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Try Things That Scare You!

I have been attending a lot of on-line webinars during this quiet period.  I have been inspired by them to both stretch in new ways and try new methods to bring my work to the attention of others.  We never stop learning and should never, ever stop exploring.  When you stop trying you stop growing and that in a way is an early death, something I never want to do.  My Dad taught me that education is an ongoing part of life.  He was still trying new things toward the end of his life which inspires me to keep stretching myself.  I have never been afraid of trying new things.  I do get nervous about others reaction to these attempts but that should not stop you.  Keep trying, keep exploring and try things that are scary to you.  That is the lust of life.


One ofantasy Time Inc new Coverf the changes that are afoot is for my novel, Fantasy Time Inc. I am going to change the book cover and update the inside too. It will be a better book when I get through with it. So It will be pulled at the end of my contract with my publisher to come back beautiful, shiny and even better than before. Here is the new cover, let me know what you think? 








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I am so excited with the amazing authors that are taking part in my annual Christmas Day On Line Book Fair! Just the books that are up for the raffle this year boggles my mind. It excites me and I would love some of the books myself, I know my fellow readers will want to take part in this exciting book fair!  The authors who  are taking part are both new guests for my book fair and wonderful talented repeat authors with exciting new works. It will be on Dec 25th from 11am to 6pm pacific time! We have done very well the last two years and it is a great way to get your new books out and maybe they will become a beloved Holiday Gifts! We will once again have a raffle of books during the day for some truly amazing books! I’m so excited. If you would like to take part to get in touch with me. Send me a note and I will be happy to add you to the list. I have a page on Facebook for updates; . You will find updates starting on December 5th.


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I am so excited that our beautiful book, Different Is Beautiful is nominated for Global Ebook Awards, soon there will be a page on the site for the book to shine. I am always excited and touched when I hear from readers and I have had some really beautiful letters from parents who bought Children’s Book. They feel it is a great and GEbA-Nomineeloving tool to teach their children an important lesson. I think it is also a great Holiday Gift for any toddler; pigletDifferent Is Beautiful: A love note to the world; My book is also included on One Thousand Words Plus! And to get an autograph on your e-book; My book is also included on One Thousand Words Plus! Please watch this beautiful trailer for our children’s book Different Is Beautiful; It is amazing! We also have a great page Pubslush;


Intuition frontOn Chatting With Sherri we welcome author Jennis Slaughter to chat about her book Intuition! 11/25/2014 10:30 AMPST





On Chshanti twoatting With Sherri we chatted with  author FT Camargo will join us about his book, Shanti and the Magic Mandala!  We talked about his love reading and spirituality how he brought it together for his young audience in the first book of series of books that is meant to entertain and to enlighten young people.




We have had 80 percent higher circulation then we did for the last issue.  They are finding us, despite all the issues with Facebook, our Sherri’s Jewel Box is being seen by many more people then before. The beautiful issue has drawn a huge audience the beautiful work in it has brought much love and positive feedback to the talentedmarjorie 11 possible cover artists and marjorie 12 possible covercontributors to it. Thank you so much for reading and loving it. Here is the site so you can have direct access; and enjoy my fall issue of Sherri’s Jewel Box! You can see it on all the social media sites and of course my website; . I have decided to create a page just for Sherri’s Jewel Box, so you can not only see the latest issue but all the new things that are coming up for the spring issue!






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I expanded my on-line store; Rithebard Shop. I have some really cute products for both kids and adults please find what you’re looking for yourself or great gifts for your friends. You’ll find unique merchandise with my art on t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, stickers, and more; Checkout my @cafepress shop!

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The new issue of Sherri’s Jewel Box will be available in one week!

The new issue of Sherri’s Jewel Box will be available in one week! It is about the beauty of silence which is perfect for the winter jewel_3months. Have you ever walked out in the still morning after a snow when there is a chill but not freezing and it is just beautiful and peaceful? The amazing pieces of jewelery for this issue are beautiful and we have great articles and features! Check out this issue it will only be available till  November 30!



On Thursday we had Cinematographer Gerry Williams talk about his life and his work! Gerry is an independent video and GMW-2013 (2)GERRY-2 (2)filmmaker with over twenty-seven years of experience in the motion picture industry. He is also a huge advocate for space travel to Mars! We had a great talk about it all, it was a fun an informative half hour!



