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Articles, plays, The Chatty run up and interviews; a rather busy week

I have a new article in Flapper Press published by the wonderful generous Elizabeth Gracen about my parents romance;   https://www.flapperpress.com/blog/a-stolen-letter-led-to-a-lifetime-together

Sherri’s Playhouse is really busy right now;

 

Our new play this week is called Never Again! I am so excited to have this adaption of RM Alexander‘s short story from her amazing book series!!

Failure isn’t an option…

Ken Shepherd’s witness is murdered, leaving him to want more than just to arrest the criminals and walk away. A career change to the Witness Security Program gives the opportunity to help people who made bad decisions find a second chance. But will high expectations lead to happiness or is death lurking around the corner?

Chatting With Sherri welcomed the Cast of Sherri’s Playhouse’s production of the radio play Never Again, we had a blast, it was a party, listen in; http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2018/11/12/chatting-with-sherri-welcomes-the-cast-of-never-again

Sherri’s Playhouse presents; Never Again on 11/14/2018 at 7pm pt; http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2018/11/15/sherris-playhouse-presents-never-again

 

What’s happening on Sherri’s Playhouse! https://www.patreon.com/posts/whats-happening-22620331?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=postshare

It’s Chatty Award time, we have had an amazing amount of downloads from a diverse bunch of listeners.  I am so excited!!! It is completely due to my great guests, here are the people who are in the running;

Hudson Leick
Chris York 
Steven Sears 
Chris Lemmon 
Mary Brooks  
Gregg Oppenheimer
A Thief’s Tale 
Miss Fisher producers 
Chris York and Adam-Michael James
Anthony and Julie Sharpe 
Travis Mcmahon
Ruby Rees 
Brooks Wachtel
Zoes Promise 
Also I have had some great stats for shows that are not eligible for the Chatty but definitely deserves a special mention;
Nathan Page  (This is a two-year old show but people love to listen to the always entertaining Mr. Page.)
The plays I wrote are not eligible for obvious reasons but they are doing super!
Mishpucha 
Joe Kronus

What do you think? 

We are coming to the end of the year so if you have a favorite interview to listen to, please listen to it, recommend it on Itunes and tell your friends to listen to it too so you can add to the download count;   http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomed back Julie Sharpe, we had a super time, we always do, she is charming funny and totally original.  We had a blast, listen in; 

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomed back photographer; Ian L. Sitren, who is utterly charming, sincere and funny.  We had a great time, listen in; 

 

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomed back author and playwright; Gregg Oppenheimer. We had a lot of fun talking about his Dad, how the play went and how it was to have his first play seen and then heard by so many people, listen in; http://tobtr.com/11026153

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomed award-winning writer, Shaene M. Siders, listen to this talented, highly intelligent and witty talk about the things she loves;   http://tobtr.com/11045125

 

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomed back John Alsedek  of  Suspense; John and I had a great time, talking classic radio drama, the work ethic of an independent editor, working the shows with the writers and how the classic radio shows influenced him, listen in;   http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2018/11/01/chatting-with-sherri-welcomes-back-john-alsedek-and-dana-perry-haye-of-suspense

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomed award-winning author Eileen Mueller for the first time, we had a great time talking literature, writing  and how it is such a small world in New Zealand, how I should come there, listen in;

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomed award-winning author David Hair, we had a lovely time as he sat overlooking a glorious garden in New Zealand and chatting about writing, traveling and the importance of history, fascinating, listen in ;

 

Support Sherri Rabinowitz on @patreon. https://patreon.com/rithebard?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=creatorshare2

 

What J.K. Rowling’s universe means to me;   https://rismovieblog.wordpress.com/2018/11/12/what-j-k-rowlings-universe-means-to-me/

 

 

 

 

Miss Fisher movie is being shot as we speak!!! https://rismovieblog.wordpress.com/2018/11/07/miss-fisher-movie-is-being-shot-as-we-speak/ 

 

Time Passes by Rithebard – Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries https://archiveofourown.org/works/16514432 

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Interview with the wonderful Kerry Greenwood!

I am so excited to present my interview with one of my favorite writers; Kerry Greenwood! I have spent hours both reading and watching her creation; Miss Phryne Fisher in the books and the tv series; Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries.  So it was cool to ask her some questions that have been on my mind about my favorite characters and how they came to be…

 

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1. Thank you for taking part in my Author Q and A, to start could you tell us a bit about yourself and your background?

