67 minutes | May 26, 2023
A great screenwriter who wrote for the reboot of The Twilight Zone; Lynn Barker!
Chatting With Sherri welcomes a great screenwriter who wrote scripts for the reboot of The Twilight Zone; Lynn Barker! "Lynn's latest work is "Futurus Rex" a fun, short Sci-Fi/Fantasy action adventure novel co-written with the late "Star Trek" icon Dorothy (D.C.) Fontana. She is now writing a sequel. Lynn was born in New Mexico, was a college journalism student of famous writer of Navajo mysteries Tony Hillerman and was an associate producer of KRON t.v. news in San Francisco until moving to L.A. where she was Manager for the CBS Network Story Department before writing scripts for the 1980's reboot of "The Twilight Zone". Other Writers Guild of America credits include "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine". Her articles have appeared in "American Cinematographer" and the WGA magazine "Written By:" and she has a story in the "Chicken Soup for the Soul of America" book. Lynn was an MPAA-accredited Hollywood entertainment journalist for several websites. Writing experience also includes show scripts for Disney Imagineering and Universal theme park attractions. She is a script doctor and screenplay consultant Futurus Rex by Lynn Barker and DC Fontana- "Futurus Rex" follows a legend that King Arthur is not dead but only sleeping. He will awaken when Britain most needs him to lead a rebellion. Arthur wakes in a far future post-holocaust time, and the only one of his beloved knights to survive the long sleep with him is his nephew the traitorous Modred.
60 minutes | May 19, 2023
Chatting With Sherri welcomes award-winning writer; Brian Trent!
Chatting With Sherri welcomes award-winning writer; Brian Trent! Brian was born in a post-industrial factory town in Connecticut. He was rapidly introduced to speculative fiction through a lavishly illustrated edition of One Thousand and One Nights. As a child, he became a haunter of libraries and old ruins and developed a keen interest in both ends of history: the ancient past and far-distant future. Reading everything from Asimov to Xenophon, he began crafting his very first stories on a metallic-blue Brother 11 typewriter. After earning college degrees in English and philosophy, Trent worked as a professional journalist when not piloting expeditionary shuttles through the soupy atmospheres of alien worlds (otherwise known as going for long drives in the rain). His nonfiction writings have graced the cover of The Humanist magazine. His Writers of the Future win is his second professional sale, the first being to COSMOS, and he has since sold fiction to Apex Magazine. He recently completed the second novel in a “future history” series and, when not writing, Trent works in film.
59 minutes | May 12, 2023
Chatting With Sherri welcomes award-winning artist; April Solomon!
Chatting With Sherri welcomes award-winning artist and illustrator; April Solomon! April Solomon grew up around art. Her father’s art studio was filled with all the delights a child could indulge. His bookshelves held stacks of art books containing illustrations from the old masters, the golden age illustrators, and even some fantasy art from the TSRs Dungeons and Dragons. Inspiration came in many forms. Fortunately it was everywhere! and so her career as a young artist began. Today April is an illustrator and fine artist who has earned her bachelor’s degree in illustration at the Laguna College of Art and Design. April’s passion for learning the old masterful techniques of traditional drawing and painting are precisely what inspires her work. Among her love for the fine arts is her unique appreciation for whimsical fantasy, which adorns every image of her portfolio. April’s meticulous creature designs aim for what is known as “fantastic realism.” A clever, concise understanding of anatomy, plants, and mysterious textures weave their way into her illustrations, leaving the viewer guessing at origins, influences, and ancestry. When not illustrating, April attends garage sales to unearth buried treasures, runs and lifts weights, or braves as many haunted attractions as possible during the month of October. Artist April Solomon is a winner in the L. Ron Hubbard Illustrators of the Future Contest where she'll be traveling to Hollywood for a week-long master-class workshop and her winning art will be published in the international bestselling anthology, L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 39.
79 minutes | May 5, 2023
We welcome back award-winning screenwriter/producer Tom Blomquist!
Chatting With Sherri welcomes back award-winning screenwriter/producer/director/author; Tom Blomquist! Tom Blomquist is an award-winning screenwriter, producer, director and author who has been associated with some of the nation’s most popular television dramas, including Catherine Marshall’s Christy, Walker Texas Ranger, The A-Team, Hunter, Riptide, Swamp Thing, Farscape, Werewolf, In A Heartbeat, FAME LA and Hardcastle & McCormick, among others. He was also Staff Producer on NBC’s classic late-night talk show Tomorrow With Tom Snyder and served as Creative Executive on the Emmy- And the winning Hallmark Hall of Fame specials. In addition to his work in television Blomquist has published two books; the forensic mystery novel Silent Partners and a textbook Eye Of The Storm: Directing For Film, Television & Emerging Media, which is recommended reading in the Disney/ABC Directing Program. His latest novel; Devious Thinking, released by Lindstrom Legacy Publishing. www.tomblomquist.com
71 minutes | Apr 28, 2023
Chatting With Sherri welcomes author and caregiver; Jessica L. Cannon !
