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Chatting With Sherri and The Palm Springs Film Festival

I decided to write a travelogue to Palm Springs and the screening of; Miss Fisher and The Crypt of Tears at the Palm Springs Film Festival! rismovieblog.wordpress.com/2020/01/29/misNo spoilers for the movie, just description of my day trip and my reaction the film and seeing the cast and crew in person.

Coming up;

Chatting With Sherri welcomes back Melissa Good on 2/4/20 at 7 pm pacific  http://tobtr.com/11670694

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes back TV director TJ Scott on  2/9/20 at 4pm pacific  http://tobtr.com/11666727

 

 

 

 

Last time on Chatting With Sherri;

Chatting With Sherri welcomed; Producer/Creator/Co-Writer/Author; David Oman  about The Oman House, though it was not the estate it was on a corner lot his house is thought to be visit by the victims of Charles Manson’s terror. We talk about the time period, Sharon Tate and why he bought this house ; http://tobtr.com/11658775 

 

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomed back photographer; Chris Loomis, we had a blast talking about what inspires him, tv shows, movies and styles and what is coming up next, really an exciting and fun chat; http://tobtr.com/11653345

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomed back talented actor; Brice Bexter, we talked about my seeing Miss Fisher and The Crypt of Tears at the time he had not seen it yet, his new movie Redemption Day, we had a lively chat! http://tobtr.com/11645505

 

 

I’m so excited for Brice Bexter, his show made tops on Blogtalk! Congrats Brice!!!!

 

 

 

We chatted with new author; Sandra Shaw Homer and I had a lovely chat about writing, gardens and travel; http://tobtr.com/11648877

 

 

 

It was great welcoming back; Actor/Rock Photographer; Michael Strider, we had such fun we talked  about music, photo’s and how he started in the business.  And how he changed his life and now he has a very important charity that we chat about too. http://tobtr.com/11645501

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Five Red Herrings (Lord Peter Wimsey, #7)The Five Red Herrings by Dorothy L. Sayers

I loved the setting an artist community in a small Scottish fishing village. The passions are for fishing and art, which is a strange mix to me but interesting to read. Obliviously, Dorothy Sayers knows this place well and loves it. It shows a great fondness for the surroundings.

I’ve read this one a few times, it his hard to through the different accents but you get the rhythm after a while it gives it a depth that makes it sparkle.

The man who is killed is a very unlikable person. I kind of prefer a sympathetic victim myself, but there is a fascinating lot of suspects. All artists, all temperamental and different in their own way. A lot of prejudices come into play of the time, if you know history it is easy to follow if you don’t you may have to look some things up to understand.

It comes to a surprising conclusion and it all hangs one piece of evidence that is essential to every artist that is missing at the scene of the crime. I won’t tell you what it is because it will ruin the fun but if you paint will get it really quickly though it make take you a bit to figure out.

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The Chatty winners have been announced!

I would like to thank all my remarkable guests in 2019,  authors, playwrights, actors, directors, artists, photographers and so many more, I am so grateful that you gave me a little of your time and allowed my wonderful audience to learn about a side of you they may have never known.

Ok, drum roll…It is my honor to announce that the winners of the 2019 Chatty Awards for downloads is a tie. The winners are all amazing, talented and generous people and I am so proud to have interviewed them several times.

Nathan Page
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So without further ado the winners are a tie; Nathan Page and the team of Steven L. Sears and Mary D Brooks! Congratulations!

 

 

 

Second place; Anthony J Sharpe and Dr. Colleen Darnell are also in a tie too this year! This is a first, we never had two ties in the same category before so I am very excited about it and so are they.

 

In third place is actor Brice Bexter on his first interview! Super exciting!

 

 

 

 

Honorable mention, (not eligible because I wrote it) is my radio play The Dowry from Sherri’s Playhouse!

 

 

The winner of live listens Adrienne Wilkinson!

 

 

Thank you all, I so appreciate you coming onto my show for our chat!!!

Tops on Blogtalk are Nathan Page and Shaene Siders this week!

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes author; Sandra Shaw Homer on 1/16/20 at 1pm pt; http://tobtr.com/11648877

 

 

 

Next week; Chatting With Sherri welcomes back; Actor/Rock Photographer; Michael Strider on 1/14/20 at 7pm pt; http://tobtr.com/11645501

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes back award winning author; Lee Murray and I chatted about our plans for the year and all the good work she does as a mentor, and her new book!  http://tobtr.com/11639005

 

 

 

For our first show of the new year on Chatting With Sherri we welcome award-winning science fiction writer Shaene Siders we talked about her new animated shows, how hard it is to wait for the wonderful shows to come out and discipline of  writing for animation; http://tobtr.com/11627035

 

 

I was excited to go to my first ever film festival in Palm Springs.  I saw the new film; Miss Fisher and The Crypt of Tears, I will not give any spoilers but it is a really fun film, both fans of the tv shows and film festival attendees who have never seen it, loved it, it got a standing ovation the first night! Super! I went the second night it was fun, the movie was wonderful and Q and A after was both funny and full of information. Thank you everyone at Every Cloud for such a great movie and a special thank you to the talented stars of the film; Essie Davis and Nathan Page for making my first film festival and my first Miss Fisher event spectacular!

