More About the Author
I'm SherryT, a fantasy author trapped on the U.S. east coast & longing to live on my fantasy world of Narenta but not during a war!
I like fantasy & mysteries but these days I write more than I read. My favorite authors are the Inklings: all the writings of Lewis; Tolkien's Hobbit & LotR; Charles Williams' supernatural thrillers like The Greater Trumps& his Arthurian poetry; Barbara Hambly; Madeleine l'Engle; Susan Cooper; Ken Grimwood &Tony Hillerman.
I enjoy helping fellow-writers & appreciate being helped; amateur photography; creating art by hand or graphics software; music esp filk, folk & world music ex. Putumayo, soft rock, classical guitar. I watch just a few TV shows a season but I'm very loyal to those I watch--currently Person of Interest/Scorpion/Elementary/Grimm/Good Wife/CSI/Mentalist. I love 100's of films but I refuse to play favorites by listing a few.
Other interests: ethnic cuisine, dark chocolate, playing servant to my cats Khiva & Vartha who have a cameo in THT, my faith, "wasting time with my friends", enjoying nature--except ice storms.
I worked at an academic library for 30 years. What could be better than being around books every day? Writing them.
I wrote my 1st Narenta Tumults fantasy, "Seabird" beginning in 1979. Writing Narenta #1 was such fun when I reached the end, I began writing its sequel. And the sequel to the sequel.
After retiring from my first career, I focused on writing, networking with other fantasy authors like my Lost Genre Guild colleagues & buddies, catching up on manuscript revisions & of course writing new material.
Speaking of which, revised editions of my 1st Narenta Tumults fantasy novels--Seabird & Earthbow--will be available in early 2015. Marooned, the 3rd novel set on Narenta will appear later in 2015.
Two other Narenta novels still need work. The Gryphon & the Basilisk aka "The Behemoth" aka "Its Wordiness" not so secretly wants to be a trilogy & keeps saying, "Feed me!" G&B looks more like a gigantic plant every day. I'm beginning to worry.
Another Narenta novel is having an identity crisis & has asked to be called, "Da Boid, da Tree-Rat 'n' da Loser". As a loving book-mama, I'm giving it time to work through its issues.
I began writing short stories in the mid80's because my writing instructors assigned us short works. Wailing "I write long" gained me no sympathy. I've written 40-50 shorts
---33 of which are in my new Tree House Tales collection! ---
but I rarely submitted the stuph stuffed in their folder because, well, I write long.
***Forthcoming any d/a/y/ hour now!***
Tree House Tales, a collection of short works & original art.
"The Daily Scroll" an almost-daily blog focusing on creativity & imagination