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Great Interview This Week!

KJAlibrary (2)I am so excited that my guest on Tuesday for Chatting With Sherri              cover UNNATURAL ACTS (2)                               is the amazing, Times Bestselling Author, Kevin J. Anderson. He is the Co-Writer of the new DUNE series of books, Co-Creator of STAR WARS: JEDI ACADEMY for George Lucas, Co-Writer with Steven Sears (Co-Excutive Producer and Writer for Xena, Warrior Princess) for the graphic novel STALAG-X, He is going on a national book tour. He will chat about that and his novels; HELLHOLE AWAKENING and UNNATURAL ACTS!    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2013/03/05/chatting-with-sherri

 

 

 

6458081The lovely author Christine Hannon chatted about her novel; A Hairdressers Diary on my show this 15794357week. In her novel you will read things about hairdressing you may have never imagined. You might even look at your hairdresser in a whole new light  after reading this book. Come sit in her virtual chair and enjoy the ride  http://tobtr.com/s/4331269

 

 

schrift 2_whiteBGauthorI have entered another blog tour called; THE NEXT BIG THING BLOG HOP. I will be posting on March 1st. My friend, fellow author and blogger Bette Stevens did her blog yesterday. Here is the link; http://www.4writersandreaders.com  . Anyone who would like to follow me with their blog the following week please let me know This Blog Tour will be about new books that you have on the horizon. My link will be at http://wp.me/p2LjpY-6u later today, please check it out.

 

jewel_3Sherri’s Jewel Box is best with new designer and new beautiful pieces. This one is all about love and is called Love Is All Around! It is about love and the Myth of Valentines Day.  For both history  lovers, Jewel Lovers, and the lovers of design this is the issue for you. Here is the link; http://sherrisjewelbox.weebly.com/

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Another Blog Tour

schrift 2_whiteBGI have entered another blog tour called; THE NEXT BIG THING BLOG HOP. I will be posting on March 1st. My friend, fellow author and blogger Bette Stevens did her blog yesterday. Here is the link; http://www.4writersandreaders.com  . Anyone who would like to follow me with their blog the following week please let me know 🙂 This Blog Tour will be about new books that you have on the horizon.

 

Well I did not win the Shorty Award I came in pretty far back. If it’s ok to quote many people tomorrow night, it is an honor shorty_badge_300x250_mejust to be nominated. The good thing is that people do enjoy my blogs and they voted for me. So I thank everyone who voted for me. I truly appreciate it.

 

 

 

157943576458081Author Christine Hannon will join us to chat about her novel; A Hairdressers Diary. In her novel you will read things about hairdressing you may have never imagined. You might even look at your hairdresser in a whole new light  after reading this book. Come sit in her virtual chair and enjoy the ride  http://tobtr.com/s/4331269

 

 

 

I very mprofile (2)uch enjoyed talking to the very talented author Carrie Carr.We spoke of fan fiction, writing novels and reading. It13410305 was a fun interview.  She is writer of one of my favorite series; The Lex & Amanda series. Her latest is a stand alone novel entitled, Hearts Resolve  http://tobtr.com/s/4299283 .

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We had a special second episode of Chatting With Sherri this week with the charming Kerry Dunn. We chatted about his 16d93cf68ed20ad8976fec.L._V148649795_SX200_first  novel, Joe Peace.  The novel Joe Peace; is a gallows-humored tale of revenge and redemption with noir-like dialogue and along with action, suspense and soul  http://tobtr.com/s/4432431 .

As an extra treat he is my special interview this week for my blog. Read below for more of what makes Kerry tick and to buy his latest book.

 What was the first book you remember loving? Do you still own it? 

That would have to be John Kennedy Toole’s “A Confederacy of Dunces”.  I read it in high school, and while I’ve always been a big reader (though I have been trying to lose weight), this was the first novel I read that was so far out of my normal range it might as well have been checked out of a library on Neptune.  But man, I love that book.  Ignatius Reilly is the greatest character of twentieth century fiction (you heard me, Gatsby) – its most original, most attractively repellent creation.  I always have a copy near for when I need a laugh or a moment of singular awe.

 

 What kind of books do you like to read? Do those books have an effect on your own writing?

