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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
Picture by (c) sam mcadam-cooper

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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Holiday On-line Book Fair!

           

               

                          Happy Holidays!

                           

                                                           

Hi everyone, welcome to my annual book fair!

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

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

Non-Fiction;

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

https://gumroad.com/l/cVyRu

 

 

Entering My Second Half by Sherri Rabinowitz; 

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

 

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

Children’s Books

Planets of the Week

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

ABC Affirmations

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

Shalilly by Elizabeth Gracen;

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

a square teddy cover_bearb (2)Sherri Rabinowitz and Anja Gruber has found a unique way to encourage self-esteem in little ones while helping them develop a sense of appreciation and respect for everyone and everything in the world around them. A portion of the proceeds will go to anti-bullying charities.

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

Fantasy/ Science Fiction

Deep Echoes

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

The journey begins with a backpack and lip gloss.

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

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

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

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

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

Northern Echoes: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunken Echoes:

Discovery has an hourglass and a necklace.

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

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

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

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

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

Fantasy Time Inc by Sherri Rabinowitz;

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

 

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

Steam Punk

The Clockwork Detective (Constable of Aqualinne Book 1)

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

www.amazon.com/dp/B07Q5VH2MQ/

Tears of Heaven (Flames of Perdition Book 1)

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

 

www.amazon.com/dp/B07L6KJFPJ/

Hell Becomes Her (Flames of Perdition Book 2)

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

www.amazon.com/dp/B07N2VSJFZ/\

Mystery/Thriller/Horror

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

Blood Legacy -by Gary Williams  and Vicky Knerly  

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

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

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

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

What Happened In The Cover by A L Walker

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

Tide of Stone by Kaaron Warren

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

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

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

Into Bones like Oil by Kaaron Warren

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

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

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

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

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

 Romantic Fiction

A Light from the Ashes by Rachel Anne Cox

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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


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

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

 

 

Awakenings by Mary D. Brooks

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

 

Nor The Battle to the Strong by Mary D. Brooks

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

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

 

Mabel of the Anzacs by Mary D. Brooks


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

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

 

A Widgie Knight by Mary D. Brooks

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

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

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On-line Book Fair and Reprise of Joe Kronus!

This season of Chatting With Sherri  has ended.

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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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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The Chatty Award and upcoming Book Fair!

The Chatty is back!

The Chatty Award 2019;
Live Listen winner this year is;
Adrienne Wilkinson! Thank you to all the listeners who takes the time out of their day to listen to us. Thank you so much to all my guests for coming on my show live, for giving us the time and your wonderful stories!

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

 

 

 

 

POPULAR IN ENTERTAINMENT on #Blogtalk!
#NathanPage made the top of the list!

 

Last time;

Chatting With Sherri we welcome Hugo nominated editor; Bryan Thomas Schmidt, we chatted about books, inspiration and the process of writing; tobtr.com/11544389

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes back talented author; Nicholas Diak, we had a fun time talking about pop culture, movies and his latest endeavors;  http://tobtr.com/11557773

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes award winning author; David Farland, we chatted about helping other writers reach their potential, a very interesting chat; http://tobtr.com/11562717

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes back author Judith Marshall, this was all about the beginning writer and how you get your little toe in the door;  http://tobtr.com/11562721

 

 

 

Next time;

Chatting With Sherri Welcomes back author; Mitzi Szereto on 11/12/2019  at 1:00 PM PT; http://tobtr.com/11577213

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes author; Kiel C. Barnekov on 11/14/2019  at 1:00 PM PT; http://tobtr.com/11577217

 

 

 

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 🙂

I love the show; My Life is Murder https://rismovieblog.wordpress.com/2019/11/06/my-life-is-murder/ I have been a fan of Lucy Lawless since the Xena days following her career, going to cons and going to singing performances, she is such a talented lady! I really hope this show is renewed!

Five Complete Miss Marple Novels: The Mirror Crack’d, A Caribbean Mystery, Nemesis, What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw!, The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie

Well, I had read all the Miss Marple books in this volume before, but the first thing that struck me was that the order of the books made no sense. The Mirror Crack’d first, makes no sense at all, since the volume includes The Body in the Library which came first. What Mrs. McGillicudy Saw was also set and written before the first book. I am not sure what the publishers were thinking.

The stories are all brilliant and I enjoyed re-reading the books. I always enjoy Miss Marple and reading these books I found I forgotten parts or replaced them in my mind with adaptions in TV or movies.

The one I enjoyed a lot and forgotten the most was Nemesis. I think I had read the book once or twice but I had completely replaced it in my mind with the adaptions which all have a nephew accompanying her but in the book she went alone. And the Professor was far more involved in the story then in the adaptions.

I know that one stop shops are not really that popular because of the order the books are placed but it is also a way to have several of one of your favorite authors at your fingertips. So I do recommend it.

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The Chatty Awards nominations are here!!!

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 🙂

Chatting With Sherri is in the top four in popular in entertainment on Blogtalk😊💞

The Chatty Awards nominations are here!!!