This season of Sherri’s Playhouse continues with the casting of Joe Kronus Two, I am super excited to see this come to life, it is a special radio play to me.  We still have some parts available if anyone is interested, please contact me! Rehearsals are set to start in a couple of weeks!

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Holiday On-line Book Fair!

           

               

                          Happy Holidays!

                           

                                                           

Hi everyone, welcome to my annual book fair!

The last winning trivia question answer is A Rose in Bloom. 

The trivia game is over, but the fun is not, there are so many wonderful books here, check them out!

 

 

 

 

Welcome to  my on-line Christmas Day Blog Book Fair. We have a great mix of books here. All kinds, for all tastes. So please browse and choose a wonderful book to keep you entertained!

 

Below Frosty here are the books for sale;  I have them separated by category (in Red) so you can easily find the books you like. Once you find the book you would like to buy just click the sell link that you prefer. Enjoy!

Non-Fiction;

Laughs, Luck…and Lucy: How I Came to Create the Most Popular Sitcom of All Time (with “I LOVE LUCY’s Lost Scenes” and rare Lucille Ball audio)

Jess Oppenheimer, the man Lucille Ball called the “brains” of “I Love Lucy”, gives us a rare first-hand look at television history as it was being made. A rich entertainment resource, “Laughs, Luck…and Lucy” features a hilarious memoir, and scores of rare photos, three never-before-published scripts (including the only “I Love Lucy” script that Lucy or Desi ever refused to perform), plus links to web-based audio of Lucy’s classic radio comedy performances, unheard for more than 40 years! 

https://www.amazon.com/Laughs-Luck-Lucy-Popular-Lucille-ebook/dp/B002R5B1UO/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=&qid=

I Love Lucy: The Untold Story Audible Audiobook by Jess Oppenheimer.

Your exclusive backstage pass to the creation of I Love Lucy: I Love Lucy: Behind the Scenes, by Jess Oppenheimer with Gregg Oppenheimer – Winner, Listen Up Awards Best Pop Culture Audiobook of the Year.  Full-cast performance of Gregg Oppenheimer’s play I Love Lucy: The Untold Story! 15-minute Bonus Track: never-before-released 1961 interview with Jess Oppenheimer about the creation of I Love Lucy.

https://www.amazon.com/I-Love-Lucy-Untold-Story/dp/B00ASX86BE/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=i+love+lucy+the+untold+story&qid=1571703048&s=audible&sr=1-1

I Love Lucy: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sitcom; By  L.A. Theatre Works;

The onscreen pairing of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz is at the heart of one of the most popular TV shows in history. Who would have thought that to get on the air, they had to battle both a network and a sponsor who thought the show couldn’t possibly succeed? Playwright Gregg Oppenheimer – son of I Love Lucy’s creator Jess Oppenheimer – spins the hilarious true story behind America’s beloved TV comedy.

https://gumroad.com/l/cVyRu

 

 

Entering My Second Half by Sherri Rabinowitz; 

What follows are fascinating bits and bobs of my life. The things I have done, the people I have met, the places I have been.  I have re-0-entering-my-second-half-post-cardwritten the goals of my life and these experiences helped me formed them. As I write this I began to realize I have lead a hell of life!

 

https://www.amazon.com/Entering-Second-Half-Sherri-Rabinowitz/dp/1500513180/ref=pd_rhf_dp_p_img_3?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=TE75N33WF0EYQQGGCK72

Children’s Books

Planets of the Week

A children’s book created to share the sacred truths about how each day of the week is named after a Planet. 
Each planet’s ancient symbol is depicted and the energy of the planet is expressed in the sentence across each page.

ABC Affirmations

Introducing positive daily affirmations with Sacred Geometry through the manifestation of the Flower of Life. This ancient symbol is created page after page by adding a new circle with each new letter of the alphabet. Showcasing the Seed of Life on the 7th letter G & the full Flower of Life design by the letter Z. These affirmations are powerful life-affirming statements that inspire the readers’ human experience, children and adults alike! 

