Author Archives: Sherri Matthews

About Sherri Matthews

While bringing her memoir, 'Stranger In A White Dress', to publication, Sherri's articles, short memoir, personal essays, poetry and flash fiction are published in national magazines, anthologies and online. Sherri blogs about her travels, nature and wildlife, Asperger's Syndrome and her life as a Brit ‘mom’ in America. As a regular contributer and columnist at 'Carrot Ranch', an online literary community, Sherri writes flash fiction and articles about the process of memoir for a 'Raw Lit' series. In another life, Sherri lived in California for twenty years, but today, she lives in England with her family including two black cats and a grumpy bunny. Writing stories from yesterday, making sense of today, giving hope for tomorrow.

The 2019 Bloggers Bash Blog Post Competition

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The Bloggers Bash Blog Post competition is back! This year, the Bloggers Bash will be celebrating its 5th year when Bloggers from all over the world gather at The Grange Wellington Hotel, London,…

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Annual Bloggers Bash 2019: Blog Award Nominations Now Open

Anyone blogging for a few years (six for me) no doubt remembers those early days when all those awards and blog hops did the rounds. Back then, I blogged three, sometimes four times a week.  Hard work and incredibly time-consuming … Continue reading

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Summerhouse Snow And Pressing On

This must be my latest yet for wishing you all a Happy New Year… I tried to squeeze in before the end of January, but didn’t make it.  Still, at least I managed it before Valentine’s Day… How are things … Continue reading

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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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