Chatting With Sherri welcomes author and caregiver; Jessica L. Cannon! "Hello, I am Jessica, Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP), Dementia Support Group Facilitator, Wife, Mother, Sister, and loyal friend. I am here to share lessons learned through my highs and lows along my caregiving journey so that you may become healthier, happier, and hopeful. I Journaled throughout my adolescence and aspired to be a published author by the age of 25 but God had different plans for me. Stepping into a role as a part-time caregiver for my mother in 2009 and then full-time by 2016 provided a whole new perspective on selfcare, self-compassion, and self-control. Helping her transition through each stage over the years has increased awareness of habits, pitfalls, and assumptions the public struggles with. Her transition into a memory care facility expanded my knowledge and exposed me to even more areas families go through unwillingly. Being given an opportunity to see life through the eyes and mind of a person living with Bipolar Manic-Depressive disorder then adding mixed Dementia later in life made me understand how God’s plan would unfold for me. Sharing my story with valuable lessons learned along the way has given me purpose beyond what I could ever imagined. I now aspire to create a cultural shift to slow the epidemic of increasing caregivers related to Dementia which includes cancer and diabetes patients, special needs families, and parents in general. " All this lead to her new book; “The Proactive Caregiver!” “When we know better, we do better.” – Maya Angelou
40 minutes | Apr 21, 2023
Chatting With Sherri welcomes Booktube's Leandra the TBR zero!
Chatting With Sherri welcomes Booktube's Leandra the TBR zero! Leandra is a member of a phenomenon on YouTube called Booktube, they talk about about their passion and love of books. Leandra chats about the books she reads, gives reviews, and gives what they call bookshelf tours. Happily a lot of young people like Leandra have a passion for reading, they love to share their love through videos. It is very popular there are literally thousands of creators on booktube, they create hours of shows on Youtube. We chat about her channel, her love of reading and why she became a booktuber! "This impossible journey toward dropping my TBR shelves to *ZERO*! Here for the defeats as much as the triumphs. My name is Leandra, and I love to read and discuss books."
65 minutes | Apr 14, 2023
We welcome New York Times bestseller and award winning author; S.M.” Stirling!
Chatting With Sherri welcomes New York Times bestseller and award winning author; S.M.” Stirling! Steven “S.M.” Stirling is a writer by trade, born in France but Canadian by origin and American by naturalization, living in New Mexico. His hobbies are mostly related to the craft of writing. He loves history, anthropology, and archaeology, as well as interest in the sciences. The martial arts are his main physical hobby. Steven has published over 40 novels, at least 5 of which are New York Times bestsellers and he has won awards including the Dragon Award for his novel, Black Chamber. Steven has been a Writers of the Future Judge since 2021. “In a time in which entry for new creators is desperately difficult, WOTF is a path for identifying and nurturing excellence and giving it that first precious leg up. I received generous help and mentoring from established pros when I started out, and being a WOTF judge lets me ‘pay it forward’ to the rising generation in a way that truly helps new writers and the field as a whole.” —S.M. Stirling
59 minutes | Apr 7, 2023
Chatting With Sherri welcomes back; artist & Illustrator, award winner ; Anh Le!
Chatting With Sherri welcomes back; artist and Illustrator and award winner; Anh Le! Mr. Anh Le who is a freelancer illustrator/concept artist creating work for the animation, game, and film industry for over 3 years. He strives to create imagery that would help people to be immersed within a fantastical universe of awe-inspiring characters, environments, and props. His clients include: Renegade Games Studio, Atomic Mass Games, Raex Games, Ravensburger, Chaosium, Pinnacle Entertainment, Among the Others Animation Studio, National Geographic Education. Mr. Le won the grand prize trophy, The Golden Brush award, and a cash prize of $5,000 and his winning art is published in the bestselling anthology, L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 37.
53 minutes | Mar 31, 2023
We welcome Professor, Agatha Christie expert and author; Dr Mark Aldridge!
