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Mabel Of The Anzacs part 2 re-release!

 

Sherri’s Playhouse presents Mabel of the Anzacs 2 by Mary D. Brooks was broadcast last night, it was edited from the original broadcast, I would like to thank John Alsedek  and Ty Pickett for all the hard work editing and Mary D Brooks and the cast for the patience while we worked on it to make it better. To listen in to part two here is the link; http://tobtr.com/11590221

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes music producer, song writer and musician Ron Pullman, we had a great chat about music, inspiration and helping others ; http://tobtr.com/11570917

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri Welcomes back author; Mitzi Szereto, we had a great chat about writing, good books and inspiration; http://tobtr.com/11577213

 

 

 

Thursday on Chatting With Sherri author; Kiel C. Barnekov chats about his book, how he started writing and what inspired this new storytobtr.com/11577217

 

Coming up next week;

Chatting With Sherri welcomes author Herb Stern on Nov. 26th at 1pm pt; http://tobtr.com/11594845

 

 

 

I saw the movie; Harriet, Harriet Tubman was one of my heros growing up here is my review;  https://rismovieblog.wordpress.com/2019/11/23/harriet/ via @wordpressdotcom

 

 

 

Authors who would like to take part in my Book Fair this year please send me a message to let me know. I will need pictures of your books and sell links as well a very short description of each book. No more then three books per author please. Thanks 🙂

 

Downloads top five nominations; You can still vote for best download just go to https://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard and listen to your favorite show. These nominees are not in order, I will not let you know who is the winner till January.

Thank you to all my guests for coming on my show and all my listeners who take the time to check out the different shows. Thank you.

With out further ado, here are the nominees;

Nathan Page (Picture by (c) sam mcadam-cooper )

 

 

 

 

Anthony Sharpe

 

 

 

Dr. Colleen Darnell

 

 

 

Brice Bexter

 

 

 

 

Mary D Brooks and Steven L Sears

 

 

 

 

Dalai Lama on What Matters Most: Conversations on Anger, Compassion, and ActionDalai Lama on What Matters Most: Conversations on Anger, Compassion, and Action by Noriyuki Ueda

When I was in college I studied under a professor who was good friends with His Holiness, so when he came to the US, he spoke to our class. Our class was a senior class so it was tiny, “The Peoples Of India,” and our professor got some amazing speakers. So we were all excited to meet the Dalai Lama, but we thought of it as part of our class and no one was awe struck, as I heard from people who saw him at UCLA later during that same trip.

The man was a kind, with a beautiful smile, a great sense of humor and who explained his religion and the difficulties his people were having with China. He was real, down to earth, extremely knowledgeable and a delight. I really liked him and his brother who was his translator (though His Holiness spoke English very well.) They were both lovely and I have held that meeting as dear all these years later.

This book is a series of questions and answers, it is very interesting and gives a thorough understanding of Buddhism Beliefs for the layman such as myself. I really found it very thorough and interesting. But what I was missing in it was a sense of the person being interviewed. It was not all the dimensions of a brilliant man, and that did disturb me. But I learned a lot and found the little book most enlightening.

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The Chatty Award and upcoming Book Fair!

The Chatty is back!

The Chatty Award 2019;
Live Listen winner this year is;
Adrienne Wilkinson! Thank you to all the listeners who takes the time out of their day to listen to us. Thank you so much to all my guests for coming on my show live, for giving us the time and your wonderful stories!

Downloads top five nominations; You can still vote for best download just go to https://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard and listen to your favorite show. These nominees are not in order, I will not let you know who is the winner till January.

Thank you to all my guests for coming on my show and all my listeners who take the time to check out the different shows. Thank you.

With out further ado, here are the nominees;

Nathan Page (Picture by (c) sam mcadam-cooper )

 

 

 

 

Anthony Sharpe

 

 

 

Dr. Colleen Darnell

 

 

 

Brice Bexter

 

 

 

 

Mary D Brooks and Steven L Sears

 

 

 

 

POPULAR IN ENTERTAINMENT on #Blogtalk!
#NathanPage made the top of the list!

