Monthly Archives: February 2015

Thoughts on the loss of an Icon and my usual stuff

Please forgive this little remembrance but I have had a hard time concentrating today.  As I am sure all of you know an icon passed away today.  Leonard Nimoy has been part of our lives since the 60’s,  I was too young to images (1)watch Star Trek in its initial run but my Dad was huge fan and when he began his part of Paris in Mission Impossible I became a fan.  A few years later my cousin was in the first Star Trek movie and when I went to see him I fell in love Star Trek.  I was determined to see all the episodes which took patience and a commitment in the 70’s.  You had to wait for it to rebroadcast, no tapes, no DVDs, no DVR.  Just patiently waiting for it to play again.  I fell in love with all the characters, but Spock was special because though he was stoic he was such a vulnerable lonely man.  I felt such sympathy for him, he touched my heart.

Star Trek was the first fandom I became involved with. The first fan fictions stories I ever read was from Star Trek.  The first fan fiction stories I ever wrote was from Star Trek.  The first convention I ever attended was for Star Trek.  That was an amazing convention at the Los Angles Convention Center.  It was an anniversary of Trek, I don’t remember which one but the whole cast was on the stage.  I was so impressed, even though I was all the way in the back and they looked like tiny ants back where I was sitting.  I remember getting a soar throat  screaming and applauding Leonard Nimoy, Bill Shatner and Deforest Kelley on the stage.  I was so excited to see and hear them talk and joke.  And then Gene Roddenberry came on stage and talked about the origins of the show. Then they were all the stage chatting.  I was on cloud nine.  The next time I saw Leonard Nimoy was a smaller convention at the Burbank Hilton through Creation, He and Zachary Quinto were there to chat about and promote the new JJ Abram’s Star Trek.  It was the only time I got up close and chatted with him during the autograph period.  He was friendly and funny. He reminded me of my Dad.  I will miss him. 

 

Well on to our regularly scheduled program, I will be doing a couple of events in March; 

 

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I will also be appearing at Condor in March,  check out the schedule and say hello 🙂 http://www.condorcon.org/html/mainmenu.html

 

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Chatting With Sherri welcomes back Robin Alexander to chat about her books and what is new in her life and her books; Dark Crossings and Revelations, Books #2 and #3 of the Shadows OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATrilogy! Secrets are revealed and the fight continues in Dark Crossings and Revelations, Books #2 and #3 of the Shadows Trilogy, both releasing March 20th.  Does that work? Sound horrible? http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2015/03/03/robin-alexander-returns-to-chatting-with-sherri

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Chatting With Sherri Welcomes Back Karri Thompson! Karri returned to the show to chat about her new book, karri15-1000her foray into books for an adult audience, and how she balances family and work. You can check out her newest books and events on her website; http://rmalexanderauthor.weebly.com/ Listen in tour lively discussion;   http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2015/02/24/chatting-with-sherri-welcomes-back-karri-thompson

 

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Global E-book Award Nominee Different is Beautiful is a great gift for any toddler it is beautiful and teaches GEbA-Nomineethem a very important lesson. A portion of the money goes to charity to help fight bullying;  http://www.amazon.com/dp/1499617542/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_Phqyub1SATZ37

 

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This adorable picture is for the month of April  🙂 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 🙂 If you would like one they will be 12.00 each and a portion of each sale will go to PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center!   http://rithebard.weebly.com/different-is-beautiful.html

 

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The first edition of Fantasy Time Inc. is now only avail via my website or as an e-book on Kindle.  I also changed the book cover I think it is wonderful it was also created by Anja Gruber the talented artist who created all the illustrations for Different Is Beautiful.  It will be a better book when I get through it.  If you would like a first edition please contact me through my website;  http://rithebard.weebly.com 

 

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I expanded my on-line store; Rithebard Shop. I have some really cute products for both kids and adults please find what you’re looking for yourself or great gifts for your friends. You’ll find unique merchandise with my art on t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, stickers, and more; Checkout my @cafepressshop!http://www.cafepress.com.au/Rithebard

 

 

 

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Lesson Learned and Back To Work

As a writer I always backed up my work but I did after I was done with the project not during the project.  But I had a virus on my schrift 2_whiteBGlaptop and it wiped out everything!!!!!!! They not only destroyed my software but my hardware. I took it to Best Buy and thank heavens for the Geek Squad it’s all fixed now, but I am just so mad I could spit. The good news is my proofs for my memoir and all the work I have done on my new YA novel are still with us. The bad news my word program and Nikon program are no longer there. Why do people do this? It is just so damn cruel.