Last Tuesday we chatted with author Lawson Brooks to chat about his book,  From The Waist Up! We had an interesting talk about his life in Washington and how he started his passion his new book, From The Waist Up!  In his quest to find his wife’s killer, a DC lobbyist’s evasive behavior and continual missteps places him under a cloud of suspicion despite an iron clad alibi. Union StationPlease listen to this great chat!  Get Your Personally Autographed Copy of From The Waist Up, Now Thru Christmas for Just $9.99! The Book will make a great gift or stocking stuffer for the readers in your life; After the murder of his wife Felix Anderson’s continual missteps cast doubts about his innocence.  Complicating matters are a hefty insurance settlement, a dubious financial transaction and an unpredictable ex-lover.  Trying to stay one step ahead of the Metro PD, Felix is propelled through a series of harrowing events as he tries to find his wife’s killer.

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Rotated Facebook Photo (3)Gary Ciesla chats about his latest book,The Little Book of Secret Puzzles on Chatting with Sherri11/26/2013 TheLittleBookOfSecretCodePuzzlesPearlsOfWisdom (2)10:30AMPT




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My annual Book Fair will be on December 25th so getting your shopping juices ready for last minute books for your friends and schrift 2_whiteBGfamily. My last one was very successful for everyone and everyone had a great time. I already have received some wonderful books from some new authors and return authors from last time.  Please mark it on the calendar to join the fun!




Fantasy Time Inc. was nominated for a Global E-Book Award!  Please check out my books; Fantasy Time Inc. and Murder Inc. are GeBA_Sticker-Nominated-GOLDavailable at both Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Here are the links below;

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New Issue Of Sherri’s Jewel Box is On The Way!!!!

My newjewel_3 winter issue of Sherri’s Jewel Box’s will be an amazing issue It is all about the beauty of winter. It will have some new features and wonderful articles so get ready to be charmed. Romance of Fall will only be available till the end of November so when it will be replaced by this amazing winter issue. So please check out my fall issue while you can;




schrift 2_whiteBGOn December 25th I will have the second annual Sherri’s on-line Book Fair! I already have received some wonderful books from some amazing and new authors from last time.  Please mark it on the calendar to join the fun!




justinrobinson_web (2)Today I joined author Justin Robinson to chat about his book City of Devils on Chatting With Sherri.  We talked City-of-Devils-Front (2)about how we create books and where ideas come from. It was a fun interview;

Here are some of his events that are coming up;

November 23-24, 2013 Find Justin at Booth #1908 in Artist Alley at Long Beach Comic-Con! We’ll be set up near our friends Clint and Dawn Wolf of Zombie Ranch. Stop by, get books signed. Signed books make fantastic holiday gifts…
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Join Justin for a reading from City of Devils during the Shades & Shadows Reading Series at 8:00 pm at the California Institute of Abnormalarts in North Hollywood, CA.

Author pic. Kilanko (2)On Tuesday we chatted with Yejide Kilanko about her novel Daughters Who Walk This Path. It was about women who learn about themselves and their past. She talked about her inspiration and who she wrote for and who her Book Cover-Kilanko (2)audience is; .

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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!

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.


– 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.


– 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 –

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 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.


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;


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;  Please listen in this Tuesday to listen to this talented writer; .


I am included in this weeks  Poetry*Daily about my interview with Doug Smith; …


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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! via @wordpressdotcom

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Distractions…To my Life and in the World

I have been working very diligently on a new short story, I finally finished editing and I sent it off to get it double checked. You can schrift 3. red whiteBGsee some of my short stories here; .  I also finished another two chapters in my novel and a whole section of my memoir. I am determined there will be no place to nick-pick on my next publications so I am working really hard to make them as smooth as I can. I have been working on two articles and my other blogs.  You will be able to check out everything when they are done on my website; 

To say I have been distracted of late would be an understatement. So much has been going on in the world and in my own life that it makes it very hard to concentrate on my own work. I do my own stuff everyday but I do end up getting sucked into the news a lot, of late. It is not shocking when it comes to the horrors that have been happening lately. No one is immune unless they have their schrift 2_whiteBGhead stuck in the sand or they just don’t care about anyone other then their own lives. I am not like that, I care so I watch. Also I have had  few hiccups in my own life. The latest was painful at the time but it is a bit comical now, I sprained my ankle and don’t know how I did it. Then I was healing nicely and banged my toe against the wall. Which hurt like hell and I had to start the healing process all over again. This has distracted me not only about my writing but I have not gone to the gym or really left the apartment except to take out the trash. This weekend I am finally healed so I am able to go out and about to new adventures this weekend. Thank heaven.  🙂