 

Last time;

Chatting With Sherri we welcome Hugo nominated editor; Bryan Thomas Schmidt, we chatted about books, inspiration and the process of writing; tobtr.com/11544389

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes back talented author; Nicholas Diak, we had a fun time talking about pop culture, movies and his latest endeavors;  http://tobtr.com/11557773

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes award winning author; David Farland, we chatted about helping other writers reach their potential, a very interesting chat; http://tobtr.com/11562717

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes back author Judith Marshall, this was all about the beginning writer and how you get your little toe in the door;  http://tobtr.com/11562721

 

 

 

Next time;

Chatting With Sherri Welcomes back author; Mitzi Szereto on 11/12/2019  at 1:00 PM PT; http://tobtr.com/11577213

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes author; Kiel C. Barnekov on 11/14/2019  at 1:00 PM PT; http://tobtr.com/11577217

 

 

 

Authors who would like to take part in my Book Fair this year please send me a message to let me know. I will need pictures of your books and sell links as well a very short description of each book. No more then three books per author please. Thanks 🙂

I love the show; My Life is Murder https://rismovieblog.wordpress.com/2019/11/06/my-life-is-murder/ I have been a fan of Lucy Lawless since the Xena days following her career, going to cons and going to singing performances, she is such a talented lady! I really hope this show is renewed!

Five Complete Miss Marple Novels: The Mirror Crack’d, A Caribbean Mystery, Nemesis, What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw!, The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie

Well, I had read all the Miss Marple books in this volume before, but the first thing that struck me was that the order of the books made no sense. The Mirror Crack’d first, makes no sense at all, since the volume includes The Body in the Library which came first. What Mrs. McGillicudy Saw was also set and written before the first book. I am not sure what the publishers were thinking.

The stories are all brilliant and I enjoyed re-reading the books. I always enjoy Miss Marple and reading these books I found I forgotten parts or replaced them in my mind with adaptions in TV or movies.

The one I enjoyed a lot and forgotten the most was Nemesis. I think I had read the book once or twice but I had completely replaced it in my mind with the adaptions which all have a nephew accompanying her but in the book she went alone. And the Professor was far more involved in the story then in the adaptions.

I know that one stop shops are not really that popular because of the order the books are placed but it is also a way to have several of one of your favorite authors at your fingertips. So I do recommend it.

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The Chatty Awards nominations are here!!!

Authors who would like to take part in my Book Fair this year please send me a message to let me know. I will need pictures of your books and sell links as well a very short description of each book. No more then three books per author please. Thanks 🙂

Chatting With Sherri is in the top four in popular in entertainment on Blogtalk😊💞

The Chatty Awards nominations are here!!!

Live listens nominations;

Mary D Brooks and Steven L Sears 
Steven L Sears
T J Scott
Anthony SharpeJohn Alsedek of Suspense
Sherri’s Playhouse presents; Never Again  

Sherri’s Playhouse presents Mabel of the Anzacs by Mary D. Brooks

Nathan Page   
Tom Konkle
Robert Trebor
Adrienne Wilkinson

Downloads nominations;

Nathan Page

John Alsedek  of Suspense

Anthony Sharpe

Dr. Colleen Darnell

Brice Bexter

Elizabeth Gracen

Tom Konkle

Brooks Wachtel

Eric Paul Erickson

 

Last time;

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes back author; Wulf Moon, we had a great time, talking about writing, inspiration and helping other writers on their way to being published;  http://tobtr.com/11509969

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes actor/writer/director;Eric Paul Erickson, we had a super fun time talking about writing, acting and directing his first film, his first film child.  We talked about how he got into show business, his inspirations and other fun things, listen in; http://tobtr.com/11512967

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes author Brad R Torgersen, we chatted about writing and how he started writing and how this book came about; http://tobtr.com/11515703

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes Award-winning Japanese-American filmmaker, Anita Sugimura Holsapple who was a military brat, who decided to do a documentary to show what PTSD does to our veterans and their families, we talked about her important and very touching film.  Please listen to this important chat; http://tobtr.com/11528223

Chatting With Sherri we welcome back award nominated author and playwright; Robin Alexander, we talked about the new direction she was going into in her writing and the radio play she created for Sherri’s Playhouse; tobtr.com/11528227

Chatting With Sherri welcomes back podcaster;  Jennifer Aldrich; author, performer, and fan of all things in the Phryne Fisher-verse, she has a new podcast about the fans of Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries and what they do and how they really feel about the show, and how it creates friendships. We also talk about her trip to Melbourne to take part in the filming of the movie, how she feels about the Ms Fisher Modern Mysteries and the movie that is due out next year; http://tobtr.com/11537413

