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More Stormy Weather?

In the literal sense, I hope not!

In the literary sense, I hope so!

Most of you know that my latest novel, Stormy Weather, came out in late November, right about the time we started upon the stormiest winter we’ve had in years. With all the stormy weather impacting travel plans and business at my B&B and tea house, it has been a slow winter.

The good news is, we are all looking forward to spring! Although people keep reminding me that the month of March can account for our highest snowfalls of the winter (I hope not, since we already have several feet on the ground), we in Northern Iowa and Southern Minnesota have decided to think optimistically and assume that these book signings and speaking engagements will all happen as planned!

If you’re anywhere near these locations, I’d love to see you! If not, you can order both Stormy Weather and Night and Day by calling the Blue Belle Inn B&B and Tea House at 641-713-3113 (we accept MC, Visa, Discover and Am Ex) or by visiting www.SecondWindPublishing, or

More Exciting News!

KSMQ (Minnesota Public Television, Channel 15 in Austin, MN) will be taping a segment of Cities on the Move from the Blue Belle Inn B&B and Tea House on Monday, March 8th. Stephanie will be interviewing Sherrie about her books and the B&B. We’ll let you know an air date as soon as we find out when it will be broadcast!

Book Signings, Speaking Engagements & Interviews

Charles City Women’s Club, Trinity Methodist Church, Charles City, IA – March 2nd at 1:30 pm

Nissen Library, St. Ansgar, IA – March 6 at 2 pm

Live Author Chat with Connie C. at – March 11 at 8 pm

Joice Public Library 22nd Annual Omelet Breakfast Fundraiser and 7th Author Invitational, Bethany Lutheran Church, Joice, IA – Saturday, March 13 from 8 – 11 am

Iowa Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers Assn Conference, Okoboji, IA – Sunday, March 21 – 3 pm

Thompson Public Library, Thompson, IA – March 30 from 3 – 5 pm (Rescheduled due to stormy weather.)  🙂

Danish American Center, Minneapolis, MN – Sunday, May 23 at 3 pm

Purchase your copy of Stormy Weather or Night and Day at the Blue Belle Inn

or any of the following locations:

Hy-Vee West, Mason City

Hy-Vee, Austin, MN

Hy-Vee, Albert Lea, MN

Main Street, Austin, MN

Larsen’s Food Pride, Osage, IA

Sweeney’s on Main, Osage, IA

Saintly Stitches, St. Ansgar and Mason City, IA

Home Sweet Home and Thymeless Treasures, St. Ansgar, IA

Valhallas, Visalia, CA

The Book Loft, Solvang, CA

For more information, please visit

I had a wonderful book signing at the Honey Barn Quilt Shop on Saturday. The store was filled with such beautiful fabrics that it was hard to forget about all the quilts I would have liked to make out of them and concentrate on Night and Day!

Night and Day - Honey Barn

The quilt shop is in an old barn that’s been very nicely renovated right on the edge of Goldfield, a tiny town between Humboldt and Clarion, in western Iowa.  The old rafters of the barn are still visible, and the owner, Melinda Petersen, has some beautiful quilts and unique displays.

Because Jensen, the main character in Night and Day, is a quilter, the shop was a perfect place for a book signing. I read aloud several scenes from the book that are set in quilt shops, and scenes that pertain to quilting, both modern and nostalgic.

Honey Barn - Quilts

I thoroughly enjoyed chatting with and getting to know all the people who came to meet me. I sold 18 books, which I thought was very good, especially since no one knows me in the Goldfield area. The most frequent comment I heard was that after hearing one snippet or another from the book, that they had to buy a copy so they could find out what happened next! It was very exciting!

(If you would like to purchase a copy of my book, Night and Day, go to and search for Night and Day by Sherrie Hansen, or, go directly to my publisher at, or call the Blue Belle Inn at 641-713-3113 to order a signed copy.)

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