A novella, and five history books are now available!

Sher’s first novella is available to order, and five of the books on the history of Darlington, Clarke, Manvers, Cartwright and Hope Townships in southeastern Ontario have been revised, and updated and reprinted. A veggie cookbook from the Bowmanville Allotment Gardens is also available.

The Queen’s Pawn

The Queen's Pawn cover

A tale of kidnapping, and murder. A tale of intrigue and hate. A tale of lost love, and love regained.Set between Fowey in Cornwall and London during Margaret Thatcher’s term in office as Britain’s Prime Minister, the story hinges on a mystery set in motion by strange messages – all about chess moves, but not real chess moves – almost impossible to sort out.


How to use the Veggies From Your Garden – a cookbook

How to use the veggies from your garden

The Bowmanville Allotment Gardens, one of Bowmanville’s community gardens, has put together a cook book as a fund raiser.  It’s not a big book, but the recipes are all DELISH! You will find Pickles and Sauces, Soups and Salads and lot more. Indexed.


The First 200 Years

The First 200 Years - A Brief History of Darlington Township

A revised and condensed history of the Township with tales and anecdotes from the first settlers in 1796 to the commemoration of their arrival 200 years later.


From the Oak Plain to the Lakefront

From the Oak Plain to the Lakefront - A Brief History of Clarke Township

First published in 1996, this is the third revised edition. It is a brief history of the township, written from the ‘people’ perspective. Full of anecdotes and facts from the time of the first settlers to the 20th century.


The Trail Through the Bush

The Trail Through the Bush

The story of the township of Manvers, from the days of first settlement through the 19th century.


Built on Faith and Fortitude

Built on Faith and Fortitude - A Brief History of Hope Township

A condensed history of the people who came to Hope Township, the events that touched their lives, their communities, and how they grew, starting with the first white trader in 1788.


Along the Gravel Road

Along the Gravel Road

A revised, condensed history of Cartwright Township with facts, tales and anecdotes from the first settlers to the early 20th century.

Price: $25

See all of Sher’s books >

Sher’s got blankets!

Crocheted Blanket

Crocheted in a multitude of patterns (who knew you could have a PLAID afghan?) in various sizes. Supply is limited due to the COVID problems with restocking yarn; the store shelves are empty! Until more yarn appears, custom orders won’t be available, so snap up what’s in stock before they’re gone. Any in-stock items will be mailed out next day.

A “now available” notice will be posted as soon as yarn is once again available.

Please use the contact form to place an order – Sher will let you know the postage charges, and payment can be made via e-transfer or PayPal invoice.

Local buyers are welcome to pick up orders if payment is made in advance.

Need help with family research?

Or do you require a speaker on local history, gardening or genealogy? Sher presents to a variety of groups including PROBUS clubs, museums and libraries, historical and genealogical societies, seniors' groups/clubs, church groups and service clubs.  Sher also does Zoom meetings as well as 'in person' meetings. Questions, comments and inquiries welcome!