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Xena; Their Courage Changed Our World and interviews…

Sherri’s Playhouse presented the radio play; Dimness  :     http://tobtr.com/11788126  ! This was a combned show with the interview, it went very well to some excellent reviews. I am reprising it with just the play, it is very short but people might like that fact; on 9/10/20 at 7pm pt; http://tobtr.com/11807122

I am sorry about all the delays on Sherri’s Playhouse, they are due to the pandemic and sickness, (not covid but something debilitating.)  We will be back we have a bunch of great stuff in store for you, so hold on to your hats!

 

Yesterday was the 25th anniversary of one my favorite shows.  Thank you to the creators, writers, directors, actors, cinematographers, make up and hair, stunt people and every single person that created this gem. Know that your appreciate and loved. Speaking of that;

 

On Sept 8th at 1pm pacific time I’m delighted to present this amazingly fun chat with Mary D Brooks about Xena; Their Courage Changed Our World ;  http://tobtr.com/11803506  !  Mary and I met at Xena Convention many years ago, we both had a book signing, It was my very first one and I was nervous, I sat next to Mary who put me right at ease joking and chatting with me and the authors and the people asking to have us sign our books. It was one of those special moments that forged a lifetime freindship. That is what this book is all about, how the show touched the fans. There are people in it who took part in the show like Steven L Sears who wrote in the book but he is writing about us fans too. This show changed many lives for the better, through friendship, charity and inspiration. And really isn’t that what art is all about? 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomed back best selling author; David Farland, we talked about his latest books, judging WOTF and the changes because of the pandemic and how life is treating of him late : http://tobtr.com/11786048


 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomed back photographer; Ian L. Sitren we had a great time chatting about his work for the Palm Springs Air and Space Museum, and his film career to his newest project on the Yiddish theater.  Of course the pandemic has effected him as everyone he can’t move around the world like he is used, but he is trying to a figure a way to bring his inspirations to life ; http://tobtr.com/11788122

 

 



Chatting With Sherri welcomed back Screenwriter/Producer/Author Brooks Wachtel!  I always have a great time chatting with Brooks, he is so smart and he knows about almost every film I love. Including the classic The Time Machine with the great Rod Taylor.  I love his stories, that is why I can’t wait for the next part of Lady Sherlock;   http://tobtr.com/11788124

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomed actor, scenic designer & production electrician and Foreman; of the Disney electrical Dept; Pat Osos  he was delightful with all kinds of behind the scenes stores we actully have a hero in common you have to listen to find out who it is;    http://tobtr.com/11792143 

 

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes Writers of the Future winner; Ms. F.J. Bergmann!  We talked about books and writing and why she entered the contest and what it means to her;      http://tobtr.com/11800590

 

 

 

 

Generations by Rithebard – Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Ms Fisher’s MODern Murder Mysteries; latest chapter;

Ivy visits James at the police station.

Ivy helps Phryne and Jack solve the murder, (though Jack is not happy about it.)

Ivy’s first birthday

https://archiveofourown.org/works/20606039/chapters/63968962

 

The Woman on the Orient ExpressThe Woman on the Orient Express by Lindsay Jayne Ashford
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I didn’t read the previews, I had no idea what it was about except it was Agatha Christie on the Orient Express. So as a lover of Agatha Christie I had to read it. I really enjoyed it, I loved how she wove her real life with this fictional account. The results of reading it, I picked up one of the books inspired in real life to her trip to the dig site. My only critique is that the dates are wildly off on one of the real life people, I won’t tell who because it will spoil the plot, but he is revealed at the end of the book.

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So many things happening, so little time…

 
I’m very excited to let you know these shows from the beginnig of the year has cracked over 1 million downloads for Chatting With Sherri so far this year;
Melissa Good (author) http://tobtr.com/11670694
Travis Mcmahon (actor)  http://tobtr.com/11698016          
Production Team for Crypt of Tears  http://tobtr.com/11703438 
Brice Bexter (actor)  http://tobtr.com/11645505
Adrienne Wilkenson  (actor)  http://tobtr.com/11703099
TJ Scott (TV and Film director)  http://tobtr.com/11666727
Shaene Siders (Screenwriter/author) http://tobtr.com/11627035
Michael Strider (Photographer)  http://tobtr.com/11645501
 
 
 
 
 

 

It’s coming out soon, I can’t wait to see it! I am so proud to be part of; Xena: Their Courage Changed Our World which is a book dedicated to the Xenaverse! It’s due on Xena’s 25th Anniversary September 04, 2020. Fan Fiction and beyond. For more info about the book go to: http://xena25years.ausxip.com

 

This is a bit different it is an Interview from chatting with sherri. As well as the reprise from sherri’s playhouse for my radio play about my family’s origins.