I was born in the Melbourne suburb of Footscray. I have a degree in English and Law from Melbourne University and was admitted to the legal profession on the 1st of April 1982, a day which I find both soothing and significant.

I have written a number of plays, including The Troubadours with Stephen D’Arcy, and has worked as a folk-singer, a factory hand, a director, a producer, a translator, a costume-maker, a cook, and also qualified as a solicitor to her great amusement. I embroider very well, cannot knit, and has flown planes and leapt out of them (with parachute) in an attempt to cure her fear of heights. I can detect second-hand bookshops through walls.

0 miss fisher book coverMy first book Cocaine Blues, a murder mystery set in the 1920s, was published by McPhee/Gribble in 1989 and, much to the author’s astonishment, was a success. The elegant and irrepressible sleuth, Phryne Fisher, has since returned (almost annually)

2. I love both your books and the TV series that was based on your books, was there one thing that just inspired it? Was there a light bulb moment for you, for Phryne?

I was sitting on a tram on my way home from seeing a publisher who didn’t want what I’d offered and want a crime move instead. I said it must be historical and on my way home Phryne just came to me. It was as if she got on the tram with her beautiful hair cut and fabulous fashion sense and her gun, and sat next me.

3. Phryne is such a great role model for girls for empowerment and self determination, when you created her did you have that in mind or was it just a happy outcome?

It was always my intention. I am a feminist and everything I wrote comes from that intrinsic fact.np-final-web-opener-1

4. DI Jack Robinson is really a lovely man in the novels but he is so different in the series, Nathan Page’s performance as Jack Robinson is very compelling and exciting were you a part of the process for the changes in his character?

Yes always. He had to be handsome for TV and I had no objection. He also had to play a more major role in Phryne’s investigations because that’s how TV series works. I was also happy about.

51845.Essie Davis is amazing as Phryne Fisher, it was the first thing that attracted me to series because she gives such a fun and dynamic performance. When you first saw Essie on film what was your reaction ?

 

I had been trawling through hundreds of   audition on video. And they were all wrong. And then suddenly there was Essie – and it didn’t a bit that she had long hair and did not look like Phryne but she sounded like her and was immediately perfect.  The exact same thing happened when I saw Nathan and Ashleigh. Thetumblr_inline_nqa838ZzdI1t3rt48_540y were perfect for Jack and Dot.

 

6. What was it about 1920’s that inspired you to place your novels during that time?

It was when women started to do all sorts of things they’d not done before – partly because the world was changing and partly because they were fewer men after World War I. Women were lawyers, doctors, they could drive cars, ride motorcycles and fly aeroplanes. It was a fascinating time.

7. How do you feel about the fan response to the TV series?
Overjoyed and a bit humbled as I never expected it to happen or to have such a great reaction. And of course it’s brought more people to my books.

8. You were recently at the launch0 nathan, essie and Kerry for the coloring book, was it fun? How do you feel about your characters in a coloring book?

The launch was fun especially as Essie and Nathan were both there. We had a lovely day. And I love colouring books so who would’t
want to colour in Phryne’s clothiers.

9. There is a lot of talk about the next project in view is a movie, are you excited?

Of course, I jump up and down a lot.

 

 

10. Do you have a new novel coming out or any other events that your fans should know about?

Yes. Another Corinna is on the way. And have recently published three volumes of erotica called Herotica and Mytherotica from Ancient to outer space.  These are currently on eBooks but my other publisher Clan Destine Press is about to do paperback as well.    http://www.clandestinepress.com.au/content/herotica-mytherotica-and-adventures-kerry-greenwood

https://www.amazon.com/Kerry-Greenwood/e/B004MLDPYQ/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1471578765&sr=1-2-ent

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00XLZVOCO/ref=series_rw_dp_sw

 

Photo Credits for this Interview;

Kerry Greenwood’s  Photo by Clan Destine Press Website

Photo of Nathan Page by  © SAM MCADAM-COOPER.

Photo’s from Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries from Every Cloud Productions Website.

Photo at Coloring Book launch is  by Corinne Kanowski

 

 

 

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