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Interviews, Rehearsals and writing…

I’ve had a busy week of writing and rehearsing.  I can’t tell you everything but here is a bit of it; 

00000preston-stone-iof2016-dinosaur-dreams-in-infinite-measures-loresI had fun chatting with Illustrators & writers of the Future winners Preston Stone & Jon Lasser.  We chatted about the contest, their muse and how they feel about the dark side of today’s science fiction. Listen in; 

 

00000-sherlockSherri’s Playhouse presents  “Terror By Night Train, A Sherlock Holmes Mystery,” written by William Goodwin, directed by Everett Robert and produced by Sherri Rabinowitz. It is excellent and on top of that we have had a lot of fun creating it, please join the live broadcast at on 1/29/2017 at 7:00PM PST;  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2017/01/30/sherris-playhouse-presents-sherlock-holmes-and-the-terror-by-night-train Casting will begin soon for the next play get in touch at; https://www.facebook.com/Sherris-Playhouse-1415103118746094/

00000miss-fisher-con-caro-phryne-fan-show-girl-white-lo-resOn Tuesday Chatting With Sherri welcomes The Adventuress’ Club of the Americas to talk about the first ever 000000hotelMiss Fisher Con on 1/31/2017 at 10:30AM PST;  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2017/01/31/chatting-with-sherri-welcomes-the-adventuresses-club-of-the-americas

 

 

Since we are talking about Miss Fisher;

00000016142949_597730407018514_4143957124167081274_n I thought I would just help spread the exciting news for my fellow Nathan Page fans that there will be another tea with him! This time in Melbourne!

Picture is with permission of the talented (c)Sam Mcadam-Cooper . It’s wonderful isn’t it? highteawithnp.wordpress.com

00-xena-covera square teddy cover_bearb (2)Take a pic with your copy of Different Is Beautiful;  or  your copy of A Kitty’s View;   win a prize!

0000-play-for-spencerI am so excited to be creating a special show for Kidz Danz Kompany for their summer production called “Bamboozled!” It is really an exciting group of children and they are so talented! I want to thank Spencer Powell for giving the opportunity to work with him and talented dance theater group!!!!!

Great interviews with many wonderful guests on10409783_803245753049352_3893712058043773424_nmy website; http://sherrirabinowitz.simplesite.com/424092387

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Big Creative Artists Showcase This Sunday!!!

I am so nervous and excited about the Creative Artist Showcase.  I have wonderful artists that are coming to the show and I hope if schrift 3. red whiteBGyou’re in the San Diego area you will drop by and take part as a patron to our first Creative Artists Showcase. I will be doing a reading. An artist will be doing a demo for you and there is a lot of art, beautiful hats  and hat pins, pottery, Jewels and my novel for you to enjoy. It will be on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the Fusion Glass Co. This will be a great time for all everyone is invited, if you’re in the area please stop by. We will showcase all kinds of wonderful creative projects. Art, Books, Performing Arts, Music, Food… So come one, come all to our first showcase! http://www.meetup.com/La-Mesa-Creative-Types/events/123334742/?a=ra1_te

I decided I needed help I have so much work to do with all my different business’s that I would like to hire an intern. I think a schrift 2_whiteBGvirtual intern would be best but I really need some help. So I signed up with an intern site.

Responsibilities

– Utilizes social media to engage with a community of fans/followers online – Coordinates online marketing and advertising campaigns – Collaborates with internal departments on projects and assignments – Demonstrates interest in social media and how media and communication strategies can continuously engage the online community.

Requirements

– Provide links to 1-3 social networking profiles to demonstrate interest and knowledge – Possesses skills in writing, presentation, IMG_9195interpersonal relations, and customer management – Performs well in environment that values creativity, flexibility, and variety – Exhibits personal qualities, such as open-mindedness, enthusiasm, and adaptability – Prefers challenges, fast pace, new ideas, future focus, and unstructured environment.

