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My World and My Story World

A Multicultural View With each book I feel I’m learning more about what I want to do with my writing but especially what I want to say. The town of Leeward is peopled with a variety of personalities, races, religions and ethnicities, much like the community where I live. I want it to represent my home but more importantly, I want to represent the place … Continue reading My World and My Story World

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Creekside Cafe Chat with Rebecca Ridge

Welcome to my virtual café romance and erotica author, Rebecca Ridge. It is so good to have you here. Becky: Hi, Sherri. It’s great to be here. Thank you for inviting me. Sherri: I’ve dreamed of visiting England. Have you ever traveled to the United States? Becky: No, unfortunately not yet. It is the first place on my travel plans. I have a lot of great … Continue reading Creekside Cafe Chat with Rebecca Ridge

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The Trackers Series by Nicholas Sansbury Smith

This was an awesome series, probably not the best books to listen to in the middle of a pandemic but I truly enjoyed them. I’m not sure if part of the enjoyment wasn’t sharing the experience with one of my sons but I thoroughly enjoyed the audiobook series. It made me want to be a prepper and get away from the east coast but other … Continue reading The Trackers Series by Nicholas Sansbury Smith

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The Ideas for the Harrell Family Campgrounds

After raising six boys I can tell you my greatest surprise is that they all managed to get grown without any major permanent damage. Well, at least physically. They’re all a bit crazy but that’s what you get from jumping off the roof of houses, leaping onto moving cars, and getting into fights with trees, walls, your brothers, etc. It’s their father’s fault. Our best … Continue reading The Ideas for the Harrell Family Campgrounds

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A Creekside Café Chat with Michael Gatti of Schlogastic Books

Welcome to my virtual café Michael Gatti. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to drop by my virtual cafe. I’m so glad to have you here even if it’s not in person. Michael: Hey Sherri great to be here thank you for having me! Sherri: You are much more than a writer. I thought I was busy, but you have me … Continue reading A Creekside Café Chat with Michael Gatti of Schlogastic Books

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Creekside Cafe Chat with Kevin E. Eastman

It is an honor to welcome former Air Force drill instructor, Kevin E. Eastman to my virtual café. It is so good to have you here. Kevin: Thank you so much for having me. It’s a pleasure to speak with you. Sherri: My father served in the Air Force, thank you for your service to our country. You are still serving with your books. Your … Continue reading Creekside Cafe Chat with Kevin E. Eastman

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Creekside Cafe Chat with Alexa Sommers

This is my dream job if I ever win the lottery, I will build a little café on the water where I can talk to authors about books and writing. Today I’d like to welcome Alexa Sommers to my virtual cafe. Alexa: Thanks for having me, Sherri. To keep in the spirit of the virtual setting, I’m answering these question from my lakeside deck and … Continue reading Creekside Cafe Chat with Alexa Sommers

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Have You Read…The Boyfriend Project? What are you waiting for?

The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon Narrated by Je Nie Fleming (audiobook) When her breakup with her boyfriend goes viral, Samiah Brooks decides to give up on men and focus on her own project. Along with her new gal pals London and Taylor, Samiah is ready to face her new-found freedom as a modern woman who doesn’t need a man to define her. That is … Continue reading Have You Read…The Boyfriend Project? What are you waiting for?

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Creekside Cafe Chat with Erotica Author, J A Martin

Welcome to Creekside Café author, J A Martin. It’s so good to have you here. JA: Thank you, Sherri, it’s wonderful to be here. Thank you for the opportunity to speak with you. Sherri: Your published work is mostly erotica, but you write other stuff as well. Tell us about your work. JA: I focus mainly in different areas of erotica, billing myself mostly as … Continue reading Creekside Cafe Chat with Erotica Author, J A Martin

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Creekside Cafe Chat with Natalie Bartley

Welcome Natalie, it is so good to have you at my virtual café. Natalie: Thank you Sherri, it’s a pleasure to be here. Sherri: Natalie and I met through our Twitter group Shameless Self-Promo. I am so glad I got involved with this group. I have met some wonderful people. Natalie: It has been a very supportive community, and I’m glad I found it. Sherri: … Continue reading Creekside Cafe Chat with Natalie Bartley

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Creekside Café Chat with author Tiffany Christina Lewis

Welcome Tiffany Christina Lewis to Creekside Café. It is great to have you here. Tiffany: Thanks for having me Sherri! Sherri: Your recent blog post titled “Scary Genre: Romance” made me laugh. At first, I wanted to call you on it but then as I read on, I realized we have the same problem, the interpretation of romance. I thought I was a romance writer … Continue reading Creekside Café Chat with author Tiffany Christina Lewis

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The Spinster Who Saved a Scoundrel

The Spinster Who Saved a Scoundrel by Christi Caldwell Narrated by Tim Campbell Tim Campbell’s sexy baritone makes listening to The Spinster Who Saved a Scoundrel a sensation for the ear, mind and heart. He brings the story to life and ignites the senses with his sultry voice but it’s the story that makes you believe in the possibilities. Christi Caldwell has made a career … Continue reading The Spinster Who Saved a Scoundrel

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Some Like It Scandalous

Some Like It Scandalous By Maya Rodale Narrated by Charlotte North Ugly Duckling Daisy Swann finds herself engaged to her sworn enemy, Theodore Prescott the Third. Theodore, one of the spoiled rogues of Manhattan’s elite has finally done it. He has pushed his father too far with his antics and the only way out of his current predicament is marry a woman above reproof, one … Continue reading Some Like It Scandalous

