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.

Art Auction with Lost Train Originals!

You’ve probably heard that The Lost Train Anthology is released and available. But you also have a short window of opportunity to get a great deal on the original artworks that were featured in photo images in the book…as well as other wonderful items – and it supports independent artists. North Bend Art & Industry is running a silent auction right now! Their live stream auction will be entertaining, so don’t miss out! That’s this Saturday, September 19th 5-8pm Pacific Daylight Time. Come for fun or to pick up some unique and beautiful artworks or entertainment packages. Enjoy!

Info on how to participate for the live stream event:

Please join us in 2 DAYS for Fall for Art 2020 – NBA&I Annual Fundraiser “almost live” live stream event Saturday, September 19th from 5- 8pm. This Fundraiser will help us raise funds to break ground at the site of the future Center for the Creation of Art in North Bend, WA – USA.

Here is what you need to know about the event.
Registration is required for both the live stream and the on-line auction (two separate registrations) There is no charge for either, but the on-line auct…ion does ask for your credit card number (this is only used if you bid on something and win)

1) Register for the Live Stream Event: Click here for Live Event and Auction or https://watch.eventive.org/fallf…/…/5f49471978e506005bb6b61c
2) The Silent (on-line) Auction is on NOW through Sept 19th at 8pm. There are some VERY cool things, and still more being added. Be sure to register to see what is available https://charityauction.bid/nbaifallforart2020.bid.com

A few hints for the 19th. We have been advised that the best experience for the live stream and auction, is to use two separate devices.
a) Livestream on your tablet or laptop
b) Auction Items and bid (if you like) on your phone. You can download the Auctria Ap for this option — it makes is super easy to engage with the auction items.

AND, we have a few activities during the Livestream event… to be prepared, have a pen/pencil and paper at the ready, AND a rock (any size) along with a Sharpie!!

Gather your friends for this super fun experience!

Our New FVP Anthology Coming Soon!

FVP Anthology-THE LOST TRAIN CoverI’m so excited to reveal the Cover for our new FVP Anthology – THE LOST TRAIN!

Eight of our Authors have been working hard in cooperation with nine Artists from North Bend Art & Industry on this themed publication. There are seven stories of various genres from a Children’s story to dark Speculative Fiction. Plenty of mystery, whimsy and heartwarming moments too. Watch for it in August. Pre-order date will be announced soon! All profits benefit NBA&I community Arts development projects.

Midnight or Something Darker

Have you got your copy of Jeffrey Cook’s latest book in the Gothcraft Series? GET IT NOW

Midnight or Darker Cover

The first step is admitting you have a magic ring problem.

There’s no place like home for the holidays. Rae Schwarz is expected at her *ancestral* home, with its dark luxury, fairy-tale grandeur, and centralizing obsession. Fortunately, she’s a better witch than ever, and with people she can count on.
But will Rae be able to keep her head on straight, faced with everything she ever wanted? Addictions, after all, can run in families, even magical families.

Midnight or Something Darker concludes the story told in You’re Not a Real Goth Until You Sack Rome and SPF 1066.

Beyond the Witherstream

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Looking for an entertaining Free read? How about a Star Trek Novel… Beyond the Witherstream by FVP Featured Author, David S. Moore is available HERE. Enjoy!
Here’s a quick review, followed by the beginning of the story:  (Note, the excerpt skips a prologue chapter.)
Beyond the Witherstream is a classy, thoroughly written bit of Sci-Fi. The Witherstream itself is a unique concept, lyrically-developed, yet it fits in the Science Fiction genre. The world of Star Trek expands to include other ships, new worlds to see, and scientific conundrums deeper than I can understand, yet explained in detail by the obviously intelligent, author. I enjoyed reading this tale/adventure story, told in the grandiose tradition of Star Trek!”
-Victoria Bastedo, Author
Beyond the Witherstream:
Engineer Theresa Mathers stared blankly at her monitor and wondered
when the geniuses in charge of this project were finally going to realize that
Sector 140459258 was the most boring region of the entire Alpha Quadrant.
Sixty-six days she had spent on a tiny research vessel no bigger than a Holosuite
with three of the most aggravating personalities ever assembled in a single crew.
Their esteemed leader was none other than Captain Harding– the absolute
quintessence of an Alliance stuffed shirt who thought far too highly of his talents
as a research vessel captain.
Actually, she thought him rather cute at first– that thin little mustache of
his and his black hair and dark, dark eyes. She thought he looked rather dashing
in a rather grim, determined sort of way. Single, too, she noticed, with more than
a little interest. And he did seem so very considerate. He took her to lunch on
the second day of their two weeks of briefing on Starbase Nurana.
“You have the most lovely eyes,” he said.
For a moment she was too stunned to reply. “Why that’s so sweet of you
to say!”
“And listen, if you need any help with the material we’ve been covering in
our briefings, I’d be more than happy to render my assistance.”
“Well thank you Captain– that’s very thoughtful of you. I will definitely
consider it.”
For a microsend, maybe– but no more. Theresa was absolutely certain
that she did not need his assistance with any of the materials. In fact Theresa
had excelled at the Alliance Academy. In fact Theresa was an expert on virtually
every type of known and unknown phenomena that they might reasonably be
expected to encounter on the most boring expedition in Alliance history. No, very
certainly she did not need any help from Captain Harding on any of the subjects
that had been covered.
Still, she found herself thinking that someone at Alliance Command must
have thought he had talent. He was a Lieutenant only six months earlier and
now he was to captain this, the Rim Quest, the first of a new type of research
vessel on its maiden voyage! And they were to explore uncharted regions of the
Rim, the borders of Alliance space. It all seemed so very exciting until, on their
first day out, Captain Harding assembled the three of them in the mess hall and
informed them that he would be in charge of every aspect of the mission, from
setting the course to determining how their research data should be gathered.
And true to his word, Harding took every opportunity to foul up the entire mission
with his tedious, picayune pronouncements on the proper observation of every
minuscule procedure in the entire Alliance rulebook.
It didn’t take long for her to transfer her romantic interests back to the
mysterious, misunderstood detective Swain whose latest adventure, Swain
Spurned, had entertained millions from Goridon to Mindos IV. Besides, Harding
quickly developed an interest in Vena Tularea, Engineer and obedient sycophant
of his every decree– and most recently an occasional late night visitor to his
quarters. Wasn’t she just a wee bit jealous of Vena? Well, perhaps. READ MORE…

