Sherry Monahan is the author of several published books on the Victorian West, including: Mrs. Earp: Wives and Lovers of the Earp Brothers (coming in December 2013), California Vines, Wines & Pioneers, Taste of Tombstone, which won two 1999 Glyph Awards; Pikes Peak: Adventurers, Communities and Lifestyles, which was an AASLH finalist; The Wicked West: Boozers, Cruisers, Gamblers, and More, and Tombstone’s Treasure: Silver Mines & Golden Saloons.
She is currently working on Her Fateful Decisions, which is a true story of an aristocratic family who settled the rugged land of Lake County, California in the 1880s.
Sherry has been on the History Channel in many shows, including Cowboys and Outlaws: Wyatt Earp, she was co-host of an episode of the Lost Worlds: Sin City of the West (Deadwood), Investigating History and two Wild West Tech shows. She won a 2010 Wrangler in the Western Heritage Awards for her performance in the Cowboys and Outlaws show.
She has her own column in and is a contributing editor for True West magazine. Other publications include the Tombstone Times, Tombstone Tumbleweed, Tombstone Epitaph, Arizona Highways, and other freelance works. She was a contributor to The Best of the Best of Arizona and Encyclopedia of Prostitution and Sex Work.
Sherry also created an 1882 map of Tombstone, AZ, a Self-Guided Walking Tour of Tombstone, and a faro game so everyone can enjoy the old western saloon game at home.
Sherry is the incoming president of Western Writers of America, and holds memberships in Women Writing the West, the Author’s Guild, the Wild West History Association, National Genealogical Society, Association of Professional Genealogists, and the National Women’s History Museum.
She and her husband own 40 acres of ranch land just outside Tombstone, and hope to retire there. Her passions include gourmet cooking, camping, photography, travel, and wine tasting.