 

 

authorAnd after a nice birthday, I’m back to work on Chatting With Sherri!

 

 

 

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Chatting With Sherri Welcomes Back Karri Thompson! 02/24  She will chat about her book Mirror X and all her wonderful stories.  

Cassie Dannacher wakes up in a hospital over 1,000 years into the future after her space capsule is retrieved from space. She soon learns that 600 years prior to her arrival, the earth was struck by a karri15-1000plague, killing over half of the world’s population. Naïve and desperate, Cassie, who longs for home and is having trouble adjusting to the new, dictatorial 31st century government, is comforted by Michael Bennett, the 20-year old lead geneticist at the hospital where she was revived. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2015/02/24/chatting-with-sherri-welcomes-back-karri-thompson

 

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I will also be appearing at Condor in March,  check out the schedule and say hello 🙂 http://www.condorcon.org/html/mainmenu.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waltzing is a short fan fiction that was inspired by my new favorite show; Miss Fisher Murder Mystery .  This is 40d30d97946224d4858c7cba1b9e3704after the final scene in the episode,  The Blood of Juana the Mad;  I just felt they had a bit more to talk about. This is my first Miss Fisher Murder Mystery Fan Fiction, I have two more in the works.  I hope you like it. http://mymissfishermurdermysteryfanfictionpage.weebly.com/waltzing.html

 

 

 

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Different is Beautiful is a great gift for any toddler it is beautiful and teaches them a very important lesson. A portion of the money goes to charity to help fight bullying;  http://www.amazon.com/dp/1499617542/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_Phqyub1SATZ37

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This adorable picture is for the month of April  🙂 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 🙂 If you would like one they will be 12.00 each and a portion of each sale will go to PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center!   http://rithebard.weebly.com/different-is-beautiful.html

 

fantasy time  inc

 

The first edition of Fantasy Time Inc. is now only avail via my website or as an e-book on Kindle.  I also changed the book cover I think it is wonderful it was also created by Anja Gruber the talented artist who created all the illustrations for Different Is Beautiful.  It will be a better book when I get through it.  If you would like a first edition please contact me through my website;  http://rithebard.weebly.com 

 

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I expanded my on-line store; Rithebard Shop. I have some really cute products for both kids and adults please find what you’re looking for yourself 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!http://www.cafepress.com.au/Rithebard

 

 

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Birthday and Other Projects On The Horizon

When I was young I really looked forward to my birthday, it was my day.  I still do but now I feel this deep authormelancholy as I reach the day.  Reflections of my life and my plans flood my mind.  It is not getting older that bothers me it is really the realization that so many of my dreams are now behind me.  Not really achievable.  The reason I started my memoir, which is now in its final stages is because of this melancholy, it began as a therapy in a way and now it is something I am quite proud of.  I can’t wait to share it with you.

 

A scheduling note Chatting With Sherri will be off on Feb. 17th for the simple reason that it is my birthday.  We will back with wonderful shows Feb. 24th 🙂

 

On Tuessteven searsday I was really happy to chat with Producer/Writer/Author Steven L Sears  on Chatting With Sherri. We talked about his career in TV, writing his first novel, and his graphic novel. He also talked about his screenwriting book and how that came about and how it is to be asked to sign it.  We all have transitions in  life so we talked about some ways to handle them.  He is always charming and fun to talk to, we had a great time talking about writing, movies and Xena! Listen in to our chatty hour;     and check out his fan page on face book for all his activities;   https://www.facebook.com/StevenLSearsFanPage

On Tblk sweater no smile SMALLhursday we chatted with  the talented actress and writer René Ashton about her acting, writing, directing and producing. She talked about her two books and how she followed her instincts to the next career step.  We had a lot of fun, I think you will to; .

