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Women of the Silent Film Era: Alice Guy Blaché https://www.flapperpress.com/post/women-of-the-silent-film-era-alice-guy-blach%C3%A9

 

  This is more of a fan gush, then a review, can’t help it, I love the show; An Exploration of Miss Fisher and The Crypt of Tears; https://wp.me/p2MXCg-aG

Latest reprises of radio plays;

Sherri’s Playhouse reprise; Never Again  available still in archive; http://tobtr.com/11741657

Sherri’s Playhouse reprises; A Heavenly Hand available still in archive;    http://tobtr.com/11735638

Next time on Chatting With Sherri;

Chatting With Sherri welcomes Sci Fi Bulletin editor/publisher; Paul Simpson; June 2, 2002 at 1pm pt;   http://tobtr.com/11746015

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes charming and talented actor; Joshua Charles Dawe; on 6/4/20 at 1pm pt; http://tobtr.com/11746016

 

 

 

Last time on Chatting With Sherri;

Chatting With Sherri welcomed author Quinn Barrett we chatted about her meditation book, and how anyone can meditate; http://tobtr.com/11742038

 

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomed award winning author; Katie Livingston; we talked about biographies and self help books and winning for her first short story in the Writers of the Future Award!   http://tobtr.com/11742040

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomed author Leah Ning, we talked about books, writing and winning for her short story in the Writers of the Future Award;        http://tobtr.com/11729268

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomed author; T Novan  we talked about writing novels, fan fiction, the importance of Xena in our lives and our beloved Mary Dee;   http://tobtr.com/11692147

 

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomed author Paul Wheaton about his book; Building A Better World In Your Backyard, Instead Of Being Angry At Bad Guys ;    http://tobtr.com/11735639

 

 

 

Origin (Robert Langdon, #5)Origin by Dan Brown

This was a really great book but it was also a very troubling book. It was a fun adventure with places I have never even thought about visiting and artists I have never heard of, that part of it was so much fun! I really loved the characters in this book and Robert Langdon’s relationships with them. I love art but like Robert I have been a fan of few modern artists, there are some, because I feel I understand them, but to be truly honest some I will never understand. He introduced to me places I have never been, like Spain, and literature I had never even heard of, as always it was a page turner and it was exciting. And that part of it was so much fun!

The way I feel about Religion and Science is very close to Robert’s that they care deeply about the world around us but they are just going about it differently. I am open to AI, and I found Winston very charming and an interesting character. I am not going to spoil it, but I found parts of the book very disturbing, and I stayed up nights since I read it worrying over it. I am that type of person and I really appreciate Dan Brown opening the conversation and bringing up these very, very important issues especially at this time. I think this is his best book and yet as I said before I felt it is very disturbing at the same time.

More Than Love: An Intimate Portrait of My Mother, Natalie WoodMore Than Love: An Intimate Portrait of My Mother, Natalie Wood by Natasha Gregson Wagner

I have loved Natalie Wood since I was a small child. I saw her on talk shows in the 70’s with Robert Wagner who I also adore, or by herself. She was always funny, intelligent and adorable. She was my favorite actress as kid (I wanted to be an actress, not many brunettes for a brunette who wanted to be an actress to look up to, she was also extremely talented.) My favorite movies are Cash McCall and Love With a Proper Stranger. She was also great in comedy and I adored her in Sex and The Single Girl and Bob, Carol, Ted and Alice. In other words I am a fan.

When Natalie was going to be in Anastasia in LA at the Music Center I was so excited, I squealed when we got the postcard advertising it. (I still have it somewhere.) I lived at home, I was going to college and working but I knew I did not have enough money to go to the play and pay my bills, My Dad promised to get them for the whole family when they came on the market.

Of course that was not to be. I was so stunned when I heard what happened, and heart broken. It is hard to explain, I never met her, or even got a glimpse of her in person.

When all the speculation started with her sister Lana I was shocked, it was obvious she didn’t like Robert Wagner in her book, (which I did read) but she never accused him of anything like she did later. When she accuse him, I was very angry. I am a life long murder mystery fan and what she and the ship’s captain said happened, had way too many holes in it, it made no sense.

I was so excited to read Natasha Gregson Wagner book, I saw the advertisement for it after I saw her HBO special, Natalie Wood, What Remains Behind. I loved all the stuff about Natalie’s life in the documentary, her career and family life. It was beautiful. At the end, I was nodding my head and agreeing with her and the people she was interviewing, they knew best, everyone else in blogs and podcasts are just speculating. The biggest thing for me was that Christopher Walken and Robert Wagner didn’t really like each other and were not friends, why would Christopher back him up, if it was a lie, so I knew that all this fodder was just trumped up stuff, to make money. So sad. And unfair.

