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Sheri McGuinn

Official Website updated 7/17/18

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Attending RWA Conference in Denver 7/17-7/21/18.





Sheri McGuinn took many English and Drama classes in college. Both disciplines helped develop her dialogue and plotting, as well as preparing her for the collaborative effort required in producing any script or novel. Her undergraduate degree is in Psychology, which led to work as a probation officer and child protection caseworker and investigator. She later returned to school for her MS in Education, specializing in Learning and Behavior Disorders. She continued her studies to become certified as a Reading Specialist as well. She worked in rural, urban, and reservation schools. Tough teens were her specialty. Sheri established Durare Publishing in 2012 and completed a Masters in Administration with a professional writing emphasis in December 2014 while continuing with her creative works and travel adventures. She is a single mother of three adult children who are supportive of her adventures in writing, publishing, and travel.

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Quick Reviewer Quotes


Writer’s Digest 25th Annual Self-Published Book Awards, Judge:

 “…one of the most interesting and useful novels I've seen”

Amazon Reviewer M. Stuever:

“I …found myself laughing, crying… totally sucked into the story. Yet…the ethical storyline is still sticking with me”

Running Away:

Writer’s Digest 2008 International Self-Published Book Award (Honorable Mention), Judge:

“I could not put this book down.”

Michael Dolan McCarthy:

Amazon Expert Reviewer:

“The writing is good…the plot is gripping”

Publisher’s Weekly:

“…issues of race and identity are nicely handled”


June 2012 TV Interview

Connect @ the Library, Show Low TV (condensed)

November 2012 Radio Interview

Express YourselfTeen Radio (interview starts at 15:00)

March 2009 Radio Interview

Believe with Barbara Bruce (condensed)

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Events 2018

January 28, 2018 Exhibitor at Gold Country Writers’ Booth, Auburn Winter Storytelling Fest, Auburn, CA

February 24, 2018 Participant at Open Mic for the Spoken Word, Auburn, CA

March 25, 2018 Panelist at Gold Country Writer’s Six Author Event at Face in a Book, El Dorado Hills, CA

July 17-21, 2018 Participant at Romance Writers of America Conference, Denver, CO.

Events 2017

November 5, 2017 Panelist at WNBA author event at the Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA

September 7-10, 2017 Exhibitor at Gold Country Writers’ booth, Gold Country Fair, Auburn, CA

May 21, 2017 Exhibitor at WNBA booth, Oakland Book Festival

April 2017 Running Away began playing on Lifetime; previously shown in French-speaking Europe

March 2017 Participant Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) Pitch-O-Rama, San Francisco

March 2017 Exhibitor Hidden Treasures Art Show, Citrus Heights, CA

What’s in the Works?

Summer Priorities:

RWA Conference: Many of my shorts and other work have a romantic thread. I’m going to the conference to learn more about writing romances and possibly pitch a few ideas. I’ll also look at publishing alternatives.

Peg’s Story: Revisions are complete and the manuscript has been sent to beta readers.

Personal: Traveling to visit family all over while my home’s on the market, and considering options.

Fall Priorities:

Peg’s Story: Format, choose publishers, launch it with an effective marketing plan.

Continue shepherd services for Suzanne Blaney as she prepares to publish a new art book.

Present Sierra Community College workshops on Self-Publishing Basics and Self-Publishing for Educators.

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