Mama Diaries

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Follow Fest

 

When I heard that Melissa Maygrove was organizing a "cyber meet-and-greet with social media links for business cards," I knew I had to join the fun.  Be sure to visit the other participants and enter to win cool prizes by clicking the Follow Fest badge.



Now: Who am I?



Name: Sherry Ellis,  AKA The Mama



What genres do you write? Children's Books (picture books, chapter books, middle grade books)



Are you published? Yes.  Two of my picture books are published:  That Baby Woke Me Up, AGAIN, and That Mama is a Grouch.  I have an agent for my chapter book series.  Hopefully a publisher will be found soon! 



Do you do anything in addition to writing? I am a professional musician who teaches and plays violin, viola, and piano.  And I'm obviously a mom. (Does that count?)



How can people connect with you?

Facebook author page

Facebook personal page

Twitter

Google

Website:  www.sherryellis.org

Linkedin

Amazon

Barnes and Noble

Smashwords

Goodreads

Pinterest

YouTube

Tumblr



Okay.  I think that about covers it!  If you want to connect with me at any of these places, feel free to do so!  Also, I am a member of SCBWI. And I am quite willing to help with getting the word out about fellow authors' cover reveals and new releases, so if you have something new you'd like me to promote, let me know!

 


104 comments:

  1. Connected on many I think, not a bad hop as one can throw in everything but the kitchen sink lol

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    1. Yep. And I think I threw everything I could in there!

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  2. Hi Sherri!

    I too write in the same genres as you do. Aren't they fun? :~)

    Good luck with the FOLLOWFEST! I host a WRITERLY WISDOM WEDNESDAY on my blog (www.donnalmartin.com) where authors, agents, and illustrators chat about writing and the publishing industry. I'd love to have you join us!

    Fyi...I'm your newest fan!

    Take care,

    Donna L Martin

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    1. Thanks for following! I love writing for kids. It's the best! I'll check out your writerly wisdom Wednesday thing. Thanks for telling me about it.

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  3. You are very talented. And, YES! Being a mom definitely counts! LOL
    Thanks for participating in Follow Fest. :)

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    1. Thanks for having it. It's a great idea!

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  4. Keeping my fingers crossed for you, but I'm sure you'll find a publisher soon! (:

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  5. Nice to meet you, Sherry! Hang in there - that publisher will show up, soon!

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    1. Nice to meet you, too! I'll keep waiting. One of these days...!

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  6. You are everywhere. You do so much. I don't know how you find time to blog as often as you do.

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    1. I'm everywhere, but not really. RSS syndication feeds are awesome! The only places I really visit on a regular basis are this blog and my Facebook page.

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  7. I'm sure I'm following most places, and your other blog, but I will check!

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    1. I certainly appreciate it, Alex! You rock!

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  8. Yay! Another member of SCBWI. Glad you joined the Follow Fest. I should be following you on Twitter now.

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    1. Thanks! It's always nice to find other SCBWI members, isn't it?

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  9. since you're a violinist, I'd love you to play me ROXANNE'S VEIL theme from ALEXANDER movie :)

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    1. Okay. I don't know it, but I bet I can get the music. Then I'll play it for you. ;)

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    2. here it is:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2h2MSZbHTM

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  10. My son and I are writing a chapter book series together--very new for me. Professional musician. I love it. I've never had much luck with piano, despite taking lessons for 10 years.

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    1. Good luck with your chapter book series. How fun that it's a collaborative effort with your son!

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  11. Hi! Nice to meet you!
    Oh, my, you play the piano? My daughter wants to learn an instrument and I'm thinking about piano.

    :)

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    1. Piano is a great instrument to learn. I always recommend learning it first, before any other instrument. It's just really useful to know.

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  12. Of course being a mom counts! Good luck with the publisher.

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  13. Oh man, so many violin/viola jokes surfacing in my mind from high school band... ;)

    Your picture book titles are awesome, btw. Nice to meet you!

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    1. Don't even start with the jokes! ;)

      Thanks for the compliment on my book titles!

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  14. Crossing my fingers for your chapter book, Sherry! I know you're determined, so it'll find a home soon enough. :)

    I'm all caught up on my follows for you!

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  15. Well done for achieving all that and being a mom - that's the most time-consuming job of all!

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    1. Yes, being a mom is very time-consuming!

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  16. Wow Sherry, you're everywhere. I just followed you in a couple more places. Good luck finding a publisher.

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  17. So inspiring that you've published 2 picture books and have an AGENT for your series! Congratulations and hope you find a publisher soon. Looking forward to following.

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    1. Thank you! It's been great meeting you in this follow fest!

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  18. Being a mum definitely counts, it is after all one of the toughest, most emotional jobs in the world. You are clearly a very busy mum too. Go you. Congrats on your agent and I hope you get that publisher soon. :)

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  19. Already a fan and a follower, but I "liked" your Amazon page, so that's something. =]

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  20. I Liked FB page, we were already friends. Sent invite to connect via LinkedIn, followed on Twitter.

    Nas

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  21. You make music? Awesome! Glad to reconnect. :)

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  22. Hi Sherry sounds like you're a very busy mama!!

