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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! http://www.facebook.com/events/428552560569327/
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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! http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2013/04/23/chatting-with-sherri

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. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2013/04/16/chatting-with-sherri  , here is a direct link where you can view right now: New Today: “R Is For Reading Books” by Cheryl Hill.
Here is a direct link if you’re interested in viewing;
http://traffic.libsyn.com/storycub/R_Is_For_Reading_Books.m4v

 

 

 

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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;  http://tobtr.com/s/4530737.http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2013/04/09/chatting-with-sherri

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

 

 

 

 

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;
Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Devils-Mountain-Devlin-Legacy-ebook/dp/B008BGICYG

B&N http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/devils-mountain-bernadette-walsh/1109558411

iTunes http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/devils-mountain/id535770891?mt=11

All Romance eBooks http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-devil039smountain-832980-140.html

Till Next Time…

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From a passion to acting to a passion for writing

IMG_0002_NEWI went from a passion to acting to a passion for writing. When I was a child I loved to write, act and dance.  I loved all of it. I put on shows and I would direct the other kids on our block, even though I was always the new kid. I would be passionate. I would write the show and we would all do it for our families. We always did this in the summer and it was either in our back yard or one of the other kids but I always directed and wrote it. I would not star because I would be too busy doing everything else but I would give myself a meaty part. I did that as a teenager as well.  I wrote a play when I was in high school because I was sick of being a spear carrier.  We were able to perform what ever we wanted during lunch in the small theater so I talked three of my friends into being in my play, called A Family Affair. I was the lead in that. It was fun!
Then in religious school we wrote a play talking about how we were going through the stages of our life. We each wrote our own IMG_NEWparts. It was a lot of work but I got a lot of great feed back and I was hooked on acting. Then my passion turned toward acting. I did have some success, I worked on stage a lot. I worked on the tour at Universal Studios. Most important to me was getting parts in TV shows and TV movies. I had an extra role in a Richard Gere movie. I almost always played teenagers. Even when I reached Thirty.  But after I was Thirty-five  I couldn’t get work. I now looked like a young women not a teenager. I still worked on stage but not on TV and that is where I got paid. So I started to send out articles to magazines. I had a little success. I sold a few pieces but not enough to live so I decided to give it up too.
I worked hard in life but I think I was really miserable without any creative outlet. Then something that I had done as college student hit the internet. Fan Fiction. I started to write for it slowly, it was a great, safe place to write and to learn what works and murder incdoesn’t. I also took classes at UCLA to make myself a better writer. Slowly I had a fan base and then I started to work on my first novel. Murder Inc. started as a series of fan fiction stories that I worked on to carve into a novel. IIMG001 (2) am very proud of it. My father who wanted to be a writer was really proud of it too. He would tell everyone he met about my book. He used to pass out flyers with the cover at his work. From this I decided to try to be a writer again. I wrote articles and more fan fiction. I wrote a first draft of a book.  I was passionate about it. Then Dad died. It ripped my heart out, and I stopped again.
My Mom and brother talked me into writing again. I started to write articles again. And I wrote fan fiction but I could not get past dave and mom in sdpic with bookthe first draft of my novel. My brother talked me into trying. So I started to work on the second draft. I re-structured it and I got really into writing my books again. I guess you could say I was re-born as a writer, it’s a tribute to my Dad.
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This Week I had a wonderful chat with Roxanne Bland. We talked about writing and books. How things came about that she started writing a piece of fan fiction, but soon abandoned it as her first book, The Underground, developed. TheUndergroundFtCover (2)While a paranormal revolution looms on the horizon, Parker, a beleaguered alpha werewolf, is locked in a bitter love triangle with Garrett, his mage ex-lover, and Kurt, his despised vampire overlord. In trying to deal with his predicament, Parker falls for Melera, an amnesic space alien, who may—or may not—be a serial killer. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2013/04/02/chatting-with-sherri
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This Tuesday I will be chatting with the wonderful Producer/ Writer Paul Jackson. He is best known for such shows as Sliders, Lois MV5BMTA4OTc1NzYxMTheQTJeQWpwZ15BbWU3MDQ3NTY5MjE@._V1._SX148_CR0,0,148,200_and Clark and Briscoe County Jr. He will be chatting about his famous shows, his creative process and his amazing new projects. Please join me to hear about how he works and what is coming up for him; http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2013/04/09/chatting-with-sherri
I began to re-read the whole series of Harry Potter books.  As I read the first book, I was shocked at how much I had forgotten. I was really stunned at Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1how much I had replaced in my mind by the films. So I decided to read the whole series as one story. Here is my review; http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/579121198
schrift 2_whiteBGSherri’s Second 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 very interactive this time. Anyone who would like to take part in my second book fair please email me. I will have a raffle again and some other treats, including an e-book autograph hour and a Q & A hour for any author who would like to take part. Please join as a reader or writer at;  http://www.facebook.com/events/428552560569327/
Till next time…

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