Author Archives: Sherri Matthews

About Sherri Matthews

Sherri is a memoir writer and storyteller with a camera and a blog, seeking publication of 'Stranger In A White Dress', her memoir set in the late 1970s of an English girl with an American dream, an adventure crushed by tragedy and redemption on the journey home. Sherri is compelled by a burning passion to bring true stories of broken lives and shattered dreams into the light of love, hope and a place in the world. Published along the way in national magazines, anthologies and online in memoir, poetry and flash fiction, Sherri also blogs about her travels, nature, writing and snippets from her life in California as a Brit 'Mom' for seventeen years, as advocate carer for her adult youngest, diagnosed at eighteen with Asperger's Syndrome and stories about her dad, from prison-life to the streets and back again. She is a regular contributor to 'Carrot Ranch' an online literary community. Today, Sherri lives in England with her hubby, Aspie, two black cats and a very grumpy Bunny.

What I Wanted To Tell You At Christmas

What I wanted to tell you at Christmas is how spectacular the illuminations at Stourhead this year.  I wanted to show you the carpet of lights twinkling down to the lake and the Pantheon lit up like a beacon in … Continue reading

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Book Blog Tour: The Last Will of Sven Anderson by Geoff Le Pard

Seasons Greetings, all! Things might have seemed quiet here at the summerhouse, but it’s been a buzz of activity behind the scenes. More on that next week in my Christmas post.  For now, it’s great to return with a hearty … Continue reading

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For Stories Yet To Be Written

In early September, my family whisked me away to a delightful cottage (a one time Calvinist chapel) in the heart of the beautiful Sussex countryside. This was my ‘big’ birthday getaway, plotted and planned with great secrecy. With stunning views … Continue reading

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‘More Glimpses’ And A Secret With Hugh W Roberts

Greetings, dear friends! After a few weeks away at work (memoir submission) and play (birthday fun, catch up post next week), today I’m delighted to welcome author, Hugh W Roberts, to the Summerhouse. Hugh is on book blog tour with … Continue reading

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New Series – Sunday Author Interview – Coming Soon.

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
Welcome to the new Sunday Interview series, and this time, the focus is on the authors in the Cafe and Bookstore. At any time there are approximately 150 authors in the Cafe and Bookstore…

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Blogging With A Little Help From Your Friends. A Guest Post By Sherri Matthews @WriterSherri

Originally posted on Hugh's Views & News  :
Blogging, in my experience, is a strange beast. Show your blog you’re in charge and it behaves. But turn your back for just one minute, and it’ll sink its teeth right into…

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School’s Out But I’m In The Classroom Down Under

Last week I bought some curtain material from Laura Ashley, thanks to a great sale discount. It’s been a long time since I did any sewing. My steadfast sewing machine since my days in California still works a dream thanks … Continue reading

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Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Guest Writer – Sherri Matthews #Memoir – Holiday Reading, Ghosts And The Norfolk Broads

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
Delighted to welcome back memoir author Sherri Matthews with four posts sharing her experiences of childhood and teens and living in the UK after many years in California. In the final post this series…

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Five Years And Another Fab Bloggers Bash 2019

London called and I heeded. Why else but for the Annual (and fifth!) Bloggers Bash? Hubby and I travelled by train the day before on Friday, making a short getaway of it. As an aside, it never fails to amaze … Continue reading

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Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Guest Writer Sherri Matthews -#Memoir – My Dad, The Great Train Robbery and A Game of Cricket

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
Delighted to welcome back memoir author Sherri Matthews with four posts sharing her experiences of childhood and teens and living in the UK after many years in California. This week Sherri shares her father’s…

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