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  23. Hey Sherry,

    Nice to meet you...you're a busy mama! I love the violin and cello and wish I could play either one. I mainly stuck with the brass instruments and fiddled (pardon the pun) with the guitar. Never learned to do that well.

    I think I've followed you on all mutual venues!

    M.L. Swift, Writer

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    1. Thank you! The cello is a gorgeous instrument. I would love to learn how to play it well. Maybe in my spare time. ;)

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  24. Being a mom definitely counts!

    And I didn't know you had a Tumblr! Following you over there now under the username "ewingfan." :)

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    1. I just started Tumblr. Honestly, I'm not sure I'll use it much, but thanks for following me there!

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  25. Hi Sherry! Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Congrats on getting an agent. Still working on that.

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  26. I didn't know you had an agent, that's cool. Best of luck with getting those chapter books published.

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  27. I was actually already following you everywhere I follow. How stalker-ish is that? ;)

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  28. I'm trying to get to all your links to stalk...uh follow you!

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    1. Haha! I don't mind the stalking. Thanks! ;)

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  29. It's nice to cybermeet you again. I'll check out your links.

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    1. Yeah. We've only know each other two years. ;)

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  30. I think I picked you up everywhere I am.

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  31. Wow, you have a lot of social media contact points!

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    1. Yes. I've been busy trying to build a platform!

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    2. What is the purpose of your platform? To sell more books? I see you have two different facebook pages--I actually use FB more for "work" and blogger (which I keep semi-anonymous) for fun, which may be the other way around for most folks.

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    3. Yes, to sell more books, and to "get my name out there" in case I have any more books that come out. I'd have to say though, that I'd still do Blogger even if I didn't have books to sell, just because I love interacting with all the great people in the blogosphere!

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  32. Thank you for the visit and comment. I'm now following your blog via Bloglovin. Have a lovely day.

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    1. Thanks! I hope you have a lovely day, too!

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  33. Excellent written out and very clear to understand.

    Yvonne.

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  34. Being a mama always counts! A writer mama is a busy person! Been there done that. I have not written picture books but have one in my head. I'm just terrified of trying it. Love your blog!

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    1. Thanks! I'd say go for it on writing your picture book. You never know how it goes until you try!

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  35. I love those titles - so cute! Here's wishing you tons of luck with the chapter books. And yep, mama always counts. Definitely. :)

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  36. loved all your pics on your fb page!I love children's books!Glad we could connect through the blog hop!

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  37. Love the titles of your books! Wishing you the best with getting the perfect publisher for you. Thanks for coming by. I did manage to find a few more areas to follow and like you! Writer’s Mark

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  38. Love the titles of your picture books!

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    1. Thanks! They were inspired by personal experience. ;)

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  39. Being a mama definitely counts as something you do!

    I really like the titles of your picture books!

    I played violin and piano (and flute) for years, but gave it up too early. Wish I hadn't. Go you for making a profession of it! I'm very impressed, along with everything else you're doing!

    Glad I found your cyber home out here in the blogosphere!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I'm so lucky to have a job doing something I love!

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  40. Yes, a mom counts big time!! The hardest job is a MOM! Congrats on your books, and much success and good luck!!

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    1. I never realized just how time consuming being a mom was until I started doing it! It certainly gives me a new appreciation for my mom!

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  41. Hi Sherry! Thanks for visiting my blog. It's great to have connected with you through Follow Fest! Congrats on your books and the new one soon. You have been busy!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Yes, I have been busy. But so has just about everyone else here! ;)

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  42. Hi Sherry! I'm not doing the blogfest, but I just thought I'd stop by to say hi. I'm following you on Twitter now.

    I see you'd commented on my friend Kim's FB post recently, and when I saw your name and pic, I thought to myself, I know her!

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    1. Ha! You never know where we'll find each other!

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  43. I hope you get that publisher soon! :-)

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  44. So great to learn more about you, Sherry! I'll definitely hit you up on FB...if you don't mind, that is :)

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    1. I don't mind at all. :) I tried your Facebook link, but it didn't quite work. So hopefully you'll reach me!

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    2. Hi Sherry! Wonder why my FB link didn't work...I'll have to look into that! Anyway, I'd love to critique with you! I'm helping another friend with a children's book right now, so I'm all for children's lit. I'll try and find you on FB now :)

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    3. I got your invite on FB. Glad you found me! That is awesome you are interested in critiquing with me. I'll send you a message and we can get started.

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  45. Wow, with all those cyberconnections going for you, you should be in the "Who's Who in America", too!

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    1. Ha! I've been busy networking. That's for sure!

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  46. Nice to "meet" you. It sounds like you are a super creative person to be able to teach music. I have zero musical ability so I always give props to those who do!

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    1. Nice to "meet" you, too. I bet you have plenty of other talents!

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  47. This sounds like such a good idea!

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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  48. So nice to meet you through Follow Fest! That's awesome that your children's books have been published. I have two young nieces, so I'll have to get some for them :)

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  49. Hi Sherry. I'm catching up from follow fest--nice to meet you!
    ~Skye

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  50. I'm finally catching up from the FF as well. :) I'm making a list of all the FF participants, links to their blogs, and preferred genres, etc. :P

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