricia's Photo (2)Mystery.This book combines spirituality, psychology, transformational poetry and Nature’s healing photos. Please join us on Tuesday at; http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2013/06/25/chatting-with-sherri
 
 

 

 I am so excited I have added several  wonderful artists of all types to the showcase. It is starting to really shape up.  Creative Artists Showcase will be on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at schrift-3.-redthe Fusion Glass Co.  This will be a great time for all everyone is invited if you’re in the area please stop by. We will showcase all kinds of wonderful creative projects. Art, Books, Performing Arts, Music, Food…This is a chance for new artists to show off what they have to offer and new patrons to marvel at the work and of course buy it.  So come one, come all to our first showcase! http://www.meetup.com/La-Mesa-Creative-Types/events/123334742/?a=ra1_te

Please check out a new venture that’s  called Book Fanatix;  You can get FREE stuff by using social media to discover, talk, and buy books. Authors are rewarded too for the more they do. Let the book revolution begin! Please check it out, here’s the link igg.me/at/getfreestuff

 

 
 

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Interviews! I Love To Do Interviews!

schrift-3.-redI love doing interviews, it is really interesting and you get to see what really makes people tick. You get to peek behind the mask that we all wear in our day-to-day lives. It is really to borrow a word from my favorite Vulcan, Fascinating.

 

Tomorrow I will be having a special edition of Chatting With Sherri! I am very excited to interview the wonderfulpartners Melissa Goodbard, author, screenwriter writer Melissa Good . Melissa shot to fame with in the Xenaverse with her series Tropical Storm. We will talk about fan fiction, her series and its newest addition Moving Target. We will also discuss her brand new book; Partners, This special expanded edition will include a chance to speak directly with our guest during the last 15 minutes of the show. Please ready your questions!  http://tobtr.com/s/4856513

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On Tuesday we will have Tasha Donahue who is a food editor, travel writer and syndicated Dinner Cruise- Paris (2)columnist on family issues. She also hosted and produced a seven-part television series on food, wine and lifestyles. To check out her work plebook cover (2)ase go to her website; www.MeetMeUnderTheEiffelTower.wordpress.com . She will be chatting about her book; Meet Me Under The Eiffel Tower; Her Adventures Living in Paris and The Importance of Regaining and Retaining Balance in Life. It is a book about coming into your own, please listen to us chat on Tuesday at 1030am PST;  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2013/06/18/chatting-with-sherri 

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I really enjoyed my chat with Gary Beck this week,  we talked about theater and books. It was a lot of fun. Of course we also discussed his book Extreme Change. Extreme Change is about a strongGaryBeck_ExtremeChange_Cover (2) GaryBeck_headshotjpg75 (2)woman determined to help her family survive the horrors of the homeless system. Please listen to the recording of the show at; http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2013/06/11/chatting-with-sherri

 

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My kitty Xena was at my computer writing her blog this week. It has been a while but she has been very busy. Please enjoy her hard work; I Am The Mighty Bug Hunter! via

 

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I lovthats entertainment 3e classic movies and classic stars so as I watched these two movies I was deeply affected. So I had to of course run to my computer and write these happy blogs 🙂 Please check out my movie blogs; The Wonderful Short Film Hollywood My Home Town  as well as The Magic Was Always There! http://wp.me/p2MXCg-1h .   Please tell me what you think 🙂

 

It is coming soon in only a few weeks I will be having  my own on-line book club called; Sherri’s On Line Book Club. I am looking livepreviewforward to having a fun and lively chat about Fantasy Time Inc.  Please read the book by June 30th that way we can chat about it, this will always be a nice talk. No mean, harsh talk will be accepted. I am not talking about just my novel but all novels in the book club. This is readers group for a friendly and fun exchange. Please drop by on Facebook;  https://www.facebook.com/events/474453272631513/  and on Goodreads; http://www.goodreads.com/event/show/892000-sherri-s-on-line-book-club

 

Well my showcase is coming along nicely. I have some wonderful artists of all types that will take part. As you know I am calling it Creative Artists Showcase; I called it that so artists of all types can take part. It will be on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at schrift-3.-redthe Fusion Glass Co. This will be a great time for all of us. We will showcase all our wonderful creative projects. Art, Books, Performing Arts, Music, Food…This is a chance to show what we can do and have a great place to do it.  So come one, come all to our first showcase! http://www.meetup.com/La-Mesa-Creative-Types/events/123334742/?a=ra1_te

A  fellow author Chris Salisbury has started an interesting new venture. It’s called Book Fanatix;  Get FREE stuff by using social media to discover, talk, and buy books. Authors are rewarded too for the more they do. Let the book revolution begin! Please check it out, here’s the link igg.me/at/getfreestuff

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My special guest on my blog this week is author Brian Francis Heffron, He has a written a new book called; Colorado Mandala. Welcome Brian!

What was the first book you remember loving? Do you still own it?
My Mom ordered the Dr. Suess books in a series when I was in first grade and I remember waiting at the door for the post man to bring each new book. Go, Dog, Go! was I think the first one I read all by myself and I loved it then, and I love it now. The repetition and silliness were wonderful and the dogs all running around made me very happy!
What kind of books do you like to read? Do those books have an effect on your own writing?Brian(2)
I read Literary Fiction and classic books from the past mostly. Also, as a poet, I also read a tremendous amount of poetry. My favorite authors are Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Kurt Vonnegut, and Mark Twain.
Do you remember what is the first book that touched you deeply?