Then Sherri’s Playhouse reprises my tiny radio play called Dowry ; tobtr.com/11776037 It is another combo interview and performance it reprises my radio play about my family origins in Mishpucha ; http://tobtr.com/11772586

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes back author Mitzi Szereto to talk about what is going on the world and her new book about True Crimes, her third book is about; The Best New True Crime Stories: Small Towns offers all-new accounts from today’s finest writers of true crime, crime fiction, and beyond. ;  http://tobtr.com/11777189    

 

 

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes award-nominated author; Piper Mejia we chatted about her books, her nomination for awards and how Covid is affecting her and her family;  http://tobtr.com/11773283

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes new author; Verna Cyril we chatted about how long it took to write her new baby, what she was inspired by and how she feels about her first step toward her dream of writing;      http://tobtr.com/11768310

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes back Vampire Diaries actor; Drew Stephenson, we had a fun chat about movies, TV, his dreams of acting and how he would like to create great new parts to perform  ;   http://tobtr.com/11781100

 

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes award-winning screenwriter/producer Tom Blomquist; we had such a fun chat, the man wrote some of my favorite tv shows, including Christy and Riptide, we talked about his novel and what inspired it, and we talked about classic films, one of my favorite topics;   http://tobtr.com/11780588

 

 

 

 

On Tuesday; Chatting With Sherri chats with the cast of Dimness from Sherri’s Playhouse, the cast and I chatted about the new play, how they enjoyed working together as cast and how they enjoy working with people all over the world.  How it brings a sense of normalcy to their lives; http://tobtr.com/11777190

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes back best selling author; David Farland  8/6/20 1pm pt:      http://tobtr.com/11786048

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes back photographer; Ian L. Sitren  on  8/11/20 at  1pm pt;     http://tobtr.com/11788122  

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes back Screenwriter/Producer/Author Brooks Wachtel on 8/13/20 at 1pm pt;              http://tobtr.com/11788124

 

 

 

 

 

Generations by Rithebard – Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Ms Fisher’s MODern Murder Mysteri… https://archiveofourown.org/works/20606039 

A visitor to Wardlow surprises Jane.

Jack and Phryne working on the case.

Little Ivy’s first day of school. 


Well, i haven’t posted for a while so I thought I’d bring you on a ride through some time travel. 

 

A Presumption of Death (Lord Peter Wimsey/Harriet Vane, #2)A Presumption of Death by Jill Paton Walsh


I have enjoyed all the books of the series written by Jill Paton Walsh but I have to say this is the weakest one. I figured out who did it about halfway through the book. Unlike Gaudy Night, where Harriet was very interesting through the first half of the book and in this one I truly missed both Peter and Bunter. Once they show up things pick up and it become very enjoyable but it is more then half way through and that was really hard on the reader.

I won’t tell how they showed up or where or why because that would be spoilers but they were very enjoyable reunions. I do like the way that Ms Walsh writes all the characters she really understands them and I feel that Dorothy Sayers is there in spirit but I am sorry of the books she had written this book is not my favorite because of the plot and really the lack of the zing in the story line. (I do love all the others she wrote so I am being extremely honest here.)


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My 2nd Anniversary of my Patreon!

Thank you for your help to bring free radio theater to the public, its my dream come true; my 2nd Anniversary of my Patreon account! https://www.patreon.com/posts/2nd-anniversary-38411611?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=postshare

Sherri’s Playhouse Reprised #JohnDoe it’s still available check it out here; http://tobtr.com/11747867

Next time;

Chatting With Sherri welcomes film editor Jason Summers on 6/20/20 at 7pm pt;  http://tobtr.com/11755122

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes back Lee Murray  on 6/23/20 at 1pm pt;       http://tobtr.com/11758436

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last time;

Chatting with Sherri welcomes authors Peter J. Wacks and Eytan Kollin we had a great talk about history, books, Ben Franklin and magic;  http://tobtr.com/11755121

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes back author; James Musgrave; we had so much fun talking about history, learning from it, books and strong women, can’t go wrong with that;    http://tobtr.com/11755120