 I read at least two books a week, on average.  I like a good detective story and murder mysteries, though I’ve read so many of them I come across a lot of predictable situations that make me lose interest.  I enjoy history, so I’m always searching for a topic there that will keep me entertained.  I just read Kurt Eichenwald’s detailed account of the Enron collapse, “Conspiracy of Fools”, and even though I don’t know a margin from short-sale, I loved it.  And I love to laugh, so I always keep a Tim Dorsey or early Carl Hiassen (before he got preachy) novel around.  But I usually come back to my tried-and-trues:  Don Winslow, Raymond Chandler, Elmore Leonard, James Lee Burke.  Those cats never fail to keep my interest, and I’ve probably taken more from them than I will ever realize, just by reading them so much.

 

 Do you remember what is the first book that touched you deeply? 

The one that killed me, absolutely put me in a box, was “Lonesome Dove”.  When Gus dies at the end, I felt like I was right there in that little room with he and Call.  Just floored me.  I was so invested in every character in that book it felt like I was related to these fictional creations.  The losses hit me hard. I think I even sent flowers to Montana or something.

 

 Is there an era of writing that affects you? 1920, 1800’s so forth? 

The noir novels of the thirties and forties are great, but I’m a fan of modern language, that patois great writers in the field can create, hip street poetry.  Older books, say, from the nineteenth century, are too wordy and overflow with so much exposition I feel the need to find the plunger.  I’m not a total heathen – I love Shakespeare and John Donne’s plays and poetry, respectively.  But my attention will always be drawn to the immediacy of the brief sentence and terse dialogue.

 

  Where do you like to write? Is there a favorite nook or corner? 

I sit up in my bed, with a portable writing desk and the laptop, and with my iPod set to a jazz playlist.  I can’t write with any lyrics going on behind me, but Miles and Coltrane and Oscar Peterson are huge assets.

 

 Do you prefer one genre to another?

I love noir, with characters of questionable morals or intentions, strong women, interesting bad guys, and world-weary observations about alcohol and the human condition.

 

  Do you like the feel of a book in your hands or do prefer an electronic devises?

I love “real” books, but I have to admit, electronic devices like my Nook are great.  I’m about 50/50 on the whole topic.  I think as long as I can read it, I’d adapt to a novel if it was written on the walls of a cave.

 

 Can you tell us about what your working on now? 

A sequel to “Joe Peace”.  I figured, nobody’s ever done a sequel, so I realize I’m pushing the envelope, but that’s where I live.  Right on the edge.  Joe isn’t fully reformed by the end of the first one.  The next novel may or may not 13628787take him a step closer to that.

To get a copy of Kerry Dunn’s novel Joe Peace; http://www.amazon.com/Joe-Peace-Kerry-Dunn/dp/1619720027 .

Till next time…

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Chatting on…

Cover 200x300 (2)This week I spoke to Will Merrill about 9/11 called “Ordinary People: Extraordinary Heroes;” It really touched me as I heard the stories that Will told about the after effects of that violent act against 200x300 (2)innocent people. It was the most serious and important of the interviews I have had so far. I have had a lot of fun talking to my guests about their projects and I think they have enjoyed it too. This was the first time I was so touched by the subject.  I enjoyed talking to Will who is a kind and gentle man. He also talks about this with passion and a great need to communicate what happened to real people during a horrible time and the affect on them both emotionally and physically. I was choked up a couple of times during the interview, It was fascinating, compelling and full of important information. Please listen to the interview; http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2012/12/11/chatting-with-sherri It is a very important one. Below are the links for his book;

