Glenn Close Reminded Me to Stay True to Myself

I did not watch the 2019 Golden Globe Awards but wish that I had. I actually avoid all entertainment awards shows, primarily because the sight of the glammed-up stars causes me to feel frumpy while munching on popcorn in the elastic-waisted pajamas I wear around my house. This year Glenn Close’s acceptance speech for best…

Christmas Stories

It’s five am on Christmas Eve morning and I just spent a ridiculously long amount of time arranging eight Christmas stockings for a photograph. One stocking for each of our five kids, one for each of our two dogs, and one for our future-daughter-in-law, who is already family. But, like our kids in a family…

Is There a Map for Raising Kids?

My ten-year-old son plays the Dear Evan Hansen soundtrack every single morning on our way to school. If you aren’t a Broadway fan and don’t know the story, it is a story of finding hope in the wake of teenage suicide, and the songs are funny, and sad, and real.  The first time I heard…

Daddy, What’s it Like to Be Indian?

He sat at the breakfast bar, pencil poised in his tiny hand above a worksheet.  A plate of chocolate chip cookies sat next to his glass of milk at the edge of the counter, and I instinctively moved it away from him.  I have cleaned up spilled milk too many times as a parent, and…

Book Reviews: The Unexpected Daughter

The Unexpected Daughter has received many reviews since its release last year. Readers post on Amazon,  Goodreads, Barnes and Noble, book bloggers post blog reviews, and publications like Kirkus Review have published reviews. Most have been graciously favorable. But, every time a book review comes out, I hold my breath until I turn a little blue.…

Meet Sheryl Parbhoo at the AJC Decatur Book Festival

Join me at the 2017 AJC AJC Book Festival where I’ll be discussing my novel, The Unexpected Daughter. This is the largest independent bookseller festival in the country and I am honored to be presenting on the Atlanta Writers Club panel with several distinguished Georgia authors, such as Gray Stewart, Albert Norton Jr., Alayne Smith, and TM…

5 Recommended Summer Reads 2017

  Summer is in full swing and I have been on a great escape from real life.  After a stressful year teaching high school, not only are my classroom and desk empty and left behind, so is my brain. Fantasies of romantic tropical getaways and fun-filled family beach trips sound really good to me right…

Why I Google Myself

Ever Google yourself? It may seem a bit narcissistic, but it’s amazing, and a little scary, the kind of information that’s out there about us.  Since I put myself in the public eye when my writing career started taking off, I Google myself about once a week. One day a few weeks ago my search…