Thursday, May 31, 2012

Cover guy

Paul Beeley, my cover guy, is featured on the "Indtale" blog talking about covers! He's a genius! If you are looking for a cover, there are none better then Paul!  Check out the article.

My new short story is published!!

My new short story is part of the anthology titled It's a Love Thing! It's a collection of summer love short stories by several authors including myself! Here is a synopsis of my story.

Pete & Tink 

Pete Pancerella loves two things in life: Video games and Spongy Cremes.
He’s happy, content, and he’s also a geek.
All that is about to change when his mother wishes upon a star and Tink answers the call. But will it take more than a five-and-a-half inch faery to whip this manga-loving goofball into shape?  You can read the first few chapters of Pete & Tink on Amazon's "Click to look inside" here.
Check it out and let me know what you think!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Got a wonderful review today on  Lisa's reads

“Unlovable” (Book one in the Port Fare Series) by Sherry Gammon

I know that I date myself when I use references (in my posts) from my childhood but so many of those memories have shaped the person that I have turned into. If we are being honest, those of you who are at least old enough to remember the references I allude to, must admit..that they usually bring a smile to your face as well.  To those of you “young” people (I am so grateful that you are here)…take a minute to Google “my memories” you may get a giggle yourself.  Usually the “cheesy” factor is sky high…Yes!!! I said “cheesy”.  Dating myself once again…Heehee!!
Deniece Williams sang, “Let’s hear it for the boy!” in the 1984 movie Footloose.  I haven’t seen the 2011 release, so I don’t know if Ms. Williams sang the song again or if it was covered by someone else. Regardless, when I think of the song, it’s Deniece Williams I hear in my mind.  I found that song coming to the forefront of my mind during my reading of Sherry Gammon’s “Unlovable”.  No! Not because the book made me think of Kevin Bacon. Nor did it make me want to dance…it just made me want to cheer for the “Good” guys.
Set in Port Fare, a fictional town in up-state New York, Sherry Gammon sets the stage for what will be a heart-breaking, tender, unnerving, often frustrating, yet equally loving contemporary romance novel(s).  As you know, I am a HUGE fan of the “strong” woman. I usually love how the heroines in the novels I read are rock steady.  They do as much “saving” as the heroes do. That being said, I truly enjoyed watching our heroine, Maggie, being “saved”  (I will use the term loosely…you know I won’t give away any treasures here!!).  While Maggie is a “strong” girl and a character that one can look up to… she needs help and support.  I loved watching her find her “rock(s)”.
“Let’s hear it for the boy!!” Or in this case “the boys”.  Ms. Gammon has written three incredible heroes for the Port Fare series. ( Oh stop it!!! Get your mind out of the’s not that kind of book!! Heehee!!)  Seth is the leading man in “Unlovable”.  He is warm, smart and witty.  He is strong without being intimidating and protective without being condescending.  I couldn’t help but to fall a little bit in love with him myself.   While this is Sherry Gammon’s first series, she has already done something that makes her a “great” series writer (by my definition).  You may not remember, but in an earlier post I explained that a “great” series writer (by my definition) will introduce the reader to all the main characters (and future main characters) in the first book and build on them during the books that follow.  Ms. Gammon did a stellar job of not only introducing her readers to Seth but also to Cole and Booker, Seth’s best friends and our future heroes!  Cole and Booker had vital roles in “Unlovable” and frankly they had a sneaky way of stealing the scenes when given the opportunity to do so.  I can’t wait to see them again!
While weaving her story, Ms. Gammon takes us on a tour through Port Fare.  Amongst our view we see the streets, the parks, the hospital, and the high school.  We see a very real picture of what high schools all over our country look like once you step inside the building.  While I am sure it is not representative of ALL high schools, judging by what I hear on the news and read in the papers, it certainly isn’t a rarity.  Ms. Gammon was able to create her fiction while still showing her readers a reality that is becoming all too common in our schools…bullying and drug use/abuse.  I commend Ms. Gammon in her ability to write her story without becoming preachy.  It is clear just by reading “Unlovable” that the topics discussed are near and dear to Ms. Gammon’s heart.
“Unlovable” is the first book in Sherry Gammon’s Port Fare series.  Book two, “Unbelievable” and book three, “Unbearable” have not yet been released and I was unable to find release dates as of yet.   This is exciting…according to Ms. Gammon’s Facebook page, “Unlovable” has “…just been signed to be made into a movie…”.  So get reading!
Right about here is when I usually give a warning if a book contains sexually explicate material.  This book does NOT.  However, I do have a warning for you… As I have mentioned several times…”Unlovable” is book One in the Port Fare series.  This is not a standalone book.  While there is not a cliff hanger, the plot is not tied up.  So please don’t get angry with me when you close the cover and all of your questions aren’t answered. (Wink!)
As always, I can’t wait to hear from you.

Thanks, Lisa!!

Saturday, May 19, 2012


I was part of a book hop on fellow author, and friend's, book blog Camelia Miron Skiba
Here are the winners!

Lauren Mackesy -ebook
April Hays -Paperbck
Congrats, ladies! Thanks for entering!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Lovely Letter

Got this Lovely Letter from a reader on Goodreads today. I found it very touching and had to share! I have THE BEST readers <3  Thanks Nicol and my other readers for all you support.

from: 9536624   Nicol
to: 3300835   Sherry Gammon
subject: A little bit of love from a fan.
message: Dear Sherry Gammon,

Unlovable was one of the most beautiful things I've ever read. Everything else I say is gonna be just a blabbing rubbish, so I'll just leave it at that.

Thank You, thank You and again thank You for this spectacular story.

Nicol, a big fan

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Pete & Tink

Took a MUCH needed break from editing Unbelievable, and wrote a short story for a summer anthology titled IT'S A LOVE THING coming out June 1st.

Pete & Tink

Pete Pancerella loves two things in life: Video games and Spongy Cremes.
He’s happy, content, and he’s also a geek.
All that is about to change when his mother wishes upon a star and Tink answers the call. But will it take more than a five-and-a-half inch faery to whip this manga-loving goofball into shape?

Click here for more info on my story.

This it my cover for Pete & Tink. It will NOT be on the outside of the book, only on the inside along with my story.

Here is the cover for the Anthology. Learn more about it and the other authors here.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Movie scenes?

Okay. Sara (my screenwriter/director) wants to know what I see as MUST have scenes in the movie.
1. Fight between Maggie and her Mom when she learns about how she was conceived.
2. The scene in the hospital as you know who ...dies.
3. The scene in the trailer after the funeral.

So what do you see as MUST-have scenes? I want this to be a good movie so lets get some ideas together. Of course, no one can guarantee they will be in the movie, but we can try, right? Let me know what you think.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Unlovable: The Movie!

Exciting News: Unlovable :The movie!! Yes, you read that right! I was contacted by an indie filmmaker and she wants to make Unlovable into a movie! She is adapting it into a screenplay, along with my input, with the date of production listed as TBD for now! To say I am ecstatic would be putting it mildly! I'm grateful for all the readers out there who have read Unlovable and left reviews! This is why reviews are important to writers, so thank you very much! I'd also like to thank the Book Bloggers. I appreciate all the time and effort you put into reviewing author's works. The pay is terrible;} the hours are long, and not all authors appreciate what you do for them. If not for you, books like mine would never have found the light of day! I'll update you as I learn more.