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About sherryjames

When Sherry James isn't writing, she's busy wrangling two kids, six horses, two dogs, and an assortment of barn cats. She's knows if horse manure was money, she'd be rich, rich, rich! During the summer she spends romantic hours with her husband in the hay fields laboring to feed those six horses. Currently, she writes for three publishing houses, Prairie Muse Publishing, Ellora's Cave, and The Wild Rose Press. She's a founding member and past president of her local RWA chapter, The Prairieland Romance Writers. Check out her web site at www.sherryjames.com

A Trip to South Dakota

Hey, all! Last week we managed to squeeze in some time for a family vacation so I have some new and exciting things to blog about! Finally! ;-) This vacation was a welcome respite from all the work and activities … Continue reading

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A Little Cowboy Wit & Wisdom

Happy Summer! It’s officially here and in my neck of the woods it’s hot. But, that hasn’t slowed down the activity schedule. It’s been super hectic with horse shows, twice weekly 4-H horse practice, and other 4-H workshops, swim lessons, … Continue reading

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A Tribute to My Dad!

Since this is Father’s Day I thought I’d share a little bit about my dad. I hope you all won’t think of this as a downer post. It’s a heartfelt tribute to a man I miss big time. My dad … Continue reading

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Hatfield & McCoy Fued–Are You Watching?

On Memorial Day the History Channel kicked off their three night mini-series of the Hatfields & McCoys. I love mini-series, and this one is ranking right at the top as one of the best. It’s raw, it’s gritty, and knocks … Continue reading

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Branding Time

Spring in Nebraska means branding time. This is a time where neighbors gather to help neighbors to sort, brand, immunize, dehorn, if needed, the new spring crop of calves. It’s hard work, but when everyone pitches in the job gets … Continue reading

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The Call of the Coyote

A couple of days last week the temps got so warm we opted to sleep with the windows open all night. Not something we can usually do here in Nebraska in April, even late April. But you won’t hear me … Continue reading

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WHAT I LEARNED FROM THE CARTWRIGHTS ABOUT WRITING NOVELS

BONANZA was a staple on American television from 1959 – 1973, making it the second longest running Western in TV history. I loved the show, although the majority of the episodes I watched in reruns. But that didn’t matter. I … Continue reading

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Spring Has Sprung!

Here on the vast Prairies of Nebraska the trees are leafing out, fruit trees are blooming, my lilacs are setting on massive buds, and my corn lilies are a foot tall, all early, and due to the unseasonably warm temps … Continue reading

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

I’m not Irish, but I’ve always enjoyed St. Patrick’s Day. For one it means spring is only days away. And hey, I can’t help it! I love shamrocks, rainbows and those ornery Leprechauns who hide their pots of gold. And … Continue reading

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I Have a Cover!

Yee-haw! I’m excited to share with you the cover for my new book COWBOY I.O.U. coming soon from Prairie Muse Publishing. I don’t have a release date yet, but I’ll keep you posted. This book has been with me for … Continue reading

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