Shalilly by Elizabeth Gracen;

In the heart of ancient Delphi, Fippa, a sixteen-year-old misfit mystic with unusual gifts, stands at the edge of a cosmic pool, ready to drown. Her sacrifice is the only way to open the portal within the water’s black depths and the only chance she has to bring the young warrior, Ision, back to Earth before Darkness annihilates Love from the Cosmos. https://www.amazon.com/Shalilly-Elizabeth-Gracen-ebook/dp/B01FG5QX6I/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

The Snitch, The Witch, and The One Who Was Rich is more than a children’s story book or children’s literature. It has deep philosophical themes for adults as well. It’s a mixture of a Mother Goose nursery rhyme, Dr. Suess, and Harry Potter. It’s for all ages! It is also a conversation piece and a coffee table book. Explore the magical world of Moonwood in this modern day fantasy classic!
Crisscross Applesauce by Cherrye S. Vasquez Ph.D.
The teacher was shocked to learn that the girls were bickering amongst themselves. Pinching? Spitting? Pulling braided ponytails? On no! Could there be a bully in the learning group?
The Christmas Swap by Cherrye S. Vasquez Ph.D.
Was Mrs. Claus hearing things? Did Santa Claus really want to swap jobs with her this year? What in North Pole was Santa thinking?
Santa’s Super Sleigh! by Cherrye S. Vasquez Ph.D.
Did Carli hear what she thought she heard? What were those reindeer plotting? Of course they meant well, but would they change Santa’s magical ride forever?

A Kitty’s View: An interactive children’s book by Sherri Rabinowitz and Illustrated by Anja Gruber;

00-xena-coverA Kitty’s View; An interactive children’s book is for kindergarten children and older. Though it is full of fun it is secretly teaching some lessons, shhhhhh.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Kittys-View-interactive-childrens-book/dp/1540608522/ref=pd_rhf_dp_p_img_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=94AAE482PNMHX8VS471M

Different Is Beautiful: A love note to the children of the world! By Sherri Rabinowitz and Illustrated by Anja Gruber;

a square teddy cover_bearb (2)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. A portion of the proceeds will go to anti-bullying charities.

https://www.amazon.com/Different-Beautiful-love-children-world/dp/1499617542/ref=pd_rhf_dp_p_img_9?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=8X7KQT6W9J6588XC1MEB

Fantasy/ Science Fiction

Deep Echoes

Caitlin Benoit finds her blood quickened by a new, intriguing site. An initial exploration leads to the discovery of a mysterious river rock with peculiar etchings. Puzzled, she breaks all the rules to examine the stone closer.

The journey begins with a backpack and lip gloss.

Amazon:https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07SVP7YFW

Nook: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/deep-echoes-melody-ash/1131993228?ean=2940156564873

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/deep-echoes-1

Apple Books: https://books.apple.com/us/book/id1467603743

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=j2-cDwAAQBAJ

Northern Echoes: 

Caitlin Benoit assumed the next destination would be her time, her world. Instead, the stone thrusts her further into the past and onto a different continent. Now in 1831 England, she’s discovered by William, the Duke of Lancaster. By sheer luck, he’s willing to allow her into his manor.

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YYHFNZN

Nook: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/northern-echoes-melody-ash/1132526903

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/northern-echoes

Apple Books: https://books.apple.com/us/book/id1473093443

Google: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=htm0DwAAQBAJ

Sunken Echoes:

Discovery has an hourglass and a necklace.

Caitlin lands hard on the decks of an infamous ship–with only 24 hours before it sinks, and John is missing. 

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Sunken-Echoes-Web-Book-ebook/dp/B07X14129J

Nook: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1133277044

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/sunken-echoes

Apple Books: https://books.apple.com/us/book/id1478369008

Fantasy Time Inc by Sherri Rabinowitz;

Newly edited version of Fantasy Time Inc, with new chapter and a new cover;
12795533_1149762565064334_575123236415178808_nIn the future we as a people will be going through many strange and conflicting changes. We will be traveling and living in space and under water. We will have an even better network of communications and transportation but we will still need to have a vacation and to relax from this antiseptic new environment. People will need an escape and most people dream of the future and the past, because no one romanticizes about their own time.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Fantasy-Time-Inc-Sherri-Rabinowitz-ebook/dp/B019I30XCE/ref=pd_rhf_dp_p_img_6?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=HGJXVGD4JGHQC4CGN2K5

Steam Punk

The Clockwork Detective (Constable of Aqualinne Book 1)

Aubrey Hartmann left the Imperial battlefields with a pocketful of medals, a fearsome reputation, and a clockwork leg. When the Imperium diverts her trip home to investigate the murder of a young druwyd in a strange town. She is ordered to not only find the killer but prevent a full-scale war with the dreaded Fae. Determined to solve the mystery, Aubrey must survive centaurs, thugs and a monster of pure destruction.

www.amazon.com/dp/B07Q5VH2MQ/

Tears of Heaven (Flames of Perdition Book 1)

Banishing rouge demons back to Hell isn’t usually a problem. Del and Marrin have a few centuries of experience. It’s all part of the job description. Their lives get hard when the Angel Ahadiel orders them to take down three demons at once. Things go from bad to worse after the demons kidnap three children for some unknown end.

