Sherry Shahan

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Sherry Shahan is an author of children's and young adults' books.[1]

Early life

Sherry Shahan (born August 14, 1949)[2] spent most of her childhood in Los Angeles, California [3].


Shahan received an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts.[4]


Primary sources Shahan began her writing career writing articles for a local newspaper. She eventually transitioned to short stories, alternating between fiction and nonfiction. A lot of Shahan's books are based on true stories, like Death Mountain. While climbing Mt. Whitney in California, Shahan and group were caught in a deadly electrical storm. The only casualties were a pack horse and a mule, but a few women in the group were airlifted off the mountain.[5]

Sherry is also an active member of the Cambria Writer's Workshop [6]. Sherry, along with fellow authors meet periodically along the west coast to read and write, providing constructive criticism for each other. In fact, Sherry explain that she doesn't send any manuscript to an editor with first going through CWW.

Sherry has spoken at conferences such as California Reading Association, California School Library Association, and California Teachers of English. In addition, she teaches writing workshops for children at the Palm Springs Writers Conference, the Cuesta College Writers Conference, and the WIN-WIN Writer's Conference among others. [7]



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