Chatting With Sherri welcomes Professor, Agatha Christie expert and author; Dr Mark Aldridge! Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Greatest Detective in the World; Hercule Poirot has had a near-permanent presence in the public eye ever since the 1920 publication of The Mysterious Affair at Styles. From Agatha Christie’s earliest conceptions and publication history, to forays on the stage and screen, the story of Poirot is as fascinating as it is enduring. Mark Aldridge tells this story decade-by-decade, exploring and analyzing Poirot’s many and often wildly different appearances, following the detective to present day when he is enjoying a worldwide renaissance. Agatha Christie on Screen; This book is a comprehensive exploration of 90 years of film and television adaptations of the world’s best-selling novelist’s work. Drawing on extensive archival material, it offers new information regarding both the well-known and forgotten screen adaptations of Agatha Christie’s stories, including unmade and rare adaptations, some of which have been unseen for more than half a century. This history offers intriguing insights into the discussions and debates that surrounded many of these screen projects – something that is brought to life through previously unpublished correspondence from Christie herself and a new wide-ranging interview with her grandson, Mathew Prichard. Dr Mark Aldridge is a senior lecturer in Film and Television at Southampton Solent University, UK, specialising in film and television history.
68 minutes | Mar 24, 2023
Chatting With Sherri welcomes back the award winning author; Katherine Kovacic!
Chatting With Sherri welcomes back the award winning author; Katherine Kovacic! Ms Fisher Murder Mysteries: Just Murdered; Peregrine Fisher is unexpectedly summoned to a meeting of the Adventuresses' Club of the Antipodes, where she learns some incredible news. When Adventuress Florence Astor is accused of murder, Peregrine jumps at the chance to help on the case. Detective James Steed, initially dismissive, quickly finds Peregrine's flair for investigating and headstrong nature leave him little choice. Based on the screenplay by Deb Cox. 'A splendid read, with an authentic 60s flavour. I recommend it unreservedly.' - Kerry Greenwood Dark Deeds Down Under: A Crime & Thriller Anthology; a groundbreaking anthology, brings together internationally-renowned Aussie and Kiwi crime writers and their beloved characters. This stunning anthology includes 19 short stories from some of the brightest storytelling talents from Australia and New Zealand: including international bestsellers and award winners. This vibrant showcase includes: Kerry Greenwood’s Corinna Chapman, Garry Disher’s ‘Hirsch’, Vanda Symon’s Sam Shephard, Sulari Gentill’s Rowly Sinclair, RWR McDonald’s ‘Nancys’, Lee Murray & Dan Rabarts’ Penny Yee & Matiu, Katherine Kovacic’s Alex Clayton, Dinuka McKenzie’s Kate Miles, and a rare appearance from Shane Maloney’s Murray Whelan.
67 minutes | Mar 17, 2023
We welcome back screenwriter, producer, author and actor; Steven L Sears!
Chatting With Sherri welcomes back screenwriter, producer, author and actor; Steven L Sears! Steven L Sears has been a friend of mine for a long time, he is an always funny and entertaining guest, and he is a very supportive friend. I am so excited to have him back to chat about writing and his return to acting! Steven is an author, screenwriter and television producer whose career spans over thirty five years. His screenwriting and producing works include such classics as THE A-TEAM, STINGRAY, WALKER, TEXAS RANGER, SWAMP THING, SUPERBOY, SHEENA, XENA-WARRIOR PRINCESS, and many other TV series. He has developed series concepts with most of the major studios and networks as well as doing consulting work for established production companies. His work also includes digital media, animation, and game play. As an Author, his work includes the non-fiction book THE NON-USER FRIENDLY GUIDE FOR ASPIRING TV WRITERS as well as many short stories in anthologies such as JEFF STURGEONS LOST CITIES OF EARTH and the upcoming release ALIENS VS PREDATOR: ULTIMATE PREY. Co-Writing with Times Bestselling Author Kevin J. Anderson, their graphic novel STALAG-X is currently in development as a major motion picture.
68 minutes | Mar 10, 2023
Chatting With Sherri welcomes award-winning writer/illustrator; Brian C Hailes!