 

www.amazon.com/dp/B07L6KJFPJ/

Hell Becomes Her (Flames of Perdition Book 2)

Banishing demons is only slightly more daunting than raising a pre-teen. All things considered, Del has it pretty easy these days. She takes her orders, does her job, and goes home to kiss her daughter, Jordan, goodnight. But when Jordan is kidnapped Del learns the world is even more dangerous than she believed. Lost in the deserts of northern Nevada, confronted with myths and legends thirst for her blood, Del may have to fight an entire army to get her daughter back. She’ll pull down the pillars of heaven if that’s what it takes.

www.amazon.com/dp/B07N2VSJFZ/\

Mystery/Thriller/Horror

Death in the Beginning (The God Tools: Book 1) by Gary Williams  and Vicky Knerly  
Two men stumble upon a historical secret that holds terrifying consequences. As Northeast Florida braces for a deadly hurricane, there are those willing to murder to guard the truth. 

Blood Legacy -by Gary Williams  and Vicky Knerly  

 https://www.amazon.com/Blood-Legacy-Samuel-Tolen-Novel-ebook/dp/B078WK3FMS

In the present, CIA agent Samuel Tolen is swept up in a global chase to uncover Adolf Hitler’s darkest secret. At stake is the life of an 11-year-old savant—and the end of the world.
Demons are Rude. – (which is available to pre-order and will release on 2/18/20) – by Gary Williams  andVicky Knerly
A down-on-his luck man and a snarky, talking dog have a date with a demon—and not the good kind where you have a chance to get lucky. It’s the kind of date that could lead to world annihilation.

Dawn of the Zombie Apocalypse by Lee Murray
When Seb downloads the latest Chaos game, along with its subliminal feature, all the adults in Bridgetown turn into zombies. Seb and friends race to reverse the effects and save the world–which isn’t easy when you have to walk the dog and care for your baby sister…
Into the Ashes by Lee Murray
“INTO THE ASHES is a kick-ass thriller with twists you will never see coming! Lee Murray serves up a nail-biter of a weird-science action adventure. Brava!” —Jonathan Maberry, New York Times best-selling author of DEEP SILENCE and V-WARS 
 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07P335VB4/

What Happened In The Cover by A L Walker

Although Bria had escaped from her abusive past, life in the States was still empty. She thought her horrible life would be finally over, by her own hands. What happened in the cove would change everything. Find out more below!  https://andreawalkerfin.com/

Tide of Stone by Kaaron Warren

The Time-Ball Tower of Tempuston houses the worst criminals in history.

Given the option of the death penalty or eternal life, they chose eternal life.

They have a long time to regret that choice.  http://www.omniumgatherumedia.com/paperbackorder/tideofstone

Into Bones like Oil by Kaaron Warren

“Dark, disturbing, visceral” (5 stars) —NB Magazine

In this gothic-styled ghost story that simmers with strange, Warren shows once again her flair for exploring the mundane—themes of love, loss, grief, and guilt manifest in a way that is both hauntingly familiar and eerily askew.    https://www.amazon.com/Into-Bones-like-Kaaron-Warren-ebook/dp/B07YSY6D7M/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1577060324&sr=1-2

Exploring Dark Short Fiction #2: A Primer to Kaaron Warren

Australian author Kaaron Warren is widely recognized as one of the leading writers today of speculative and dark short fiction. She’s published four novels, multiple novellas, and well over one hundred heart-rending tales of horror, science fiction, and beautiful fantasy, and is the first author ever to simultaneously win all three of Australia’s top speculative fiction writing awards (Ditmar, Shadows, and Aurealis awards for The Grief Hole). 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DFQYYKF/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i6

 Romantic Fiction

A Light from the Ashes by Rachel Anne Cox

In the future wasteland of Virginia, Sam, the son of revolutionaries, wants nothing more than to leave the violence of his past behind him, but the impending Third Revolution and the two women he loves may not let him.  With his loyalties torn between his affection for Sophie and maintaining the tentative peace which has prevailed in the land, Sam must navigate the fine lines between peace and rebellion, love and hate, while trying to find his humanity in an inhumane world and within himself.  https://www.amazon.com/Light-Ashes-Rachel-Anne-Cox/dp/107644587X/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1571954828&sr=8-1

In The Blood of the Greeks – Book 1 by Mary D. Brooks;