Chatting With Sherri welcomes author Rachel Anne Cox and I had so much fun, talking about books, and writing and Miss Fisher, (We are both fans) we chatted about her new book and what inspired it; http://tobtr.com/11541745
Chatting With Sherri welcomes author; Brian Trent we had a great chat about writing, his new book and writing; http://tobtr.com/11541475

 

 

Next Time…

Chatting With Sherri welcomes Hugo nominated editor; Bryan Thomas Schmidt  on 10/22/19 at 1pm pt; http://tobtr.com/11544389

 

 

Movie Review;

Downtown Abbey movie https://rismovieblog.wordpress.com/2019/10/03/downtown-abbey-movie/   

Fan Fiction; 

Generations by Rithebard – Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Ms Fisher’s MODern Murder Mysteries; https://archiveofourown.org/works/20606039 Chapter 4,Countess Fisher, Guy and Isabelle arrive.

Book Reviews; 

Out on a LimbOut on a Limb by Shirley MacLaine
It’s funny, I have read this book so many times that my copy is dogeared, not by folding down the edge ( I was taught never to do that,) but by being read over and over. I still find it fascinating. I had no idea that some of the people were composites, I always wondered what happened to David. He sort of disappeared in the mountains in the end. I just hoped he made it home alright, I found out later that he was actually several people, so I guess he did.

I know the focus of the book was Shirley and Gerry, (I later found out who he was too, and it was two different men. (at different times.) ) but I found the interaction with Bella Abzug and David much more compelling. And because I was very interested in my own spiritual search when I was in my early twenties, it was my go to book about trance channeling, and other pursuit of spiritual understanding. I was actually in college at the time and my adviser found me reading it a bit worrying, but since I was completely devoted to my education, she put it down to youthful pursuits. Hehehehe.

Well it has been years and I found the romance part a bit difficult to get through. I would have to push myself to read it. Not because of any judgmental feelings but I just wasn’t that interested in that part. (I have had my own life experiences now, so I am not as transfixed as I was when I was a much more innocent 23 year old.) I found some the theories still hold up. And others do not. I still find both David and Bella much more important relationships for Shirley and something that I still learn from. I think that my need to read the book was because of what she had in those friendships and how they were guides (David) and supportive (Bella) to her pursuits and needs. And that is why I gave the book 5 stars. It is the most beautiful part and the part that stands the test of time.

Southern Attraction- The College YearsSouthern Attraction- The College Years by Tracy Kauffman
Southern Attraction-The College Years continues the journey with Heather Brandon and her amazing boyfriend Jake as they go off to college. Heather struggles with insecurities of her past while trying to find a peaceful life. She had dealt with enough heartache to last a lifetime, including losing her parents, and surviving a tornado that ripped apart her new home. She wants Jake to settle down so they can enjoy their life together. Now all she wants to do is live a life of happiness and not worry about the man she loves.

I received the book from the author for an honest review.

The story is very good, the relationship between Jake and Heather showed that you can overcome the obstacles when you believe in each other. PTSD is very real, important and the sufferer’s torment about past happenings, very traumatic. It is also an honest portrayal. It is with knowledge about both the people who suffer from it and those who live with the people who suffer from it and what they go through. It is an important issue that needs to be understood by the public.

I do have to admit that this was a hard book for me to read, the characters were so distant. I know that angst is compelling but there should be some relief, some comic moments. Humor is always a good way for people to survive torment. It is why there is always humor in a thriller, the audience can only take so much. It would make so much easier for the reader.

I do recommend the book, it is a well done depiction of people who love each other, finding their way.

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A lot happening!

I  appeared at Condor this weekend, I played Joe Kronus for an audience on Sunday, it was amazing to see their reaction to my play in person.  They liked it, it was so exciting! And they wanted the site to listen to it again!!!

 

 

I have started to cast the new season of Sherri’s Playhouse which is always exciting and challenging, if you are interested in taking part please send me a note please.

 

 

I am also excited to announce that I have a new sponsor for Chatting With Sherri; The Writers & Illustrators of the future provides “a means for new and budding writers to have a chance for their creative efforts to be seen and acknowledged.”

