Sherry began her writing career when she penned her first book, Taste of Tombstone, in 1998. It was her passion for food, travel, and history that led her to create her first book. That same passion landed her a monthly magazine column in 2009 when she began writing her food column in True West entitled, Frontier Fare. It includes details of food, drink, businesses and related stories in the Victorian West as well as a historic photo. She also has another passion where she researches the genealogy of food and spirits.
She is the past president of Western Writers of America (2014-2016) and holds memberships in Women Writing the West, the James Beard Foundation, the Author’s Guild, National Women’s History Museum, Single Action Shooting Society, and the Wild West History Association. Sherry is also a member of the National Genealogical Society and the Association of Professional Genealogists.
Sherry is one of the original members of the Most Intrepid Western Author Posse. She and her fellow posse members were sworn in as honorary Dodge City marshals during one of their “rides.”
Awards and Recognition
- Will Rogers Gold Medallion, 2016 (Cowboy's Cookbook)
- Wrangler Award, 2010
- Glyph Award, 1999