Penguin Books Coming Out Soon

I obviously haven’t read these, but as an author, I like to share books.
And while we’re on that subject, what do you think about me posting short reviews of recent books I’ve read? I can easily find them on Amazon and/or Goodreads.
Let me know!
And keep your eyes open for the prequel to SLIES (see below for more info). It’s titled “Crimes & Impunity in New Orleans: Shelly’s Journey Begins.” It will be out in April.

Books Coming Soon in 2020

In whis ultimate preview guide, discover the biggest new releases coming out in the next few months! From edge-of-your-seat thrillers to swoon-worthy love stories, you’ll be the first to know when your next favorite book is hitting the bookshelves.

The Two Lives of Lydia Bird Book Cover Picture

The Two Lives of Lydia Bird

by Josie Silver

Written with Josie Silver’s trademark warmth and wit, The Two Lives of Lydia Bird is a powerful and thrilling love story about the what-ifs that arise at life’s crossroads, and what happens when one woman is given a miraculous chance to answer them.
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    The Glass Hotel

    by Emily St. John Mandel

    From the award-winning author of Station Eleven (“Ingenious.” – The New York Times), an exhilarating novel set at the glittering intersection of two seemingly disparate events-a massive Ponzi scheme collapse and the mysterious disappearance of a woman from a ship at sea.
  2. Camino Winds Book Cover Picture

    Camino Winds

    by John Grisham

    Welcome back to Camino Island, where anything can happen—even a murder in the midst of a hurricane, which might prove to be the perfect crime . . .
  3. Eat a Peach Book Cover Picture

    Eat a Peach

    by David Chang and Gabe Ulla

    The chef behind Momofuku and star of Netflix’s Ugly Delicious gets uncomfortably real in his debut memoir. David Chang lays bare his self-doubt and ruminates on mental health. He explains the ideas that guide him and demonstrates how cuisine is a weapon against complacency and racism. Exhibiting the vulnerability of Andre Agassi’s Open and the vivid storytelling of Patti Smith’s Just Kids, this is a portrait of a modern America in which tenacity can overcome anything.
  4. The Women with Silver Wings Book Cover Picture

    The Women with Silver Wings

    by Katherine Sharp Landdeck

    “With the fate of the free world hanging in the balance, women pilots went aloft to serve their nation. . . . A soaring tale in which, at long last, these daring World War II pilots gain the credit they deserve.”—Liza Mundy, New York Times bestselling author of Code Girls
  5. The Red Lotus Book Cover Picture

    The Red Lotus

    by Chris Bohjalian

    A twisting story of love and deceit: an American man vanishes on a rural road in Vietnam, and his girlfriend, an emergency room doctor trained to ask questions, follows a path that leads her home to the very hospital where they met.
  6. Girl Decoded Book Cover Picture

    Girl Decoded

    by Rana el Kaliouby and Carol Colman

    In a captivating memoir, an Egyptian American visionary and scientist provides an intimate view of her personal transformation as she follows her calling—to humanize our technology and how we connect with one another.
  7. Redhead by the Side of the Road Book Cover Picture

    Redhead by the Side of the Road

    by Anne Tyler

    From the beloved and best-selling Anne Tyler, a sparkling new novel about misperception, second chances, and the sometimes elusive power of human connection.

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Sherrie Miranda’s historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador: 
Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too:

Thanks Parajunkee.com for this Book Review Checklist! Now can we, Authors, get some reviews? Pretty please?

Book Review InfographicLearn the story behind: Publish “Crimes and Impunity in New Orleans.” and help us meet our goal. @indiegogo
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Sherrie Miranda’s historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” will be out en Español very soon! It is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador:
http://tinyurl.com/klxbt4y
Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P11Ch5chkAc 😉

Creative Courage for Young Hearts: 15 Emboldening Picture Books Celebrating the Lives of Great Artists, Writers, and Scientists

I don’t usually post links but there is so much cool stuff here, I had to share it! It’s about Children’s books & the art in them. I have never seen so much beautiful art in one place! And yes, I have been to many, many museums in my lifetime! ENJOY!