Chatting With Sherri welcomes award-winning writer/illustrator; Brian C Hailes! Brian is the creator of Draw It With Me, is also the award-winning writer/illustrator of the illustrated novels, Blink, Defender of Llyans and Avila, two graphic novels, Dragon’s Gait and Devil’s Triangle, and the children's picture books Skeleton Play and Don’t Go Near the Crocodile Ponds et al. Other titles he has illustrated include Heroic: Tales of the Extraordinary, Passion & Spirit: The Dance Quote Book, Continuum (Arcana Studios), as well as McKenna, McKenna, Ready to Fly, and Grace & Sylvie: A Recipe for Family (American Girl). In addition to his many publishing credits, Hailes has also illustrated an extensive collection of fantasy, science fiction, and children's book covers as well as interior magazine illustrations. Hailes has received numerous awards for his art from across the country, including Winner of the L. Ron Hubbard Illustrators of the Future contest out of Hollywood. His artwork has also been featured in the 2017-2021 editions of Infected By Art. “The Idealist” by L. Ron Hubbard (in Volume 35) Illustrated by Brian C. Hailes. Hailes studied illustration and graphic design at Utah State University where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, as well as the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He has been a regular panelist and presenter at Salt lake Comic Con, FanX, LTUE, and was the Artist Guest of Honor at Conduit 2013. He has also appeared as a special guest at San Diego Comic Con. Hailes currently lives in Salt Lake City with his wife and four boys, where he continues to write, paint and draw regularly. Brian C. Hailes illustrated the story, “Windseekers” by Nnedi Okorafor in L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 18.
50 minutes | Mar 3, 2023
Chatting With Sherri welcomes WOTF Published Finalist writer; Rebecca Treasure!
Chatting With Sherri welcomes WOTF Published Finalist writer; Rebecca Treasure! Rebecca grew up reading science fiction and fantasy in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. After grad school and two children, she began writing fiction. Rebecca has lived many places, including the Gulf Coast of Mississippi and Tokyo, Japan. She currently resides in Texas Hill Country with her husband, where she juggles two children, two corgis, a violin studio, and writing. She only drops the children occasionally. Rebecca discovered Writers of the Future shortly after she began writing fiction. She has entered every quarter since, making lifelong friends as a result. Rebecca’s short fiction has been published by or is forthcoming from WordFire Press, Air and Nothingness Press, Flame Tree Publishing, The Dread Machine, and others. She is an associate editor at Apex Book Company and Magazine. “Tsuu, Tsuu, Kasva Suuremasse” came about, as many of Rebecca’s stories have, from a synthesis of ideas. Research for her sixth novel, a historical fantasy about Napoleonic magic users, combined with a fascination with the idea of animal magic and beloved memories of an “adopted” grandmother from her childhood. The real Emily lived in a cozy apartment across from Rebecca’s family and collected dolls. Rebecca was a Published Finalist in the Writers of the Future contest with her story, "Tsuu, Tsuu, Kasva Suuremasse," and her story is published in L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 38.
24 minutes | Feb 27, 2023
Sherri's Playhouse presents The Man Within The Clouds!
Sherri's Playhouse presents The Man Within The Clouds! The Man Within The Clouds, Is a fantasy drama that takes place on a classic Wagon Lit train, four couples and a man of mystery enters a carrige and the world will never be the same. Today is the last date to join my Patreon and have a chance to join our cast party. Plus I have a very special surprise that will be annouced at the end of the radio play! Written and Directed by Sherri Rabinowitz Edited by Jay Wall Support the radio playhouse; https://www.patreon.com/rithebard
44 minutes | Feb 27, 2023
Chatting With Sherri welcomes the cast of The Man Within The Clouds!
Chatting With Sherri welcomes the cast of The Man Within The Clouds! The cast of the last radio-play of the season! The Man Within The Clouds, Is a fantasy drama that takes place on a classic Wagon Lit train, four couples and a man of mystery enters a carrige and the world will never be the same. Our cast will chat about the play and their characters. We talk about the joy of doing radio-plays. There is a lot of laughter! This interview is followed by the broadcast of the play. Today is the last date to join my Patreon and have a chance to join our cast party. Plus I have a very special surprise that will be annouced at the end of the radio play! Support the radio playhouse; https://www.patreon.com/rithebard
38 minutes | Feb 24, 2023
We welcome storyboard artist & Illustrators of the Future judge; Rob Prior!
