Great Interviews!

lp This is the sweetest picture for the month of March 🙂 I will show you a different month as often as I can, I know you will love these beautiful pictures and have them in your child’s room or your room 🙂

On next Monday I am very excited to have the lovely Hudson Leick  back on Chatting With Sherri!!! She has a lot non cropped hudsonHudson in Yoga videoof  exciting things happening in her life. Her book Yum is now available on Lulu! She will be appearing at the last Xena Con this year. She will teach her dance class and her wonderful yoga class at the con. She will also chat about the week-long Prague retreat. Join us on 1/19/2015 4:00 PM PST


Then on next Tuesday Chatting With Sherri welcomes back character actress Dee Baldus!  She is in Rake and an 20141121_101025upcoming AFI Film called “As the Wind Falls.” She is also passionate about a wonderful cause, finding a furry companion for wounded warriors called;  Paws for Troops!  Join us on 1/20/2015 10:30 AM PST




 On Mo61AH5KoYKiL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-v3-big,TopRight,0,-55_SX318_SY318_PIkin4,BottomRight,1,22_AA318_AA300_SH20_OU01_nday this week on  Chatting With Sherri, I chatted with the delightful Stephen Hodges about his book; The Magic Poof! We chatted about how his love comics and animated films lead him to write his book.  How he really studied the industry to make sure he would get the best book he could out there.  Also how he was working on turning his book into an animated series please listen in; 


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And on Tuesday this week I had the pleasure of  chatting again with the talented  Peter J. Wacks about hsteven searsis new books anpeter wacksd writing adventures on Chatting with Sherri.  We were both surprised by special guest star Steven L. Sears who called in to join the chat!  We talked about what inspired their joint novel Villeanne (which I mispronounce every time) and how they went about creating it together and what is in store for us with the characters.  We also talked about Peter’s involvement with Kindle World and how Steve feels about creating stories based on licensed shows and getting paid for it.  We also chatted about Peter’s novels and what is in store for both of them. It was a fun, charming and wonderful hour!


rod-taylorRod Taylor one of my favorite actors passed away.  So I wrote a short blog about how I feel about him and his films; A Sweet Goodbye To One Of My Favorite Actors  


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I will join a talented PR professional for her podcast called For Promote This! With Jennifer Perry  March 3rd Tuesdays at 8:00PM EST. I will update my events page as I get more information;




I am tmurder incaking part in the ANNUAL AUSXIP STARSHIP CHARITY AUCTION. There are a lot of great rare items and all the money goes to this great children’s charity. I donated a couple of copies of Murder Inc. So please go to to register.





I am bringing back blog interviews with my fellow authors, so this month I am features; Jesse Frankel!

Here is our mini-interview;

What was the first book you remember loving? Do you still own it?—Wow, the first book I can remember really loving was Inferno, by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle. It was an updated version of Dante’s catnip coverInferno and it was totally cool. I’ve always loved S?F and Fantasy, and yes,Jesse I still have it at my sister’s house in Canada.

.What kind of books do you like to read? Do those books have an effect on your own writing?—I prefer to read S/F and Fantasy, anything with action, and books that have a touch of romance in them as well. All of those things are like life itself—without monsters and orcs—but we all have a sense of adventure and whimsy in us, and that’s what I like to read about.

 Do you remember what is the first book that touched you deeply?—Good question. I think it was Tuck Everlasting. It made me think about the consequences of immortality. Blessings and curses often go together. This book showed both sides of the coin.

 Is there an era of writing that affects you? 1920, 1800’s so forth?—Mm…I prefer to read LindsayJoandtheTreeofForever  (1)something that happens in the here and now, although with a twist to it. I’m not against historical dramas and what have you, but some I’ve read have been wrong in terms of the terms and artifacts used, and I like for things to be accurate. Just my thinking…I guess I’m a little OCD about it!

Where do you like to write? Is there a favorite nook or corner?—I have a writing desk set up in the corner of my apartment and slave away there. In between classes teaching English—my main job—I Lindsay-vs-Marauders (1) (1)doodle on napkins or in a notebook if an idea hits me.

Do you prefer one genre to another?—I prefer S/F and fantasy/adventure to everything else, but if a story is well written, then no problem. I have read diverse fiction, and various thoughts Twisted (1) (1) (1) (1)on orientation are no problem for me. I’ve written lesfic as well as straight YA, so I like to try different genres in reading as well as writing.

 Do you like the feel of a book in your hands or do prefer an electronic devises?—To be honest, I love the smell of a new book, the crinkling of the pages in my hands, the feeling that “this is mine” and no one else can touch it. I do read books on my computer, but I guess I’m a little old-fashiioned. Paper is still where it’s at for me.

 Can you tell us about what your working on now?—Right now, I’m editing an action/fantasy called Arcana in which an Indiana Jones-type adventurer makes a deal and finds out that he got more than he bargained for. Of course, there’s a whole boatload of action, a little romance, and some humor. I’ll see how it goes. I’m also editing Deathbytes300a F/F novel entitled What She Saw and working on the final of the Lindsay/Jo trilogy, Lindsay, Jo and the Well of Nevermore. It keeps me pretty busy!

Links to my novels, on Amazon and otherwise. (See below, please)

Catnip (YA):

Main site is at

Death Bytes (YA):

Lindsay Versus the Marauders (YA LGBTQ):

Lindsay, Jo and the Tree of Forever ‘'(YA LGBTQ):

Twisted (YA/gay-friendly):


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So much is happening with Different Is beautiful such as it is now on the nomination page at the Dan PoynterGEbA-Nominee’s Global Ebook Awards;  Different Is Beautiful – Dan Poynter’s Global Ebook Awards bigger cats_rgb300 (2) for childrens book … Different is Beautiful is a great gift for any toddler it is beautiful and teaches them a very important lesson;  Teach your little ones that love is the way; trailer for Different is Beautiful:


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Rithebard Shop. I have some really cute products for both kids and adults please find what you’re looking for bib different is beautifulyourself or great gifts for your friends. You’ll find unique merchandise with my art on t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, stickers, and more; Checkout my @cafepress shop!

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