Author Archives: Sherri Matthews

About Sherri Matthews

Sherri has published a collection of non-fiction articles in magazines, anthologies and online at her Summerhouse blog, and a memoir column at Carrot Ranch, an international online literary community. A keen walker and photographer from the UK, she raised her family in California for twenty years. Today, she lives in England’s West Country, hoping soon to publish her debut memoir.

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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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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