If you know anyone please have them sign up and check out my link on the site; Social Media & Community Management Intern Job at Ri The Bard Publications – http://Internships.com

Also if you know any musicians I would love to talk to them. I have a contest going and I would like a short peppy theme 35816_406565138320_1875124_nsong for authormy show Chatting With Sherri!  What I need is short cute song that lasts less than 1 minute. It should reflect my happy positive view of the show. There is a dead line, I will need to get your emails by August 30th. Please send me your entry to rithebard@yahoo.com with Theme Song in Subject. The winner will be a guest on my show to plug their music! Since I am now booked up till next year this will be a special show with just you, it will be a great chance to reach an audience so send in those songs. http://www.rithebard.com/?alt_id=0H0NG-D1A23-4W5&ts=1335411499574

 

Forevermore by Jim Musgrave

Jim MusgraveThis week on Chatting With Sherri author Jim Musgrave the author of the Pat O’Mally Historical Mystery Series, and has also written five other novels and three collections of short stories.  About his mini-mysteries Jim Musgrave says “My followers can load up their Kindle, Sony, iPad, or iPhone with my latest bite-sized sizzler and travel back in time to do some righteous sleuthing with my vet Detective, Patrick James O’Malley!” Please tune in to listen to him chat about his new novel Forevermore; http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2013/07/30/chatting-with-sherri

 

I chatted with award-winning journalist Doug Smith who talked about his first novel, Same Same! We had a great conversation book cover same, samewhere we talked about his career with in sports, his friendship with the great Arthur Ashe. We also discussed current events such Doug Smithas Racism in America and the path he hopes we will take as a country. He also chatted about his 30+ years of successful achievement as an editor and writer with three of the most influential newspapers in the United States – Newsday, The New York Post and USA Today. Check out his blog at; http://thedougsmithpost.com/  Please listen in this Tuesday to listen to this talented writer;  http://tobtr.com/s/5024923 .

 

I am included in this weeks  Poetry*Daily about my interview with Doug Smith; http://paper.li/TheJoyOTL/1306015089 …

 

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I had so much fun at the free venues at Comic Con I just had to share.  Here is the my new blog called; Comic Con From the Outside! http://wp.me/p2MXM9-19 via @wordpressdotcom

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Contest For Theme Song For Chatting With Sherri!

I am very excited to hear from all you talented musicians out there. I would like a short peppy theme song for my show Chatting 35816_406565138320_1875124_nWith Sherri. What I need is short cute song that lasts less than 1 minute. It should reflect my happy positive view of the show. There is a dead line, I will need to get your emails by August 30th. Please send me your entry to rithebard@yahoo.com with Theme Song in Subject. The winner will be a guest on my show to plug their music! Since I am now booked up till next year this will be a special show with just you, it will be a great chance to reach an audience so send in those songs

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Hudson Leick and I had  a great time on my show Chatting With Sherri for our special broadcast on Wednesday. It was my first time doing an hour show and I was nervous but once I got in the flow the hour flew by. Hudson was wonderful, down to Earth and Hudsonso much fun! I have already received a lot of emails and IM’s about it and it seems everyone was enchanted withhudson-leick-05 the lovely Hudson. We had so many people call in I had time to ask the questions I collected and the questions were so interesting. Hudson had a good time too, it was a great hour! We talked about Callisto in Xena, Warrior Princess and about how she got the part. We also talked about her wonderful yoga retreats(which sold out) and her wonderful cd which guides the listener in all kinds of meditations; Here is the link for Hudson’s site so you can check out her retreats and buy one of her amazing CDs;   http://www.hudsonleick.com/   please listen to fascinating hour at; http://tobtr.com/s/5003953 .

 

This week I also chatted with the lovely Dianne Gardner about her novel Deception Peak. We had a wonderful time talkindeception peak 2g about promophoto(2)fantasy and science fiction. We also discussed where inspiration comes from that her stories were inspired by the children in her family. Deception Peak, Ian’s Realm Trilogy it is a best-selling YA adventure fantasy saga. It follows the adventures of a teenage boy as he travels into an alternate realm filled with wonder and excitement! Please listen to the wonderful chat at; http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2013/07/16/chatting-with-sherri .

