Sticky post

Witches of Bourbon Street

Jade Calhoun series, Book 2 by Deanna Chase, Narrated by Gabra Zackman Jade Calhoun has shunned magic for years. When her mentor, Bea, becomes gravely ill she convinces Jade that she is the only one who can help. She must embrace her witchy side and learn to use the magic. Jade’s prejudices block her powers. She is angry at magic for stealing her mother and … Continue reading Witches of Bourbon Street

Sticky post

Creekside Cafe Chat with Debut Fantasy Author, Cady Hammer

Welcome debut author, Cady Hammer to my Creekside Café. Cady it is good to have you here. Cady: It is great to be here. Thank you so much for having me. Sherri: I have to admit that I am so jealous. You are a college student publishing your first book. That is fantastic. I wish I’d been as confident. Tell us about your book. What … Continue reading Creekside Cafe Chat with Debut Fantasy Author, Cady Hammer

Sticky post

Sarra Cannon’s Publish and Thrive Course

I’m an alumni of Sarra’s Publish and Thrive Course and a huge fan of her Heart Breathing YouTube Channel. If you are an unpublished author or one who has yet to reach their full potential, you will benefit from taking this program. I did! The price of the course for this round is $399 if you pay in full. Sarra is also offering a 6-month … Continue reading Sarra Cannon’s Publish and Thrive Course

Sticky post

On The Porch with C. S. Ratliff

Welcome C.S. Ratliff to my virtual café. It is so good to have you here. In eastern North Carolina summer has arrived with a combination of extreme heat and tropical rain but occasionally we will get the breeze from the ocean trickle down the river and it is lovely, until the mosquitos try to take us off to their lair to feed. But here in … Continue reading On The Porch with C. S. Ratliff

Sticky post

On the Porch with Hallie Alexander

Today I’d like to welcome Hallie Alexander to my Creekside Café. Hallie: Thank you for having me. The view is gorgeous and there are no mosquitos. Amazing! Sherri: The joys of a virtual café, though here on the Pamlico Sound, our mascot is the mosquito. I was surprised to learn you were also a North Carolina writer. Was it serendipity or something else that brought … Continue reading On the Porch with Hallie Alexander

Sticky post

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

Sticky post

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

Sticky post

The Wreck

I have been so busy I haven’t had time to do a rewrite on my idea of a horror story. I finally took the time to try again. I hope you like the rewrite. Don’t forget The Pamlico Writers Group and The Haunted Pamlico are having a writing competition. I can’t compete but I can have fun writing. Let’s see what you’ve got. “Lady, ma’am, … Continue reading The Wreck

Sticky post

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

Sticky post

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

Sticky post

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

Sticky post

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

Sticky post

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

Sticky post

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?

Sticky post

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

Sticky post

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

Sticky post

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

Sticky post

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

Sticky post

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

Sticky post

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

Sticky post

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

Sticky post

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

Sticky post

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?

Sticky post

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