I have told this story before to sell books but my telling it now has another purpose, to honor a friend. Adrienne Dunning was a fantastic, funny and feisty woman who lived up to her hair color. She died in a tragic accident the morning of July 5th. We’d just started making plans to return to Murfreesboro for a second writers’ retreat. It was nearly … Continue reading Remembering Adrienne
Dear Writers: In 2021, Haunted Pamlico and the Pamlico Writers Group are teaming up again to sponsor the second-annual Haunt Season Writing Competition. We’re seeking poems, ghost stories, creepy tales, science fiction or horror fiction related to the haunting season, which peaks in October. We will accept prose entries of 2,000 words or poems of unspecified length by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll take submissions from May … Continue reading Writing Competition
NC Book Festival 2020, Raleigh, North Carolina “The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” A quote from “The Mouse” by Robert Burns. In the fall of 2019, my friend Tammera sent out an email to see who would be interested in joining her at the NC Book Festival 2020 in Raleigh. I’d never heard of it but as an Indie-author I’m … Continue reading The Best Laid Plans…
The end of a decade. As we prepare to ring in the new year and the new decade, I find myself looking back over the past ten years. So much has happened in such a short time. After winning the Ann Peach Award in 2009 and joining Romance Writers of America, I started truly thinking about being a published writer ending the last decade on … Continue reading What a Decade!
Some of my favorite things… I love our community Christmas parade. From the time I was in high school until my children were grown, there were very few parades I did not participate in. I have been a clown and a beauty queen. I have marched with the Aurora Woman’s Club, rode on floats with clubs and my church. I have led the parade and … Continue reading What I Love About Christmas
Welcome LaDonna Holloman to my virtual café. It is so nice to have you with me today. LaDonna will be one of the authors signing and selling books at the Aurora Fossil Festival, Saturday, May 25th. I’m so glad you stopped by. LaDonna: Yes, thank you for inviting me. Sherri: LaDonna is a member of the Pamlico Writers’ Group, she joined about the time we … Continue reading Sipping Sodas and Chatting with LaDonna Holloman
Today I’m sitting on the porch of Creekside Café with my writer-sister, Tammera Cooper. Tammera is a fellow member of the Pamlico Writers’ Group as well as a member of, the Heart of Carolina our local Romance Writers of America group, and the Women’s Fiction Writers Association. Welcome to Creekside, Tammy. Tammy: Thanks for the invite. It’s the perfect day to sit on the porch … Continue reading On The Porch with Tammera Cooper
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