Sherri Burr has won three writing prizes related to books. In 2007, she won first place in the New Mexico Press Women Award for best nonfiction instructional book for her Quick Review of International Law (Thomson West 2006) and best nonfiction book chapter for her work Screening Justice in The Accused in the book Screening Justice (William S. Hein & Co: Strickland & Banks, eds. 2006).
Additionally, Professor Burr's book Living with Nephew placed second in the 2006 Southwest Writers nonfiction book contest. Living with Nephew tells the story of when Burr's nephew came to live with her during his 7th grade year and while she was on sabbatical writing two law books. She had promised Nephew when he was five that he could spend a year living in New Mexico. She chose the age of 12 because she thought he would be old enough to no longer need a babysitter and young enough to not have discovered girls. She was only half right, and the year turned into an entertaining adventure.
The book has been endorsed by inspirational writer Wally "Famous" Amos, and southwestern writers Max Evans and Tony Hillerman.
Amos, the author of The Cookie Never Crumbles, wrote, “Sherri Burr is a woman who knows how to shape the dough of life into inspirational morsels. Living with Nephew is a moving and humorous book about standing up to life’s challenges.”
Max Evans' endorsement says, “Oh, what a charmer Sherri Burr’s book is. Can you imagine what happens when the twelve-year old nephew comes to spend a year with his single Auntie? They both find terror and wisdom--so will the reader. Buy it now. Read it now. Laugh and learn forever.”
Tony Hillerman wrote: "In Living with Nephew, Sherri Burr leaves out the parts the reader skips."
Sherri Burr is the author or co-author of six law books. When published, Living with Nephew will be her first offering for the general public.