Chatting With Sherri welcomes leading storyboard artist and Illustrators of the Future judge; Rob Prior! Best known for his art provided for Spawn, Heavy Metal comics and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as well as his rare ability of painting with both hands at the same time. As a comic book artist, he has worked with Marvel, D.C., Todd McFarlane, Kevin Eastman and Image Comics, to name a few, with his most notable credits on Spawn, Terminator, Deep Space 9, Evil Ernie, Melting Pot, Lady Death and Heavy Metal. As a leading storyboard artist, Prior has provided storyboards for advertising campaigns such as Budweiser and Nikon, as well as for the gaming industry, for Titleist, 2K Games, Terminator 3 and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He also created all the storyboards and animatics for the video games Ghost Rider and The Darkness. As an illustrator, Prior has supplied cover art and interior art material for Steve Jackson Games, TSR (Dungeons and Dragons), Wizards of the Coast, Battle of the Lords of the 23rd Century, and many others. Prior has directed short films and music videos in which he has storyboarded, production designed/art directed and did all practical effects for each and is now directing his first movie called Whisper. Prior is also the VP of creative for Heavy Metal. Prior has been a judge with L Ron Hubbard's Illustrators of the Future since 2015.
40 minutes | Feb 17, 2023
Chatting With Sherri welcomes the host of "The Lonely Palette," Tamar Avishai!
Chatting With Sherri welcomes the host of "The Lonely Palette," Tamar Avishai! When you hear the phrase “art history” you probably think dry. Snooty. Dusty. A British accent on an audio guide waxing rhapsodic about the Ren-AYY-since over the strains of Vivaldi. An intellectual velvet rope. You might never think about the human beings behind the artworks. About the centuries of soulful human experience they depict. About how artists lived through their moments, just as you live through yours. About all the incredible stories there are to tell. And that’s where The Lonely Palette comes in. In each episode, creator and host Tamar Avishai focuses on one object – a painting, a sculpture, an installation, a very special urinal – and tells its story. We explore the artwork, the movement, the social context, and more importantly, why art matters, not just to its own time, but to ours. “Many find fine art intimidating, and so this show, by Boston’s own Tamar Avishai, is a lovely, accessible tour."
34 minutes | Feb 10, 2023
Chatting With Sherri welcomes back extremely talented photographer Chris Loomis!
Chatting With Sherri welcomes back extremely talented photographer; Chris Loomis! "Design, art, nature, architecture, high-fashion, science, science-fiction, surrealism, the paranormal, music and even old cartoons...name some of the many things that inspire me personally as well as photographically. From personal project with high-concept productions to illustrative commissions for clients, I am constantly working to evolve my vision while maintaining the highest level of quality and art direction."
58 minutes | Feb 3, 2023
Chatting With Sherri welcomes back award-nominated author; Greg Hickey!
Chatting With Sherri welcomes back award-nominated author; Greg Hickey! Our Dried Voices-In 2153, cancer was cured. In 2189, AIDS. And in 2235, the last members of the human race traveled to a far distant planet called Pearl to begin the next chapter of humanity. That novel was published in 2014 and was a finalist for Foreword Reviews’ INDIES Science Fiction Book of the Year Award. The Friar's Lantern-An eccentric scientist tells you he can read your mind and offers to prove it in a high-stakes wager. A respected college professor exacts impassioned, heat-of-the-moment revenge on his wife’s killer—a week after her death—and you’re on the jury. Take a Turing test with a twist, discover how your future choices might influence the past, and try your luck at Three Card Monte. And while you weigh chance, superstition, destiny, intuition and logic in making your decisions, ask yourself: are you responsible for your actions at all? Choose wisely—if you can. Greg Hickey was born in Evanston, Illinois in 1985. After graduating from Pomona College in 2008, he played and coached baseball in Sweden and South Africa. He is now a forensic scientist, endurance athlete and award-winning writer. He lives in Chicago with his wife, Lindsay.
44 minutes | Jan 27, 2023
Chatting With Sherri welcomes back author Sandra Bornstein!
Chatting With Sherri welcomes back author Sandra Bornstein! 100 Things to Do in Boulder Before You Die; Boulder is the ideal place to explore more than 100 miles of county trails, float above the valley in a hot air balloon, or learn to paddleboard at the Boulder Reservoir. History buffs can learn about Boulder at the Museum of Boulder, while science-oriented visitors will be inspired by atmospheric research tours or a Fiske Planetarium show. Day trips outside Boulder are included in the book for outdoor adventures in the beautiful surrounding mountains and canyons. Sandy Bornstein is a Colorado-based, award-winning travel writer who focuses on active adventures, food, history, family travel, and Jewish culture. Sandy’s award-winning book, May This Be the Best Year of Your Life, is a resource for people contemplating an expat lifestyle and living outside their comfort zone. Sandy's second book, 100 Things to Do in Boulder Before You Die, opens the door to your next Boulder adventure. Concise vignettes provide useful suggestions for food, drink, entertainment, culture, history, and shopping in pedestrian-friendly Boulder.