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Happy Birthday Marni “M K” Graff

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

On the Porch with 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

I survived my first presentation

As chairperson of the Pamlico Writers’ Group, and more recently of our conference steering committee, I have been forced to do things that are uncomfortable, like public speaking. I know y’all think because I’m a big mouth broad I shouldn’t be sweating and fearing I’ll pass out just because my audience is ten times what I am comfortable with. I still get knock-kneed and tongue-tied … Continue reading I survived my first presentation

Friend and Mentor

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’ll be on Auntie Em Writes

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

The Golden Hour

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

Confessions of a Perpetual Cheerleader

As we put the last dashes and dots on the 2015 Pamlico Writers Conference I explore my role within the group. I read several books written by the writers presenting at the conference, taking time to write reviews and give words of encouragement. On Twitter, Facebook and Amazon I cheered for my fellow authors, taking great joy from being a member of the team. This … Continue reading Confessions of a Perpetual Cheerleader