Blog Posts - Sherrie Hansen



Being Grateful for Things I’ve Always Taken for Granted by Sherrie Hansen

Those who are close to me know that I’m approaching a milestone birthday. (I’ll let you guess which one.) In some ways, I don’t think it will make a difference in the way I lead my life, or how I … Continue reading →...
by Second Wind Publishing on Nov 26, 2016

Interview with Sherrie Hansen, Author of SWEET WILLIAM, a Wildflowers of Scotland Romance

Hi, Sherrie. I’m thrilled you have a new book published. What is your book, Sweet William, about? On the outside, Sweet William is about castles, kilts, and cows. It’s about sweet vs. savory – in the kitchen, and in the bedroom. It’s about fa...
by Pat Bertram Introduces . . . on Jul 7, 2016

Scotland Revisted by Sherrie Hansen

I will be in Scotland by the time you read this, perhaps on the Isle of Arran, touring Brodick Castle or walking amongst the rhododendrons in the walled garden. Perhaps I’ll be checking out of Lilybank Guest House, or on the … Continue readi...
by Second Wind Publishing on May 26, 2016

No Blues at the Blue Belle Inn

I went from one mostly consonant-free state to another. Ohio. Iowa. A measly two consonants between them. No wonder I got them mixed up when I was very young! Jeff and I had been to Iowa once a long time ago. We often reminisced about a motel near Am...
by Bertram's Blog on May 10, 2016

A Mother’s Magic by Sherrie Hansen

Have you ever noticed that in many novels, the mothers of the main characters are conveniently vacationing in some remote spot on the other side of the globe, or even dead? Having grown up in a family where my mother … Continue reading →...
by Second Wind Publishing on May 6, 2016

A Mother’s Magic by Sherrie Hansen

Have you ever noticed that in many novels, the mothers of the main characters are conveniently vacationing in some remote spot on the other side of the globe, or even dead? Having grown up in a family where my mother … Continue reading →...
by Second Wind Publishing on May 6, 2016

Sunrise, Sunset by Sherrie Hansen

I’m not sure why, but all of the sudden, I’m starting to feel like an old fogy. (Definition:  an extremely fussy, old-fashioned, or conservative person.) It started last summer when my mom and dad celebrated their 60th wedding anniversar...
by Second Wind Publishing on Mar 26, 2016

Sunrise, Sunset by Sherrie Hansen

I’m not sure why, but all of the sudden, I’m starting to feel like an old fogy. (Definition:  an extremely fussy, old-fashioned, or conservative person.) It started last summer when my mom and dad celebrated their 60th wedding anniversar...
by Second Wind Publishing on Mar 26, 2016

Life Lessons from Death Valley by Sherrie Hansen

More than one person thought we were nuts to head to Death Valley this January when we could have stayed a few more days at the beach. You may agree. Or you see why we love the desert after you’ve … Continue reading →...
by Second Wind Publishing on Feb 26, 2016

‘Cause the Free Mind is Blowing Through My Hair by Sherrie Hansen

A few days ago, I left behind the cold and snow of the Midwest for the surf and sand of the California coast. We even followed the Ventura Highway. We’re here to visit my husband’s mother, but I can’t deny I’m … Continue reading →...
by Second Wind Publishing on Jan 27, 2016

Writing Thanksgiving

Last week, I wrote and saw performed a very tongue-in-cheek Thanksgiving murder mystery called Merry, Merry, Quite Contrary, How is Your Turkey Stuffed? Today, on this day of Thanksgiving, in the midst of mashed potatoes, roast turkey, Becky’s...
by Second Wind Publishing on Nov 26, 2015

Back to Business? by Sherrie Hansen

It’s been a little over a month since we came back from our dream vacation to Romania, with a delightful stopover in Devon and Cornwall, England. While I cherish the memories of the exceptional things we experienced and the beautiful … Contin...
by Second Wind Publishing on Sep 26, 2015

Sherrie and the Great World (by Sherrie Hansen)

It’s been a whirlwind ever since we returned from Romania about 10 days ago, so this will be short, and I’ll let my photos do most of the talking. In addition to trying to catch up with everything we missed … Continue reading →...
by Second Wind Publishing on Aug 27, 2015

This Party is So Much Fun, I Wish it Never Had to End by Sherrie Hansen

We’ve been saying a lot of goodbyes lately. Last weekend, we drove 350 miles to help Mark’s aunt and uncle celebrate 50 years of marriage and to see relatives who came from Mississippi, California and North Dakota for the festivities. … Con...
by Second Wind Publishing on Jul 26, 2015

Romanian Romance? by Sherrie Hansen

My husband and I are going to Bucharest for Mark’s son’s wedding in a few weeks. Every time I mention our plans in conversation, people ask me if my next novel is going to be set in Romania. I have … Continue reading →...
by Second Wind Publishing on Jun 26, 2015

Romanian Romance by Sherrie Hansen

My husband and I are going to Bucharest for Mark’s son’s wedding in a few weeks. Every time I mention our plans in conversation, people ask me if my next novel is going to be set in Romania. I have … Continue reading →...
by Second Wind Publishing on Jun 26, 2015

Having Thin Skin in a “Chopped” World by Sherrie Hansen

I grew up in a home where we were taught “If you can’t find something nice to say about something, don’t say anything at all.” This bit of wisdom seemed like good advice then – and still does now. But … Continue reading →...
by Second Wind Publishing on May 26, 2015

Pipers. Pirates. Passion. The Past. Shy Violet by Sherrie Hansen. May 1st.

When a poor choice and some wild fluctuations in the space time continuum leave school teacher Violet Johansen stranded in the car park of Eilean Donan Castle in Scotland, Violet wonders if she’ll ever find her way back to her … Continue read...
by Second Wind Publishing on Apr 27, 2015

Interview With Sherrie Hansen, Author of SHY VIOLET

This is my fourth interview with Pat Bertram, on the occasion of the release of my new Wildflowers of Scotland novel, Shy Violet, coming May 1st from Second Wind Publishing. Thanks so much for all you do to promote our work, Pat! You’re welcome, Sh...
by Pat Bertram Introduces . . . on Apr 20, 2015

Five, Four, Three, Two, One… Time’s Up! Hands in the Air! by Sherrie Hansen

I’ve been watching back to back episodes of the TV show Chopped on the Food Network this week because I’m working on a murder mystery called “A Taste of Murder:  The Galloping Gourmet Gets the Trots”. The simple, three act … Continue r...
by Second Wind Publishing on Mar 27, 2015


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