Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Sherri Shackelford vs. New York, NY!

Sherri Shackelford here. I'm a little jet lagged, I just returned from a great - exhausting - trip to New York.


Lacy Williams was just talking about how she's not fond of traveling - I'm the same way. I love to travel - with my family. When I'm traveling alone or with friends, I get terribly anxious. I don't let that stop me, though! When my friend and fellow Love Inspired Historical author, Cheryl St.John, was asked to speak about her book, Writing with Emotion, Tension and Conflict, at Writers Digest - I had to go!


The conference was held in New York, so we took the opportunity to have lunch with our editors.

My editor, Tina, kindly found one of my books (and Cheryl's) for posing. 

We saw anything and everything we could see. We also got lost at the Top of the Rock (30 Rock in Rockefeller Plaza) and discovered some wonderful building security. They sang to us - not kidding.


The trip was amazing and I'm glad I overcame my fears and stretched outside my comfort zone. My August release, The Cattleman Meets His Match, is about a couple of people living outside their comfort. Moira O'Mara is used to being alone and looking out for herself, but she finds herself in charge of four orphans.


John Elder has lost his crew of cattle hands, and he needs replacements. Quickly. Turns Moira and here charges are available. But can a bunch of girls drive his cattle to market? He just might be surprised.


Sherri Shackelford is an award-winning author of inspirational, Christian romance.

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 is currently working on three more books for her Cimarron Springs series. Her current books include Winning the Widow’s Heart and The Marshal’s Ready-Made Family. The Engagement Bargain releases in February of 2015. 

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27 comments:

Mindy Obenhaus said...

Love the pictures of New York, Sherri. I have to admit, I'm a bit envious. That's one of those places on my bucket list. Perhaps I'll remedy that come next year's RWA Conference.

The book sounds great, too. Never ever underestimate the power of a bunch of girls. :D

Sherri Shackelford said...

Mindy, If I can navigate that city, ANYBODY can! We were so clueless. But we found our way around and even conquered the subway system :)

lizzie starr said...

Singing security guards. Those have to find a place in a story somewhere! Congrats on braving fun outside the comfort zone. :)

Jenny Blake said...

Sounds fun. I love to travel but I do better alone. I love visiting people but need my own space! My issue would be all those people at a conference. I tend to love meeting people but am rather shy and often find myself in the corner overwhelmed.
right now I wouldn't handle it as noise and me do not mix

Sherri Shackelford said...

*lizzie, that security guard was a doll. I thought he said 'he was retired NYPD' but he may have said, 'we almost called the NYPD' it's very noisy in NY! Either way, he was mustachioed and definitely from New Jersey :)

Sherri Shackelford said...

Jenny - I know Cheryl and I needed a week alone after that trip! I get 'people hangovers' as well :)

Keli Gwyn said...

Kudos to you for braving NYC, Sherri. It can be daunting. I was there for RWA Nationals a couple of years ago and forced myself to hail a cab and see the Statue of Liberty. It took every ounce of courage I possessed, but I did it. Wow!

I'd love to visit the Harlequin offices. One day...

Leann Harris said...

What fun.

Sherri Shackelford said...

Keli - I am with you! I wouldn't have been nearly as brave if Cheryl hadn't been there :)

The Harlequin offices were fascinating and the building lobby is gorgeous! We got to breeze past the sign that says, 'No tourists beyond this point.'

Terri Reed said...

How fun! NYC is such a great city to explore.

Sherri Shackelford said...

I am obviously an amateur, Terri! But it was still fun :)

Leigh Bale said...

Looks like you had a great trip, Sherri! Travel safe.

Pamela Tracy said...

Oh, oh, oh, seeing the New York Harlequin office is on my bucket list. Great photos.

I love New York :)

Debby Giusti said...

Sherri, loved your photos. I enjoyed the last RWA in NYC! Saw the sights and loved every minute. Now I'm looking forward to next year's conference.

Like you, I visited the HQ office and was awed by the lovely Woolworth Building where it's located. The lobby and wooden elevators made me feel like I was stepping back into the past. So beautiful!

Sandra Orchard said...

What fun! I need a friend to brave it with. :D

Sherri Shackelford said...

Leigh - I keep saying we had a charmed trip ;)

Debby - I could have spent an hour in the lobby! All the intricate detailing. Amazing.

Sandra-- Cheryl and I are available anytime! We fell in love. (For visiting - still wouldn't want to live there ;)

Margaret Daley said...

I love to visit New York but traveling is such a big deal now. It didn't use to be.

Missy Tippens said...

What a fun trip!! I'm so glad you both got to go!

Sherri Shackelford said...

Margaret - I'd love to know the favorite thing you did/and or visited in New York!

Missy - It was definitely the trip of a lifetime :)

CatMom said...

Sounds like a fun trip, Sherri! And I know what you mean about being outside your comfort zone, LOL - - I would feel that way too.

Your newest book sounds great! Your book from Feb. (The Marshal's Ready-Made Family) is on my "Keeper Shelf"---really enjoyed it! :)
Blessings, Patti Jo

Lisa Stifler said...

Thanks for sharing. Looks like you had a blast. Your books sounds great and can't wait to read it. Thank you for the chance to win! ~ Blessings ~

Sherri Shackelford said...

Lisa Stifler - send me an address where you'd like the book sent to:

sherri@sherrishackelford.com

And I'll send you a copy of The Cattleman Meets His Match!

Thanks :)
Sherri

Christine Johnson said...

Fun photos, Sherri! Thank you for sharing. I loved hearing about your trip to the Big Apple.

Tina Radcliffe said...

Oh, what fun, what fun! Love NYC. And hope you are having a great trip and conference.

Mary Curry said...

Welcome to my hometown, Sherri.

jolene navarro said...

I love visiting New York. Can't wait for RWA next year.

Sherri Shackelford said...

Mary - I love your hometown! I'd enjoy hearing about some of your favorite places.

Jolene - I bet RWA in New York is a riot.