Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Release Month Mayhem!


Happy Wednesday! This Sherri Shackelford coming to you from the wilds of a release-of-a-debut-novel jungle. I've spent the month of June on blog tours, answering emails, and promoting my freshman novel, Winning the Widow's Heart. It's been a topsy-turvy ride, and I've enjoyed every minute.


I even hosted a book signing at a locally-owned bookstore - The Bookworm. (Yes, they still exist) My friends and family came out in force to support my 'dream come true' moment. Seeing my book on the shelf made the whole experience real.


Check out those gorgeous ladies! You'll see *lizzie starr, Cheryl St.John, Ann Stephens, and a host of best-sellers in the making. 

The ladies from my local RWA group, Heartland Writers Group (along with friends from my ACFW group) graciously relinquished part of a beautiful Saturday afternoon to support me, and their presence meant everything. I've always said I never would have made it without the ladies from HWG, and that's  not an exaggeration. 

When Texas Ranger Jack Elder stormed the isolated Kansas homestead, he expected to find a band of outlaws. Instead, the only occupant is a heavily pregnant woman—and she's just gone into labor. A loner uneasy with emotion, Jack helps deliver widow Elizabeth Cole's baby girl and can't get back on the trail fast enough. The robber and murderer he's after killed one of Jack's own, and he vows to catch the man. But when he returns to check on Elizabeth and her little one, he discovers that she may hold the key to his unsettled past—and his hoped-for future.






A wife and mother of three, Sherri's hobbies include collecting mismatched socks, discovering new ways to avoid cleaning, and standing in the middle of the room while thinking, "Why did I just come in here?" A reformed pessimist and recent hopeful romantic, Sherri has a passion for writing. Her books are fun and fast-paced, with plenty of heart and soul. Sherri loves to hear from readers. Visit her at sherrishackelford.com, or email her at sherrishackelford@gmail.com.

11 comments:

  1. Congrats Sherri on the release and the mayhem. the pics are cool. and love the name of the bookshop.

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  2. Sherri,
    Aren't independent booksellers wonderful!!! I have a terrific book store in my area. The owner, Karen Duncan, always hosts a delightful signing for me when my books release. Friends have fun when they go to her store and come away with lots of new books to read.

    Congrats on your debut!!!

    Is that first photo taken of your writing desk? How lovely and peaceful!

    BTW, I agree about writing friends and their support, which means so much!

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  3. Sherri,
    Aren't independent booksellers wonderful!!! I have a terrific book store in my area. The owner, Karen Duncan, always hosts a delightful signing for me when my books release. Friends have fun when they go to her store and come away with lots of new books to read.

    Congrats on your debut!!!

    Is that first photo taken of your writing desk? How lovely and peaceful!

    BTW, I agree about writing friends and their support, which means so much!

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  4. Sorry for the double post. UGH!!! Google is crazy today.

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  5. Debby, first of all - I'm sorry Wednesday's post is showing up! I scheduled it yesterday, and hadn't even looked. It says it's Wednesday...Oh well. I apologize to Janet for stealing her space.

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  6. Ausjenny, The bookshop is absolutely darling! They have a special kids area with a little fort.

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  7. Also Debby...the gals of The Bookworm were wonderful. I'm glad you have a book store just as wonderful in your area :)

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  8. Sherri,
    Major congrats! There is nothing like the debut book. Your cover is awesome. I'll definitely look for this.

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