My guest this  coming week will be Tom Ufert author of the memoir; Adversity Builds Character.  “Fearing arrest or an accident I was anxious to return to my parked car and head home. The next moment would change my life forever.”16076228  6551762  Tom has been very supportive and I am very excited to have him on the show. He recently took part in my Sherri’s Second Blog Book Fair where not only could you find his book but he took part in my autograph party and  the Q&A.  So I think it will be great fun not only for me but for all my friends and readers to get to know this kind, bright and talented man!

Are you searching for your American dream? My guest on Tuesday was Educator Sandra Bornstein; author of “May This Be TBook Cover Front Only (2)he Sandy-_Mtn_PortraitBest Year of Your Live”; thought she had hers in Colorado. She told the wonderful tale about her life in India and how she had to get over her culture shock and learn to appreciate and even love her new surrounding in India  She has a lot more info on her book on her website; and her book can found at;


I am really excpic with bookited to talk to Charmaine Hammond on her amazing Blogtalk radio show; Your Book As a Business.  I will be on the show on  May 29, 2013 at 1:30 pm PST. We will talk about my own show Chatting With Sherri and why I do it. We will also chat about  my own writing. The link to the show is:

We will have a new issue of Sherri’s Jewel Box very soon. It will be a new and exciting issue. With great new interviews and beautiful jewel_3pieces. I will have new articles with new contributors and new features.I think you will find it exciting. So this is your last chance to see the beauty of this issue called; Love Is All Around! It is about love and the Myth of love.  For both history  lovers, Jewel Lovers, and the lovers of design this is the issue for you. Here is the link;

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Some Good Stuff Coming

schrift 2_whiteBGI have some really great things coming up. I have some events and interviews that I am so excited about. The first event will be my book fair called; Sherri’s Second Blog Book Fair; Sunday April 28, 2013 at 11:00am to 5:00pm. It is so exciting to have another book fair. I am going to make it very interactive this time. I have some wonderful authors taking part in my book fair. As we get closer I will let you know who will be taking part in my events such as a raffle, an e-book autograph hour and a Q & A hour for any author who would like to take part. So cool, I can’t wait!
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authorphoto (2)This Tuesday we will have another amazing author Jeff Gunhus and his new  book; Jack Templar and the Monster Hunter Academy. After barely surviving the onslaught of monsters that tried to kill him the day before his fourteenth birthday, Jack Templar leaves his hometown on a quest to rescue his father and discover the truth about his past. I am really looking forward to talking to him!

51Ph+ERcH1L._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_SX240_SY320_CR,0,0,240,320_SH20_OU01_I had lovely chat with Cheryl E. Hill who is a retired librarian, she wrote a children’s book called R is for Reading Books. It is an ABC picture book to teach children how to read by familiarizing them with the letters of the alphabet corresponding with names of favorite children’s books.  , here is a direct link where you can view right now: New Today: “R Is For Reading Books” by Cheryl Hill.
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I have MV5BMTQzMzA5MzAyNV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMzkxOTIzMQ@@._V1_SY317_CR51,0,214,317_to tell you I had such a fun time with Producer/Writer Paul Jackson we an animated talk  about how to write for TV  and his experiences in writing for the medium. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed  chatting with him live. He is best known for such shows as Sliders, Lois & Clark and Briscoe County Jr. but he has some really exciting projects coming up, one of them with Stan Lee for an animated film. Sounds really exciting, listen in;


I do have a yahoo group for fans and followers of Chatting with Sherri. I will do updates and on the site. Please join in the fun!





This week I have an author interview with: BERNADETTE WALSH who has published four novels to date (The House on Prospect droppedImage(Echelon Press) and Gold Coast Wives (Lyrical Press)) and the first two books of her paranormal series, Devil’s Mountain — Book One of the Devlin Legacy and Devil’s Shore — Book Two of the Devlin Legacy. Here is what she had to say;

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

I was an avid reader as a child and there were sooo many books I loved. The Nancy Drew series and the Anne of Green Gables books were favorites when I was young. As I got older I loved Jane Eyre — I must’ve read it at least twenty times — and don’t get me started on Wuthering Heights.  I think from a young age I was attracted to stories about strong young girls. Now as a writer, I write about strong women.