It’s 1942 in German Occupied Greece during World War II, Eva and Zoe — one a German officer’s daughter, the other a young Greek woman filled with fury — should be enemies but they come together in an unlikely union to save the lives of Jews targeted by the Nazis. They know that one wrong move will put an end to their lives. 

https://www.amazon.com/Blood-Greeks-Intertwined-Souls-Book-ebook/dp/B00VA3W1OY/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1482288242&sr=1-1&keywords=In+The+Blood+of+the+Greeks+-+Book+1

Where Shadows Linger by Mary D. Brooks
Bronze Award Winner – Historical Romance 2015 Readers’ Favorite Awards

Eva Muller and Zoe Lambros flee to Australia seeking refuge from World War II ravaged Greece. They struggle in an intolerant society whilst dealing with their haunted war-time memories and hiding their love. With the horrors of the war behind them, Eva and Zoe forge a new life together. The war is over but the shadows from their past emerge to shatter their peace and endanger their lives. They are about to find out the hard way that moving thousands of miles away does not protect them from those that wish them harm. 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00VQHFO5M/

 

Hidden Truths by Mary D. Brooks Awards:
– Honorable Mention in Historical Romance 2015 Readers’ Favorite Awards


An emotionally overwhelming journey home to post WW2 Greece for Eva and Zoe that tests their love, resilience and strength. It’s a story of new friendships, surprises, family and discovery in this historical lesbian romance imbued with mystery and a dash of urban fantasy. 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00WLB8GLQ

 

 

Awakenings by Mary D. Brooks

Bittersweet homecomings, confronting haunted wartime memories and secrets that bubble to the surface in the journey back to where it all began for Eva and Zoe. 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00X4S5122

 

 

No Good Deed by Mary D. Brooks  ***Awarded Bronze in the 2017 Readers Favorite Awards!

It’s 1950 in Sydney, Australia. Eva and Zoe have found peace following their tumultuous past. Their wish for children is upended when an accident leaves Eva fighting for her life. The accident heralds a maelstrom of unexplained paranormal incidents. Zoe has to contend with the possibility of losing the woman she loves just as their dream of a family is in their grasp. Eva’s accident reveals more than anyone imagined. A secret that had been hidden for centuries and a decision, taken by a desperate mother intended to protect the child she loves, will now shatter a conspiracy of lies and deceit.

Love, secrets and lies intertwine in this historical romance imbued with urban fantasy and mystery. 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00YRRIW4S

 

Nor The Battle to the Strong by Mary D. Brooks

Eva Lambros lives a fulfilling life with her partner, Zoe — but her past hides painful experiences she longs to forget. As the couple journeys to the wartime research facility at the center of Eva’s horror, they’ll need to rely on each other to face a series of shocking revelations. 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N25XZ7P

 

Mabel of the Anzacs by Mary D. Brooks


Two women – one a fiery teenager, the other a cantankerous octogenarian – find their mutual antipathy blossoms into an unlikely friendship in this heartfelt multi-generational story about finding a kindred spirit where you least expect it.

  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07D5P2JR4/

 

A Widgie Knight by Mary D. Brooks

A famous and powerful man abuses his power but it will take a determined woman to defend the woman she loves and teach the sexual predator a lesson he will never forget. 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014PEUILW

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On-line Book Fair and Reprise of Joe Kronus!

This season of Chatting With Sherri  has ended.

This season ended with a wonderful author interview, and I will end Sherri’s Playhouse with a reprise of Joe Kronus.  I am very proud of that show, I wrote it and directed it, we had an amazing cast that I am very proud of.

 

I also would like to thank the playwrights, actors and editors who helped to make this year’s Sherri’s Playhouse Possible.  I would also like to thank the people who take part in my Patreon page who are vital to making my dreams and others dreams come true. Thank you. 

It was a very busy year, I had 118 shows this season, and wrote 4 radio play and three novels. Not bad.

I would like to thank everyone who was a guest on Chatting With Sherri, I had a  great year! The live The Chatty Award was given to Adrienne Wilkinson this year for live listens.  

And next year I will be announcing who won the download The Chatty.  I can’t wait to find out who will get it!

I’d like to thank Writer’s Of The Future for sponsoring Chatting With Sherri, you are a wonderful partner in helping to keep my show going. 

I hope everyone has a happy holiday season and a safe New Year!  My Blog will be silent for the next couple of weeks. I have the blog book fair, my books and next years shows to get ready so I will be focusing on that.  I will be back in January with more adventures though, and some really exciting guests and shows. (Including going to the Palm Springs Film Festival to see Miss Fisher and The Crypt of Tears, I can’t wait!!!  I will have a report on my sister blog Ri’s Movies and TV Blog. No spoilers for the movie though.) Thank you again!

 

8 Cozy Solstice Stories (Xena Fanfiction) by Xarah Dax it’s for free but Kindle only; amazon.com/dp/B082T14J9D/  I have two short stories in it. Tomorrow is the last day to buy it.

