I love to create in the Fantasy realm. I like to write contemporary as in the case of the Legend of the Mer series, but I also like to write literary fiction as with The Hart of Telendaria.
I mostly write Young Adult, but my stories would be enjoyed by anyone looking for the unusual, adventure, love, encouragement and hope through even the darkest storms.
LEGEND OF THE MER SERIES:
I originally wrote the first story when I was seventeen in my junior year of high school; in my creative writing class.
After that, I say life happened and I went on to marry and have four daughters.
When my baby finally entered College, I began to rewrite my story.
Although I was raised a West Coast girl, my family and I moved to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia in 1995.
We quickly fell in love with the East Coast and began vacationing there. After my daughters went on a Mission trip which included time on Ocracoke Island along the Outer Banks of North Carolina, I began to draw inspiration for my Safe Harbor Island; which was first written as a West Coast island.
I believe Ocracoke's rich history inspired me to write a better story.
I Hope you will continue the journey with the sequels: LEGEND OF THE MER II The New Guardian and LEGEND OF THE MER III Song of Sirens. The Legend of the Mer Series is the story of each sibling: Lana, Jedediah and Lizzy. I'm currently writing the 4th in the series which will tell Will's story.
THE HART OF TELENDARIA AN ELVEN LOVE STORY:
This story was partly created in my mind as a child and then combined with a Pixie story I wrote between having babies at the age of 22.
It was the first large manuscript I had ever written, but knew it would take a lot of effort to do it justice and didn't have the strength earlier to write it.
I especially wanted to publish this one for my grandchildren to read one day and to share it with anyone needing a little adventure with love, perseverance, joy and hope. ;)
I'm a wife, mother and grandmother of eleven; they are the joy in my life.
I believe in the power of prayer. I'm also a cancer survivor.
I consider myself to be an inspirational writer and I enjoy writing poetry. I generally write Young Adult, but all my books cross over for those who enjoy an uplifting story.
You can find more about Sheri L. Swift on her Blog: (Finding Joy In The Journey) http://sherilswift.blogspot.com/ and also follow her on Twitter: @sherilswift, like her on Facebook: Sheri L. Swift Author and also follow her on Pinterest: Sheri L. Swift Author.
You can find more interesting facts on her Shelfari page: http://www.shelfari.com/books/22657270/LEGEND-OF-THE-MER and on Goodreads.