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Back From Vacation Met With Surprises

nancy and II had a very nice vacation below are blogs about it from two perspectives. The first one is my perspective and the second one is my cat, Xena’s perspective. I think both are very interesting check them out;

 

lucy and IMy Vacation at The Xena Convention http://wp.me/p2MXCg-2I 

 

 

 

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I came home to a couple of nice surprises, the first is a project that I had feelers on but nothing solid. Now it is and I just started working on it.  All I can tell you is that it is a writing project. The second is confirming that I will be going to another convention this time for my book Fantasy Time Inc. at the;

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                                                   ConDor 21 Friday; March 21st to Sunday March 23rd, 2014

I am back to work on my show Chatting With Sherri,  my first interview as I cam back with the talented writer;  Raymond Bean BenjiFranklin_Cover (2)chats about Benji Franklin Kid Zillionaire and writing for children. He also talked about how his work as a teacher and dad influenced his writing;  http://tobtr.com/s/5966005 .

 

 

 

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This coming Tuesday I will chat with Pat Simmons about her new book;

No Easy Catch on Chatting with Sherri on 2/25/2014 10:30 AM PST. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2014/02/25/chatting-with-sherri#.UweSM5p30d0.twitter …

 

I willjewel_3 have the next issue of Sherri’s Jewel Box in April. I have a great idea, if your hobby is making jewelery let me know about it. Send me an email. If I love it, I will contact you and you will be a part of my next issue. Please email me at; Rithebard@yahoo.com .   For inspiration please check out my last issue, it is about the beauty of silence in winter. It is perfect for the winter months. 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 that touches  on the beauty of winter! http://sherrisjewelbox.weebly.com

versatileblogger113I am very excited to be nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award.  My good friend and fellow author Bette Stevens. It is a great honor to be in the running for this award! http://rithebard..com/2014/01/03/the-versatile-blogger-award/
Thank you all, I am now nominated for the Shorty Award! Now I need your help to win since  I created a new shorty_badge_300x250_mecategory.  Please copy the sentence below and tweet it;
@shortyawards I nominate @rithebard for a Shorty Award in #blogtalkhost because she has amazing guests!
Help me to represent all us blog talk radio hosts who help others promote they’re creative endeavors. Here is my page; http://shortyawards.com/rithebard

postcardGeBA_Sticker-Nominated-GOLDDr. Ross speaks for herself! http://www.worldliterarycafe.com/content/character-dr-anne-ross-talks-about-fantasy-time-inc-written-sherri-rabinowitz …

Fantasy Time Inc. was nominated for a Global E-Book Award!  Please check out my books; Fantasy Time Inc. and Murder Inc. are available at both Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Here are the links; http://outskirtspress.com/webpage.php?ISBN=9781432758110

Get your e-book signed by Sherri Rabinowitz

                                             

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Only 5 Days Away!

book fair pictureThe Second Anschrift 2_whiteBGnual Sherri’s on-line Christmas Book Fair will be live and avail in only 5 days! I  have some truly amazing authors to take part for the first time!  I am also happy some of the amazing authors who took part last year will be back. Please mark it on the to join the fun! The site will open up on Christmas Day please note this link  for the fair and join us for a fun fair with raffles and wonderful  books; Here is the link, it will not be active till Christmas day; http://wp.me/p2LjpY-lp

 

 

 


I had such a fine time chatting with author T.J. Loveless about her novel, Going Thru Hell. We talked the love pbusmall (2)we have for reading and how films and history really do have a part in what we write. She metalked about her novel Going Thru Hell and the new book she is working on. Here is a short passage from her novel; KYLIE RIPPONS is a SpongeBob pajama bottom wearing, Dodge Ram 1500 4×4  driving, USDA certified klutz,  coffee-addicted mortal, seeking a normal life despite the constant harassment of gods and the ability to braid time. Please join us for this entertaining show.  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2013/12/17/chatting-with-s
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alliecover copy (2)This week on Chatting With Sherri we will be joined by award-winning playwright Everett Robert as he chats about his play; Allie castandcrewallie (2)In Wonderland on 12/24/2013 10:30 AM PT http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2013/12/24/chatting-with-sherri

 

 

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I wrote a review for Percy Jackson and The Titan’s Curse  byRick Riordan I’m really enjoying this series; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/561456.The_Titan_s_Curse

 

 

    I really need your help  for the Shorty Award. I decided to create a new category. So I need all your help! Please copy the sentence below and tweet it.  

 shorty_badge_300x250_me @shortyawards I nominate @rithebard for a Shorty Award in #blogtalkhost because she has amazing guests!   Thanks,   Sherri

 

 

 

    Please check out the new issue of Sherri’s Jewel Box is here! It is about the Beauty Of Silence which bethNSS206PlumeriaPendant2 (2)is perfect for the winter months. Have you ever walked out in the still morning after a snow jewel_3when 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!  http://sherrisjewelbox.weebly.com  

 

 

 