This is the fourth anniversary of the update of the New Edition of Fantasy Time Inc on December 18, 2015! This is what I wrote at the time; “I have been working hard for months on this new edition. It has a new cover by Anja Gruber, a new chapter. The forward is by Emmy Winning Screenwriter/Producer Brooks Wachtel. I have worked hard to correct any mistakes it may not be perfect but it is the work of love and I hope you enjoy it.”

Check out my Book Fair on Christmas day with trivia, free books and a great selection of titles!!! Keep your eye on this space for the link, check the banner for the times.

 

Sherri’s Playhouse presents a reprise of the amazing Joe Kronus; a time travel radio play!  Would you like to come along for the ride? See other times and stop those who would interfere with time; come along on 12/30/19 at 7pm pt; tobtr.com/11608619

ChattingWithSherri welcomed back author Wulf Moon, we talked about writing, helping others, our favorite novels and he talked about the mentors who helped him. tobtr.com/11603819

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Sherri’s Playhouse is back!

Sherri’s Playhouse presents a very short tiny play called Dowry! It was originally for an under 10 minute play writing contest. But it was so personal and special I decided to do it on Sherri’s Playhouse. It is a very short re-imagining of the founding of my family in the US. It was a very personal project and I am very interested in chatting with my cast about bringing the stories of my Grandma to life; http://tobtr.com/11417347  Tonight I presented on  Sherri’s Playhouse a very short tiny play called Dowry ; http://tobtr.com/11422435

I chatted with some wonderful guests;

Chatting With Sherri welcomes author; Joe Spraga, we had a fun chat about writing and inspiration; http://tobtr.com/11380975

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes Jacqueline M. Dodd an attorney who advocates for children, we had a great talk about how she helps others and how it all started; http://tobtr.com/11380987

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes back; Shaquita Smith, we talked about her new films, and how she loves to direct and write films and where she gets her inspiration  ; http://tobtr.com/11388623

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes Writers of the Future winner; Carrie Callahan.  We had a lovely chat about her story and how she felt winning the Writers of The Future award;    http://tobtr.com/11388679

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes back author; Kaaron Warren, we chatted about writing and what books we love. It was a lot of fun ; http://tobtr.com/11397401

Chatting With Sherri welcomes author; Crystal Westman, we chatted about her new book which is about a woman’s epic journey.  It sounded great ; http://tobtr.com/11404721 

And coming up;

Chatting With Sherri welcomes back award nominated author; RM Alexander  7/20/19 2pm pt;  http://tobtr.com/11417381

Chatting With Sherri welcomes author; A L Walker on 7/21/19 at 4pm pt; http://tobtr.com/11404693

Your Tweets earned 6,113 impressions over the last week;
For my show with Mary D Brooks and  Steven L Sears about; Xena Their Courage Changed Our World!
My chat with the talented young actor; Brice Bexter who plays Captain Templeton in Miss Fisher & the Crypt of Tears!
My chat with actor and author; Robert Trebor about his acting career and his new book; The Haircut Who Would Be King.
Reviews:

The Enchanted AprilThe Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really needed to re-read this charming fairy tale of love. Four very diverse women come together to escape London in the a very dark and dreary winter, and their domestically difficult situations. Two young wives who feel separated and unloved by their husbands. A middle aged woman who felt old and elderly before her time and as though she belonged in the Victorian world and not the modern world of the 1920’s. A titled, amazingly beautiful, over petted and utterly miserable young woman who felt that love being taken from her once she wanted nothing to do with it again.

All four are vibrant intelligent women who are just waiting for adventure and maybe if they are lucky love. So they escape in spring to Italy, to a beautiful small castle on a hill. Full of flowers and beauty. And there they all go through their own inner growth. I won’t tell you how it works out for them but each of them surprise themselves and each other.

 

The Secret of Chimneys (Superintendent Battle, #1)The Secret of Chimneys by Agatha Christie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have read this before a long time ago but to be very honest the only thing I remembered was Lady Eileen “Bundle” Brent and her father Lord Caterham. So re-reading it I find that I am much more intrigued by really the lead of the story; Anthony Cade, British-educated adventurer, down on his luck when the novel opens; 32 years old, and 14 years since he was last in England. He is really very interesting, smart, kind, funny, a decent guy. Yet he is a man of action, he can climb trees, fight bad guys and protect people. Sort of a down to earth swashbuckler, with a good heart.

The novel starts when Anthony is working as a tour guide in South Africa and runs into an old friend, James McGrath, a Canadian an old friend from school days. He has a really adventurous time and saved two people so he has two things he has to do in London, but he love to hunt gold so he asks his old buddy Anthony to do it. I won’t tell you the intricacies of the script I don’t want to spoil it for you.