So I bought the book, it was very good, it is very hard to write the dark side of your life, the hard stuff for you to grapple with and to do it for the public, wow! I think Nastasha did a great job and she obviously researched her Mom’s life very thoroughly. She is so lucky to have so much, I treasure the pieces I have my parents, I don’t have as much as she does but the bits and pieces are precious. I felt so bad as I read how she had desperately wanted to keep her parents home, that she was scared something would happen to them and then when it did, her life just spiraled.

I also noticed as I read all the things that Lana had wrong, dates that things happened, the bust of James Dean disappearing, (obliviously not true, it was right there in storage,) even what Natalie was wearing on that last Thanksgiving. Also Natasha explaining her attitude to two tiny kids who just lost their Mom, her sister was cold and cruel. It made me realize her book was not true at all.

I love the happy ending for Natalie’s kids though, they deserve it. And I really hope people stop talking about her passing and focus on what great actress she was, maybe even have a Natalie Wood Film Festival. That would be so cool.

Thank you Natasha, from one daughter to another.


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Interviews, reprise of the plays, reviews and my writing…

I’m so excited, Mary Pickford was such a great woman! Thank you
flapperpress https://flapperpress.com/post/women-of-the-silent-film-era-mary-pickford

 

Tops in Entertainment in the Blogtalk Network for my show with the Miss Fisher and The Crypt of Tears production team! We talked about creating the movie, how importnat the fans are and how exciting to work in Morocco, listen in;  http://tobtr.com/11703438  (photos by Ben King)

 

Also top on blogtalk was my chat with Streamed Shakespeare’s Emily McKnight we talked about Shakespeare, people’s need for entertainment and the joys and challenges of performing from home, listen in; http://tobtr.com/11720101

 

Reprises during lockdown from Sherri’s Playhouse;

Sherri’s Playhouse reprises radio play; Cat’s Pajamas!  This is the Roaring Twenties, it was a time of Speak- Easys, Bath Tub Gin and Smugglers and Mobsters. It was also a time that women were moving up in the world, they now have the vote, they have the right to go to college and get a job. This is also the time of the modern women, as well as dancing, smoking, short skirts and sexual exploration. So join Orchid as she brings us into this exciting world that opened the path for our world today! http://tobtr.com/11726808

 

 

Sherri’s Playhouse Reprises ZOE’S PROMISE; A WEEK IN THE LIFE OF EVA AND ZOE! A prequel of A Widgie Knight, Zoe’s Promise is the fun and zany story of Zoe creating the setting of  romantic promise that she made to Eva when they first met after they survived WW2 and the Nazis.  Happily settled in Australia Zoe is now able to keep the promise that she made to Eva at the displaced people camp in Egypt. Join us for the fun and zaniness!  http://tobtr.com/11729203

 

Sherri’s Playhouse reprises;Sherlock Holmes and The Terror By Night Train! Join Holmes, Watson, Irene Adler, along with famous detective C Augusta Dupin and a cast of memorable characters in this original play from writer William Goodwin, director Everett Robert and producer Sherri Rabinowitz ; http://tobtr.com/11723736

Coming this week; 

Coming on 5/17/20 at 7pm pacific time; this week; Sherri’s Playhouse reprises Murder At Home!

Last time on Chatting With Sherri;

Chatting With Sherri welcomed author Sulari Gentill we chatted about writing, publishing and how she is dealing with the lockdown; http://tobtr.com/11716349

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomed back writer, actor & filmmaker; Elizabeth Gracen, we talked about her magazine Flapper Press, GenZ and how she and her family are dealing with the lockdown;   http://tobtr.com/11705532

 

Chatting With Sherri Welcomed Back author Jessica Brawner, we had a great time catching up, talking about the fact we can’t go to the cons because of lockdowns and how difficult it is to release a book right now.  She did a live virtual event on Facebook that was great, and we chatted about writing while your mind is wondering about the pandemic and the lockdown; http://tobtr.com/11713396

Chatting With Sherri welcomed publishers Barbra and Bryant Dillon, we chatted about their publishing work, writing and what they like to read themselves; http://tobtr.com/11708331

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes author Theresa Derwin, writing, finding time to work, how deal with all the crazy things outside and how she is helping her family and yet finding time to write at the same time ; http://tobtr.com/11708220

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomed WOTF Emily Goodwin, we chatted about how the lockdown stopped their big week to celebrate the winners of the contest, but they still had thier event virtually and they decided to launch a special free writing seminar to help anyone who wanted to write get started, listen in ; http://tobtr.com/11724053