    Fantasy Time Inc. was nominated for a Global E-Book Award!  Please check out my books; Fantasy Time BW4wKBYCMAAYVw9Inc. and Murder Inc. are available at both Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Here are the links; GeBA_Sticker-Nominated-GOLDhttp://outskirtspress.com/webpage.php?ISBN=9781432758110  


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Working Hard On Sherri’s Second Annual Book Fair!

book fair pictureOn December 25th I will have the Second Annual Sherri’s on-line Christmas Book Fair and it
is getting closer! I already have received many more authors to take part! I am also happy some of the amazing authors who took part last year will be back. Please mark it on the to join the fun! The site will open up on Christmas Day please note this link
for the fair and join us for a fun fair with raffles and wonderful books; Here is the link, it will not be active till Christmas day; http://wp.me/p2LjpY-lp

I really need your help  for the Shorty Award. I decided to create a new category. So I need all your help! Please copy the sentence shorty_badge_300x250_mebelow and tweet it.

@shortyawards I nominate @rithebard for a Shorty Award in #blogtalkhost because she has amazing guests!
Thanks,
Sherri
This  week please join T.J. Loveless about her novel, Going Thru Hell. KYLIE RIPPONS is a mepbusmall (2)SpongeBob pajama bottom wearing, Dodge Ram 1500 4×4  driving, USDA certified klutz, coffee-addicted mortal, seeking a normal life despite the constant harassment of gods and the ability to braid time. Please join us for this entertaining show.  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2013/12/17/chatting-with-sherri

SmallFinalFront Cover Broken PromisesCandaraAuthor Joe Perrone Jr  chatted about his novel; Broken Promises on Chatting with Sherri.  We talked about how he decided make his dreams come true and he wrote and produced his book. Please listen to this interesting interview;  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2013/12/10/chatting-with-sherri

 

 

 

Please check out the new issue of Sherri’s Jewel Box is here! It is about the Beauty Of Silence which is perfect for the winter months. Have you bethNSS206PlumeriaPendant2 (2)jewel_3ever 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!  http://sherrisjewelbox.weebly.com

 

 

 

coverFantasy Time Inc. was nominated for a Global E-Book Award!  Please check out my books; Fantasy Time Inc. and Murder Inc. are available at both Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Here are the links below; GeBA_Sticker-Nominated-GOLDhttp://outskirtspress.com/webpage.php?ISBN=9781432758110

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So Much To Do So Little Time!

Nominate Sherri Rabinowitz for a social media award in the Shorty Awards!Nominate Sherri Rabinowitz for a social media award in the Shorty Awards

I have been so busy my head is spinning. I am still in the middle of my campaign for The Shorty Awards. I still have hopes though the time is short, the last day is Feb. 18th. Which is the day after my birthday so if you want to get me a cheap present, please vote. Now having said that the only way you can vote is with a twitter account so if you don’t have a twitter account just send me a lot prayers and good wishes. http://shortyawards.com/rithebard

 

schrift 2_whiteBGI am also really busy re-launching my magazine, Sherri’s Jewel Box. It is going to be a Valentine Issue but it will be a bit late because of everything else that is going down. Needless to say I am working like blazes on it and I hope to launch it next week.Here is the link for it, (It is not up yet) http://sherrisjewelbox.weebly.com/

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The Fan Fiction Lounge’s tribute to my short stories went really well. I had a live chat with fans yesterday which was great fun.  They asked some really good questions which made me realize I have to re-read some of my stories. Here is the link to the site so you can see the tribute and the chat; http://fanfictionreviews2012.freeforums.org/ri-appearing-feb-11-15-f67.html 

 

I had such a wonderful time with Mata Raa on my show and we talked about writing, publishing and the love of reading.Her utf-8''P1040876 (2)book Blue Lagoon Summer takes us into the mystical world of as well autf-8''couv_mata_A1 (2)s that of the black pearl. Vaheana learns not only about her family, Tahitian culture and its language but also about becoming a woman and growing up in every sense of the word. Please listen to show at;  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2013/02/12/chatting-with-sherri

 

 

13410305profile (2)My guest is the talented author Carrie Carr of alternative fiction. She is writer of one of my favorite series; The Lex & Amanda series. Her latest is a stand alone novel entitled, Heart’s Resolve. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2013/02/19/chatting-with-sherri  

 

 

authorAlso I 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! http://groups.yahoo.com/group/chattingwithsherri/?yguid=64414577

 Till Next Time…

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Get Me The Shorty!

Nominate Sherri Rabinowitz for a social media award in the Shorty Awards!Nominate Sherri Rabinowitz for a social media award in the Shorty Awards

I am so excited to be nominated for my first award as a blogger! I am up for the Shorty Award please vote for me so I can be a finalist.(Please put a reason why or the vote does not count) http://shortyawards.com/rithebard.

I am also excited to let you know that there will be, (just before my birthday) A week of Ri, where they will be schrift 3. red whiteBGhighlighting some of my fan fiction stories for a whole week. I will make comments on them and have a chat with the fans. It will be on The Fan Fiction Lounge  starting on February 11 to 15th. The stories the site have chosen are listed below;

 
The Dakota Series
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The Ghost Series
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Behind the Black Cloud
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Into Each Life
Please come and join the funhttp://fanfictionreviews2012.freeforums.org/.

