Monday, May 30, 2011

What's in the Hopper

So my brain doesn't seem to want to focus well right now, but ideas are still coming in. I've been taking notes on the new ideas and writing as much as I feel comfortable with. I know I'm going to have to go back and throw out some of what I'm writing right now, but I just don't feel good about letting a day go by without writing something.

So, this is what I'm working on:

Fly--I need to make some major changes to this one to refocus it.
Soulfinder--I think I've found the right path for this one. MAJOR revision necessary before it will work or even go forward.
Moonlight Deception--this one knows where it needs to do, i just have to get there
The Sculptor--I'm excited about this idea, but my fuzzy brain isn't putting the words out with the images I see in my head.

Still need to do final edits on Seven Days, begin editing Banished Sun and work on Thorned Illusion.

I'm feeling a little ADD right now LOL.

If I wasn't also having trouble staying focused on reading, I might be prone to letting the fear take over that I just don't have anymore good writing in me. My inability to focus on anything for very long means it's not just writing and when it passes, I'll be right back in the saddle.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Check Out Books by Other Goodreads Authors!

I'm a big believer in helping authors get their books out and seen by new readers. I hope you'll check out these books.
Hidden LightHidden Light 
Forbidden Secret  Shadows Behind Locked DoorsForbidden Secret: Shadows Behind Locked Doors

Nadira's Happy Ever AfterNadira's Happy Ever After 

In His LoveIn His Love
The Portal Between (The Portal Series, #1)The Portal Between

Praise for Fly

So I decided to work on Fly today and I submitted the first chapter to This is a review posted by Jillian Taberner from

Fascinating - I've never read anything like it!
You set up the relationship between Olivia, her brother and their Grandma with skill. Having explained the background (the death of their parents) you introduce the special 'skills' that exist in the town of Knoxmeadow.
This story is something of an allegory - there are real towns where there is a ruling family, or group of people, because of their wealth and political power. Here their power is different but potent.
Your protrayal of the relationship between brother and sister, and their Grandma, is succinctly and clearly expressed. One immediately likes them - all three.
The scene that forces Olivia to reveal her particular skill is paced well, fast enough to create tension and make the reader want to read on, but it doesn't lose its power by rushing into the scene without due description.
It's an interesting and intriguing theme and you use good vocabulary - great adjectives.
More please.

Obviously, I'm stoked about that review! It certainly makes me feel like I need to finish Fly. I'm going to keep working. I hope you'll keep reading!

Win eBook copies of all my books!

Would you like to win the eBook versions of all of my currently published books? It's easy to enter. All you have to do is "like" my page on Facebook (I've even included the ability to like my page from this easy is that?). When there are 150 people who like my page, I will randomly draw 1 winner who will receive the eBooks via Smashwords.
Books included in this giveaway are:
Mourning Sun

Captured Sun

Eternal Sun

Feuding Hearts

Please leave a comment on this post when you've liked my page!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Help Me Decide Which Book To Work On!

If you were me, which of these three books would you finish first?

I'm having some trouble focusing myself and would like your opinion on which of the three books I have in process YOU would finish first. I've posted the first chapter of each book in my writing section so you can make an informed decision. Thanks for your input!


Moonlight Deception


Soulfinder - Chapter 1, Part 1 by Shari Richardson

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Splash into Summer GIVEAWAY! ~ A Cupcake and a Latte

Splash into Summer GIVEAWAY! ~ A Cupcake and a Latte

New Book

So after all the thinking and debating yesterday, I spent a good bit of time doing research and sketching out a historical romance set mainly in Mughal India in 1622. I'm about 4000 words into it and so far, so good.
Here's the cover. I'll keep everyone posted on how it's going.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Feuding Hearts Giveaway--Enter Now!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Feuding Hearts by Shari Richardson

Feuding Hearts

by Shari Richardson

Giveaway ends June 22, 2011.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

Another Awesome Review of Feuding Hearts!

Goodreads | Morgan (The United States)'s review of Feuding Hearts

Feuding Hearts Proof has Arrived!

Goodreads | Q&A with Shari Richardson - The Proof is Here! (showing 1-1 of 1)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

99 Cent Sale at Smashwords

All of my eBooks at Smashwords are on sale from now through Memorial Day.
Get Mourning Sun, Captured Sun, and Feuding Hearts for only $0.99 each!

