Sherrie Lord … the Nomad Novelist

Reviews of Sherrie’s latest novel, Spanky’s Secret

Spanky’s Secret caught and held my attention from start to finish. I was there, in the scene, feeling the excitement and the anguish, the attraction and the resistance of both Spanky and David … The author paints a compelling and compassionate story. I look forward to reading more of her work.


…You HAVE to check out Spanky’s Secret! It is just the right combo of adventure, love, heartbreak, and, you could even say, betrayal! … I simply couldn’t put this masterpiece down!


I shall treasure this book and shelve it with other treasures, books to be reread … The characters are genuine brought to life on the page. Do I recommend? Not just yes, but hell yes.


This book was great! I laughed! I may have shed a tear. I learned about MC’s. I learned about LEO thought processes. If you read it I think you’ll probably learn something about yourself, as well. I know I did.


3. The Independence

There should have been more books after my second novel, Only His Kiss, was released in 1999. But three things came together that slowed my momentum. First, I was involved in a traffic accident. In August 1998, I’d finished a book signing at Barnes & Noble and gone home to change clothes in order to […]

2. The Endorsement

I’ll never forget those moments after the FedEx package arrived. I’d taken the envelope to the breakfast bar in the kitchen. When I read the return address, I moved toward the living room as if I were on autopilot, my attention fixed on the packaging as I tore it open. I reached inside, drew out […]

1. The Apprenticeship

I took the first steps toward my career as a writer and my standing as a published author while I was in junior high. It was the teen novel, The Outsiders, that inspired me; if S.E. Hinton could write a book before she was old enough to get a drivers license, why couldn’t I be […]

A Life Spent Adventuring


Sherrie’s life has orbited around one conviction—Why not? She loves music, so she locked herself in a radio broadcast studio for 10,000 hours, a career she began at age 17; when she retired, she was half The Morning Team on the leading FM station in southeast Idaho. She loves adventure, so she’s ridden her own motorcycle 80,000 miles; she started that in her 40s. But she has always been a writer.

Her apprenticeship began with the short stories she wrote while in junior high school and advanced to bylines on approximately seventy feature articles for newspaper and magazine before her first novel was released in 1998. Raised by a physician and a nurse, she met her husband when he was a patch-holder in an outlaw motorcycle club. Now single and solo, she Nomads around the West, pulling her travel-trailer home behind an F-150. Sherrie is a graduate of the University of Idaho, holding a bachelor’s degree in environmental regulations and hazardous waste management.



“Airwaves” and “Only His Kiss” were two of the five novels in Chariot Victor Publishing’s Promises Romance series … followed by years of the author’s silence, though Only His Kiss was among the favorites in the personal reading library of author Anne Rice. Sherrie began reviving her career in 2020, with the release of Airwaves, Revised Edition. In writing her next novel, Sherrie held nothing back; the much-anticipated Spanky’s Secret was launched in May 2022.