She lives in
with her husband and her spoiled dog. She loves spending time with her adult
children and friends or curling up with a good book or her current
work-in-progress. Sherri enjoys doing jigsaw puzzles in the winter, watching
Bob Ross painting videos (although she can't paint), and counts the days every
year until she can take another trip to the beach. You can find Sherri on
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest. Georgia
Welcome, Sherri. What are some of the spiritual themes you like to write about?
I like to write about forgiveness, redemption, and grace.
What other books of yours are coming out soon?
Just this one! But I am working on an Indie contemporary romantic suspense that I may publish in 2019 if I get it finished!
If you could spend an evening with one contemporary person (not a family member of yours), who would it be and why?
Author Carrie Turansky. She's such a sweet and Godly woman who has always been so kind to answer questions about writing and about life struggles. I've met her twice briefly, but I would love to spend some time with her over a cup of tea.
Carrie is one of my special friends, too. What historical person would you like to meet (besides Jesus) and why?
I would love to meet my great-great-grandmother who came over on a boat from
and started her family here. Sweden
How can you encourage authors who have been receiving only rejections from publishers?
Keep at it! It could be that your writing still needs work or it could be that it's not the right time for your story. Just keep working on projects and submitting queries. You never know when that yes will come. And maybe your story is meant to be Indie published! ;)
Tell us about the featured book.
My next release is The Erie Canal Brides Collection: 7 Romances Develop Along Manmade Waterways of
and . The
ebook releases January 1st and the print version releases in March. Ohio
Completed in 1825, the Erie Canal connected the Great Lakes to the Hudson River, and soon other states like
created canals linking Lake Erie to the Ohio River.
Suddenly the Midwest was open to migration,
the harvesting of resources, and even tourism. Join seven couples who live
through the rise of the canals and the problems the waterways brought to each
community, including land grabs, disease, tourists, racism, and competition.
Can these couples hang on to their faith and develop love during times of intense
My story is titled The Bridge between Us. Here is the blurb:
Susannah Higley is the daughter of sawmill owner Chauncey Higley. Since losing her fiancé to the railroad and his quest for gold, she has focused on her bookkeeping job with her father’s company, declaring never to love again. Susannah almost loses her life when the Albion,
New York Main Street bridge collapses on
opening day of the county fair, sending her and hundreds of others into the Erie Canal. When John Hawkins, returning from years away
saves her from drowning, Susannah finds herself drawn to him despite her
opposition to love. New York City
Although John doesn’t plan to stay in Albion a day longer than it takes him to complete his business, he’s as captivated by Susannah’s beauty and intelligence as he was seven years ago, before his family left town over an unresolved feud between their grandfathers. Susannah’s loyalty to her grudge-holding father is weakened while her empathy for John grows as he works to clear his family’s name of the shame associated with it. Can she trust a man whose mission is to finish what their grandfathers started thirty years earlier? If so, will her confidence in John destroy her family or will it save it?
Please give us the first page of the book.
The aroma of boiled peanuts and fried dough traveled along the crisp September breeze and tickled Susannah Higley’s nose as exhilaration over the day’s events delighted her heart. She had never experienced a Wednesday like this in all her twenty-three years. Waiting for the results of the wax flower contest and hoping a blue ribbon and prize money would be hers, she stood on the three-arched, iron
Street bridge with hundreds of other townsfolk
ready for the tightrope artist from Brockport to walk across the Erie Canal. Susannah adjusted her white crepe bonnet and
stuffed in a few unruly curls then sighed. The fearless young man would do on
this fall day what she could never imagine mustering the courage to do. For
months, she had lived under the shadow of abandonment. Richard had declared his
love for her, but when she had refused to go to on a quest for gold, he hopped on
a train and broke her heart. California
Although she longed for unforgettable experiences, eloping and leaving behind her widowed father was not among them. She should have known entertaining the idea of love with a drifter who had worked his way to
Albion on boats traveling the canal would not be wise.
Since Richard’s departure, Susannah had devoted her time to Pa’s sawmill as the
bookkeeper, a position Mama held before her passing. Once she balanced the
ledgers and completed the household chores each day, Susannah fashioned flowers
from wax and dreamed of one day sharing her creations with merchants in . The black
metal box containing her patterns, brushes, tints, and wax was the last gift
Mama gave her. Every time she formed the red roses, yellow geraniums, and
purple and white violets from wax Mama had loved so much, she felt her
presence. Winning a ribbon at the Orleans County Fair not only increased her
chances of someone discovering her but would also confirm to her this pastime brought
as much joy to others as it did to her. The long-awaited day was finally here. New York City
How can readers find you on the Internet?
Thank you, Sherri, for sharing this collection with my blog readers and me.
Readers, here are links to the book.The Erie Canal Brides Collection - Christianbook.com
The Erie Canal Brides Collection: 7 Romances Develop Along Manmade Waterways of New York and Ohio - Amazon Paperback
The Erie Canal Brides Collection: 7 Romances Develop Along Manmade Waterways of New York and Ohio - Kindle
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