 

 

Coming soon to Chatting With Sherri;

 

 

I am so happy to welcome back the always charming; Adrienne Wilkinson 3/14 19 at 7pm pt ; http://tobtr.com/11220635

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes back; Brittney Powell and Tom Konkle on 3/16/19 at 7pm pt;  http://tobtr.com/11220629

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great chats with;

I had a lovely time chatting with author; Jeff Crawford!  We talked about writing, sequels and how we adjusted to the times ; http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2019/03/05/chatting-with-sherri-welcomes-back-author-jeff-crawford

 

I had a nice chat with author; Martin L. Shoemaker, we talk about writing, books and breaking into writing and find your niche.  Listen in ;  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2019/03/02/chatting-with-sherri 

 

 

I had a great time chatting with my friend award-nominated author; Robin Alexander we chatted about writing, reading, good books, wonderful authors and the influences that brought about her wonderful series;  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2019/02/28/chatting-with-sherri-welcomes-back-award-nominated-author-robin-alexander

I had such a wonderful chat award-winning film-maker; Tom Konkle! We talked about his journey bringing his dream to life.  The importance of black and white films, the wonders of film making and what an interesting journey going to film festivals; http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2019/02/26/chatting-with-sherri-welcomes-back-award-winning-film-maker-tom-konkle

Great Month of Guests for CWS and casting for Sherri’s Playhouse! https://www.patreon.com/posts/great-month-of-25069527?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=postshare

 

 

The Thirteen Problems (Miss Marple, #2)The Thirteen Problems by Agatha Christie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

There is something special about this introduction of Agatha Christie’s second great sleuth; Miss Marple. Introduced through a series of short stories that allows you to truly get to know her. Her intelligence, compassion and humor. Her sweet expression belied by her sharp blue eyes as she sits quietly knitting almost forgotten by the others in the room. Even when she says she really had no idea what the solution was, she really did. Some people don’t enjoy reading short stories but I always have. It helps you to learn all the different sides of characters. And it teaches you just what an art the creating of a short story truly is and Agatha Christie was genius at it.

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Incredible guests this month, and Condor!

I will be appearing at Condor this weekend, if you’re in San Diego stop by and say hi 🙂  CONDOR CON: FEB 22-24 2019; THE LONGEST RUNNING FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION IN SAN DIEGO; https://www.condorcon.org/speaker/sherri-rabinowitiz/

Chatting With Sherri welcomes back award-winning film-maker; Tom Konkle on 2/26/19 at 1pm pt; http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2019/02/26/chatting-with-sherri-welcomes-back-award-winning-film-maker-tom-konkle

Chatting With Sherri welcomed back award-winning author; Lee Murray today, we had so much fun, talking about old movies, writing, her newest novel and helping others, listen in;  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2019/02/19/chatting-with-sherri-welcomes-back-award-winning-author-lee-murray

Chatting With Sherri welcomes back author and playwright; Gregg Oppenheimer, we chatted about the play performing for the Actor Fund on Desi’s birthday March 2nd!  It’s a wonderful play for a great cause we also talked about the show, his dad, writing and how he feels about directing it, listen in;   

 

Chatting With Sherri we welcome back TV director TJ Scott, we chatted about all his many different works, the man never stops!  He has three photography books and he directed, Star Trek Discovery, Directing and Executive Producing Departure with Christopher Plummer (one of my all time favorite actors,)  he directed, Frontier starring Jason Momoa and Vwars!  He is fun and interesting, and except for my cold I had a great time;   

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomed author and playwright, Mary D. Brooks,  we caught up about Mabel of the Anzacs radio play part two and her upcoming novella “Enemy at the Gate,” “Xena: Their Courage Changed Our World” and her upcoming book “Blood Ties.” ; http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2019/02/03/chatting-with-sherri-welcomes-back-with-author-and-playwright-mary-d-brooks

 

 

We welcomed back the amazing Emmy Winning Producer/Writer/Author Brooks Wachtel! We chatted about his new book, his wonderful current book and his film career.  He told me about the way he started in the business, his wonderful work that won him an Emmy for animation. ;    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2019/02/05/we-welcome-back-the-amazing-emmy-winning-producerwriterauthor-brooks-wachtel

 

 

 

 

 I had a such a great time chatting with Australia actress/presenter; Kate Lister!  We just chatted away about what she had been up to and about my move to a new flat; http://tobtr.com/11156965

 

 

Great Guests in my Birthday Month https://www.patreon.com/posts/great-guests-in-24565105?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=postshare

 

The end of the series; Time Passes by Rithebard – Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries; The family has a party to celebrate the end of the case, and there is a whole lot to celebrate! https://archiveofourown.org/works/16514432/chapters/41682197

 

Five Little Pigs (Hercule Poirot, #25)Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Five Little Pigs is one of my favorite stories. I first saw the David Suchet version on TV, and just fell in love with it because though it takes place in the 1930’s, the action of the piece takes place in one of my favorite eras the 1920’s. It is a fascinating look at how people see a catastrophic event differently.