https://www.brainpickings.org/2015/04/13/picture-book-biographies/

Sherrie Miranda’s historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador:
http://tinyurl.com/klxbt4y
Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P11Ch5chkAc
San Diego Book Review gave “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” 5*s:
http://www.sandiegobookreview.com/secrets-and-lies-in-el-salvador/
An article about Sherrie Miranda and her debut novel:
http://www.thestarnews.com/entertainment/war-torn-el-salvador-is-setting-for-cv-novelist/
An article about the writer’s group Sherrie Miranda started:
http://southbaycompass.com/the-scribes-south-bay-writers-have-their-own-group/         Here’s a great interview by Fabricio Correa:
Meet Author Sherri Miranda
An interview by Fiona McVie on her Authors Interviews WordPress blog:
https://authorsinterviews.wordpress.com/2015/11/18/here-is-my-interview-with-sherrie-miranda/comment-page-1/#comment-5917
The San Diego Public Library’s 50th Annual Local Authors Exhibit featured Sherrie’s novel:
http://online.flipbuilder.com/tyny/sair/#p=64
GoodReads Author page:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13490857.Sherrie_Miranda

The Healthiest Sedative before Bed: Reading – Guest Post…

So, that’s why I’ve been sleeping better! If I keep reading before sleeping, maybe someday I can get off all my sleep-inducing meds & supps. 😉😌😘
Peace,
Sherrie                                                                                                                                                         Sherrie Miranda’s historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador: http://tinyurl.com/klxbt4y
Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too. You can go to the Home page of her blog to watch it:
https://sherriemiranda1.wordpress.com
Or you can see it on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P11Ch5chkAc 😉 ❤ 😉

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

Reading books is a wonderful hobby that introduces you to so many new things, places, cultures and ideas. It takes you to a whole new world and into the lives of different people in present, history and fiction. What’s more, it has amazing benefits such as improved memory, empathy and analytical skills, stress reduction and increased ability to concentrate and focus.

Reading books not only takes you to a different world, but also takes you to dreamland. Passionate readers can surely relate to this. When your long awaited book reaches the stalls, you grab a copy home after work to begin your new reading adventure and the next thing you know: its morning and you slept while reading! Reading before bed has a healthy impact on your sleep; which is why most people treat reading books as a sedative and have incorporated reading as part of their bedtime routine.

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Does Loneliness Come From Outside of Us? I, personally, don’t think so.

https://aeon.co/essays/how-loneliness-generates-empathy-and-shapes-identity

My response to the above article on “Loneliness”:

Sherrie Miranda comments:
The loneliest times of my life, I have been around people almost 24/7. Loneliness and being alone are two completely different ideas. Loneliness stems from not having quality interactions with people. For this reason, couples on the verge of divorce may feel extremely lonely, each in his/her own way.

Loneliness is also related to how well you know yourself: what you enjoy doing; what you enjoy reading, etc.

I remember when I went through my first divorce, my sister and her husband brought me a little TV because they perceived me as being lonely. I never watched that TV. Instead, I soon started a program at a local college, made some acquaintances and got a new job. Although I was still lonely because I was not connecting deeply with the people around me, I was, at least, trying to change the circumstances of my life.

Perhaps, what researchers are calling “Loneliness” is something else entirely. Perhaps, these people are searching for a life that has meaning. Sometimes, one person’s valuable opinion and acute listening is all we need. It definitely seems to be true in my case as I spend many hours a week alone, but my husband and I spend quality time together daily. I also have other quality activities that I engage in. Perhaps, we are all just looking for a quality life. Something that is much more satisfying than spending time with a bunch of people that you know little about and care even less about.

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Sherrie Miranda’s historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador:
tinyurl.com/klxbt4y
Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too:

Howard Zinn continues to inform educators (& students) even after he’s gone!

http://zinnedproject.org

I don’t usually posts links as I like to have the entire article posted, but it the case of the Zinn Education Project, there is way too much to repost it all.

Sherrie Miranda’s historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador:
http://tinyurl.com/klxbt4y
Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P11Ch5chkAc

Or you can watch it on her Home page:
https://sherriemiranda1.wordpress.com 😉 ❤

100 hundred years ago, things weren’t all that different! Not here in Chula Vista anyway!

Book Review By Sherrie Miranda This review is for: When Rain Comes: A Sweet Historical Romance This story is based on real events that happened 100 years ago here in Chula Vista. Pat Maxwell has br…

Source: 100 hundred years ago, things weren’t all that different! Not here in Chula Vista anyway!

