Sherry Schubert (McAllister) Receives Idaho Book Award

Sherry Schubert (McAllister) received an Editors Choice Fiction 2nd place award from Idaho Book Awards for her novel "Celtic Circle~for Better, for Worse." 

Idaho Book Extravaganza sponsors the awards for Idaho authors and for North American Book Awards hopefuls. 

Information about the awards and 2014 winners can be found at

AUTHOR SHERRY SCHUBERT, named 2012 Writer of the Year by Idaho Writer’s League, is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, Class of 1967.  Subsequently, she spent two years hitchhiking abroad, gathering grist for stories and a packful of dreams.  “Life” called her back to her home state of Idaho where she raised a family and taught teenagers to solve quadratic equations.

Ms. Schubert’s yen to write fiction during retirement is precipitated by her daughter’s observation, “I have no idea who you were before you were Mom.”  The author specializes in fiction appealing to contemporary women from Baby Boomers to Thirty-Somethings. 

Puffin Island relates how the historical events and social issues of the Sixties shaped the author and still reverberate in her children’s lives today.

Celtic Compass, Part 1, applies her experience in a “blended family” of the Sixties—before that term was coined—to present-day realities.

CelticCompass, Part II, explores the challenge of divided loyalties faced by members of a blended family in a time of crisis.

Celtic Circle~for Better, forWorse examines how antagonistic members of a blended family channel their bitterness and grief.

In addition to her four novels, Ms. Schubert is a contributing author to the short story anthology, Hauntings from the Snake River Plain.  All of her works are available as ebooks or paperbacks from

Sherry continues to live and write on the family farm.  For the record, she did shake the hand of President Kennedy, and she did play the guitar… badly.