 

 

 This  Tuesday on Chatting With Sherri I will be interviewing award-winning journalist Doug Smith will talk about his firbook cover same, samest Doug Smithnovel, Same Same! He will also chat about his 30+ years of successful achievement as an editor and writer with three of the most influential newspapers in the United States – Newsday, The New York Post and USA Today. Please listen in this Tuesday to listen to this talented writer;  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2013/07/23/chatting-with-sherri

 

 

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I am working on getting more and more artists of all kinds. This week I am proud to let you know about artist Kathleen Kite-AoxidestPowell with an amazing display of pottery will join us at the Showcase.  I have more wonderful artists that are KathFlowGd004coming to the show and I hope to let you know who really soon. I hope if you’re in the San Diego area you will drop by and take part as a patron to our first Creative Artists Showcase. It will be on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the Fusion Glass Co. This will be a great time for all everyone is invited, if you’re in the area please stop by. We will showcase all kinds of wonderful creative projects. Art, Books, Performing Arts, Music, Food… So come one, come all to our first showcase! http://www.meetup.com/La-Mesa-Creative-Types/events/123334742/?a=ra1_te

 

 

My Spring Issue was a real success for me!  I received a lot of wonderful feedback about the beauty and wonder of the jewels in jewel_3that issue My next issue will be at the end of August so please read this issue of my beautiful magazine Sherri’s Jewel Box while you can still see this amazing issue. http://sherrisjewelbox.weebly.com/

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Finding a Hidden Treasure in Your Files…

schrift 2_whiteBGDid you ever look at something,  see it in your handwriting but you don’t remember doing it? A little hidden treasure of your very own.  I just had that happen. I saw all my notes, scribbles and story but thought, “What is this about?”  After I read it, I remembered it,  but isn’t strange how the file system in the brain works? How can you labor on short story and then forget it? And it is a good story. So strange. Did that ever happen to you?

On Tuesday I chatted to the wonderful Terri Morgan about her book; Playing the Genetic Lottery. We had a very interesting talterri's book coverk terriabout why and how she wrote her first fictional book; Playing the Genetic Lottery.  As a reporter she interviewed Hillary Rodham  Clinton but the urge to write a fictional book about schizophrenia became her passion. It is all very diverse and very interesting. Her book provides an illuminating look at schizophrenia and how it impacts people and those who love them. Here is her website;  http://terrimorgan.net/ and please listen to our chat at; http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2013/07/09/chatting-with-sherri .

 

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This Tuesday I will chat with Dianne Gardner about her novel Deception Peak, Ian’s Realm Trilogy it is a best-selling YA adventure fantasy saga. It follows the adventures of a teenage boy as he travels into an alternate realm filled with wonder and excitement! http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2013/07/16/chatting-with-sherri .  It should be a fun talk.

 

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I am not the only one who is  excited about this special episode of Chatting With Sherri with Hudson Leick! I have received a lot of hudson-leick-05emails and IM’s about it and it seems a lot of people are really jazzed about having the one and only Hudson inHudson an interview. And a few brave souls are really excited about calling in and speaking to her live and in person!  She played the complicated and fascinating Callisto in Xena, Warrior Princess. She started a series of wonderful Yoga Retreats all over the world. She is an amazing Spiritual Counselor. And she has just come out with a cd that we will talk about on the show. She has graciously consented to answering fan questions during the last 15 minutes of the show. So get your questions ready.  Remember this special episode will be at 6pm Pacific Time on Wednesday at; http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2013/07/18/hudson-leick-on-chatting-with-sherri

 

schrift 3. red whiteBGI’m also going to have a contest for the theme song for my show Chatting With Sherri. What I need is short cute song that lasts less than 1 minute. It should reflect my happy positive view of the show. Please send me your entry to rithebard@yahoo.com. The winner will be a guest on my show to plug their music 🙂

 

 

If you would like to keep in touch and follow all the newest updates on my show please check out my yahoo group at; http://group35816_406565138320_1875124_ns.yahoo.com/group/chattingwithsherri/?yguid=64414577  or Facebook page at; https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Chatting-With-Sherri/411791375544465

 

 

 

 

I am working on getting more and more artists of all kinds. I have more wonderful artists that are coming to the show and I hope livepreviewto let you know who really soon.   I hope if you’re in the San Diego area you will drop by and take part as a patronnew banner for my book (2) to our first Creative Artists Showcase. It will be on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the Fusion Glass Co.   This will be a great time for all, everyone is invited if you’re in the area please stop by. We will showcase all kinds of wonderful creative projects. Art, Books, Performing Arts, Music, Food… So come one, come all to our first showcase! http://www.meetup.com/La-Mesa-Creative-Types/events/123334742/?a=ra1_te

 

 

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My last issue was a real success for me and I hope my guests got a lot of business from it. I had a lot of hits and I am very proud of the issue.  My next issue will be at the end of August so please read my beautiful magazine Sherri’s Jewel Box while you can still see this amazing issue.  http://sherrisjewelbox.weebly.com/


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Great Events and Interviews!