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Grief

Grief in reality versus grief in fiction. I don’t know how to grieve. I tend to push my emotions down until they bubble over like a boiling pot. When my daddy died, I acted like a hostess during his funeral. I couldn’t keep still. I had to move around speaking to people, thanking them for coming. I couldn’t let go and deal with my sadness … Continue reading Grief

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The Writingest State, North Carolina & Harlequin

North Carolina is known as the writingest state. There are a large number of authors from the mountains to the sea. As the chairperson for the Pamlico Writers’ Group and a member of the Heart of Carolina the local Romance Writers of America, I have met some fantastic writers from self-published authors, those published with small or independent publishing houses and traditionally published authors. I … Continue reading The Writingest State, North Carolina & Harlequin

A Sewer Pirate

In Bed with the Earl by Christi Caldwell Narrated by Tim Campbell As I have said many times before, I love audiobooks. One of my favorite genres is historical romance. Christi Caldwell has become one of my favorite historical romance authors. I love that she keeps challenging the genre. Her characters aren’t the normal society sweethearts. They’re not the perfect and pristine. In her latest … Continue reading A Sewer Pirate

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The Latest Veronica Speedwell Story

A Murderous Relation by Deanna Raybourn Narrated by Angele Masters It is no secret that I am addicted to audiobooks and one of my favorites has been the Veronica Speedwell series. Narrator Angele Masters brings this character brilliantly to life. While I was late in discovering the author, Deanna Raybourn, coming up her only after she started the Veronica Speedwell series, I have become a … Continue reading The Latest Veronica Speedwell Story

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Where does the music take you?

During this time of upheaval music is a balm for the soul. I find myself singing old gospel songs to comfort myself. Weird songs pop into my head and strange moments. This has always been a problem for me, it’s like I have my own playlist in the background of my life. Has anyone seen the new television show “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist?” I’ve not seen … Continue reading Where does the music take you?

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Crock-Pot Orange Ginger Chicken

2- chicken breasts 2-teaspoons minced ginger 1/4-cup ginger liquer 1/4-cup chopped onion 2-teaspoons sriracha sauce 1-teaspoon minced garlic 1-cup orange juice 1/4-cup soy sauce 1-Table spoon corn starch 1-cup rice 1- bag of mixed vegetables I use crock pot liners to keep clean up to a minimal. I hate to scrub a crock pot after it’s been cooking all day. So my first step is … Continue reading Crock-Pot Orange Ginger Chicken

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Some of my favorite things: Audiobooks, Pirates and Surprising Heroes!

The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo by Kerrigan Byrne narrated by Derek Perkins Lorelai has lived her life with just the sweet memory of a kiss from the man who no memory of his own. A rescuer of all broken creatures it was no surprise when fourteen-year-old Lorelai demanded her father and brother allow her to save the man who dragged himself out of a … Continue reading Some of my favorite things: Audiobooks, Pirates and Surprising Heroes!

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Another Great Book from Sabrina Jeffries

The Bachelor by Sabrina Jeffries Narrated by Beverley A. Crick Joshua Wolfe is more than a games keeper. He could possibly be Lady Gwyn Drake’s undoing. The former Royal Marine sees too much. Lady Gwyn is finding it more difficult to keep her secrets though she fears revealing the truth will cost her more than the blackmail she is being forced to pay. Joshua might … Continue reading Another Great Book from Sabrina Jeffries

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Welcome Daines Reed to Creekside Cafe

Welcome to Creekside Café Daines Reed the author of Trust and Good Morning Beautiful. It is so good to have you here at my virtual café. Daines: Sherri! This is such a cool way to connect! Thank you for inviting me. Sherri: Daines and I met at the North Carolina Book Festival in Raleigh. We were seated back to back with our partners and struck … Continue reading Welcome Daines Reed to Creekside Cafe

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I’ve not been cooking much lately

My husband is surviving on leftovers and peanut butter. Y’all should feel sorry for him. This is what happens when you are married to an author who is trying to publish more than one book a year and take classes on writing and marketing, still work a full-time job, and oh yeah, co-chairing a conference and helping with a fundraiser. Did I forget anything? My … Continue reading I’ve not been cooking much lately

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A Warm Creekside Cafe Welcome to Cendrine Marrouat

Welcome to Creekside Café Cendrine Marrouat. I have to comment here that your poetry journal, Auroras and Blossoms feels a little kismet as I’m from Aurora, North Carolina. Life is strange and so are most people I know, but welcome to my virtual café. Cendrine: We were probably meant to meet. 😉 I would say that life is very interesting. Thank you for having me! … Continue reading A Warm Creekside Cafe Welcome to Cendrine Marrouat

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One of My Favorite Authors Reese Ryan

Secret Heir Seduction by Reese Ryan There was a time I thought Harlequin Romances were passe`. I believed billionaire romances were not my style. Reese Ryan has defied all my beliefs. Y’all know I’m a fan. Even tropes and genres I thought I didn’t like Reese has showed me my error. The truth is a good story is a good story and that’s what Reese … Continue reading One of My Favorite Authors Reese Ryan

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How Do You Research Murder?

How do you research Murder? How many people did you have to kill to get it right? Uh! What, wait a minute… Contrary to some the writing sources I’ve studied, you don’t have to write JUST what you know. You can figure somethings out by relating them with similar experiences, or by taking classes, watching YouTube videos or documentaries. You don’t have to kill your … Continue reading How Do You Research Murder?