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New Things Popping Up All The Time!

coverNew things are popping up all the time, one of them is something my friend and author Bette Stevens told me about,  autographs for e-books.  I was a bit cynical about it but after checking it out I found out it was a really good and reputable service. It also is free. I was so pleased by it I decided to sign up for it. So if you would like to get your e-book of Fantasy Time Inc. personally signed by me including a special message you can. Here is the link; http://www.authorgraph.com/authors/rithebard

 

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Also I did the blog tour called; THE NEXT BIG THING BLOG HOP it is about my memoir called; Entering The Second Half. It is a look back at my life, and all of my adventures as a student, an actress, a travel agent, a fan, a  blogger and a Blogtalk radio host. It will hopefully be out next year. Here is the link to the blog tour;    http://wp.me/p2LjpY-6u  via wordpressdotcom

 

51yC-v4KCbL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_SX240_SY320_CR,0,0,240,320_SH20_OU01_My guest this Tuesday is author Burt Berlowe who will chat about his book;The Compassionate Rebel Revolution: Ordinary People Changing the World.   In this compassionate rebel sequel, we look at how millions of individual citizen actions have collectively become a massive social change movement that offers every person a chance to make a difference in the world; http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2013/03/12/chatting-with-sherri 

 

 

I had so much fun with my guest this week on  Chatting With Sherri  the amazing, Times Bestselling Author, Kevin J. KJAlibrary (2)Anderson.  We talked about how he became involved with the new DUNE series of books,and cover UNNATURAL ACTS (2)about how honored and proud he was to Co-Write  STAR WARS: JEDI ACADEMY for George Lucas,  And of course about his long time friend and Co-writer Steven Sears (Co-Excutive Producer and Writer for Xena, Warrior Princess) for the graphic novel STALAG-X and hinted that he might be able to talk him into both of them doing an interview with me when their graffic-novel comes out(cross fingers and toes.) We chatted about his upcoming  national book tour; http://kjablog.com/?p=3769  and that I may get to go to one of his stops! I can’t wait! We also of course spoke of his novels; HELLHOLE AWAKENING and UNNATURAL ACTS!  Please listen at;  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2013/03/05/chatting-with-sherri

 

My e-magazine this month is doing really well. I would love to expand but I can’t afford to yet. So keep your fingers jewel_3crossed that a generous angel will come into my path. This issue of Sherri’s Jewel Box is the best yet with new designer and new beautiful pieces! This one is all about love and is called Love Is All Around! It is about love and the Myth of Valentines Day.  For both history  lovers, Jewel Lovers, and the lovers of design this is the issue for you. Here is the link; http://sherrisjewelbox.weebly.com/

 

 

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Great Interview This Week!

KJAlibrary (2)I am so excited that my guest on Tuesday for Chatting With Sherri              cover UNNATURAL ACTS (2)                               is the amazing, Times Bestselling Author, Kevin J. Anderson. He is the Co-Writer of the new DUNE series of books, Co-Creator of STAR WARS: JEDI ACADEMY for George Lucas, Co-Writer with Steven Sears (Co-Excutive Producer and Writer for Xena, Warrior Princess) for the graphic novel STALAG-X, He is going on a national book tour. He will chat about that and his novels; HELLHOLE AWAKENING and UNNATURAL ACTS!    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rithebard/2013/03/05/chatting-with-sherri

 

 

 

6458081The lovely author Christine Hannon chatted about her novel; A Hairdressers Diary on my show this 15794357week. In her novel you will read things about hairdressing you may have never imagined. You might even look at your hairdresser in a whole new light  after reading this book. Come sit in her virtual chair and enjoy the ride  http://tobtr.com/s/4331269

 

 

schrift 2_whiteBGauthorI have entered another blog tour called; THE NEXT BIG THING BLOG HOP. I will be posting on March 1st. My friend, fellow author and blogger Bette Stevens did her blog yesterday. Here is the link; http://www.4writersandreaders.com  . Anyone who would like to follow me with their blog the following week please let me know This Blog Tour will be about new books that you have on the horizon. My link will be at http://wp.me/p2LjpY-6u later today, please check it out.

 

jewel_3Sherri’s Jewel Box is best with new designer and new beautiful pieces. This one is all about love and is called Love Is All Around! It is about love and the Myth of Valentines Day.  For both history  lovers, Jewel Lovers, and the lovers of design this is the issue for you. Here is the link; http://sherrisjewelbox.weebly.com/

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Another Blog Tour

schrift 2_whiteBGI have entered another blog tour called; THE NEXT BIG THING BLOG HOP. I will be posting on March 1st. My friend, fellow author and blogger Bette Stevens did her blog yesterday. Here is the link; http://www.4writersandreaders.com  . Anyone who would like to follow me with their blog the following week please let me know 🙂 This Blog Tour will be about new books that you have on the horizon.