Live listens nominations;

Mary D Brooks and Steven L Sears 
Steven L Sears
T J Scott
Anthony SharpeJohn Alsedek of Suspense
Sherri’s Playhouse presents; Never Again  

Sherri’s Playhouse presents Mabel of the Anzacs by Mary D. Brooks

Nathan Page   
Tom Konkle
Robert Trebor
Adrienne Wilkinson

Downloads nominations;

Nathan Page

John Alsedek  of Suspense

Anthony Sharpe

Dr. Colleen Darnell

Brice Bexter

Elizabeth Gracen

Tom Konkle

Brooks Wachtel

Eric Paul Erickson

 

Last time;

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes back author; Wulf Moon, we had a great time, talking about writing, inspiration and helping other writers on their way to being published;  http://tobtr.com/11509969

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes actor/writer/director;Eric Paul Erickson, we had a super fun time talking about writing, acting and directing his first film, his first film child.  We talked about how he got into show business, his inspirations and other fun things, listen in; http://tobtr.com/11512967

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes author Brad R Torgersen, we chatted about writing and how he started writing and how this book came about; http://tobtr.com/11515703

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes Award-winning Japanese-American filmmaker, Anita Sugimura Holsapple who was a military brat, who decided to do a documentary to show what PTSD does to our veterans and their families, we talked about her important and very touching film.  Please listen to this important chat; http://tobtr.com/11528223

Chatting With Sherri we welcome back award nominated author and playwright; Robin Alexander, we talked about the new direction she was going into in her writing and the radio play she created for Sherri’s Playhouse; tobtr.com/11528227

Chatting With Sherri welcomes back podcaster;  Jennifer Aldrich; author, performer, and fan of all things in the Phryne Fisher-verse, she has a new podcast about the fans of Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries and what they do and how they really feel about the show, and how it creates friendships. We also talk about her trip to Melbourne to take part in the filming of the movie, how she feels about the Ms Fisher Modern Mysteries and the movie that is due out next year; http://tobtr.com/11537413

Chatting With Sherri welcomes author Rachel Anne Cox and I had so much fun, talking about books, and writing and Miss Fisher, (We are both fans) we chatted about her new book and what inspired it; http://tobtr.com/11541745
Chatting With Sherri welcomes author; Brian Trent we had a great chat about writing, his new book and writing; http://tobtr.com/11541475

 

 

Next Time…

Chatting With Sherri welcomes Hugo nominated editor; Bryan Thomas Schmidt  on 10/22/19 at 1pm pt; http://tobtr.com/11544389

 

 

Movie Review;

Downtown Abbey movie https://rismovieblog.wordpress.com/2019/10/03/downtown-abbey-movie/   

Fan Fiction; 

Generations by Rithebard – Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Ms Fisher’s MODern Murder Mysteries; https://archiveofourown.org/works/20606039 Chapter 4,Countess Fisher, Guy and Isabelle arrive.

Book Reviews; 

Out on a LimbOut on a Limb by Shirley MacLaine
It’s funny, I have read this book so many times that my copy is dogeared, not by folding down the edge ( I was taught never to do that,) but by being read over and over. I still find it fascinating. I had no idea that some of the people were composites, I always wondered what happened to David. He sort of disappeared in the mountains in the end. I just hoped he made it home alright, I found out later that he was actually several people, so I guess he did.

I know the focus of the book was Shirley and Gerry, (I later found out who he was too, and it was two different men. (at different times.) ) but I found the interaction with Bella Abzug and David much more compelling. And because I was very interested in my own spiritual search when I was in my early twenties, it was my go to book about trance channeling, and other pursuit of spiritual understanding. I was actually in college at the time and my adviser found me reading it a bit worrying, but since I was completely devoted to my education, she put it down to youthful pursuits. Hehehehe.

Well it has been years and I found the romance part a bit difficult to get through. I would have to push myself to read it. Not because of any judgmental feelings but I just wasn’t that interested in that part. (I have had my own life experiences now, so I am not as transfixed as I was when I was a much more innocent 23 year old.) I found some the theories still hold up. And others do not. I still find both David and Bella much more important relationships for Shirley and something that I still learn from. I think that my need to read the book was because of what she had in those friendships and how they were guides (David) and supportive (Bella) to her pursuits and needs. And that is why I gave the book 5 stars. It is the most beautiful part and the part that stands the test of time.

Southern Attraction- The College YearsSouthern Attraction- The College Years by Tracy Kauffman
Southern Attraction-The College Years continues the journey with Heather Brandon and her amazing boyfriend Jake as they go off to college. Heather struggles with insecurities of her past while trying to find a peaceful life. She had dealt with enough heartache to last a lifetime, including losing her parents, and surviving a tornado that ripped apart her new home. She wants Jake to settle down so they can enjoy their life together. Now all she wants to do is live a life of happiness and not worry about the man she loves.

I received the book from the author for an honest review.

The story is very good, the relationship between Jake and Heather showed that you can overcome the obstacles when you believe in each other. PTSD is very real, important and the sufferer’s torment about past happenings, very traumatic. It is also an honest portrayal. It is with knowledge about both the people who suffer from it and those who live with the people who suffer from it and what they go through. It is an important issue that needs to be understood by the public.

I do have to admit that this was a hard book for me to read, the characters were so distant. I know that angst is compelling but there should be some relief, some comic moments. Humor is always a good way for people to survive torment. It is why there is always humor in a thriller, the audience can only take so much. It would make so much easier for the reader.

I do recommend the book, it is a well done depiction of people who love each other, finding their way.

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