There are differences of course between the book and the show. The name of daughter is different and several other little things, especially the way it ends but essentially it is the same story. I find how she has the same story again and again and again, 5 times really, and each is different because each person who tells it is different and see is in their own way.

I also find it fascinating how an open and closed case changes when you listen to the personal versions because you see things that of course the lawyers would never have even have thought to ask of each witness. And several incredibly important facts are not apart of the trial.

I won’t tell any more because I don’t want to give away the plot. But I can see why this was one of Agatha Christie’s favorites. Such a complex and intricate plot. Brilliant.

Partners in Crime (Tommy and Tuppence #2)Partners in Crime by Agatha Christie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I do not have an accurate count of how many times I have read this wonderful romp. It is my go to book for a troubled heart. I really defy anyone who is down in the mouth, to read one of the short stories in this and not to be touched or smiling at the antics of Tuppence and Tommy. One of my favorites.

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Last Shows of the Season and The Chatty!!!

The winner of the live listens; for The Chatty is;

Lee Murray and Dan Rabarts

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to them both, I had a great time chatting with authors Lee Murray and Dan Rabarts! We talked about their books and collaboration, about their great play; The Thief’s Tale and how they felt listening to it come to life and so much more, listen in;  http://tobtr.com/10973931

 

 

 

Top Downloads that are coming up! But its up to you, I am giving you a bit more time I am going to give the award in January! So download your favorites and check in next month to see who wins!!!

Chris York

 

 

 Anthony and Julie Sharpe 

 

 

 

Steven L Sears  

 

Mary Brooks  
Gregg Oppenheimer
Miss Fisher producers

Today I chatted with author; Eve Wing about her writing and how she came about writing her novel, we had a great time.  It was the last show of the year, and I announced  The Live Listen Chatty Award!!!  http://tobtr.com/11103381

I’d like to thank everyone who listened live to our season finale of Sherri’s Playhouse; Mabel of the Anzacs! You can still listen here to the archive;

Two new 4 star ratings for my novel Murder Inc.!

 

 

 

 

New Review;

Hercule Poirot's Christmas (Hercule Poirot, #20)

Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It’s funny how despite the fact you have read a novel before, if you have seen an adaption on TV it overrides the memory of the written word. This is not the first time that my memory of the series has wiped out my memory of the book.

Though I loved the adaption with David Suchet, I love the novel more. It’s richer, has more characters and they are all quite different then the people in the adaption. (I do recommend the TV adaption though it is exquisitely done and perfect for this time of year, despite the murder.)

The characters of David and Hilda were taken out of the show completely which is really sad because I really like them a lot. They are really interesting and there is a lot there that to adds to the tension and the plot.

Also I love that the romance that lights up again between Alfred and Lydia, so sweet.

I knew who the murderer was of course from my first read and the adaption but it was done in such a way that I questioned my memory till Poirot revealed it.

Superb novel, love Dame Agatha as always.

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Agatha ChristieAgatha Christie by Gillian Gill
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoyed this very much, an interesting thoughtful portrait of a very complex lady who wanted no one, to really know what was going on inside her mind. Can’t blame her really.

I found the insights very striking and unlike some of the reviews I did not at all find it at all boring. It was very interesting, indeed.

I thought how she used the Mary Westmacott novels to explain the inner working of Agatha’s mind quite well though out and it was not the first time, Agatha’s own daughter said if you really wanted to understand her mother, you need to read the Mary Westmacott novels.

While I didn’t at mind that the author Gillian Gill, gave the plot-lines and outcomes in those stories since I have not read them and don’t mind spoilers, I was stunned that she gave way not only the plot-lines but the murderers in Agatha’s mysteries. I am a huge Christie fan, which is why I read this and yet I have to admit I have not read all her books, and for her to give away the killer, not in one book, but in several books was shocking, and quite disappointing.

Otherwise an excellent biography.