 

 

I had such a great time welcoming  back the delightful and enchanting; Anthony J and Julie Sharpe! We talked about how busy Anthony had been he did Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears and had a cameo, he did Robert the Bruce and  Hunters Moon! Not only has Anthony and Julie been busy at home with projects to make their home beautiful but they are both full of plans after the pandemic, Julie will begin her tour of Princes of The Night and Anthony has a bunch of projects he is working on, but mean while he started a really cool project called  Perfect Chaos, which is webseries that each contributor builds on like the old theater game of add on, I have seen the first four eps on YouTube and it is super!  Check out his project on  YouTube ; https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCso4R_3u406CkoqACmu_rjQ  and listen into their show here;   http://tobtr.com/11726030

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomed author Karen Viggers  we chatted about writing, her path to becoming a writer, as vet her worries for the animals of the world and how she is dealing with the lockdown; http://tobtr.com/11705528

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomed the delightful and funk John Alsedek  of Suspense! We chatted about his library of  wonderful radio plays both adaptions and original works with first class actors in amazing stories.  We also chatted about the pandemic, reading books, watching movies and our crushes from our childhood, listen in;   http://tobtr.com/11726035

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomed back  eminent Egyptologist Dr. Colleen Darnell, is an American Egyptologist, teaching Egyptian art history at the Naugatuck Valley Community College. Her areas of expertise include Late Period uses of the Underworld Books, ancient Egyptian military history, the literature of New Kingdom Egypt, and Egyptian revival history. We talked her latest discoveries with her husband Egyptologist John Darnell, her love vintage (especially 1920’s) and how to start your own collection, Agatha Christie (I can’t help myself,) and their new Youtube channel; https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3PrBNQ3sqbHKXYgZX7aN4Q :  and listen to our chat here; http://tobtr.com/11729264

Coming up on Chatting With Sherri;

 

Chatting With Sherri author Leah Ning on 5/14/20 at 1pm pt;        http://tobtr.com/11729268

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes author; T Novan 5/19/20 1pm   http://tobtr.com/11692147

 

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes author Paul Wheaton about his book; Building A Better World In Your Backyard, Instead Of Being Angry At Bad Guys on 5/21/20 at 1pm pt;    http://tobtr.com/11735639

 

 

 

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Fan Fiction story; Generations; next chapter, Jack is exhausted; https://archiveofourown.org/works/20606039/chapters/58061095

 

 

Gaudy Night (Lord Peter Wimsey, #12)Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers


I am not sure how many times I have read this book but it never gets old. It is the first book to introduce me to Oxford in such glorious detail. I have been hungry for more info ever since, that was a long time ago. I didn’t get to visit Oxford when I went to the UK, I had little time but I wish I did.

It also finally gives me the ending I wanted between Peter and Harriet, yes there was a tangle of a mystery that they had to solve and it was a mind bender of chore. But the romance really was tested in this one, and I enjoyed both the emotion and the intellect involved in it.

In fact I think it is fascinating that we are still facing this question of how a woman should be in the 21st century. It is such a strange thing, no one questions if a man can be both heart and mind, even though it is just as much a battle (sometimes more so) for a man as it is for a woman. It poses some questions that still ring true today.

As usual Dorothy Sayers pulls your brain apart in several different directions and throws in languages that most people don’t know like Latin and Greek. At least I understood the French. The world has changed I remember the first time I went to the library to get the translations and now I just plug them into Google.

Sayers challenges you but she gives you the pleasure of a good hunt, with some lovely romance thrown in. Very much worth it, especially with the world as it is right now.



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Some of my scribbling and Chatting With Sherri

I’m so excited about my new series on Women of the Silent Film Era. This week—Lillian Gish! flapperpress.com/post/women-of- This is the first of a several part series, the next up will be Mary Pickford!

Coming soon to Sherri’s Playhouse! Joe Kronus Two! Sequel of hit radio-play takes off where part one ended. Does Terrence get his revenge? Does Joe save the day? tobtr.com/11688016
Escape From Pretoria https://rismovieblog.wordpress.com/2020/03/08/escape-from-pretoria/ staring Daniel Radcliffe, Daniel Webber, Ian Hart and Nathan Page! It’s an excellent movie well acted and very intense. There are some spoilers in this review.
Coming up on Chatting With Sherri;
Chatting With Sherri welcomes back author Stacy Tudor on 3/12/20 at 1pm pt;     http://tobtr.com/11688019
Last Time…
Chatting With Sherri welcomes back talented author; Nicholas Diak, we had a great time talking about movies, books and fandom! ; http://tobtr.com/11682126