February Already?

January flew by without our usual recap of the prior year. Here are a few photos from our Holiday sales events. We attended a new one this year at The Black Dog Arts Cafe’ in Snoqualmie and returned to the Si View Holiday Bazaar. It was fun to get out in the community, and we want to thank so many of you for supporting local authors this year. I hope you enjoy the stories and books you found from us!

FVP is having our annual meeting soon, and we’ll be announcing 2020 Featured Authors and adding some updates on newly released books. We’ll also be posting the events we plan to attend this year. So stay tuned!

 

Terrible Poetry Reprise for Burning Cat

Sheri's Giant Gingebread Man 2017FVP Books or at least some of our featured authors are hoping to be part of @BurningCatCon in Portland in May 2020. As part of our quest for a table, I’m sending this digital offering to Catleesi, the massive Cat Sculpture that will preside over the event. #BurningCat Fitting to the season, here’s a reprise of my entry into a Holiday Terrible Poetry contest run by blogger, Chelsea Owens. I didn’t win since the rhyme and rhythm was critiqued as ‘too good,’ but I’m hoping it’s also good for a laugh. Hohoho…

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the office

The peeps were all fluey and all full of coughses

Their eyes hung in bags with bulging lids droopy

Their answers to emails were all nincompoopy

They swallowed more syrup and dreamed of their beds

While blurred visions of monitors multiplied in their heads

The holiday was coming, they leaned upon that

While doing their darndest not to barf in their hats

A bottle of OJ, another pain pill

They pushed around paper, just an hour to kill

Away to the door they stumbled in stupors

A stop at the party and boy were they poopers

At last up their driveways they wove their way home.

And fell in their beddi-byes to spend Christmas alone.

-by Sheri J. Kennedy, yes that’s the entity All Rights Reserved (though hardly deserved)

 

FVP Starting off the Holidays Right

We had a wonderful time again this year at our community’s Si View Holiday Bazaar. Here’s a photo of Author, David S. Moore (beige sweater) talking with a fan about some of the finer points of his book. Happy Holidays everyone!

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NaNoWriMo is Here!

Have you started your novel yet? You know, that one you’ve always wanted to write. That idea for a story that’s rattling around in the back of your head? Well today’s the day! Join a ton of crazy, fun people from around the world in this challenge to write 50,000 words in 30 days. You can learn more about it, and/or sign up HERE to keep track of your progress and be part of the nanowrimo.org community. And here’s a handy chart to keep track of the daily word count goal. Print one to fill in your word progress the old school way. Happy Writing!

Dr Who nano 2018 word count chart

NaNoWriMo Fantastic Adventure Quest Game!

Snoqualmie Valley Region for National Novel Writing Month is hosting a Month Long Game for Points that includes Online & an In-Person Game Board for Fun and Prizes! You can join in the fun by choosing Snoqualmie Valley as your Home Region on nanowrimo.org, and if you live nearby, be sure to attend Events and Write-ins to Gain Points and Take your Turns on the Game Board.

NaNo 2018 Fantastic Adventure Quest Game Board - CopyIn addition to Points, the Game Board gives many chances to earn Small Treasures like Candy, Writing-oriented Goodies and other surprises, and Large Treasures that are Deluxe Versions of such. Earn them while having fun hitting spaces such as, PEER DOWN A WELL – Ask any player to read a snippet – IF they refuse You Lose 1 point. IF they do it You Gain 2 points & They Gain 1 point. Or perhaps get a chance to try Dolphin Magic or turn off through the Pirate Passage for extra chances for points and prizes. GRAND PRIZE will be awarded at the TGIO Party for the player who Gained the Most Points throughout the Month-Long Fantastic Adventure of NaNoWriMo! See the Snoqualmie Valley Regional Forum for full Rules of Play and Pointers on how to Gain Points.