“One not so dusty cowboy…”

This week I attended the writing retreat in Hermosa, South Dakota. The house I stayed in was outfitted for writers, complete with refrigerator poetry magnets. I found the clever, intriguing line about the cowboy while reaching for my milk.

The whole house was full of inspiration – from the magnets to the vast, eclectic library. I wrote for two days by a window overlooking a pasture. I saw a great horned owl, rabbits and prairie chickens.

The morning I left, it was -17! I was glad my car even started!

In all, the days at the retreat were wonderful. I have a renewed sense of purpose and focus with the projects I am writing currently.

Plus, I can’t wait to get home and see Roxy and John!








  1. Laurel Wilson

    No picture of John?

    • Sierra Shea

      Hehe! He gets a week off 🙂


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Hey there... I'm Sierra!

I am from a family of all girls. I always keep a journal. John & I were married back in 2013. It was a miracle then & it is now. We had three kids between Oct 2014 & August 2018 : Joslyn Shea, J.D., and Jesse Lee. We remodeled two houses & moved three times in our first 5 years. I grew up in Missouri, but was transplanted to South Dakota. I am working on my masters at Sioux Falls Seminary as of 6.1.19.

I started Sierra Shea & Co. as a space to curate encouragement for all women toward creative, redemptive lives as daughters of the King of Kings.