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I had a lively chat this week on my show Chatting With Sherri with talented artist and master Jeweler Lisa Lichty!   She has written photo(2)articles about  her craft of designing for my e-magazine Sherri’s Jewel Box http://sherrisjewelbox.weebly.com/ and discussed the process of becoming a Master Jeweler! It was a really fascinating interview. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2013/02/05/chatting-with-sherri

 

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utf-8''P1040876 (2)Next week please welcome my guest author Mata Raa with her latest book. Blue Lagoon Summer. Blue Lagoon Summer takes us into the mystical world of Tahiti as well as that of the black pearl. Vaheana learns not only about her family, Tahitian culture and its language but also about becoming a woman and growing up in every sense of the word. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2013/02/12/chatting-with-sherri

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Please welcome my latest guest for my on-line interview series, Alana Woods;

What was the first book you remember loving? Do you still own it?
Jennifer and the flower fairies, published in 1950, and unfortunately, no, I don’t still have it. The last time I remember seeing it was on my bookshelf about 10 years ago. Then one day as I was dusting I noticed it was gone. So someone had not been able to resist and helped themselves. I didn’t inquire—I didn’t want to know.
I have thought about buying another copy. But as yet I haven’t gone the extra step and actually done it.

What kind of books do you like to read? Do those books have an affect on your own writing?
I read a lot of genres. Don’t like horror, the paranormal and erotica. Stories generally don’t influence my writing but the way they’re told and writing styles most certainly do. So many authors have influenced me: Dorothy Dunnett, the Scottish writer whose prose is just magic, and the way she tells a story, also magic. Then there’s Dick Francis—love the seemingly simple straightforwardness of his earlier works. The language of Jane Austen. They’re the ones that jump immediately to mind but if I searched my bookshelves I could name a dozen or so more.

Do you remember what is the first book that touched you deeply?
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. At school I was one of those kids who had always read all the books on the reading list before the school year began and Jane Eyre just sang. I don’t recall why; the language maybe, the story line perhaps. I imagine it was a mix of everything. Just so evocative for a 15 year old girl. It still remains a favourite.

Is there an era of writing that affects you? 1920, 1800’s so forth?
As a reader I enjoy books from any era as long as they’re well told and Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte continue to work their spells on me. As a writer one of my first attempts at a novel had a Tudor period setting. What it taught me was that although I loved reading about the period it wasn’t for me as a writer. I found my niche in contemporary fiction.

Where do you like to write? Is there a favorite nook or corner?
All I ask for is a quiet space and that I’m alone. I can’t concentrate if someone is moving around or if there’s any background noise such as radio or TV. But the sounds of nature don’t affect me; we abut a nature park and there’s a variety of birds warbling, twittering or being raucous all day, but I like the fact they’re there.

Do you prefer one genre to another?
To write? Contemporary intrigue suspense. My novels have been labelled Thrillers by publishers but I’ve never seen them as Automaton cover (2)thrilling. They’ve also been called literary, which I like. It’s nice to think people regard your work as a cut above the average. But I definitely prefer writing stories based in the here and now.

Do you like the feel of a book in your hands or do prefer an electronic device?
I have a kindle. I read and review weekly for my blog so e-books are definitely the way to go for that. I just don’t have the storage space for so many hard copies.
But for the love of reading I still like the feel of paper.
One of the downsides of a kindle when I’m reading to review is that if I want to go back to check something it’s not the simplest or quickest of things to do. With a hard copy you just flip through until you find it.

 
Can you tell us about what you’re working on now?
My third novel which is contemporary fiction. I finished the first draft a couple of years ago and then put it away. I pulled it out just last week to get back into it.

My first published novel AUTOMATON has a legal theme. My second IMBROGLIO has a quasi espionage theme. The third revolves around the corporate world of global mergers.

The novels so far are very firmly based on jobs I’ve held. I was a court reporter when I wrote AUTOMATON and working in a defence research facility at the time of IMBROGLIO. The current one, called DRAGLINE, is a result of my years as director of publishing at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission—lots of mergers for me to draw on there. 🙂

Imbroglio cover (2)Here is a short bio of Alana;
My family emigrated from the UK to Australia when I was four.  I grew up in the coastal suburbs of Adelaide but now live in Canberra.  It’s where two of my children live. We (that’s me and my husband John) also spend time in West Sussex with our oldest daughter Simone, also an author.

I’ve been a professional editor for over 30 years. I’m no longer in full-time employment—haven’t been for about six years. Most of my time now is taken up with my own writing but I continue to contract edit part time. I have five books published. Two are categorized as thrillers but I prefer to call them suspense intrigue novels, Automaton and Imbroglio. Another is a short story collection, Tapestries and other short stories. The other two are non-fiction. A fiction writing guide that I developed from a tips sheet I’ve handed out over the years to learner writers wanting feedback on their work: 25 essential writing tips: guide to writing good fiction. http://www.amazon.com/Alana-Woods/e/B0061UWNN0/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0

Till next time….

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