JERRI SHER guest lectures at colleges and universities throughout the country and has recently been a speaker on Princess Cruise Line in the Baltics, Hawaii, and the World Cruise from Papeete, Tahiti to Sydney, Australia.

Lights, Camera, ACTION! This is how you should think when planning a party! Everything comes together like a movie production. After 22 years of writing and directing films, I’ve written a book to help you see how planning a party can be just like directing a movie!


After reading my new book, 'How to Have a Successful Bridal Shower A to Z With More Than 500 Ideas' you will become the best party planner in your neighborhood. Filled with recipes, invitation ideas, poems and much more, it’s not just a book about bridal showers; it’s a book that shows you that anything is possible with any budget and for any occasion. With my new book, I help you really evaluate the unique qualities of your friends and/or their guests so that you can tailor an exact party specifically for their interests!




The Twig Painter is a story of international intrigue, stretching from Lisbon to Boston and Chicago. It provides a behind-the-scenes look at the extremes pharma companies might go to protect their financial interests even in the face of new hope to cure AIDS.  A great read.”

  - Howard Wolinsky, former medical reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times


"It will come as no surprise to anyone who reads Jerri Sher’s debut novel, The Twig Painter, that the author has a background in the film industry as both a writer and producer, as the concepts she works with all cry out for a big Hollywood production. The novel centers on a big-pharma plot to cover up the discovery of a potential cure for AIDS in the blood of a vagabond artist known only as Twig. The villains who hatch this plot, moreover, are villains writ-large, impeccably-dressed executives who shout into telephones, arrange for murders, and make metaphorical pacts with the devil — all in the name of increased profit margins and all without ever getting their hands dirty. Standing against the forces of evil is the novel’s heroine, Penny Sears, a recently widowed mother whose newly rekindled romance with an old friend becomes complicated when the CIA enlists her to return to the field after a fifteen-year hiatus. As the novel progresses, moreover, Penny begins to understand how truly complicated — and intertwined — all of the forces in her life have become. Everything is connected, The Twig Painter suggests at every turn. Whether the glue that holds it all together is greed, love, or something in between remains up for grabs."

- Mark Schuster