A New Review! Through the Cracks

I’m excited to be a part of one of my most-admired authors’ January Book Reviews collection! D. Wallace Peach said the following, about my latest novel, and you can find the original review post featuring Through the Cracks along with several others HERE.

Through the Cracks by Sheri J. Kennedy

Lydia is a teenager dealing with the aftermath and trauma of her father’s overdose death and her own suicide attempt. Her mom keeps a controlling eye on her as they both plod toward recovery. Then Lydia falls through the cracks – physically – of a door into the shop neighboring her mother’s store. There she meets and befriends Audrey, an older woman with experience and wisdom who sees the beautiful light inside Lydia and helps her see it as well.

The paranormal aspects of the story enhance and give visual affirmation to the healing power of connection. They also support the story’s pace by facilitating interactions that would happen more slowly in a world without “magic.” In essence, though, this is a story about love, healing, choices, trust, and the power of meaningful human connections. It suggests that caring for others is a way to find value, meaning, and light inside us.

I liked all the characters and connected with each of them, particularly Lydia and her mom who share the POV. There aren’t any villains in the story, but there are flawed people who make mistakes and struggle through the consequences. Their personal and interpersonal challenges resonated, and their story arcs were gratifying. A beautifully crafted story about growing up, healing wounds, and choosing love. Highly recommended.

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My New Book! Through the Cracks

Wow, I haven’t posted here for a while. I suppose you’ve noticed life’s been a bit strange this last couple years. But I had to stop by and share this with you all. It’s definitely from the heart! I’m thrilled to announce the launch of my latest Reality with a Twist book!! Through the Cracks is a rich and honest relationship story with a good measure of mystery and a bit of a supernatural element. It’s also the story of three women that fall within a wide age span, so it carries a three-generation view of life and friendship, fear and trust, and growing into who you are. I’m so excited to be sending this book out to you and into the story universe! CLICK HERE to learn more about it! Thanks for celebrating with me today!!!

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Vibrant

Recently I took part in a writing contest to honor and support Sue Vincent. 99 words in response to this photo and ‘Hidden.’ We’ve lost Sue from this world now, but I love that my poem in her honor was named, Vibrant. That’s the exact word I would use to describe her unique and amazing spirit. You can find the winners and all of the entries in this 99 word or 99 syllable contest HERE.

Photo credit: Sue Vincent She will be missed!

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Book III: Dreams Key, Here at Last!

I’m so excited to share my new book with the world! Here it is… (Kennedy J. Quinn is aka Sheri J. Kennedy) 🙂

Miss LiV Adventures ~A Journey Through Time...and Time Again

Yes, it’s the big day! Winter Solstice, Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, and… oh yes, Book III of the Miss Liv Adventure’s series is Launched into our Story Universe, THE UNWITTING JOURNEYS OF THE WITTY MISS LIVINGSTONE: DREAMS KEY! For those of you who have been waiting for this next installment, treat yourself to some holiday reading fun. And for those of you who are new to the story, I’ll tantalize you with some blurbs and reader’s excitement about books I – III, starting with an overview of the series… Click on the book names below if you’d like to find the eBooks and Print books to purchase:

BOOK I: JOURNEY KEYBOOK II: MEMORY KEYBOOK III: DREAMS KEYMISS LIV ADVENTURES SERIES

Miss LiV Adventures is a five book series that follows the Unwitting Journeys of the infinitely curious Miss Livingstone through time.

Collecting books for Mr. Thomas…

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An A-Musing Offer

Thought I’d share what’s up with my writing… Especially since I have a 99 cent offer up for my first book of the series this week! And book III is coming soon. Not to mention this Muse challenge put up by D. Wallace Peach was so much fun!

Miss LiV Adventures ~A Journey Through Time...and Time Again

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Did you miss me? I was stuck with my nose to the grindstone with my Miss Liv Adventures story muse sitting on my back. She pushed me through to proofing the first print copy of Book III: Dreams Key. And I’ll admit her thick petticoats spread over me were warm when summer waned…

But when NaNoWriMo arrived, I got talked into being a co-co-ML by more persuasive muses with the advantage of real human voices. “And if I’m co-co-ML, I have to write a new novel in November, right?” I pleaded with my petticoat muse. After much negotiation, she agreed to climb off my back and wait a month as long as she could keep a gun to my head. Fortunately, after awhile she got bored and sat down in the corner. And I got a fun vacation of writing a shiny new story with a shiny…

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Remembering 9/11

Standing tall in the light, reflecting on the dark grief that flows ever onward with the passage of time but is never lost or forgotten.

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