Happy birthday to this dear lady who is not just a friend but my mentor, too. When I first met Marni, she was hosting the Writer’s Read at a bakery in Washington. Her open heart and gentle manner made trusting her with my rough, less than eloquent prose, easier. I have often described sharing my writing as being like standing in a Walmart parking lot, … Continue reading Happy Birthday Marni “M K” Graff
Today I am so excited to have my writing mentor and friend, Marni Graff, visiting at the Creekside Café. Marni: It’s great to be here. Sherri: You’re not originally from North Carolina? Marni: I’m a Yankee from Long Island, but this is my 23rd year in eastern NC. My husband and I live in Hyde County along the Pungo River, with our two Aussie Doodles, … Continue reading On the Porch with Marni “M K” Graff
What are you afraid of? When I finally decided to publish Chrome Pink last year, I didn’t give myself time to back out. I just did it. I’d spent five years working on this book, writing it, editing and revising it, sending out queries to agents and publishers, doing more editing and rewriting, until I was tired of dealing with it. My friend and mentor, … Continue reading What Are You Scared Of?
I just had my second book signing and my first experience co-signing with my friend and mentor, Marni Graff. I was surprised at the ease in which we were able to blend our thoughts and ideas, and talk about our books. It felt natural, sharing the stage with Marni. We’ve discussed books so often that in many ways, it just felt like a discussion among … Continue reading Friend and Mentor
I want to do it all! For years I put my writing on the back burner as I attempted to help raise my herd of wild boys. I don’t regret the years spent serving as Scout leader, Cub Master, Sunday school teacher, youth leader, and sports mom. I enjoyed the time with my sons, most days. Now, my boys are grown with families of their … Continue reading The Pamlico Writers’ Group
My mentor, M K Graff writes a crime/mystery blog called Auntie Em Writes and she will be promoting my novel, “Chrome Pink” tomorrow. Please, check out her blog and check out “Chrome Pink.” Rae Lynne Grimes is a survivor. She returns to her hometown along the inner banks of the North Carolina coast to care for her dying grandfather. A pink motorcycle, a handsome construction … Continue reading I’ll be on Auntie Em Writes
I just finished The Golden Hour, the fourth in the Nora Tierney series by M.K. Graff. I have enjoyed the progression of the main characters: Nora Tierney and Detective Inspector Declan Barnes, from antagonists to partners. The Golden Hour is a little darker than the first books in this series. It deals with the very real threat of biological terrorism but the true theme of … Continue reading The Golden Hour
I’m a new fan. As usual I’m late for the dance and I don’t know the latest steps but the music moves me, in this case, the music is the writing of Canadian crime writer Louise Penny. I started with the lovely and lyrical novel, The Beautiful Mystery set in a monastery outside Quebec. With the murder of a monk and the beautiful mystery of … Continue reading Louise Penny