My parents moved to Florida when I was in my twenties and living in a tiny apartment in Manhattan, so all of my childhood books were thrown out. But I just downloaded all of the Anne of Green Gables books and am looking forward to catching up with these old friends.

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

I read everything it feels like. I probably read more books with female rather than male protagonists. I loved books by women Irish writers. If I could write like anyone it would be the Irish writer Claire Keegan–her short stories are so lyrical they are almost like poetry. I read Gone Girl recently which I enjoyed. I love Tana French, although I usually don’t like crime fiction, but her stories have so much depth I feel they go beyond the genre. I also like the Sookie Stackhouse books for when I need a paranormal fix.

When I’m writing fiction I tend to avoid reading fiction because I find it interferes with my “voice”.  I tend to read kind of nutty non-fiction like How to Spot a Sociopath and books about fundamentalist Morman sects — not that I’m proud of it 🙂

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

I remember reading Gone With the Wind in the seventh grade and becoming completely obsessed with it.

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

I can’t think of any.

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

I write anywhere where I have five minutes to spare. So that means on the Long Island Rail Road, my daughter’s dance class, in the early morning before the family wakes up. I can block out just about any sound, so I don’t need a “special place.”

Do you prefer one genre to another?

Devil_s-Daughter-mockup-1 (2)I prefer to write stories with strong female protagonists. That has led me to write humorous contemporary romances, family sagas and a four book paranormal romance series about a family of Irish witches (The Devlin Legacy books). While I’ve hopped around genres my books are basically about women dealing with whatever life throws at them the best way they can.

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

I’m a complete convert to e-readers and have three!

Can you tell us about what your working on now?

After finishing the fourth book in The Devlin Legacy series, I am taking a break from paranormal. I have started Cold Spring, a The Devlin Witch final 300dpi (2)family saga about an Irish-American family on Long Island–write what you know, right!

Bernadette is also the host of NICE GIRLS READING NAUGHTY BOOKS on blogtalkradio where she discusses romance novels with reader, writers and members of the publishing industry. http://www.blogtalkradio.comDevil_s-Shore-mockup-3 (2)/bernadettewalsh
Devil’s Mountain (Devlin Legacy #1)  is available at;



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Wonders of the Modern World

pic with book It is amazing that one of the wonders of the modern world is that you can now autograph something that can only be seen through a device. I am so excited to let you know that you can get my real autograph on your e-book copy of Fantasy Time Inc and it is free! People who have done it said it is like I signed a hard copy of my novel. So if you would like to get your e-book of Fantasy Time Inc. personally signed by me including a special message you can! Here is the link;


My guest t51yC-v4KCbL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_SX240_SY320_CR,0,0,240,320_SH20_OU01_his week was author Burt Berlowe who will chatted about his book;The Compassionate Rebel Revolution: Ordinary People Changing the World. He talked about his passion for helping people and that everyone has that ability.   In his compassionate rebel sequel, we look at how millions of individual citizen actions have collectively become a massive social change movement that offers every person a chance to make a difference in the world;  You can also check out his website at;



Portrait of Jordan RedhawkThis Tuesday I have the pleasure of interviewing the wonderful bard, D. Jordan Redhawk. She is a Lesbian SanguireComposite350 (2)romance author of multiple genres, with wildly successful books and she is one of the most popular authors in fan fiction.  She will talk about her how fan fiction helped her writing and built her fan base. She will also chat about her newest books.




28186 I just finished The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan. I really enjoyed the book and all the Greek Mythology inside it. Here is my review;





Mommy is Too Busy to Pet Me, is my poor Kitty Xena’s complaint. I have been working so hard I have not been spending as much time with her as I usually do. Of course she spends most of the time sleeping these days. She must be getting old, she almost six years old after all 🙂  via @wordpressdotcom


jerry09Jerry Lewis; he is part of the fabric of my life I have watched him ever since I was tiny little girl and I have met him so I feel very lucky, here are a few thoughts of this comedic genius;  via @wordpressdotcom



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