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.

    Buy now from your favorite retailer:

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
https://igg.me/at/CrimesImpunityNOLAnovel/88562
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

Holstee Manifesto, plus an article about Joseph Campbell’s “The Power of Myth” – found on Brain Pickings

I wrote to Maria Popova, writer & editor of Brain Pickings. I explained that allowing us to repost her articles would give us great copy to share, as well as expose her work to a wider audience. I hope that she decides to allow this!                                                                              Here’s a great article about Joseph Campbells’ book “The Power of Myth.” He talks about “Finding Your Bliss.” Enjoy!  😉  ❤                                               https://www.brainpickings.org/2015/04/09/find-your-bliss-joseph-campbell-power-of-myth/.                                                                                                                                                     Holstee’s Manifesto is below:

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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:
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 😉

Review of “For Colored Girls,” both the movie & the Broadway play (seen in New Orleans 30 years ago)

Book cover "For Colored Girls"
I may be opening a can of worms with this, but . . .
I had the movie “For Colored Girls” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For_Colored_Girls)
recorded and waiting for me to feel ready to move through the emotions in Tyler Perry’s written, directed & produced version of the play “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf”
I saw the play in New Orleans about 30 years ago and I remember that I felt a profound sadness at the time. So I knew I had to be ready to go through a roller coaster of emotions while watching the movie. Emotions that did not include a lot of joy or peace.

I thought this was the cast I saw in New Orleans production, but they would have been a long way from home.
I thought this was the cast I saw in the New Orleans production, but they would have been a long way from home.

It should be noted that “Colored” doesn’t stand for the skin, but the colors of the rainbow. Each woman/girl represents a different color.
I was surprised that a man (Tyler Perry) made the movie as I know that this is the kind of film that some like to call “anti-black male.” But Tyler had the understanding and foresight to see that these negative images of the male are about men conforming to what a Black Man “is supposed” to be in our society. So, the war vet who (accidentally) drops his kids out the window when trying to convince their mother to marry him is what society turns a man into after convincing him that he will be a hero if he goes and fights for our country. Like many of these “heroes,” he comes home broken, with no job in sight, which eventually has him turning to alcohol. (Do not read the plot in the first link. It will only confuse you. They also claim the vet only wants to marry her so he can get more benefits – I don’t remember anything about this statement from watching it)
The other stereotype is the black man on the down low, who gives his wife the HIV virus. He finally admits to his wife that he isn’t gay, but he has sex with men because “Nothing else is expected of him.” It’s just sex.
Interestingly, many people criticized the movie for being too dramatic. Well, he couldn’t have the women talking to the audience like they do in the play. So they talk to other characters or to themselves. If it is dramatic, it is because the play is dramatic. Besides, aren’t movies and plays supposed to be dramatic? Ad for the movie "For Colored Girls"
Some people may say the women were too dramatic. Or the storyline was too dramatic, but I think the role of black women has changed so much since the 70’s that you would hardly recognize these women today.
Somehow, without even seeing many of these dramas, black women became strong. Or maybe some of them went through one or more of the situations depicted and became strong because of that process. Or maybe some black women taught other black women that they need to stick together & support each other. However it happened, black women have become stronger, more enlightened and more in control of their own lives.
Now, we just need a play/movie/book “For Colored Men.”
P.S. The book is available if anyone wants to make the play. Although there are some teens in the story, this would have to be done somewhere other than a high school. (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58098.for_colored_girls_who_have_considered_suicide_when_the_rainbow_is_enuf?ac=1)
Peace & blessings,
Sherrie
Sherrie Miranda is the author of the historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador.” 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:

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