About sherijkennedyriverside

Left brain, right brain, I can't decide. After many years of successful visual arts pursuits, I'm working on my other creative inclinations. For the past 8 years, writing has been my second full time job, and it's worth every sleepless night. Sheri J. Kennedy grew up mostly a city-girl coasthopping from Seattle to rural Pennsylvania, Miami and back to Seattle. She currently resides on the banks of the Snoqualmie River in the scenic Cascade Mountains. Her heart has found its home.

Flashback Fun

It was Norwescon’s 40th year this year, and many of our featured authors attended. I found this photo of FVP Featured Author, Jeffrey Cook, among the photo archives of Norwescon for the 4oth anniversary. This was our table from 2014, our first year at the Con as a group. Such fun to see how things started out and a great picture of Jeffrey!

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Superior Donuts Valley Center Stage, North Bend

Do-nut miss this great local production of a funny and thought-provoking play. April 7-9 Last chance!

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After a visit to Georgia’s Bakery – where I snacked on the delicious cronut – I went upstairs to the Village Theatre to see the Superior Donuts production!

My last experience with community theater wasn’t that great, so I didn’t have high expectations going in, however, just seeing the set I could tell that this show was going to be good. Care and detail had been put into the set. The walls of the donut ‘shop’ were made to look old and outdated. They even had a fake view to the outside with an open sign and everything!

If you get a chance, I would highly recommend this play!

Full of laughs and catch you by surprise contemporary phrasing (aka adult language), Superior Donuts was highly entertaining. The play itself contained great dialogue and character interaction and while some scenes were a bit unusual, the play as a whole was…

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Bard & Starlet Radio Hour Videos

bard-starlet-radio-hour-flyer-2016-ghosts-finalFVP presented Bard & Starlet Radio Hour- Ghosts of Futures Past live on stage at Black Dog Arts Café on Nov. 12th 2016. It was also a book launch party for Victoria Bastedo and Kennedy J. Quinn. Following are some photos from the show and links to the videos of the Readings and Short Plays within the show…Enjoy!

First up, Sheri J. Kennedy, Producer & Owner of FVP, welcomes everyone, and Kennedy J. Quinn gives a reading from new release, The Unwitting Journeys of the Witty Miss Livingstone, Book I: Journey Key, from FreeValley Publishing: VIDEO Click Here

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Victoria Bastedo then gives a reading from new release Black Poodle Over Seven Hills from Melange Books: VIDEO Click Here

The show officially begin with Director & Announcer Gary Schwartz’s intro of the Actors and overview of Ghosts of Futures Past, taking the audience on a journey into the Snoqualmie Tunnel of Time: VIDEO Click Here

First stop in time was post-World War II with T.A. Henry’s Scripting the Truth, featuring T.A. Henry as Lila & Leslayann Schecterson as Molly with Mike Murdock as the Orderly: VIDEO Click Here

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Onward through the Snoqualmie of Tunnel of Time to a contemporary town in Montana for Victoria Bastedo’s The Past on a Date with the Future, featuring Mike Murdock as Adam, Leslayann Schecterson as Ollie, and Craig Ewing as Grandpa: VIDEO Click Here

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Then it was off to the 1990’s for Rachel Barnard’s Back to Donuts, featuring Mike Murdock as Dad’s Ghost and Leslayann Schecterson as Vanessa: VIDEO Click Here

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Things take an ethereal turn & twist with David S. Moore’s Angel of Terror, featuring Leslayann Schecterson as The Angel, Craig Ewing as The Man, and Mike Murdock as The Doctor: VIDEO Click Here

The wheels of time spin back and forth from 1915 to1910 and back again in Kennedy J. Quinn’s Over Again, featuring T.A. Henry as Miss Livingstone (Lizzie), Leslayann Schecterson as Janie, Craig Ewing as Father, and Mike Murdock as Mr. Thomas Worthington: VIDEO Click Here (clip only) We ran out of capacity so missed the end of this play and of the show…

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And sadly, it’s Over Again… Till next year…. When we hope to do this Over Again. -FVP

Upcoming Event Alert! WA – Everett – Oddmall Emporium of the Weird

Some of our FVP Featured Authors will have books available at this event. Look for us! We’ll be happy to sign copies at our booth!

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FreeValley Publishing and NIWA will host a booth at the 2016 Holiday Odmall show in Everett from November 19-20, 2016. Come visit the FVP/NIWA booth (#151) and check out other really neat and perhaps wacky offerings.

More info

NEW LOCATION

The Everett Community College
Walt Price Student Fitness Center
2206 Tower Street
Everett, WA

Show Hours

Saturday, November 19 – Doors open at 10am – Close at 6pm

Sunday, November 20 – Doors open at 11am – Close at 5pm

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Oddmall Extra Event and Bard & Starlet Aftermath!

Thanks for the photos of our show, Rachel! Enjoy everyone!

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I had a booth on election day last Tuesday as an additional Oddmall opportunity. Check out my lovely little booth of FVP/NIWA authors!

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And then Bard & Starlet with FVP at the Black Dog in Snoqualmie. I missed this event last year, but I thought it was such a wonderful event for all. It was highly entertaining and fun and involved the local authors for their screenplays and the local actors and the local community to come watch and the local cafe! You can check out my screenplay being performed on Youtube here!

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All’s Fair – Fair Folk Chronicles Book 4 – Great Winter Read!

Jeffrey Cook’s and Katherine Perkin’s 4th Book in the Fair Folk Chronicles, All’s Fair, was released in 2016 and is a perfect read for Winter. Be sure to put it on your holiday wish list, or get your copy now to add to your to-read stack!

alls-fair-coverLate December is a magical time of year. Magical enough for the forces of the Fomoire to truly begin their conquest.

Many people travel and consider new things during a gap year before college. Megan of the Unseelie, all of 18 now, is spending hers hurrying between realms and trying to figure how to stop the Fomoire from running rampant over all worlds when the Winter Solstice arrives.

Now Megan must rally her friends and allies one more time in a last, desperate mission. Especially because some on both sides say all those worlds are doomed.

Snoqualmie Valley Region Nanowrimo Calendar!

We’re posting the calendar for our local Region’s Nanowrimo Events to make it easier for everyone to see it in a glance. You can find Snoqualmie Valley Region Here and are welcome to join us as your Home Region from afar if you want to interact on our forum as you write your own 50,000 words this month. And if you’re writing near Seattle, come up and see us in the Valley! Join us…

Take the Nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month) challenge, and find some Write-ins and events near you!

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Book Review: The Last Condo Board of the Apocalypse

This interview with Nina Post has some great answers and writing tips embedded in an entertaining blog post. Enjoy! (Reblogged with permission)

An Adventure in NaNoWriMo

Before I went to Norwescon this year I picked out a few authors whose readings I wanted to attend. Nina Post amused me with her title. Then she amused me with her reading. I saved her book for my vacation. I’m glad I did.

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It’s easy to find a book amusing while on vacation, everything is so much more laid back. But I have to say Last Condo Board was fab, even by non vacation standards. It’s hard to explain exactly what I want this to mean, but I’ll try anyway. The Last Condo Board of the Apocalypse is complicated in a way that makes you not realize how complicated it is until you look back at it. While I was reading it was smooth and amusing and smartly written. And then when it was done, I was like damn, I have to think about all that, it was so…

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