Meanwhile back in good old London is a towering self important bore of a politician; The Honourable George Lomax, of the Foreign Office. He has brow beat poor Lord Caterham into having people down to his country estate Chimneys. It is a place that has seen a lot of history but all he wants is peace and quiet to work on his hobbies. Well it is not going to happen it is arranged. Poor Bill Eversleigh, who works for George Lomax and is one of the house party, he is an old friend of Bundles but he is in love with; Virginia Revel, cousin of George Lomax, daughter of a peer, society beauty and young widow of Timothy Revel, former British envoy to Herzoslovakia; she is 27 years old. Well she doesn’t want to go either but George pushes her to go so she makes the best of it.

Then Anthony and Virgina meet under difficult conditions, again don’t want to give the plot away but they become friend very quickly to protect Virgin who may be in more trouble then she realized.

Well they meet at the beautiful country estate and of course there is murder, mayhem, love, betrayal and general confusion, very entertainingly done. There are some super big surprises in this one. Definitely worth a read.

The Seven Dials MysteryThe Seven Dials Mystery by Agatha Christie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

In the last days of renting the estate Chimneys, Sir Oswald and Lady Coote host a party including Gerry Wade, Jimmy Thesiger, Ronny Devereux, Bill Eversleigh and Rupert “Pongo” Bateman, Sir Oswald’s secretary. Gerry Wade has a bad habit of oversleeping. The others plan a joke on Gerald by placing eight alarm clocks in his room and timing them to go off at intervals the next morning. The alarms are heard but Wade is not awake. The poor young man died.

Lord Caterham and his daughter Lady Eileen “Bundle” Brent move back into Chimneys. The coroner gives a verdict of Death by Misadventure for Gerry. Bundle, who adores Bill Eversleigh, puzzles over this event. She is not thrilled to find out that Gerry died in her room; she finds an unfinished letter from Gerry to Loraine dated the day before he died. He asks Loraine to forget about that Seven Dials business. She is even more puzzled and wonders if this Seven Dials business is the reason for the death of Gerry. So Bundle goes off to London to see Bill. She drives a car just like Phryne Fisher’s and with the same speed and skill and on the way, a man steps out of a hedge and into the road. Bundle misses him but he collapses anyway, muttering about “Seven Dials…Tell… Jimmy Thesiger.” Then he dies.

The next day Bundle reaches London and gets Jimmy’s address from Bill. She tells Loraine Wade and Jimmy of Ronny’s death. Bundle tells the other two of the warning letter that George Lomax received. Lomax is hosting a house party the following week at his house at Wyvern Abbey; Jimmy and Bundle get themselves invited by very different but clever means.

Bundle visits Superintendent Battle at Scotland Yard; he is being very mysterious but he does hint to Bundle that Bill knows something about Seven Dials. According to Bill, Seven Dials is a seedy nightclub and gambling den and Bundle insists he takes her there. In the club, Bundle recognizes the doorman as a footman from Chimneys. Bundle returns to the Seven Dials club and questions Alfred, the footman. He tells her that he left Chimneys for far higher wages offered by Mosgorovsky, owner of the club. Further, Mosgorovsky sends a replacement for Alfred at Chimneys, John Bauer. Alfred takes her into a secret room with a table and seven chairs. She hides in a cupboard in the room and witnesses a meeting. They wear masks with eye slits and clock faces on the hoods, each clock showing a different time. The only clue to identity is that one woman has a mole on her exposed shoulder blade.

Bundle and Jimmy arrive at Wyvern Abbey and are introduced to the Cootes, Sir Stanley Digby the Air Minister, Terence O’Rourke, and the Hungarian Countess Radzky. Superintendent Battle is there, disguised as a waiter, which Bundle finds very amusing but he is as formidable as ever. Bill Eversleigh is there as staff of Mr Lomax. Jimmy and Bill agree to keep watch, changing over at 3.00 am. Bundle and Loraine are both told to let the boys handle it, with the result they both find ways to sneak in. Really, Bill should know better!!!

Bundle, acting alone, changes her clothes and climbs down the ivy outside her room. She runs into Superintendent Battle, on his own watch outside, he tells her that he is aware of everything she has found out and to leave the lady with the mole alone. He persuades her to go back. She does so, and then checks on Jimmy in the hall. Finding him gone, she goes to Bill’s bedroom but finds that she has erred and is in the Countess’s empty room. Bundle hears a tremendous struggle in the library, and two gunshots. Apparently the bad guy fought with Jimmy and shot him as he escaped.