Amazon’s site; http://amzn.to/S5Es42

Ipad; http://bit.ly/S5EMjv

Barnes and Noble;http://bit.ly/STy3Hy
IP_-_Final_copySpeaking of heroes I need to let you all know about this;  FREE ebooks to U.S. Military members. Throughout the month of December, authors Gary Williams and Vicky Wood Knerly are opening up their library of e-books FREE to all Wounded Warriors, active duty and retired U.S. military personnel. It is their way of saying “Thank You!” for your commitment, service and the sacrifices that you have made for your country. Click on the link below and feel free to share this free offer with family and friends so that we can get the word out to our military serving both at home and abroad. Happy Holidays! http://www.williamsknerly.com/Default.aspx   
41ba7da122e90ac1d188ba.L._V401949537_SX200_Next week I will have the lovely Bette Stevens about her book about her wonderful children’s booka new AMAZING MATILDA Cover(Thumbl) 200x260 (2) Amazing Matilda; A Monarch’s tale. An inspirational tale of a Monarch butterfly and her meadowland friends. She is a lovely and talented lady so I am really looking forward to chatting with her.
Last week I took part in a blog tour for my book, Fantasy Time Inc. https://rithebard.wordpress.com/2012/12/06/sp314400_247662608624899_1376127242_necial-11746930blog-book-tour-edition/. Two of my writing buddies Sarah Baethge; http://sarahbaethge.blogspot.com/2012/12/big-book-blog-tour-speed-of-darkness.html  and Gabe Beyers; http://www.gabrielbeyers.blogspot.com/ did the blog tour this week.  I can’t tell you how much I love new and exciting ways to promote our books. In a world that is media driven it is
surprisingly hard to get the word out and sell your books. This was a great way to do it. So I want to thank Tracy Kaufman;    http://tracykauffman.blogspot.com  for inviting me to take part in this exciting adventure!
My next exciting adventure I am doing all on my own. I am going to have an on-line Blog Book Fair on Christmas Day. I thought it pic with bookwould be a unique way to showcase not only my two books but other authors that have become friends through interviewing and social media.  I will have raffles for free books through out the day. Please check the top of the page for those books on Dec. 25th. So come and browse all the authors that will be featured and buy a nice late present for the holidays. Or a little something for yourself!   https://rithebard.wordpress.com/
11985168My latest review of a new book is Get Real! Fighting the Mythic Woman Finding Your Authentic Self
by Ananya S. Rajan on Goodreads can be found at;  http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/363720317 . I really enjoyed this book very much and learned a lot from it.
My writer interview this week is with M.M. Frye, Please give her a gentle welcome;

 What was the first book you remember loving? Do you still own it?Missy-Promo-Shot-200x (2)

The Large and Growly Bear and yes I do still own it.

 What kind of books do you like to read? Do those books have an affect on your own writing?

I like all genres. I tend to get tired of trends and like to mix things up. I’m not sure if they affect my writing. When I write, I’m not thinking of anything but the story.

 Do you remember what is the first book that touched you deeply?

The book was called Alabama Moon and it was part of the Harlequin for teens back in early 80s. I can’t remember the author’s name and really don’t remember much about the story, but I can still recall how it made me feel.

 Is there an era of writing that affects you? 1920, 1800’s so forth?

I like historical books more than contemporary, though I read both. As to a favorite era, I’m not sure. If the story is good, I don’t think I really mind what era the setting is. I like the WWII era because there are so many factors that can contribute to stories. I like to get emotional punches while I’m reading.

 Where do you like to write? Is there a favorite nook or corner?

I have to be at my desk to write. When I sit in front of my computer, it triggers something in my brian that says it’s time to work. I’ve never had a laptop though. If I did, I might find another place to let my creativity flow.

Do you prefer one genre to another?

I like fantasy and sci-fi and tend to steer away from formulaic romance. Don’t get me wrong I like romance, but prefer it to be a subplot. I’ve read more books in the young adult genre this year than anything else, but my favorite books range from Christian fiction to literary fiction.

Do you like the feel of a book in your hands or do prefer an electronic devises?

I like holding a book in my hands and the feel of the paper as I turn the pages. I’ve read using electronic devices, but nothing beats a real book.

 Can you tell us about what your working on now?

I’m currently working on the second draft of a women’s fiction novel. It’s called The Widows of Wyatt Abney. “Yancy and Beth lost a great love when Wyatt Abney died. When they meet again twenty-five years later they throw their families into turmoil and along the way discover whether they’ve truly moved on or merely moved forward.”

Her website address is; www.melissamfrye.com
Till next time…

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Busy Week!

pic with bookI had such a busy week this week. I had my first public speaking engagement for; What is your Life Story?86694361548341527_vPHQTfoq_c   I have done one on ones through the Learning Annex, https://learningannex.com/listings/What-is-your-Life-Story/schedule_time  and a group conference call but never in person. So I am thinking this  a group of people who had not written a lot and needed some guidance to get started. I worked all night on my little 20 minute speech getting it picture perfect and memorized. I arrive early and got to hear some pieces that they had written. What I discovered was that these are very accomplished writers who had already written memoirs.

Well as I sat there listening and35816_406565138320_1875124_n thinking that I can’t do what I thought I was going to do because it would have been completely unacceptable. So I smiled, stood up and went completely off the top of my pointed little head.  It went pretty well because I do know my subject and I am completely willing to share not only about my writing but about my new Blogtalk Radio Show, Chatting with Sherri. So it all turned out well. They all enjoyed it and I recieved  nice emails from both the library and the leader.  I learned a lot and I really hope they did too.