 

Well I did not win the Shorty Award I came in pretty far back. If it’s ok to quote many people tomorrow night, it is an honor shorty_badge_300x250_mejust to be nominated. The good thing is that people do enjoy my blogs and they voted for me. So I thank everyone who voted for me. I truly appreciate it.

 

 

 

157943576458081Author Christine Hannon will join us to chat about her novel; A Hairdressers Diary. In her novel you will read things about hairdressing you may have never imagined. You might even look at your hairdresser in a whole new light  after reading this book. Come sit in her virtual chair and enjoy the ride  http://tobtr.com/s/4331269

 

 

 

I very mprofile (2)uch enjoyed talking to the very talented author Carrie Carr.We spoke of fan fiction, writing novels and reading. It13410305 was a fun interview.  She is writer of one of my favorite series; The Lex & Amanda series. Her latest is a stand alone novel entitled, Hearts Resolve  http://tobtr.com/s/4299283 .

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We had a special second episode of Chatting With Sherri this week with the charming Kerry Dunn. We chatted about his 16d93cf68ed20ad8976fec.L._V148649795_SX200_first  novel, Joe Peace.  The novel Joe Peace; is a gallows-humored tale of revenge and redemption with noir-like dialogue and along with action, suspense and soul  http://tobtr.com/s/4432431 .

As an extra treat he is my special interview this week for my blog. Read below for more of what makes Kerry tick and to buy his latest book.

 What was the first book you remember loving? Do you still own it? 

That would have to be John Kennedy Toole’s “A Confederacy of Dunces”.  I read it in high school, and while I’ve always been a big reader (though I have been trying to lose weight), this was the first novel I read that was so far out of my normal range it might as well have been checked out of a library on Neptune.  But man, I love that book.  Ignatius Reilly is the greatest character of twentieth century fiction (you heard me, Gatsby) – its most original, most attractively repellent creation.  I always have a copy near for when I need a laugh or a moment of singular awe.

 

 What kind of books do you like to read? Do those books have an effect on your own writing?

 I read at least two books a week, on average.  I like a good detective story and murder mysteries, though I’ve read so many of them I come across a lot of predictable situations that make me lose interest.  I enjoy history, so I’m always searching for a topic there that will keep me entertained.  I just read Kurt Eichenwald’s detailed account of the Enron collapse, “Conspiracy of Fools”, and even though I don’t know a margin from short-sale, I loved it.  And I love to laugh, so I always keep a Tim Dorsey or early Carl Hiassen (before he got preachy) novel around.  But I usually come back to my tried-and-trues:  Don Winslow, Raymond Chandler, Elmore Leonard, James Lee Burke.  Those cats never fail to keep my interest, and I’ve probably taken more from them than I will ever realize, just by reading them so much.

 

 Do you remember what is the first book that touched you deeply? 

The one that killed me, absolutely put me in a box, was “Lonesome Dove”.  When Gus dies at the end, I felt like I was right there in that little room with he and Call.  Just floored me.  I was so invested in every character in that book it felt like I was related to these fictional creations.  The losses hit me hard. I think I even sent flowers to Montana or something.

 

 Is there an era of writing that affects you? 1920, 1800’s so forth? 

The noir novels of the thirties and forties are great, but I’m a fan of modern language, that patois great writers in the field can create, hip street poetry.  Older books, say, from the nineteenth century, are too wordy and overflow with so much exposition I feel the need to find the plunger.  I’m not a total heathen – I love Shakespeare and John Donne’s plays and poetry, respectively.  But my attention will always be drawn to the immediacy of the brief sentence and terse dialogue.

 

  Where do you like to write? Is there a favorite nook or corner? 

I sit up in my bed, with a portable writing desk and the laptop, and with my iPod set to a jazz playlist.  I can’t write with any lyrics going on behind me, but Miles and Coltrane and Oscar Peterson are huge assets.

 

 Do you prefer one genre to another?

I love noir, with characters of questionable morals or intentions, strong women, interesting bad guys, and world-weary observations about alcohol and the human condition.

 

  Do you like the feel of a book in your hands or do prefer an electronic devises?

I love “real” books, but I have to admit, electronic devices like my Nook are great.  I’m about 50/50 on the whole topic.  I think as long as I can read it, I’d adapt to a novel if it was written on the walls of a cave.

 

 Can you tell us about what your working on now? 

A sequel to “Joe Peace”.  I figured, nobody’s ever done a sequel, so I realize I’m pushing the envelope, but that’s where I live.  Right on the edge.  Joe isn’t fully reformed by the end of the first one.  The next novel may or may not 13628787take him a step closer to that.

To get a copy of Kerry Dunn’s novel Joe Peace; http://www.amazon.com/Joe-Peace-Kerry-Dunn/dp/1619720027 .

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