Prepare to be impressed in this 20-minute interview with Sherry!
Whether you are a writer, historian, or resident of Avon Lake, Ohio, you’ll appreciate Sherry Newman Spenzer’s views on the importance of local history.
Sherry, a proud grandmother of two, has devoted herself to researching local history since her retirement. Her most recent book, Lakeshore Cemetery of Avon Lake, can be purchased through Heritage Avon Lake, on Amazon, or Barnes and Noble.
Here’s the amazing thing…
Sherry has spent time researching, interviewing, digging up historic photos, finding a publisher, outlining, and writing. Yet, she isn’t making a cent!
Sherry has contributed 100% of proceeds to her local historical society. She says her talent and time is her legacy to her children and grandchildren. Successive generations can learn about the past and better understand appreciate how much easier it is to live NOW.
THIS is something we can ALL LEARN FROM.
- It all starts with a DECISION.
- It continues with the COMMITMENT.
- It follows with ACTION.
Sherry’s suggestion to writers…
“Start with what commands your attention so deeply that you can’t let it go and you want to keep returning to it.”
And Sherry does more than write…
Sherry brings history to life as she plays the role of a spooky narrator in The Theater of the Dead. It has run for two weekends and of course, the community has loved it!
Sherry says she has two secrets to aging gracefully.
- Physical fitness. She keeps it a priority every day and never takes her health for granted. Be dedicated to it and committed on a daily basis.
- Children. For Sherry, it’s her grandchildren that make her feel alive and aware of the simple things in life that are free.
Share your thoughts in the comments box below…
Are you impressed by Sherry’s enthusiasm to give to her community?
Can you share what YOU are leaving as your legacy to the next generation?
What if you want to write your family history instead of a book? In a previous interview, genealogist and librarian, Laura Ploenzke, explains where to start.
14 thoughts on “Sherry Newman Spenzer, Author, Historian, Actress”
Thank you Julie-stay inspired!
Sherry is amazing! Her interest and commitment in sharing Avon Lake’s history is commendable. We should all be so enthusiastic!! She is always coming up with fun and creative ways to share her knowledge.
How lucky this community is to have Sherry, for sure!
Thank you for your kind words., Michele!
So happy that Sherry was interviewed. She gives back to the community in so many ways. Such an inspiration.
I agree! thank you for your comment, Jennifer.
Thank you Jennifer!
I watched the interview and was so impressed that she is donating all proceeds to the historical society. What a giving attitude.
Seriously amazing, right!?
Thank you Diane-my pleasure.
Kathryn, so wonderful to see your interview with Sherry Newman Spencer. ‘So glad you talked about writing. That is why I follow your blog, and Sherry offered us a magic link between writing and long and healthy — “following your passion.” Thank you.
Hi Julie, thank you for commenting! See you soon!
66 Days goal Address not working. However I will go to the gym 2 Days a week For 66 Days
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