Bill goes to Jimmy’s London flat. Ronny Devereux’s executors have sent him a letter written by Ronny, and Bill is amazed. Jimmy rings up Bundle and Loraine and tells them to meet him and Bill at the Seven Dials club, Bill’s story being “the biggest scoop of the century.” Loraine reports that there is something wrong with Bill. They find him unconscious in the car. Then someone knocks Bundle unconscious. She comes round in Bill’s arms, where she stays comfortably cuddled in his arms, with her eyes closed, as Bill finally tells her how he feels about her, thinking her unconscious.

And that is all I am going to tell you. Because that would be spoilers of what is really going on in this rather wild plot. It is a fun tale, it sort of reminds me of the first Tommy and Tuppence story. I highly recommend it.

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Books, radio plays and Chatting With Sherri!

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This week on Chatting With Sherri;

Chatting With Sherri welcomes back Hudson Leik on Aug 9th at 8pm;  http://tobtr.com/10911375

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes back publisher and writer; John Goodwin at 11am pacific time on 8/7/18 http://tobtr.com/10916561

 

 

Great shows last month on Chatting With Sherri;

Chatting With Sherri welcomed back John Alsedek  of Suspense, we had a great time chatting about his new season.  And all the work and inspiration that went into each of the episodes of Suspense! Listen in;   http://tobtr.com/10888679

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomed  photographer; Michael Strider about his work as photographer and his passion project; the LifeAfter Project!  We chatted about how he became a photographer and how he started to take pics of rock stars.  Also how his special charity came about;  http://tobtr.com/10880265   

His charity auction is;   https://www.charitybuzz.com/support/lifeafterproject

 

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomed actress, singer and presenter; Kate Lister! We had such a great time. 
We talked about working as an artist. Her path to becoming a successful performer and how she is expanding her work as a producer. Listen in; http://tobtr.com/10894431

 

 

 

We are now in the midst of rehearsing for an amazing radio play; THE THIEF’S TALE  by Lee Murray. Adapted for audio production by Dan Rabarts. I can’t wait for you to see it next month.

 I still have two amazing radio plays coming up and could use some heavy lifting.  No pay but a lot of exposure and you get to meet people from all over via our rehearsals.  We rehearse on Skype and perform on my Blogtalk platform. It is a lot of fun and we get to act in some truly amazing plays.  We do the radio plays live, it’s a high wire act like live TV back in the day, so if you want to do something completely different, get in touch with me.

 

 

 

 

 

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Joe Kronus and Winning free audiobook!!!

You can win  free copy of the audio book of Entering My Second Half!   My adventures with some rather famous people. Comment about your future and win, for a limited time.

Entering My Second Half; Audible Audiobook – Sherri Rabinowitz (Author), Kristine M. Bowen (Narrator); http://authorpage.com/books/127

 Also available as an audio book is my novel Fantasy Time Inc narrated by  Eileen Rizzo available at Audible, Itunes and Amazon, check it out at;  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0187NO95S/

Zoe’s Promise stats has just made the highest live listen for any Sherri’s Playhouse production; 75,310 listens 🙂 Yeehaaa!!!!! 

 

 

 

Coming on April 18th at 7pm pt; Joe Kronus; A time travel radio play. Would you like to come along for the ride? You can stop those who would interfere in time…..A presentation of ;Sherri’s Playhouse!  http://tobtr.com/10710077

 

 

Last Month was so exciting! https://www.patreon.com/posts/last-month-was-18080066?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=postsharePlayhouse. 

Chatting With Sherri welcomed back The Aha Guy; Mitchell Levy, we had a fun chat talking about his new projects and how to write business books in record time;  http://tobtr.com/10689253

 

 

 

 

I always enjoy chatting with talented author  R.M. Alexander; we talked books, deadlines, distractions and why we write? 

 

 

On Tuesday on Chatting With Sherri we welcomes author Christopher Golden  at 5pm pt    https://t.co/w8mKQS2R5T 

 

For my fellow Nathan Page fans especially those in Australia, Nathan is performing again at the State Theater production of After Dinner by Andrew Bovell! The cast is; Nathan Page, Elena Carapetis, Jude Henshall, Ellen Steele and Rory Walker. It’s in Adelaide,and it looks like a lot of fun.    Wish I could go! To buy tickets;   http://statetheatrecompany.com.au/shows/after-dinner/

Talking about Mr Page, take a look at my blogtalk  and Twitter stats , Nathan shoended up tops  this week, poof! 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 This weeks tops in entertainment on Blogtalk;  my Chatting With Sherri’s shows with; Nathan Page, Anthony J Sharpe and the cast interview for Mary D Brooks play Zoe’s Promise!!!  And on Top Tweets in order of popularity Your Tweets earned 3,799 impressions over the last week;  Nathan Page, Anthony J Sharpe and the cast interview for Zoe’s Promise by Mary D Brooks!!!

 

 

 

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