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I saw a show about the women who painted the glow in the dark dials for watches in WW1 and suffered in the hands of corporation who wanted to hide the truth of the product.  It was also the inspiration of my favorite episodes Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries;  The Ghost Girls; https://rismovieblog.wordpress.com/2018/12/19/the-ghost-girls/ 

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End of Seasons of Sherri’s Playhouse and Chatting With Sherri and the Chatty Awards!!!

Tomorrow on Chatting With Sherri we chat with the talented cast of Sherri’s Playhouse presents “Mabel Of The Anzacs” written by the talented Mary D Brooks. Please join; Arielle Strauss , J’nae Rae Spano, Jen Gray, Liz Elliot, Raymond Brent, Everett Robert and Wesley Marshall and Shaun Ritter to chat about the play ; http://tobtr.com/11103377  

And the performance will be on Dec. 15th at 8pm pt;    http://tobtr.com/11103379

 

Last week for my book special;

I have a limited amount of copies of Different Is Beautiful and Murder Inc.   I am selling them at a discounted price and a portion of the money will go to charity.

My out of print book, Murder Inc.; 8.00 for autographed book (plus shipping charges);

 

Alex Bennett led a double life. She was known the world over as the highly successful founder of a toy software company. But she was also the head of the infamous Murder, Inc. A situation she didn’t want but felt an obligation to fulfill until she met the lovely Patty Darcy and suddenly she wanted to just be the head of Toy Software. Now she had something to fight for. Will the love of the sweet woman help her get out from under the weight of family obligations? Will she be able to share a life with this good woman?

Also my very special story book; Different Is Beautiful; 8.00 for autographed book(plus shipping charges);

Sherri Rabinowitz and Anja Gruber has found a unique way to encourage self-esteem in little ones while helping them develop a sense of appreciation and respect for everyone and everything in the world around them.

Different Is Beautiful: A Love Note To The Children Of The World by [Rabinowitz, Sherri]

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomed Producers/ Writers Steven Rubin and David Miller!  We had a great talking about, writing, movies and how to spread the word about Anne Frank, her life and what she went through her kitty in their new book;

 

 Chatting With Sherri welcomed the cast and crew of TODD! We had a great time chatting about the movie and how it came about. We also talked about collaboration and independent films, it is a fun chat;    

 

 

 

 On Chatting With Sherri we welcome back author and playwright, Mary D Brooks!  We had a great time talking about books, reading what you love, writing what your passionate about and our up coming collaboration; Mabel Of The Anzacs! We had so much fun;  http://tobtr.com/11083255

 

 

 

The Chatty Awards announcement coming soon!

 

 

It’s Chatty Award time, Top Downloads that are up for the award;

Chris York

 Anthony and Julie Sharpe 

Steven Sears  

Mary Brooks  
Gregg Oppenheimer
Miss Fisher producer
Here is the top 5 that are up for live listens; for The Chatty;
 
Michael Strider
 
Julie Sharpe
 
Shaene Siders
 
Steven Rubin
 
Lee Murray and Dan Rabarts

My Reviews;

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard 

The Mysterious Mr. Quin (Harley Quin, #1)The Mysterious Mr. Quin by Agatha Christie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have always have had a mystical side to my nature. I love magic and mystery. So a perfect series of stories, (which according to Agatha Christie, was never meant to be a series,) is the Harley Quin short stories. You never know what your going to get when you read them. Romance? Adventure? Mystery? Scandal? Death? It has all of it, very charmingly told through the eyes of an older man who has not really lived life but observed it, Mr. Satterhwaite. Until he meets the mysterious Mr. Quin, he really feels that is his lot in life to observe and listen. He knew a lot of important people, appreciated beauty, listened to some of the greatest stories by just being a good listener, but he had never really lived a life that he felt was complete. Until one day he met Mr. Quin and through his encouragement (though Mr. Quin denied it,) he discovered he could be part of the drama, not just a part of it, but a pivotal part.

I won’t tell you what the dramas are, you have to read the book.

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Fan Fiction;

A Safe Place by Rithebard – Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries https://archiveofourown.org/works/16820335 

 

 

 

Time Passes by Rithebard – Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries; Chapter 7; Ivy comforts her sister Jane and gets Jack to help her. The undercover investigation begins.   https://archiveofourown.org/works/16514432/chapters/39521893

 

 

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