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Friday, December 16, 2011

Lets Start the New Year with a Thank You.

I am going to start my blog a bit differently, with an explantion and a request.

I'm not sure how you feel about the way modern people love to tear each other apart, but I hate it. From reality shows to talk shows to the comment sections on different sites. Cruel remarks just fly everywhere. Why? I have heard that it was because it is a tough time and the Internet is anonymous, is this the reason? No, people have become more and more mean spirited in the last 10 years. So what is it?

I am not talking about constructive criticism, I mean calling people names and saying nasty things about peoples abilities that really have nothing to do with what they saw or read. Is the only way to build up your self esteem is to drag others down. I think we are better then this. I think we should grow up and stop acting like a lot of spoiled children in the sandbox fighting over a toy. I believe that deep down people are good. When we have a natural disaster it comes out, so why not a financial one?

I guess what I am saying is, that since it is the holidays, and we are looking at a new year around the corner, lets try to be nice to each other. Instead of writing a resolution to lose weight, why don't we write one to be kind.

So lets start now. I want to thank everyone who reads my blogs, stories, articles and books. I want to thank everyone I have met through these blogs and have become friends with and that are now a part of my life. I want to thank everyone who left a kind comment and made me feel like I am doing something good and helpful in the world.

Thank you.

Now back to my normal writing blog:)

I wrote an article that seems to be a bit more controversial then I meant it to be. It is about my reaction to everyone thinking it is easy to be a writer. The above note was because I got some wonderful reaction, some constructive criticism and some down right mean notes. The last really hurt, so I decided to express myself again here to tell you why. Here it is, let me know what you think but keep it constructive; .

The new issue of my e-magazine Sherri's Jewel Box is out. This issue is very important to me because I finally got my Mom to contribute to it. She has made jewels for years, they are beautiful and unique. The issue is full of beautiful engagement rings and an article that designer Lisa Lichty called Tying the Knot. It is a fun and special issue, here is the link; .

A very cool thing is that my book is now on Kindle at Amazon at a great low price of 1.50.

Last but not least is my cute and silly little Xena story. It was inspired by the Rachel Zoe show. It is a pure tribute to both Rachel and Xena. I love them both so it is pure love. .

Here is an interview with teen and young adult writer Martin King;

What was the first book you remember loving? Do you still own it?

Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. Yes, I still have it. I have just taken it of the shelf. I bought it when I was in year five at school (about 7) and it cost 0.45p in English money.

What kind of books do you like to read? Do those books have an affect on your own writing?

I love reading teen/young adult. It is hard to say because I have a million of my stories to tell and I've developed my own style.

Do you remember what is the first book that touched you deeply?

I'd be lying if I did.

Where do you like to write? is there a favorite nook or corner?

I just go upstairs and sit in my office. The views of the window are pretty incredible so it is perfect really.

Do you prefer one genre to another?

To write or read? I love fantasy. Anything where someone stumbles across another world.

Do you like the feel of a book in your hands or do you prefer an electronic devises?

I think electronic is brilliant for so many reasons, but you still can't beat the feel of a book. And would I be able to pull an electronic book off the shelf I've had for forty years and have the same affection... I can't see it to be honest.

Can you tell us about what your working on now?

I'm just finishing off a book called The Bully Hunters. It is a really quirky story that one could best describe as a sort of Roald Dahl type story. It is where bully's end up...whoops! I think I've told you too much already.

Thank you Martin, your new story sounds interesting I can't wait to read it :)

Till Next Time.