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes back; Shaquita Smith we chatted about what is happening in the world today, her new films and what she wants to do when the pandemic is over; http://tobtr.com/11753863

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes the amazing; Alexandra Tydings; we had so much fun, we talked about kittens, playing Aphrodite in Xena and what is happening in the world right now, listen in ; http://tobtr.com/11747866

 

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri Welcomes author; Greg Hickey

we talked about books, writing and how he became forensic pathologist and how his writing entwined with day job;     http://tobtr.com/11747865

 

 

I am so excited to be part of; Xena: Their Courage Changed Our World is a book dedicated to the Xenaverse Due: Xena’s 25th Anniversary September 04, 2020. Fan Fiction and beyond. For more info about the book go to: xena25years.ausxip.com

 

 

Death Before Wicket (Phryne Fisher, #10)Death Before Wicket by Kerry Greenwood
My rating: 5 of 5 stars 

This was an usual one because it was in Sydney so it was only Dot there to help out. Jack Robinson was mentioned as source to be referred by but really Phryne is pretty much on her own. I was surprised by the ending, it was not who I thought it was and I didn’t see all the layers of the crime till it was explained by Phryne in a most unusual way. I love archaeology and mythology so it was right up my street so I did enjoy it, and I thought it gave Dot a chance to shine a bit more, since she was looking for her sister. I am looking forward to the next one.

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Latest articles, reviews and interviews…

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
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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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Sherri’s Playhouse, Chatting With Sherri and Reviews

Happy Sixth Anniversary to my all my actors, playwrights and listeners for Sherri’s Playhouse!!!!!! Thank you everyone!!!!

Here are some of the shows from Sherri’s Playhouse, I thought during this time of isolation you might like a little free entertainment.
Let me know if you would like some more;

Cat’s Pajamas:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjTbxYwWv1A&t=23s


A Widgie Knight;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiFvgFyXnqQ&t=5s&fbclid=IwAR3RkHA52UXvPu43I8wOfUXh4gKRTJ5S-b5PaaoylV_zjEOEiEAPA816-qE

Murder At Home;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_qZayUQtYY&t=7s



 

 

 

Tomorrow on Chatting With Sherri we welcome the production team of Miss Fisher and The Crypt Of Tears 4/05/20 at 7pm pacific time;     http://tobtr.com/11703438 

 

 

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I am so happy to have welcomed back the talented & charming; Adrienne Wilkinson! Adrienne  is a wonderfully talented actress best known as Xena’s daughter Eve/Livia on Xena Warrior Princess.   Adrienne and I chatted  about her new adventures, her hobbies and new projects; including her new movies; DREAMCATCHER, BURNING DOG  https://www.burningdogfilm.com

Her charity raffle:  http://adriennewilkinson.com/charitydinner/book/ 

 CAMEO:   www.cameo.com/yoadriennew    

 RAVE VIP:  for video fan meet & greets and for  coaching/consulting:  https://www.ravevip.com/profile/adriennewilkinson

  Her radio show; SUSPENSE  –   https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/suspense-radio-drama/id1114362951

The MOB; 3 full seasons, hundreds of actors interviewed for her little web series;  

season 1: www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6JHkveVqz8&list=PLEl3IlNX50tPhFe53ugd-BnwmRGFGiTyh

Season 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfAYw42Q3lQ&list=PLEl3IlNX50tOBEAs6iXwrAY_B7sud7TcO

season 3:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEl3IlNX50tP1etq10rUf0CAruQ–Cpoa

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri chatted with talented artist Echo Chernik  we talked about her art, how the artistic community is handling the health crisis and about being charge of Illustrations for the Writers and Illustrators of the Future Award;  http://tobtr.com/11703436

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomed back actor/writer/director; Eric Erickson, we talked about being a creative stuck at home during the lockdown of the health crisis, his new films including truth and creativity in diversity ;  http://tobtr.com/11695943

 

 

I was so excited to welcome back the diverse and talented actor,Travis McMahon, we talked about slipping his hat back on as Bert in Miss Fisher and The Crypt of Tears, his new film Rams and how he feels about current lockdown, the health crisis and trying his hand at writing a script ;    http://tobtr.com/11698016

 

