Sheryl is from Marysville, Kansas. She graduated from South Dakota State University with a B.S. in Family Relations and Child Development.
She’s had over 5,000 poems, stories and articles published*. Some of the magazines, anthologies, and textbooks that have used her work are Reader’s Digest, Modern Maturity, Kaleidoscope, Capper’s, Grit, Country Woman, Poetry Now, Confrontation, Strings, This Delicious Day, The American Anthology and Men Freeing Men.
Fifteen collections of her poetry have been published. They are: Their Combs Turn Red In The Spring, The Oketo Yahoos, Strawberries and Rhubarb, Land of the Blue Paloverde, Friday Night Desperate, Technology & Rural America, Aunt Emma Collected Teeth, Howling At the Gibbous Moon, Greatest Hits 1978-2003, The Stalking Spirits, Secrets of the Wind, Can You Imagine Oral Sex, A Collection of Poems, Bluebonnets, Boots and Buffalo Bones and Spanking the Tomatoes.
Sheryl has taught writing and poetry classes at conferences, colleges and schools in Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona and South Dakota including workshops at Amarillo College, The University of Texas at Dallas, Abilene Christian University, Tarleton State University, the Society of Children’s Book Writers Conference in Arlington, Texas and at the Tarrant County College. She was a Bread Loaf Contributor at the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, Middlebury, Vermont.
She was the Editor of Oakwood, the SDSU literary magazine. She was a Contributing Editor to Byline, a national writers’ magazine and to Streets, a national literary magazine. She was the Editor of Crawford’s Chronicles, an insurance trade publication. She’s been a Staff Writer for several newspapers and magazines. She’s currently the Fiction/Nonfiction editor of The Pen Woman Magazine, the national membership magazine of the National League of American Pen Women, a Contributing Editor for Time Of Singing, A Magazine of Christian Poetry and a four-time Pushcart Prize nominee.
Sheryl is a member of the National League of American Pen Women, The Society of Southwestern Authors, Abilene Writer’s Guild and Trinity Writers Workshop.
She’s also an insurance agent, a painter, a weaver, and an old dirt biker.