I had such a busy week this week. I had my first public speaking engagement for; What is your Life Story? I have done one on ones through the Learning Annex, https://learningannex.com/listings/What-is-your-Life-Story/schedule_time and a group conference call but never in person. So I am thinking this a group of people who had not written a lot and needed some guidance to get started. I worked all night on my little 20 minute speech getting it picture perfect and memorized. I arrive early and got to hear some pieces that they had written. What I discovered was that these are very accomplished writers who had already written memoirs.
Well as I sat there listening and thinking that I can’t do what I thought I was going to do because it would have been completely unacceptable. So I smiled, stood up and went completely off the top of my pointed little head. It went pretty well because I do know my subject and I am completely willing to share not only about my writing but about my new Blogtalk Radio Show, Chatting with Sherri. So it all turned out well. They all enjoyed it and I recieved nice emails from both the library and the leader. I learned a lot and I really hope they did too.
I also took part in my first Blog Book Tour. It is a really interesting idea. To pool the blogs of many writers to advertise our books so we get a bigger market. Like a consortium. I really do love the idea and of course I am open to anything new and imaginative to sell my books. Here is my special blog with the book tour; https://rithebard.wordpress.com/2012/12/06/special-blog-book-tour-edition/
Speaking of using your imagination, I have had a really crazy idea. I thought about the book fairs that I have taken part in and I said to myself I wish I could go outside of Southern California. So after a lively conversation in my head, I came up with this really crazy idea. I am going to have an on line blog book fair on Christmas Day. So come and browse all the authors that will be featured and buy a nice late present for the holidays. Or a little something for yourself! It will be on my website, here is the link;
https://rithebard.wordpress.com/ . You can sign up for it on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/events/395189883893183/ and Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/event/show/864802-blog-book-fair .
This week I had the pleasure of having Anne Hosansky and her latest book Ten Women of Valor on Chatting With Sherri. “Ranging from indomitable Sarah to legendary Queen Esther, they confide frank feelings of faith, ambition, passion and sibling rivalry” It was a fun show all about books, movies and how far we have come as women. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2012/12/04/chatting-with-sherri
And next week I am very happy to be chatting with the fascinating Will Merrill about his amazing book about 9/11 called; “Ordinary People: Extraordinary Heroes;” it vividly recalls for us the catastrophic legacy of the most destructive terrorist attack in our country’s history. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2012/12/11/chatting-with-sherri
Speaking of heroes I need to let you all know about this; FREE ebooks to U.S. Military members. Throughout the month of December, authors Gary Williams and Vicky Wood Knerly are opening up their library of e-books FREE to all Wounded Warriors, active duty and retired U.S. military personnel. It is their way of saying “Thank You!” for your commitment, service and the sacrifices that you have made for your country. Click on the link below and feel free to share this free offer with family and friends so that we can get the word out to our military serving both at home and abroad. Happy Holidays! http://www.williamsknerly.com/Default.aspx