Chatting With Sherri welcomes back award-winning author; Kaaron Warren , we had a great time chatting about books and writing independent books  ;  http://tobtr.com/11676026

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes back publisher and writer; John Goodwin, we talked about the contest, books, writing and how creativity is very important;  http://tobtr.com/11675433

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes back author Peter Wacks, talked about how he loved creativity, books and what led him to write his stories; http://tobtr.com/11669395

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes back award winning composer back David Raiken, we talked about movies, creativity and how important music is in the world; http://tobtr.com/11669397

 

 

Chatting With Sherri  welcomes back the very talented, prolific and diverse director; TJ Scott, it was super fun having TJ back, we talked about all the wonderful new projects he is working on, Star Trek, and Xena how he was one of the first directors and that we can’t believe its 25 years ; tobtr.com/11666727

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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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This month is the Anniversary for both my radio concepts!

This month is the Anniversary for Sherri’s Playhouse and Chatting With Sherri also we’re casting for new plays… We have several plays coming up; 2 time-travel stories, The newest parts of Mabel of  The Anzacs! And so much more  … 

 Sherri Playhouse; 

Chatting With Sherri chatted with the cast of Kitten, we had a lot of fun with the cast of this farce, chatting about comedy versus drama.  Listen in; http://tobtr.com/11484467

We presented my play Kitten on Sherri’s Playhouse on Sunday, it is a farce and bit of fluffy fun to cheer up your day;   http://tobtr.com/11499709  It is a short radio play, 12 mins, you can listen to it while eat breakfast or go to the store. Wonderful music of; Cat In The Act and Groovy Tune by singer/song writer; Ray Dafrico add a special kick to the radio play. I hope you will listen in.

I would like to Congratulate to Mr. Nathan Page, his interview has reached over three million downloads in just two months!😊 📷 by (c) Sam Mcadam Cooper.

I would also  like to Congratulate to Mr. Anthony J Share, his interview has reached over One million downloads!

 

 

Last time on Chatting With Sherri;

Chatting With Sherri welcomes illustrator and author Todd Lockwood! We chatted about writing and art and the movies and books that inspired us, listen in; http://tobtr.com/11502007

 

 

Chatting With Sherri  welcomes back Author/Playwright/Director; Gregg Oppenheimer! We chatted about I Love Lucy, his new play tour, and other really cool things coming up for his radio play turned theatrical smash! Listen in ;   http://tobtr.com/11484465

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes back Emmy Winning Producer,Writer and Author Brooks Wachtel!  The always interesting and educational Brooks we chatted about films, books, tv, his teaching so much more, listen in to this charming, highly intelligent man;     http://tobtr.com/11484469

 

  

Chatting With Sherri welcomes back award-winning film-maker; Tom Konkle! We had a great time, talking movies and what inspires him. Plus all his new work that has just come out, it is a fun lively chat, listen in ; http://tobtr.com/11475429

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcome authors and writer of the future winners; Eric and Darci Stone. We had a good time talking about writing and how they inspire each other, listen in ;    http://tobtr.com/11475431

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes back photographer; Ian L Sitren! We had fun chatting about how he was able to really be a part of an air show, and the excitement of combining his love photography with his love of flight! Listen in; http://tobtr.com/11455871

 

 

Fan Fiction;

Ok, I have written a crossover story, from Phryne finding out about her half sister to the first show of the spin off.  Bonus material; this is in my head cannon so it will include Ivy and Jane and Freddy; the whole family I created, https://archiveofourown.org/works/20606039/chapters/48925718 this has the first two chapters.  It of course starts with Jack, Phryne, Ivy and Jane.

Movie Trailer;

Miss Fisher Movie Trailer is here!!!! https://rismovieblog.wordpress.com/2019/09/18/miss-fisher-movie-trailer-is-here/ via @wordpressdotcom

 

Book Review; 

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
I have to admit this has always been my favorite of the series. I think because of two of the new characters and what they mean to Harry. I also love how Hermione has grown up and she really is becoming her own person. Of course like any preteen she makes major mistakes like taking too many classes, but that just makes you love her more and relate to her more. Poor Harry really goes through the ringer and I appreciate J.K Rowling allows this young man to be competent but make mistakes and be downright confused. I love how he reacts in a certain part when Hermione takes him on a certain trip, (sometimes it is really hard to avoid spoilers.) Ron has always been us to me. He says what the audience would say and reacts the way we do too. It’s hard not to love them. This is the story that you see a glimpse of the adults they will become. I adore Lupin, he is very real to me. Like my best teachers, the ones that always made me think.

Anything else I say would give the game away, but it is my favorite and an exquisite story.

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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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