I  also took part in my first Blog Book Tour. It is a really interesting idea. To pool the blogs of many writers to advertise our books so we get a bigger market. Like a consortium. I really do love the idea and of course I am open to anything new and imaginative to sell my books. Here is my special blog with the book tour; https://rithebard.wordpress.com/2012/12/06/special-blog-book-tour-edition/

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Speaking of using  your imagination, I have had a really crazy idea. I thought about the book fairs that I have taken part in and I said to myself I wish I could go outside of Southern California.  So after a lively conversation in my head, I came up with this really crazy idea. I am going to have an on line blog book fair on Christmas Day. So come and browse all the authors that will be featured and buy a nice late present for the holidays. Or a little something for yourself! It will be on my website, here is the link;
https://rithebard.wordpress.com/ .  You can sign up for it on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/events/395189883893183/ and Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/event/show/864802-blog-book-fair .

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0afef531fec40ad8976ff2_L__V137635642_SX200_This week I had the pleasure of having Anne Hosansky and her latest book Ten Women of Valor on Chatting With Sherri. “Ranging from indomitable Sarah to legendary Queen Esther, they confide frank feelings of faith, ambition, passion and sibling rivalry” It was a fun show all about books, movies and how far we have come as women. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2012/12/04/chatting-with-sherri

And next week I am very happy to be chatting with the fascinating Will Merrill about his amazing book about 9/11 calledCover 200x300 (2); “Ordinary 200x300 (2)People: Extraordinary Heroes;” it vividly recalls for us the catastrophic legacy of the most destructive terrorist attack in our country’s history.   http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2012/12/11/chatting-with-sherri

VickySpeaking of heroes I need to let you all know about this;  FREE ebooks to U.S. Military members. Throughout the month of December, authors Gary Williams and Vicky Wood Knerly Garyare opening up their library of e-books FREE to all Wounded Warriors, active duty and retired U.S. military personnel. It is their way of saying “Thank You!” for your commitment, service and the sacrifices that you have made for your country. Click on the link below and feel free to share this free offer with family and friends so that we can get the word out to our military serving both at home and abroad. Happy Holidays! http://www.williamsknerly.com/Default.aspx    IP_-_Final_copy

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Special Blog Book Tour Edition

This is a special edition of my blog, I am taking part in a Blog Book Tour. Sounds interesting doesn’t it?

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1) What is the working title of your book?

Fantasy Time Inc.
2) Where did the idea come from for your book?

For a long time I worked as a travel agent and daydreaming one day I thought it would be interesting to send people back in time instead of to Hawaii. I also remember a show from when I was a kid where a woman was asked where she went on vacation and she said that she went around the world but next year she was going somewhere else. Ding! An idea was born.
3) What genre does your book fall under?

Time Travel/ Fantasy/ Romance
4) Which actors would you choose to play in your movie rendition?

I think that Anne Hathaway would make a great Dr. Anne Ross. She is beautiful and very smart perfect for the part. And for Captain Morgan I think the most dashing choice would be  Hugh Jackman .
5) What is the one sentence synopsis of your book?

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6) Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

Can’t find an agent who will help me so I am doing everything all by myself.
7) How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

About three months.
What other books would you compare this story to?

That is hard because there is such a different twist to it. I guess the closest to it would be The Time Machine.
9) Who or what inspired you to write the book?

This book was inspired by my own warped imagination and my love of history.
10) What else about your book might pique the readers interest?

There is a lot of romance in it. There is a little something for everyone because there are three different romantic threads.

You can find my book (a wonderful present for the holidays) at the wonderful book dealers below;IMG_9195

Amazon Kindle edition;  http://www.amazon.com/Fantasy-Time-Inc-ebook/dp/B006BFWSNA

Amazon Paperback edition; http://www.amazon.com/Fantasy-Time-Inc-Sherri-Rabinowitz/dp/143275811X/ref=tmm_pap_title_0

Barnes and Noble; http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fantasy-time-inc-sherri-rabinowitz/1022333494

Next week these lovely writers will be writing their own entry into The Blog Book Tour on Dec. 12th!

Gabriel Beyers for his book, Predatory Animals!   http://www.gabrielbeyers.blogspot.com/

Sarah Baethge for her book, The Speed of Darkness! http://sarahbaethge.blogspot.com/ 

Please check out my friend Southern Author for her blog; http://tracykauffman.blogspot.com

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New Adventures Pouring In

schrift 3. red whiteBGI think it is interesting that I have a bunch of new opportunities pouring into  my life. I think the old saying once you close a window a door opens is so true. In fact I think it is a tiny window and a huge door. It is so exciting. I am not as brave as you may think I am, I get very nervous to do things I have never done before but I think at this time in my life it is important to grab on to every new adventure that comes my way. So I am catching each wave and just praying that I don’t fall off.

