Author Archives: Sherri Matthews

About Sherri Matthews

While writing to publication of her memoir, 'Stranger in a White Dress', Sherri has been published in national magazines and a variety of anthologies in memoir, essays, articles, poetry and flash fiction. Sherri gardens, walks and takes endless photos, the better ones she shares on her blog, along with articles about travel, Asperger's Syndrome and her life as a Brit Mum raising her family in California for 17 years. Today, Sherri lives in England with her husband, Aspie youngest and their pet menagerie, fondly known as 'Animal Farm.'

In Which I Cross The Finish Line And Wish You Happy Christmas

Dear friends, How to share my news and write a Christmas post? With my chicks soon gathering back in the nest and a busy time for many, I’ll keep it short (but hopefully sweet) from my heart straight to yours… … Continue reading

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Rodeo #3: Travel with a Twist Winners

Originally posted on Carrot Ranch Literary Community:
By Sherri Matthews Well, we asked for travel stories with a twist, and we got ‘em.  Thank you so much to all who entered, 29 in all. You’ve taken us around the world…

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Guest Post: Embracing Our Identity As a Writer by Author Anne Goodwin

Today, I’m delighted and honoured to host author Anne Goodwin at the Summerhouse for her ongoing blog tour. It’s lovely to welcome Anne again, so much enjoying her engaging and much discussed guest post, ‘Putting the personal into fiction…and taking … Continue reading

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We Will Remember Them

At the Eleventh Hour On the Eleventh Day Of the Eleventh Month We Thank You: Soldier, Walter Ridout (Battle of the Somme, 1916) Sergeant, Albert Edward Matthews (8th Royal Tank Regiment, El Alamein, 1942) Seaman, Stanley Matthews (Lost at sea … Continue reading

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Pumpkins Memoir And A Bull Ride And A Radio Spot At The Rodeo

This time last year, we had just moved house.  What a difference a year makes.  We’ve painted, repaired and put up new fencing for starters. And Animal Farm has a new addition: a tiny ball of kitten naughtiness and heart … Continue reading

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Rodeo #4: Fractured Fairy Tales

Originally posted on Carrot Ranch Literary Community:
A Flash Fiction contest by Norah Colvin Co Judges: Anne Goodwin and Robbie Cheadle Do you love fairy tales? Chances are, unless you are a parent or grandparent of young children or an…

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Rodeo #3: Travel with a Twist

Originally posted on Carrot Ranch Literary Community:
By Sherri Matthews In July, I had the good fortune to spend a week’s holiday with my husband on the Italian Amalfi Coast. I say good fortune, because hubby won it, thanks to…

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Rodeo #2: Memoir

Originally posted on Carrot Ranch Literary Community:
By Irene Waters, Rodeo Leader Memoir is a passion, so I’m thrilled to once again host the memoir section of the Carrot Ranch Rodeo Contest. Hoping you’ll tighten your saddles and put on…

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Rodeo #1: Dialog

Originally posted on Carrot Ranch Literary Community:
By Geoff Le Pard, Rodeo Leader Writers are notorious people watchers. It’s a small miracle we don’t get done for stalking more often. Part of that idea — thieving we do involves listening…

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Travel to the Rodeo

Originally posted on Carrot Ranch Literary Community:
Sherri Matthews has kept her feet in the stirrups at Carrot Ranch while riding hard to revise her memoir. She’s one of our premier memoir writers who also pens a hapless village werewolf…

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