Author Archives: Sherri Matthews

About Sherri Matthews

Sherri is a memoir writer working on her book, a true story of stolen dreams, the power of love and belonging. She is published in national and regional magazines, a collection of anthologies and online at her blog and featured guest posts. She also writes a column at Carrot Ranch, an online literary community. Sherri walks by the sea and in the woods and loves snapping photographs of her garden robin. An English mum who raised her family in California for twenty years, she writes stories from yesterday, making sense of today, giving hope for tomorrow.

Christmas Lost And Found In America

Born in England, my firstborn son didn’t meet his American grandparents until he was three-years-old. His father, tired of the rain and dismal British economy of the mid 1980s, decided we would have a better life in the land of … Continue reading

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Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – Author Spotlight – Life Changing Moments – Shake The Dust Off Your Feet by Sherri Matthews

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
Welcome to Cafe and Bookstore spotlight. I invited writers to share what they consider to be a defining moment in their lives that resulted in a major positive change. The current series ends on…

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Welcome To My World

Originally posted on Carrot Ranch Literary Community:
‘Welcome to my World’, so said my youngest, V, when lockdown struck. Almost six months on, I have a deeper glimpse into V’s world. But this is not a temporary world as for…

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Of Writing, Walking And A Broken Ankle

Walking, as we know, is good for us. A brisk walk a few days a week has always been my go-to form of exercise. Walking helps me. A lot. Especially the kind when I’m stirred up, stressed out and just … Continue reading

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Stand And Deliver

Originally posted on Carrot Ranch Literary Community:
The title for this post should be ‘Drive and Deliver’. ‘Stand and Deliver’ sounds better, I think.  It also reminds me of the song by Adam Ant, conjuring up a wonderful image of…

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Dispatches From Lockdown In An English Spring

We humans are resourceful. We adjust. We have to. My mother lives in her snug, safe home across the garden from us, but I can’t get close or hug her, because she is self-isolating, sheilded from the outside and coronovirus. … Continue reading

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A Plea From The Ranks Of Carers At Home

I write this as a plea. Our Prime Minister tells us to stop panic buying, there’s enough for all, stock up in case you need to self-isolate for 14 days, but leave some for others. Please. Mr Johnson, I would … Continue reading

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Still Sweet Robin Sings

The world has gone mad, my family’s needs call… but still Sweet Robin sings. And the blackbird too.  Take care all, keep safe and be well… This too shall pass.

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Book Tour With Author M J Mallon And Mr Sagittarius

Today, I am thrilled to host talented author and lovely friend, M J Mallon. I have had the good fortune of meeting Marje several times, and she is as kind and as friendly as her smile attests. Marje is on … Continue reading

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Happy New Valentines Day With Memoir Pitching Tips

Not quite the jaunty start to 2020 I hoped for, but at least I can wish you a Happy New Year and Valentines Day at the same time. One reason for my absence is my self-imposed, many-weeks long assignment to … Continue reading

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