Sherri Gragg

Juggler of words and children…collector of pottery shards

About

Hi, I’m Sherri Gragg. I have been a full-time mother for the past 18 years and a writer as long as I can remember. There were long years when my writing career was woven together out of the stray threads of the tapestry of my very full life. I wrote volumes in my journals by flashlight early in the morning before my five (yes, five) children were awake. I experienced the sweet joy of seeing my work published both locally, and then nationally and I learned what the phrase “starving artist” meant along the way.

Last year, as I looked up to realize I was the mother of two teenagers, two middle schoolers, and that my sweet baby girl was That's me at the base of Masada, Israel.no longer a baby anymore, things began to pick up. I placed fourth in the Inspirational Category of the Writer’s Digest Annual Competition, joined a writing group, and sold some work by freelancing, all while quietly working a project that was close to my heart. At the end of last year, Thomas Nelson in my hometown of Nashville, Tennessee decided they liked my little project too.

Now, I am hard at work finishing that little project for them which has grown into my first book.  Close to the Heart of God; 40 Days Walking With the Savior will be released by Thomas Nelson in April of 2014.

This is my personal blog.  I love ancient history, archeology, Middle Eastern culture, and the Jewish roots of Christianity.  I blog about the little gems I find in my research, my own spiritual journey, and what it is like to publish my first book.  To make sure you don’t miss my posts you can subscribe to receive a notice by e-mail.

If you are new to my site, you might want to start with one of these posts:

You can also check my blog’s archive for a listing of all the posts I have written or use the search feature to look for something of particular interest.

You may contact me by e-mail, or follow me on Facebook.  My personal web-site is www.sherrigragg.com

Thank you for reading!

6 comments on “About

  1. refinedone
    March 14, 2007

    Just to let you know I love the family pic at the beach….once i clicked on the page and saw that all the hair on my body stood up….wow! that is a sight to behold!…( now i’ll go read up your about 🙂 )

  2. Tara
    May 25, 2007

    Sherri-

    I would really love to email you. I have curiosity questions. MORE than that though, I wanted to tell you that I read all of March and April’s posts … your adoption story. I loved it. So much of what you said just gripped my heart, the truth of the test of adoption and the faith required to get through it and how big God is … and on an on. I don’t get enough time to read and tonight I took a couple of hours and read your blog. It is beautifully written and wonderfully honest.

    I searched for an email address but don’t see one. If you’re open to some Haiti questions, adoption questions … please let me know. TL7inhaiti@yahoo.com -Tara

  3. Paintball Fan
    May 19, 2010

    I would really love to email you. I have curiosity questions. MORE than that though, I wanted to tell you that I read all of March and April’s posts … your adoption story. I loved it. So much of what you said just gripped my heart, the truth of the test of adoption and the faith required to get through it and how big God is … and on an on. I don’t get enough time to read and tonight I took a couple of hours and read your blog. It is beautifully written and wonderfully honest.
    +1

  4. Krista
    March 1, 2011

    I just read your story Sole Purpose in Adoption Magazine and cried. I have a 2 year old adopted from South Korea and this story touched my heart. I will continue to read your website and stories!! Thank you for the essay. It was beautiful!!

  5. Elouise
    August 11, 2014

    Hi, Sherri. I just stumbled onto your blog and took a look around. Your faith shines through in your writing!
    Elouise

  6. Thom Hickey
    March 21, 2015

    Pleased to have found your thoughtful blog. Looking forward to more reading here. Regards from Thom at the immortal jukebox.

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