This week will bring the amazing words of Anne Hosansky and her latest book; Ten Women of Valor. “Ranging from indomitable 35816_406565138320_1875124_nSarah to legendary Queen Esther, they confide frank feelings of faith, ambition, passion and sibling rivalry”  Please join us by going to the site below on  Tuesday,  December 4th! http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2012/12/04/chatting-with-sherri

That same day  I will be doing my first personal appearance for “What is your Life StoIMG_9195ry?” I am excited to be able to teach my class in person instead of over the phone. It will be a new and exciting adventure!

Next week I am going to participate in my first Blog Tour for my book Fantasy Time Inc. I will be doing a special Blog Tour blog on December 5th. This week a friend of mine is doing her Blog Tour entry, here is the link,  http://tracykauffman.blogspot.com

I chatted with Greg Kuhn about his book on weight loss called; “Why Quantum Physicists Don’t Get Fat” it was an interesting and lively chat;  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2012/11/27/chatting-with-sherri

I thought you would also enjoy a look at the interview I had with him on this blog. It is very interesting addition to the Blogtalk Radio interview;

What was the first book you remember loving? Do you still own it?
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair.  I couldn’t put it down in high school; I was compelled by the immigrant’s struggles, the inhumane living conditions, and the horrendous work environment in the meat packing industry.  I still own it, but haven’t read it in a long while.
 What kind of books do you like to read? Do those books have an effect on your own writing?I enjoy books that explore the mind/body connection – I’m reading Evolve Your Brain: The Science of Changing Your Mind by Joe Dispenza right now.  My new book, although in the weight-loss genre, is really a mind/body self-help book.  I also enjoy Deepak Chopra and his books definitely influence my writing; I read things that Dr. Chopra writes about and he motivates me to go do research on topics that I want to write about and include in my books.
 Do you remember what is the first book that touched you deeply?
Dr. Wayne Dyer’s book, You’ll See It When You Believe It, during a time of personal crisis and was helped immensely by his guidance.  I read that book twice.
 Is there an era of writing that affects you? 1920, 1800’s so forth?
I am especially affected by writers who have sprung up at the end of the 20th Century through today who cover the same topic I do: the new paradigms which quantum physics is giving us.  Our paradigms are the reason we do the things we do and, previously, our paradigms had all been based on the old science of the first scientific revolution.  Because quantum physics is so much more precise and reliable than the old science, the paradigms we create from it offer us an amazing array of new possibilities for successful living.  Losing unwanted weight is but one of those.
 Where do you like to write? Is there a favorite nook or corner?
My office is adjacent to our bedroom and has a large window overlooking our backyard.  Even though we don’t live in the country, I can sometimes see deer and hawks from that window.  I love to be here and write on my large oak desk.  This is a quiet, private spot, yet not isolated from my family since my wife is often in the next room and my sons are usually just down the hall.
 Do you prefer one genre to another?I prefer non-fiction and self-help in particular.  I’ve been writing self-help with my father, Clifford Kuhn, M.D. (aka The Laugh Doctor) since 1995.  And, to escape, I also enjoy reading zombie novels.  I’m pretty sure those are fictional stories.
 Do you like the feel of a book in your hands or do prefer an electronic devises?
A year ago I would’ve told you that a book in my hand is where it’s at.  But I was given an iPad for my birthday and that changed everything.  I love reading on my iPad and, with the Kindle app, I can read just about any format on it.  I love having hundreds of books on that small device; I feel like a walking library.
 Can you tell us about what your working on now?
I’m starting my next book in my Why Quantum Physicists… series.  This one is for teachers.  But I’m also spending a great deal of time with promoting Why Quantum Physicists Don’t Get Fat, which is great fun because I’m so proud of it.  I’ll slowly morph into more writing than promoting, but right now I’m doing a lot of talking about the current book.
Author Greg Kuhn is a professional educator and a futurist, specializing in framing new paradigms for 21st Century living. For the last fifteen years, he has written primarily with his father, Dr. Clifford Kuhn, M.D., about health, wellness, and productivity.Greg Kuhn lives in Louisville, KY with a wonderful wife and four fantastic sons (one by marriage) whom he couldn’t have published this book without; you can read more at http://whyquantumphysicists.wordpress.com/ and http://www.squidoo.com/why-quantum-physicists-dont-get-fat.Here is the Amazon link to my book: http://www.amazon.com/Why-Quantum-Physicists-Dont-ebook/dp/B008I3CURM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1341779750&sr=8-2&keywords=why+quantum+physicists

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