 

 

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The first edition of Fantasy Time Inc. is now only avail via my website or as an e-book on Kindle.  I also changed the book cover I think it is wonderful it was also created by Anja Gruber the talented artist who created all the illustrations for Different Is Beautiful.  It will be a better book when I get through it.  If you would like a first edition please contact me through my website;  http://rithebard.weebly.com 

 

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This adorable picture is for the month of April 🙂 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 🙂 If you would like one they will be 12.00 each and a portion of each sale will go to PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center!   http://rithebard.weebly.com/different-is-beautiful.html

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Different is Beautiful is a great gift for any toddler it is beautiful and teaches them a very important lesson;  http://www.amazon.com/dp/1499617542/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_Phqyub1SATZ37

 

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I expanded my on-line store; Rithebard Shop. I have some really cute products for both kids and adults please find what you’re looking for yourself 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! http://www.cafepress.com.au/Rithebard

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Books and Plays…

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I am working on my memoir and the play for the fourth coming season of Sherri’s playhouse.  I am a bit inspired at the moment by Downton Abbey and Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries so I am going to set it in the 20’s.  I love the period since I was a child and read Agatha Christie’s Partners In Crime.  I wrote a blog about Miss Fisher for those who have not seen this fun, witty and wonderfully lush show.  http://t.co/y5qyiIiguO

I have been getting some great scripts for Sherri’s Playhouse  which will start again in April, so if your playwright start sending me your scripts I would like as many as possible. I have two openings for the season.  There will be four plays and I am very excited about creating a  new radio plays for your entertainment. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sherris-Playhouse/1415103118746094

On Tuesdaysteves screenwriting book I am  so happy to have Steven L Sears back on Chatting With Sherri!  We will talk about something we all go through at some point the transition from steven searsone medium to another. Steve will chat about his transition from screenplays to novels to graphic novels and such. The differences in style, focus, marketing and business. We will chat about his shows, his books and his graphic novel.  We will have a very interesting hour and Steve will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Join us!  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2015/02/10/chatting-with-sherri-is-so-happy-to-have-steven-l-sears-back-to-chat

 

 

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On Thblk sweater no smile SMALLursday Chatting With Sherri welcomes the talented actress and writer René Ashton who is a woman of multiple talents and interests. Her passion for acting has landed her more than 100 commercials dozens and dozens of television shows.  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2015/02/12/chatting-with-sherri

 

 

I had a wonderful chat with Rachel Thompson about her new book Broken Places on  Chatting With Sherri. We chatted a broken piecesabout her new book, her family and how difficult to be an independent thinking woman in this day and age. We talked about how even in the 21st centuryRachel Thompson there are men that think a victim of rape should buck up. Should be grateful for all women receive in the US and just accept a bit of sexual troubles, I found that so disgusting I nearly choked when Rachel told me of the emails she received in response to her first book.  I find it alarming that there are still men who think this way. To understand what it feels to be a survivor read her book and blogs;   https://www.facebook.com/RachelThompsonauthor. Listen in to our lively discussion;  .

 

 

 

Just a scheduling note Chatting With Sherri will be off on Feb. 17th for the simple reason that it is my birthday.  We will back with wonderful shows Feb. 24th 🙂

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I am in love with mystery series; Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries and I tell you why in this little blog;  The Wonderful Phryne Fisher! http://t.co/y5qyiIiguO 

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This adorable picture is for the month of April 🙂 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 🙂 If you would like one they will be 12.00 each and a portion of each sale will go to PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center!   http://rithebard.weebly.com/different-is-beautiful.html

 

 

 

I will join a talented PR professional for her podcast called For Promote This! With Jennifer Perry  March 3rd 10409783_803245753049352_3893712058043773424_nTuesdays at 8:00PM EST. I will update my events page as I get more information;  http://rithebard.weebly.com/events.html

 

 

 

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