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Great price for my books and amazing guests!

My annual special sale on all of my kindle books at only .99 cents! This is only for a short time, get them while they are hot;   http://authorpage.com/users/%23%3CBook::ActiveRecord_Associations_CollectionProxy:0x007fbf48e74348%3E/booklist

Barnes and Noble had Different Is Beautiful : A love note to the children of the world! by Sherri Rabinowitz and Anja Gruber (Illustrator) on a pop up ad and it was on the top, Wow! https://t.co/d52RZz9Bil !

Coming up next week on my show;

Chatting With Sherri welcomes back John Alsedek and Dana Perry-Haye of Suspense on 7/24/18 at 11am pt  http://tobtr.com/10888679




Chatting With Sherri chats with photographer; Michael Strider about the LifeAfter Project on 7/22/18 at 11am pt; http://tobtr.com/10880265  His charity auction is;   https://www.charitybuzz.com/support/lifeafterproject




This month I got to chat with really great people;

Chatting With Sherri chatted with the talented author; Nicholas Diak , we talked about his books, how he came to be a writer and what he enjoys about being creating his books;  




Chatting With Sherri chatted with Hend Salah  about her book; Dig Two Graves, we had a really great time.  We talked about creating, reading and the writing process and we had a lovely time doing it; http://tobtr.com/10871193



 Chatting With Sherri we chatted with author Eric Flint, we talked about his

books, Dragon Con and how creativity is an important part of his life; http://tobtr.com/10868747

Chatting With Sherri chatted with my great friend playwright and author Mary D Brooks.  We talked about her new book and her new play.  Mary is so excited about both and I can’t wait for you to hear about it;



My friend and fellow writer Lee Murray, she is a multi-award winning writer and advocate for writers in every genre’  joined me to chat about her work and to just enjoy ourselves;  http://tobtr.com/10853439  



I had the opportunity to chat about one of my all time favorite shows that I still watch every day; I Love Lucy! Author and playwright; Gregg Oppenheimer will joined me to talk about his dad who is the creator-producer-head writer Jess Oppenheimer!  We talked about how his dad helped create such an iconic show. We also chatted about his new play all about Lucy called; “I Love Lucy: A funny thing happened on the way to the sitcom the performances are done but we will get to hear the radio play in October;The performance will be broadcast nationwide on public radio (and stream online)  ; http://tobtr.com/10853435

I was so excited welcome Ruby Rees from Miss Fisher Mysteries to the show!  We will be talking about Jane from Miss Fisher and all she learned and how she felt about the production.  It is a recorded interview because she right now she is at the Miss Fisher Con.  It is a great interview and I can’t wait for you to hear it. http://tobtr.com/10848045    She is producing a wonderful new movie called ‘Women By The Sea’ A FULLY FEMALE production.   And you can help here; https://igg.me/at/WBTSfilm/x

Ruby Rees; Jane Ross in Miss Fisher, author and playwright; Mary D Brooks, Gregg Oppenheimer the son of “I Love Lucy” creator-producer-head writer Jess Oppenheimer and the producers of Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries; Fiona Eagger & Deb Cox: Tweets earned 10,490 impressions over the last week.

The Bridesmaids ~ Inside the Privileged World of Grace Kelly and Six Intimate FriendsThe Bridesmaids ~ Inside the Privileged World of Grace Kelly and Six Intimate Friends by Judith Balaban Quine
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is second time I read this book, (sort of trend because of moving and finding books as I slowly unpack.) I was in my twenties the first time I read it and rather innocent. I was more interested in the glamour and the movie stars then in the real lives.

Now as I mature women I read it very differently. With life experience I actually took in thing I don’t think my younger self could have even understood. Some of the lessons I learned from this book was very much needed. It made me feel more understanding and better about my own up and downs and my losses.

Grace was a beautiful, accomplished, very intelligent woman, she had a full life that contributed a lot in several ways. As much I enjoyed her many and varied accomplishments I really learned from her mistakes. It was a lot to take in.

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Laughs, Luck...and Lucy: How I Came to Create the Most Popular Sitcom of All Time (with Laughs, Luck…and Lucy: How I Came to Create the Most Popular Sitcom of All Time by Jess Oppenheimer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I interviewed Gregg Oppenheimer for my show Chatting With Sherri. It was a charming chat about his dad Jess Oppenheimer and Gregg’s play about Lucy called; “I Love Lucy; A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Sitcom.” So as research I began to read this book.

I truly enjoyed it because it was full of information not just about I Love Lucy, which I love but radio shows with Jack Benny, Fanny Brice, Fred Astaire and ultimately Lucille Ball. It was about the life story of Jess Oppenheimer and his memories of the period of Live Radio which was like catnip to me.

In case you can’t tell I loved this book and in it are recording from My Favorite Wife and I Love Lucy that you can’t hear anywhere else. Definitely worth a read 🙂

By the way, the play I mentioned is also going to be a radio show, isn’t that cool? I can hardly wait!

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Aghatha Christie : Evil Under The SunAghatha Christie : Evil Under The Sun by Agatha Christie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hi, the way it is put into the system, they put the author’s name wrong and I just wanted to let you know, I know her name is; Agatha Christie 🙂 (But this is the edition I own, so I left it under here.)

This is the third time I have read the novel. It’s been a while and I am a very visual person. I see books as I read them. And Agatha Christie is excellent at painting a picture with her words. Maybe that is why her work translates so easily to film.

I have seen both the Peter Ustinov and David Suchet versions of the story. It’s funny what sticks in your mind, some things from the films completely wipe out what happens in the novel. For instance the summing up, it was completely different in both films from the novel. Where they take place, who he talks to and what he says in the novel is completely different, though the puzzle is of course is the same. I love a good movie and though they were both very different from what she wrote I enjoyed them both. You just don’t realize how your mind juggles things till you re-read it again later.

I don’t want to give away any of the plot but it is a fun “who done it,” with amazing characters. Like all her books, my favorite part in the book that does not happen at all in the movie is very small but important. It will not affect the mystery but it tells you how both Poirot thinks and his creator; He is helping Mrs. Gardener with a puzzle, putting the cut out pieces into place and that act in itself actually helped him figure out the puzzle of the crime. To me it says a lot.

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We are now in the midst of rehearsing for an amazing radio play; THE THIEF’S TALE  by Lee Murray. Adapted for audio production by Dan Rabarts. I can’t wait for you to see it next month.

 I still have two amazing radio plays coming up and could use some heavy lifting.  No pay but a lot of exposure and you get to meet people from all over via our rehearsals.  We rehearse on Skype and perform on my Blogtalk platform. It is a lot of fun and we get to act in some truly amazing plays.  We do the radio plays live, it’s a high wire act like live TV back in the day, so if you want to do something completely different, get in touch with me.


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