We chatted with award winning artist Bruce Brenneise about his work, the health crisis and how he is keeping in touch with his fellow artists and how he felt being a winner in Writers And Illustrators of the Future helped his career;   http://tobtr.com/11698052

 

 

 

I had a great time chatting with screenwriter and author; Paul Coyle, we talked about writing spec scripts, getting start as teleplay writer for TV and his work for shows like Crazy Like A Fox and Xena. Now he is an author with a new book about his career is coming out very soon; http://tobtr.com/11692148

 

I had a lovely chat with author Stacy Tudor about writing, creativity and how important it is do what makes you happy and become as creative as you can ; http://tobtr.com/11688019

 

 

 

 

Treasure Chest by Rithebard – Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears (2020), Miss Fisher’s Murder… http://archiveofourown.org/works/23406160 via @ao3org

(Picture is from trailer) This is about the movie with a quirk, it has Ivy in it from my fan fic series. The idea came to me and I just had to scribble it down.

Warning spoilers! Warning spoilers! Warning spoilers!

 

Chatting With Sherri chats with the cast of; Joe Kronus; Capture The Kaiser!!!! It’s a Sequel of the hit radio-play which takes off where part one ended. Does Terrence get his revenge? Does Joe save the day? listen to the cast chat about on March 15, 2020 at 7pm pt; http://tobtr.com/11688016

 

Murder and Mendelssohn (Phryne Fisher, #20)Murder and Mendelssohn by Kerry Greenwood

I really enjoyed this adventure, it was fun getting to see Phryne take on a Sherlock Holmes type and really showing him that he had it all wrong. We meet her dear friend from the war who she comforts and is there for when he needs her. We get to find about her spy days and meet some of the spooks of her past. Of course, the framework is the choir, which of course Phryne joins to figure out who was the killer. And it was lovely to have so much of Jack Robinson in it, her favorite detective and her dear friend in the books. (In this book more then others that I have read he is closer to the Jack Robinson of the TV series. Especially when it comes to food.)

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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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A reprise of Sherri’s Playhouse and a very Happy New Year!

Happy New year, a bit early but it’s the thought that counts. It was an interesting year, I would like thank everyone who have read my blogs, listened to my shows, read my article and were just so supportive of me.  Thank you and have a safe and happy New Year.

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 tonight at 7pm pt; tobtr.com/11608619  

My first show 2020; Chatting with Sherri welcomes back award-winning science fiction writer Shaene Siders on Jan 2, 2020 at 1pm pt; http://tobtr.com/11627035

 

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.
The Download Chatty Award is still open just download eps at; blogtalkradio.com/rithebard tomorrow is the last day to listen to the nominees.  I will announce the winner on Jan 6th!
Here are the nominees;

Nathan Page Picture by (c) Sam Mcadam-Cooper

 

Anthony J Sharpe

 

 

Dr. Colleen Darnell

Brice Bexter

Mary D Brooks and Steven L Sears

Still time to check out the great books in the Holiday On-line Book Fair! Pick up a hard to gift for someone special; https://rithebard.wordpress.com/2019/12/25/holiday-on-line-book-fair/

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The Download Chatty Award is still open!

 

 

One of the nominees for this years The Chatty is Mary D Brooks  & Steven L Sears, they chatted with me about a book Mary created for Xena; Warrior Princess big anniversary this year. By and for fans called; Xena; Their Courage Changed our World! tobtr.com/11366725

The Download Chatty Award is still open but only two weeks left for the to select the winner; 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 6th.

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.

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

 

 

 

 

Final deadline is today; so any 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.

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes back John Alsedek, we talk about the original radio theater, John’s inspiration and the exciting season; http://tobtr.com/11603813

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes back award winning author Eileen Mueller, we talked dragons and how much she loves them.  The inspiration for her series and the latest book;    http://tobtr.com/11603817

 

 

 

Chatting with Sherri welcomes Lisa Russell about life in the Malibu Colony and Cary Grant! We had a great time chatting about Cary Grant how lovely he was to her and her life in the Malibu County, listen in; http://tobtr.com/11603823

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes author and magician Diana Zimmerman, we talked about how she became a magician, how the wonderful Cary Grant helped her, (I was able to chat about Cary Grant with two people who knew him and were friends with him, how cool is that?) And her new books and how she is creating a tv series! http://tobtr.com/11603827

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes back author Wulf Moon on 12/17/19 at 1pm pt;  http://tobtr.com/11603819

 

 

 

 

 

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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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