We are having a book launch for Pat Maxwell’s “When Rain Comes” that takes place in 1915 Chula Vista! Angelo Miranda will play Ragtime music @ the beginning & end of the event. 6-8 pm at the CV Civic Center Library, 4th & F St. Light refreshments will be served! 😉 ❤

San Diego Book Review gave 5 *s to my novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador”

by Anita Lock in Literary Fiction
SECRETS AND LIES IN EL SALVADOR
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five-stars
by Sherrie Miranda
Released on February 23rd 2015
Pages: 233
ISBN: B00T6EI1UW
On Amazon, in Barnes & Noble & independent bookstores in SoCal & Upstate NY
“You must keep many secrets and tell many lies when your people are at war with themselves.”
American photographer Shelly Smith goes to El Salvador during the Salvadoran Civil War. Making her home among the townspeople, Shelly draws closer to them as she listens to their horrific stories while capturing their portraits on camera. Shelly is asked to take pictures of an imprisoned female American journalist for the purpose of exposing the truth about what is happening in the war to the American public. The assignment is extremely risky. If she chooses to go, there is a high chance that she may follow in the martyred footsteps of her uncle, Leftist poet Roque Dalton.
In her debut book, rising author Sherrie Miranda scripts a story that is not for the faint of heart. Miranda’s narrative tightly interweaves fictional characters within historical environs that zeroes in on the plight of the poor. A mix of injustices that convolutes family relations and Shelly’s personal experiences and struggles, Miranda aptly sheds light on the complicated issues about the smallest as well as the most densely populated country in Central America. A combination of cliffhanging chapter closures and unexpected scenes, Miranda’s novel is certain to be a wonderful addition to Central American history collections.

by Anita Lock

I am a woman of many hats: a wife to a wonderful husband, a mother of three awesome children, a grandmother to an amazing, little granddaughter, and a long-time educator in varied degrees (pun intended!). Starting with a Bachelors degree in Music Education and a Masters degree in Library Science, I have chosen to use my skills to educate others, particularly youth. Whether a preschool teacher, home educator, teacher’s aide, tutor, music instructor, Irish DJ, and now book reviewer, my goal remains consistent: It is imperative that I provide tools to help others succeed in life.

http://www.sandiegobookreview.com/secrets-and-lies-in-el-salvador/

Sherrie Miranda’s historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador:
http://tinyurl.com/klxbt4y
Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too:

I had a review in the Sept. issue of InD’tale!

Secrets and Lies in El Salvador: Shelly’s Journey, by Sherrie Miranda
Genre: Historical
In “Secrets and Lies in El Salvador: Shelly’s Journey,” a young woman seeking solace from personal tragedy travels to El Salvador on behalf of a ministry to take photos of its citizenry. Shelly is warmly welcomed by her host family, the Gonzales, soon becoming a part of their close-knit but secret-keeping family. As she takes pictures of each member, they reveal those secrets and draw her deeper into their world, the struggle of the Salvadoran people, and their personal struggles related to generations of secrets that have molded their lives to its current state.

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This is a firsthand journey into perilous El Salvador in the early 1980s, when the country is torn by a war between a rich landholder-controlled government and the guerillas that are fighting for the everyday people who are systematically abused, disenfranchised, and often killed. Shelly has a family relationship to a poet who was a national hero, and as she spends time in the country, she evolves to feel a deep bond to its people and anguish for their sufferings. The narrative is emotive and involving, drawing the reader into what Shelly sees and feels. While the reader is spared gratuitous descriptions, there are moments and happenings that a sensitive reader will find disturbing, and the continual assault of horrors is wearying. This story will make readers feel the anguish and righteous anger at the plight of Salvadorans, as it opens readers’ eyes to the situation in El Salvador in the latter part of the 20th Century.

Danielle Hill

Sherrie Miranda’s historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador:
http://tinyurl.com/klxbt4y
Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too:

Give the gift of Love & Spirituality! “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” is an anti-war story with a spiritual message & a message about the power of LOVE!

If you need some gifts for some readers, this is a book that has a spiritual message, as well as a message about family and the power of love!

Sherrie Miranda’s historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador:
http://tinyurl.com/klxbt4y

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Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too:

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