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I attended the San Diego Book Awards 2013 on Saturday night. It was a lot of fun.  There were many writers from all kinds of fields. I had a lot of fun at my table talking to other writers from the area and their families. My new banner looked really beautiful as you can see. The picture to the left happened during a period when the lights went out. I was surprised that the lights went out and the flash made me burst into giggles as the picture was taken. That is why I look I am about to burst out into laughter.  There was a great diversity in  the winners. And I loved my red velvet cupcake 🙂

1000058_591944980846098_2009528436_nMy brother and I went to the San Diego County Fair. We had a great time. There was so much to see and I think we walked every mile of the Del Mar Race Track to check it out.  I have the aching legs to prove it.  We went to all the craft shows, checked out all the art displays and ate a lot of fattening food. At the end of the day I did something I always wanted to do but was a little afraid.  I put it all in my blog called; I Rode An Elephant at the San Diego County Fair http://wp.me/p2MXM9-C via @wordpressdotcom

Sherri’s On Line Book Club will be this Sunday on June 30th! I hope you all have read my book; Fantasy schrift 3. red whiteBGTime Inc. and will be ready for a friendly chat about it. The club will meet up at 1pm pacific time and we will chat in a special group I am going to set up in Facebook. Please email me and I will add you to my special Facebook group for the Book Club. If you have any questions at all please drop by on Facebook;  please RSVP to; https://www.facebook.com/events/474453272631513/  or on Goodreads; http://www.goodreads.com/event/show/892000-sherri-s-on-line-book-club and let ask me. Please don’t forget to RSVP on either Facebook or Goodreads.

I am so excited I have added several  wonderful artists of all types to the showcase. It is starting to really shape up.  Creative Artists Shoschrift 2_whiteBGwcase will be on Sunday, July 28, 2013  at 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the Fusion Glass Co.  This will be a great time for all everyone is invited if you’re in the area  please stop by. We will showcase all kinds of wonderful creative  projects. Art, Books, Performing Arts, Music, Food…This is a chance for  new artists to show off what they have to offer and new patrons to  marvel at the work and of course buy it.  So come one, come all to our first showcase! http://www.meetup.com/La-Mesa-Creative-Types/events/123334742/?a=ra1_te

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barbra fromanAuthor Barbara Froman will chat on her writing and her new novel; Shadows and Ghosts.  Shadows and Ghosts is a filmmaker’s tale of artistic passion, fierce sibling rivalry, failed love affairs, substance abuse, and the magical redemptive power of cinema.  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2013/07/02/chatting-with-sherri …

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My guest author Patricia R. Blumhagen chatted about her wonderful  book, Winter’s Mystery. It was a chat about life and how to reach out toward your goals. Her  book combines spirituality, psychology, transformational poetry and Nature’s healing photos.  Please listen in at;  http://tobtr.com/s/4899387 .  She is an  Interfaith Minister, Spiritual Coach and Certified Nutritional Consultant Indie Author, please check out her website; http://www.reinventinghealthpublishing.com

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On-Line Book Club Will Be Here Soon!

schrift 2_whiteBGIt is coming soon! It’s only nine days  away till  my own on-line book club called; Sherri’s On Line Book Club. I hope you all have my book; Fantasy Time Inc. and have started to read it. Please try to finish it by June 30th. I am really looking forward to talking to all you readers out there.   This will always be a nice talk. No mean, harsh talk will be accepted. I am not talking about just my novel but all novels in the book club. This is for readers who are friendly and fun!  Please drop by on Facebook;  https://www.facebook.com/events/474453272631513/  and on Goodreads; http://www.goodreads.com/event/show/892000-sherri-s-on-line-book-club

 I had such a great time talking with Melissa Good.We will talked about fan fiction, her Tropical Storm series andpartners Melissa Goodits newest addition Moving Target. We will also discuss her brand new book; Partners which sounds like a really interesting novel about our future and the future of the oceans. She also talked about her day job as an IT expert and the cruise industry that she works in. It was a lively fun 45 minutes with her answering your questions and being so open and quite fun. Please listen in to this interesting and talented woman; http://tobtr.com/s/4856513    Also please check out her website with all the latest stories and information about her books; http://merwolf.com/