I do remember that when I got my first copy of Winnie the Pooh, that was the moment I decided I wanted to be a writer. In fact, I cut out paper the same size as A.E. Milne’s Book and copied, word-for-word every syllable of Winnie the Pooh onto my own paper in my childish scrawl. Then I stapled it all together and I remember that eventually the stapler would not go through all the pages, and so I had to staple it to the last few pages and it kust turned into quite a mess…But still…I took it to my sweet Mother and told her I was now ready to publish my first book. Darling soft creature that she was, she let me down easy, explaining very slowly that in order to publish my own book, I had to write every word in it all by myself. This did not phase me at all, in fact, and I immediately began writing down my own stories.—And the truth is I have never stopped


I think that would have to be On The Road by Jack Kerouac. It hit me like a semi-truck and I was never the same. It was like a guide to growing up without the fetters of societal norms oppressing you and keeping you “Normal”. It was written in such a way that you actually went on the journey with Neal and the other characters. I soon hit the road myself and hitchhiked all over America, inspired by that book to meet new people, learn new things, and see new parts of the country.
 Is there an era of writing that affects you? 1920, 1800’s so forth?
I seem to respond to the 1800s. I love and collect art and the art of that period is the art that most inspires me. Painters like JMW Turner and Thomas Moran were geniuses at representational art. Modern Art leaves me cold as I find it inaccessible and therefore not art.
 Where do you like to write? Is there a favorite nook or corner?
I have built an office with two sets of French Doors along its back wall which, when all four doors are open, makes it seem like I am actually writing outdoors. The movement of the air and the sound of the birds soothes me and help me to focus and concentrate. I love my office and my home. They are a strong comfort zone for me.
Do you prefer one genre to another?
I prefer Literary Fiction, but am currently exploring the myriad new genres that have emerged in the last decade. There are so many new approaches to storytelling!
 Do you like the feel of a book in your hands or do prefer an electronic devises?
I love books and collect antique books of art, but I also can see the future and how the digital revolution is so inevitable. Brian’s rule is that: “If something can be delivered to the customer digitally, then eventually it will only be delivered to the customer digitally.”
 Can you tell us about what your working on now?
My new book is an irish family history set against the turmoil of the Irish Revolutionary period from 1900 to 1980. My ancestors were integral to the Easter Rising in Dublin in 1916 and were part of the early revolutionary forces that fought Britain to a standstill and finally sent them home.final cover proof 2 (2)
Facebook Colorado Mandala Page: https://www.facebook.com/ColoradoMandala?ref=hl
Twiter: @brianheffronnet
 

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Busy, Busy, Busy!

postcardIMG_9195My novel Fantasy Time Inc. took part in Book Promo Day this week.  This is a part of a great trend which I believe in fully. Writers helping writers promote each other.  It is really hard to get the word out there and I think the best chance we have to do it is to help each other. So here is another concept on promoting fellow authors please  check it out! via

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coverOn June  22nd I will be attending the San Diego Book Awards 2013 which will give me a great chance to meet other writers and to sell my books. I am very excited by the opportunity.   Here are the details;  6-7 pm: hors d’oeuvres buffet, 7-9 pm: ceremony, 9-10 pm: dessert and door prizes Before and after the ceremony, authors will be displaying and selling their books.  Tickets: $29 per person, you can contact them at; www.sdbookawards.com

At the end of the month I will be having  my own on-line book club called; Sherri’s On Line Book Club. Since I know it well and I will lead the talk I would like the first book to be Fantasy Time Inc on June 30th at 1130am. Then I will ask my author friends who livepreviewwould like to lead the next talk with one of their books and so forth, and so forth. Does it sound like fun? Please read the book by June 30th that way we can chat about it, this will always be a nice talk. No mean, harsh talk will be accepted. I am not talking about just my novel but all novels in the book club. This is readers group for a friendly and fun exchange. Please drop by on Facebook;  https://www.facebook.com/events/474453272631513/  and on Goodreads; http://www.goodreads.com/event/show/892000-sherri-s-on-line-book-club

Creative Artists Showcase; this is my first showcase I am so excited it will be on, Sunday, July 28, 2013 at1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at schrift-3.-redthe Fusion Glass Co. This will be a great time for all of us. We will showcase all our wonderful creative projects. Art, Books, Performing Arts, Music, Food…This is a chance to show what we can do and have a great place to do it.  So come one, come all to our first showcase! http://www.meetup.com/La-Mesa-Creative-Types/events/123334742/?a=ra1_te

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160x160 JamesDarrellWilliams ThomasSmith PhotoByJoyNeely (2)I had a chat with  Thomas S. Smith about his book; Which One Am I?: A Memoir about Multiple Personalities and Deep Southern Secrets.  It was very deep and fascinating talk to find out about what leads to this disorder and how it is to live with it. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2013/06/04/chatting-with-sherri

  This Tuesday, Gary Beck will talk about his book Extreme Change. Extreme Change is about a strongGaryBeck_ExtremeChange_Cover (2) GaryBeck_headshotjpg75 (2)woman determined to help her family survive the horrors of the homeless system.  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2013/06/11/chatting-with-sherri

I will be having a very special edition of Chatting With Sherri on June 15th at 1pm  pst; please join  bard, author, partnersMelissa Goodscreenwriter writer Melissa Good chat about her life and work. Melissa shot to fame with in the Xenaverse with her series Tropical Storm. We will talk about fan fiction, her series and it’s newest addition Moving Target. We will also discuss her brand new book; Partners. This special expanded addition will include a chance to speak directly with our guest during the last 15 minutes of the show. Please ready your questions!   http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2013/06/15/test-for-chatting-with-sherrimovingtarget

 

New fan fiction story called; Carry On My Wayward Bard, that I have been tooling with for a while. It is Xena story and does have to do with the final episode, let me know what you think; http://www.academyofbards.org/fanfic/r/ri_carryonmywaywardbard.html

Till Next Time…

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