Must Meet Monday: Sheri Salatin

Sheri Salatin writes inspirational romantic suspense with a farming flair!  She’s the real deal, folks. A true cowgirl. I met Sheri through My Book Therapy on a discussion board for critique partners. Since we both write romantic suspense, x-nay farming flair with me, we decided to swap stories and give it a go.
Sheri has the coolest style of writing and it turns out we love the same books, authors, and think very much alike. Please still like her! Online, we’ll lol because we’re saying almost verbatim the same thing. She’s great and super savvy–the girl next door you want to know!
Sheri tell everyone a little about yourself.

I’m married to my best friend, Daniel and we have 3 kids – Travis 7, Andrew 5 and Lauryn 3. We are full time alternative farmers in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia on our multi-generational family farm – Polyface. I’m passionate about farming as well as writing. We use creation as our template for raising clean healthy animals.
I’m active in our church, serving as nursery director and AWANA Sparks Director.  When I’m not reading or writing, you can find me baking, sewing, gardening, canning, quilting, knitting and homeschooling.
Sheri, I love baking and covering up with quilts. My birthday is in October. hint hint! I also enjoy eating baked goods. 😉 Tell us when the writer bug bit yah.
I have been writing stories since I was old enough to spell.  I remember as a child, I used to create stories to send to my Great Uncle John every week. He always wrote back and I miss him still.
Another funny thing. I wrote a story about a young girl named Katie Salaton when I was 14. If you notice my current last name (spelled just slightly different) – this was before I met my husband. I had forgotten all about that story until after we started dating and I was looking through my old story notebook. I still get goosebumps with this one.
Oooh…I got goosebumps too. The writer bug and the love bug in one! Who else can say that? 🙂 When you’re writing do you snack?
Nope, I’m not a snacker. Actually, I’m just the opposite. When I get enthralled in something, I tend to forget to eat or drink.  I can go all day before remembering that I have eaten anything yet. I know –  I’m weird.
Nah, you’re not weird. I can’t snack and write either. I need two hands! How do you come up with story ideas?

Lately, it’s been from my dreams. lol.  I usually dream a story, then start asking questions. i.e. Why was she running? Why, why, why.  It all seems to flow from there and by the time I’m done it doesn’t resemble the dream at all anymore.
             If you could be one hero/heroine from a book who would you choose and why?
Hmm. I would have to say Belle from Beauty and the Beast. (maybe I’ve been watching Disney too long with my kids) It would be awesome to be in an enchanted castle and the beast only stays that way for so long. Ha!
So true, then you get a lifetime with a hunky prince! And Belle likes to read at the speed of lightning…just like you! So, if you had to choose a villain, who would you want to be?
Phew, this is a hard question. I’ve never wanted to be a villain before.  Okay, I’m going to go movie/book again. I think it would be fun to be Shere Kahn, the tiger from Jungle Book. How cool would it be to roam the jungles and have no fear of anything other than fire?
Really? You’ve never wanted to be a villain? Wow, I have a top five! ha! What do you love most about writing?
I love the creating part of it. Pulling ideas and stories from mid-air and putting them to words.  I love the fact that no one else has my story – it’s mine until I share it.
        What are you currently working on? Tell us a little about it.
      Laura Taylor is desperate for answers to her past but her sister’s life hangs in the balance if she tries to find them. Determined to save her sister and uncover what really happened to her parents, she will have to trust Matt Knight, a convicted felon and a cowboy who wants to lasso her heart. But he’s not as dangerous as the Servant who will go to any length to keep the truth a secret. Can Laura save her sister and discover the meaning of unconditional love before it’s too late?
      Sounds like a page turner. I’m enjoying the opportunity to watch it all unfold. What would you like to ask everyone reading this post?
      What do you think makes for an interesting blog? That is – what is the first thing that you notice when you visit a blog and what makes you stay to read the articles posted there?
Excellent question. Sheri has just started a new blog and I encourage you to pop over and follow. She always writes interesting things.  Here’s how you can connect with Sheri:
@SheriSalatin on twitter
The Hen house (her polyface farm blog)
Thanks for joining me today, Sheri. I’ve had a blast. Thanks everyone for coming back and listening to my drivel 3 days a week. I appreciate it and LOVE to read your comments. 🙂

15 thoughts on “Must Meet Monday: Sheri Salatin

  1. Any friend of Jessica's is a friend of mine! 🙂 I'm a HUGE Belle fan myself. LOL

  2. Thanks for having me, Jessica.
    Jennifer – thank you so much for stopping by!
    Belle is great isn't she? Caring, creative and tender-hearted, not to mention a book lover!

  3. Cool post and interview 🙂

  4. Thanks for stopping by, damyantiwrites. :o)

  5. Nice to meet you, Sheri and Jessica. I'm doing a bit of extensive blog hopping for a few minutes and found you guys.

    Sheri, your story sounds very intriguing. Love the felon as the hero, you don't see that every day.

    As for what I like to see on blogs, writing help, encouragement, devotionals, are a few of what I look for.

    Good luck with writing and blogging ladies! Nice to find you both!

  6. What a cool Monday feature, Jessica! It was nice to get to know more about another writer. My Book Therapy is the BEST!

  7. Great to have you here, Eileen. I just checked out your blog and loved it. :o) Meet your newest follower -lol.

  8. Hi Sheri! I've hear about you quite often from Jess so it was nice to get to know you a little bit better. You seem like the kind of friend we all wish lived next door. Especially when holiday baking season rolls around. =)

    Your story sounds fascinating. I think I'm already kinda in love with your lassoing felon. LOL

  9. Thanks everyone for coming by and meeting Sheri! Eileen, I'm thrilled you stumbled upon us and hope to get to know you better. I'll slip over and come say hi to you too!

  10. Hi, Sheri! Great interview. I've recently started following your blog. I'm rooting for your story to be on the bookshelves soon. Have a great day!

  11. I am so happy to meet you Sheri! I can't believe that you work a farm still– so few left. And yo are blessed to work with Jessica:)) Heading over to your blog. What I like about a blog is if a person keeps it real and isn't afraid to share the ups and downs.

  12. Cool interview. Sounds like a writer who puts a lot of different things into her writing to make it fun!

  13. Thanks, Brandi – love the encouragement!

    Thanks for stopping by, Terri and YES, a huge YES to be blessed to work with Jessica!!

    Thanks, D.U. – very nice comment :o)

  14. Lovely to meet you, Sheri! I enjoyed reading your responses. For myself, on blogs I always look for good spelling and grammar to show the person who's writing them is professional, and then I look to see if there are things I can make applicable to my own life such as good Bible teaching, how-to's, devotions, etc.


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