 I had a lively chat with Tasha Donahue on Tuesday, she talked about her book, her love of adventure and family. She also talked about her son and what a challenging but rewarding road they have traveled together. In fabook cover (2)ct she 2009-09-20 21.02.19 (2)is going to write a new book on motherhood and would love your contributions so please check out her; www.MeetMeUnderTheEiffelTower.wordpress.com for more information. Her book; Meet Me Under The Eiffel Tower; is about retaining balance in life as a woman a very important issue for all of us. It is a book about coming into your own please listen at; http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2013/06/18/chatting-with-sherri 

My guest this week is the wonderful author Patricia R. Blumhagen  about her book, Winter’s a wmcover 300dpi 1-4-13 (2)a Patricia's Photo (2)Mystery.This book combines spirituality, psychology, transformational poetry and Nature’s healing photos. Please join us on Tuesday at; http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2013/06/25/chatting-with-sherri
 
 

 

 I am so excited I have added several  wonderful artists of all types to the showcase. It is starting to really shape up.  Creative Artists Showcase will be on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at schrift-3.-redthe Fusion Glass Co.  This will be a great time for all everyone is invited if you’re in the area please stop by. We will showcase all kinds of wonderful creative projects. Art, Books, Performing Arts, Music, Food…This is a chance for new artists to show off what they have to offer and new patrons to marvel at the work and of course buy it.  So come one, come all to our first showcase! http://www.meetup.com/La-Mesa-Creative-Types/events/123334742/?a=ra1_te

Please check out a new venture that’s  called Book Fanatix;  You can get FREE stuff by using social media to discover, talk, and buy books. Authors are rewarded too for the more they do. Let the book revolution begin! Please check it out, here’s the link igg.me/at/getfreestuff

 

 
 

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Interviews! I Love To Do Interviews!

schrift-3.-redI love doing interviews, it is really interesting and you get to see what really makes people tick. You get to peek behind the mask that we all wear in our day-to-day lives. It is really to borrow a word from my favorite Vulcan, Fascinating.

 

Tomorrow I will be having a special edition of Chatting With Sherri! I am very excited to interview the wonderfulpartners Melissa Goodbard, author, screenwriter writer Melissa Good . Melissa shot to fame with in the Xenaverse with her series Tropical Storm. We will talk about fan fiction, her series and its newest addition Moving Target. We will also discuss her brand new book; Partners, This special expanded edition will include a chance to speak directly with our guest during the last 15 minutes of the show. Please ready your questions!  http://tobtr.com/s/4856513

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On Tuesday we will have Tasha Donahue who is a food editor, travel writer and syndicated Dinner Cruise- Paris (2)columnist on family issues. She also hosted and produced a seven-part television series on food, wine and lifestyles. To check out her work plebook cover (2)ase go to her website; www.MeetMeUnderTheEiffelTower.wordpress.com . She will be chatting about her book; Meet Me Under The Eiffel Tower; Her Adventures Living in Paris and The Importance of Regaining and Retaining Balance in Life. It is a book about coming into your own, please listen to us chat on Tuesday at 1030am PST;  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2013/06/18/chatting-with-sherri 

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I really enjoyed my chat with Gary Beck this week,  we talked about theater and books. It was a lot of fun. Of course we also discussed his book Extreme Change. Extreme Change is about a strongGaryBeck_ExtremeChange_Cover (2) GaryBeck_headshotjpg75 (2)woman determined to help her family survive the horrors of the homeless system. Please listen to the recording of the show at; http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2013/06/11/chatting-with-sherri

 

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My kitty Xena was at my computer writing her blog this week. It has been a while but she has been very busy. Please enjoy her hard work; I Am The Mighty Bug Hunter! via

 

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I lovthats entertainment 3e classic movies and classic stars so as I watched these two movies I was deeply affected. So I had to of course run to my computer and write these happy blogs 🙂 Please check out my movie blogs; The Wonderful Short Film Hollywood My Home Town  as well as The Magic Was Always There! http://wp.me/p2MXCg-1h .   Please tell me what you think 🙂

 

