As a fellow writer, Sherry Wilson brings to her edits and critiques an understanding of a writer’s needs. She knows that a writer wants an objective review of the work—one that will improve the writing, not destroy the confidence. Sherry has a special fondness for children’s literature. The first chapter and synopsis of her young adult novel, Taming The Beast, was short-listed along with five others for the SCBWI Canada Northern Lights Award. She won a scholarship to an Advanced Book Writing and Marketing course at the Institute of Children’s Literature for her short story, Ghost Dare. She has published writing articles and children’s fiction and non-fiction in magazines such as Highlights for Children and Wee Ones.
She also enjoys writing and editing a wide variety of fiction. Romance, science fiction and fantasy, thrillers and horror, historical fiction, mysteries, young adult, and contemporary fiction are among her favorite publishing categories. She has edited and critiqued all types of fiction and non-fiction.
Sherry has taught, designed, and written a twelve-week workshop based on her book, The Writer’s Craft—Novel Workbook. The course is designed to walk the student through outlining and writing his novel, with a great deal of flexibility to allow for individual approaches to the writing process. She teaches this same course as a credit course in Novel Writing at St. Lawrence College in Brockville, ON.
She lives in Brockville, Ontario—in the heart of the thousand islands—with her husband Sandy, and homeschools her four monsters—er, children: Carmen (eleven years old), Lacey (eight years old), Rachael (six years old), and Evelyn (four years old).