Remember, you can get any eBook format you like at Smashwords. My books at Smashwords are available for Kindle, Nook, and all readers that handle ePub and PDF. You can also get plain text and html versions to read on your computer.

Get some new books to read for the holiday weekend at a great price!

Coupon Codes:

Mourning Sun--ZC49P

Captured Sun--SE56C

Feuding Hearts--QK45Z

Congratulations to the Winner!

And the winner of the Captured Sun Signed Proof is:

Ashley Newton Ashley, your book will ship out tomorrow!

Thanks to everyone who entered. I hope you'll purchase a copy of Captured Sun and continue to follow the Highland Home series.

Look for a new Giveaway for Feuding Hearts starting soon!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Feuding Hearts by Shari Richardson

Feuding Hearts

by Shari Richardson

Giveaway ends June 22, 2011.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

Friday, May 20, 2011

Editing Seven Days

Proof that I'm working LOL. I've been editing Seven Days, the third Highland Home novel. I even updated the cover to match my decision that I wasn't going to separate the three trilogies into different named groups. The series, 1-10 will be Highland Home, even though some of the books will take place elsewhere. The new cover is below.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 Eternal Sun (Highland Home) eBook: Shari Richardson: Kindle Store Eternal Sun (Highland Home) eBook: Shari Richardson: Kindle Store

Whoo Hoo...Eternal Sun is now on Kindle. This is a SHORT STORY that tells of Mathias' change.

Feuding Hearts Promo Video

Feuding Hearts is Currently Available on:
Barnes and Noble

Coming Soon to

Check back for updates!

Feuding Hearts--Review Chain Event

Everyone loves a free book, right? If you'd like a free electronic copy of Feuding Hearts, RSVP Yes to this event on Facebook or Goodreads  (or just put a comment on this post with a way to reach you) and I will send you a code to download the book for free from Smashwords.
I'd love a review when you finish reading the book. If you write and post a review, please let me know where so I can link to it :).

Mourning Sun (Highland Home 1) | JournalStone

Mourning Sun (Highland Home 1) | JournalStone

A review of Mourning Sun at JournalStone

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Feuding Hearts--Historical Romance Novel Now Available

I started this book nearly 12 years ago and worked on it last year. It has been sitting in a folder on my computer since last summer and for some reason I didn't believe the book was done. I needed to rearrange some things and reviewed the file and realized the book was done, so here it is.

It's available on Smashwords  and Barnes and Noble for Nook now and will be available on Amazon soon.

Book Blog Tour for Mourning Sun by Shari Richradson — Kickstarter

Book Blog Tour for Mourning Sun by Shari Richradson — Kickstarter

Please click the link for details on my Kickstarter project. I want to do a Book Blog Tour for Mourning Sun. Every dollar counts and every donation gets a gift! Please spread the word and donate if you can.

gathering leaves: Mourning Sun (Highland Home 1)

gathering leaves: Mourning Sun (Highland Home 1): "Mourning Sun (Highland Home 1) By: Shari Richardson ISBN: 9781460983263 Published March 24, 2011 by CreateSpace Available Format: Paperba..."

Monday, May 16, 2011

Progress on Fly and Book Signing

So as of today, Fly is at about 17,000 words. I'm at the beginning of chapter 4 and the story seems to be going well. Of course I'm thinking forward and backward to where the story might go beyond this book. Sometimes I wonder what would happen if I just managed to focus on one book idea at a time LOL.

I also want to remind everyone that I will be doing a book signing for Mourning Sun this Saturday, May 21, 2011 from 11-2 at Irvin's books in York, PA. I hope to see you there!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Fly Cover

I've changed the quote from the original. I'm open to opinions and suggestions.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

New book, probably series

Like I don't have enough junk running through my head, I had a new idea today.
New world, new hero and heroine, new kind of villain.
Fly: The First Knoxmeadow Novel has begun.

Oh, I finished Book 7 in the Highland Home, East Hampton, Midland Heights series. Books 8 and 9 are sketched out and I know where book 10 needs to go. It just got a little dark and very heavy, so I think that's why the Knoxmeadow novel ideas have come.

I'll see how it goes. If anyone knows of a good cover artist, let me know. I haven't found any photos I'm 100% sold on for the cover of Fly (as in mode of movement, not bug lol).

Wish me luck!