It is coming soon in only a few weeks I will be having  my own on-line book club called; Sherri’s On Line Book Club. I am looking livepreviewforward to having a fun and lively chat about Fantasy Time Inc.  Please read the book by June 30th that way we can chat about it, this will always be a nice talk. No mean, harsh talk will be accepted. I am not talking about just my novel but all novels in the book club. This is readers group for a friendly and fun exchange. Please drop by on Facebook;  https://www.facebook.com/events/474453272631513/  and on Goodreads; http://www.goodreads.com/event/show/892000-sherri-s-on-line-book-club

 

Well my showcase is coming along nicely. I have some wonderful artists of all types that will take part. As you know I am calling it Creative Artists Showcase; I called it that so artists of all types can take part. It will be on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at schrift-3.-redthe Fusion Glass Co. This will be a great time for all of us. We will showcase all our wonderful creative projects. Art, Books, Performing Arts, Music, Food…This is a chance to show what we can do and have a great place to do it.  So come one, come all to our first showcase! http://www.meetup.com/La-Mesa-Creative-Types/events/123334742/?a=ra1_te

A  fellow author Chris Salisbury has started an interesting new venture. It’s called Book Fanatix;  Get FREE stuff by using social media to discover, talk, and buy books. Authors are rewarded too for the more they do. Let the book revolution begin! Please check it out, here’s the link igg.me/at/getfreestuff

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My special guest on my blog this week is author Brian Francis Heffron, He has a written a new book called; Colorado Mandala. Welcome Brian!

What was the first book you remember loving? Do you still own it?
My Mom ordered the Dr. Suess books in a series when I was in first grade and I remember waiting at the door for the post man to bring each new book. Go, Dog, Go! was I think the first one I read all by myself and I loved it then, and I love it now. The repetition and silliness were wonderful and the dogs all running around made me very happy!
What kind of books do you like to read? Do those books have an effect on your own writing?Brian(2)
I read Literary Fiction and classic books from the past mostly. Also, as a poet, I also read a tremendous amount of poetry. My favorite authors are Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Kurt Vonnegut, and Mark Twain.
Do you remember what is the first book that touched you deeply?

I do remember that when I got my first copy of Winnie the Pooh, that was the moment I decided I wanted to be a writer. In fact, I cut out paper the same size as A.E. Milne’s Book and copied, word-for-word every syllable of Winnie the Pooh onto my own paper in my childish scrawl. Then I stapled it all together and I remember that eventually the stapler would not go through all the pages, and so I had to staple it to the last few pages and it kust turned into quite a mess…But still…I took it to my sweet Mother and told her I was now ready to publish my first book. Darling soft creature that she was, she let me down easy, explaining very slowly that in order to publish my own book, I had to write every word in it all by myself. This did not phase me at all, in fact, and I immediately began writing down my own stories.—And the truth is I have never stopped


I think that would have to be On The Road by Jack Kerouac. It hit me like a semi-truck and I was never the same. It was like a guide to growing up without the fetters of societal norms oppressing you and keeping you “Normal”. It was written in such a way that you actually went on the journey with Neal and the other characters. I soon hit the road myself and hitchhiked all over America, inspired by that book to meet new people, learn new things, and see new parts of the country.
 Is there an era of writing that affects you? 1920, 1800’s so forth?
I seem to respond to the 1800s. I love and collect art and the art of that period is the art that most inspires me. Painters like JMW Turner and Thomas Moran were geniuses at representational art. Modern Art leaves me cold as I find it inaccessible and therefore not art.
 Where do you like to write? Is there a favorite nook or corner?
I have built an office with two sets of French Doors along its back wall which, when all four doors are open, makes it seem like I am actually writing outdoors. The movement of the air and the sound of the birds soothes me and help me to focus and concentrate. I love my office and my home. They are a strong comfort zone for me.
Do you prefer one genre to another?
I prefer Literary Fiction, but am currently exploring the myriad new genres that have emerged in the last decade. There are so many new approaches to storytelling!
 Do you like the feel of a book in your hands or do prefer an electronic devises?
I love books and collect antique books of art, but I also can see the future and how the digital revolution is so inevitable. Brian’s rule is that: “If something can be delivered to the customer digitally, then eventually it will only be delivered to the customer digitally.”
 Can you tell us about what your working on now?
My new book is an irish family history set against the turmoil of the Irish Revolutionary period from 1900 to 1980. My ancestors were integral to the Easter Rising in Dublin in 1916 and were part of the early revolutionary forces that fought Britain to a standstill and finally sent them home.final cover proof 2 (2)
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