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Sheri McGuinn

I write.


News: Running Away is on Lifetime.


Latest News

Running Away is on Lifetime with Holly Deveaux, , . Screenplay by Sheri McGuinn.

“Maria Angelica’s Baby” is in Saturday Evening Post’s Best Short Stories of 2016.


What’s in the Works?

Pilot for Alice is being pitched with bible & a feature version has been submitted to Nicholl Fellowship.

Alice (the novel) has been submitted to Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards in Inspirational and Mainstream/Literary Fiction categories.

Peg’s Story: One Woman’s Journey is being considered by agents while editing continues.

Short Stories have been submitted to Australian Book Review, Masters Review Anthology, and Glimmertrain.

Michael Dolan McCarthy screenplay is being revised with input from Nicholl readers.

Screenplay for “Maria Angelica’s Baby” is being written.


Quick Reviewer Quotes

Running Away:

WD Judge’s Commentary: “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”

WD Judge’s Commentary: “…involving and emotionally satisfying”


Sample Interviews:

·       June 2012 TV Interview with Connect @ the Library, Show Low TV (condensed)

·       November 2012 Radio Interview with Express Yourself Teen Radio (interview starts at 15:00)

·       March 2009 Radio Interview with Barbara Bruce (condensed)

Suggested interview questions

Contact Sheri McGuinn directly to set up an interview.


Biographical & Other Information

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 has worked in rural, urban, and reservation schools. Tough teens were her specialty. She 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.



Professional Credits & Services

Resume & Education

Fiction Writing Credits & Current Pitch

Author Bios various lengths, first & third person

Author Photos

Portfolio a few samples of professional writing


External Links

Amazon Author Page

Durare Publishing with links for educator discounts

Goodreads Author Page

Adventures/Travel Blog             



Past Events

April 2017 Running Away began airing on Lifetime.

March 2017 Pitched Peg’s Story: One Woman’s Journey at WNBA Pitch-O-Rama; 3 agents requested pages.

January 2016 “Maria Angelica’s Baby” included in Saturday Evening Post’s Best Short Stories of 2016.

Summer 2015 Literacy Today published article by McGuinn on how POD can help build student self-esteem.

May 29-31, 2015 Pitched screenplays at the Great American Pitchfest in L.A.

March 2015 Running Away accepted for Indie ARIZONA module of BiblioBoard’s Self-E Library.

February, 2015 Writing/design volunteer for White Mountain Nature Center.                            

February 13, 2015  Panel member on Art Space, Show Low TV.

December 2014 Graduate NAU with Master of Administration with a Professional Writing emphasis.

November 21, 2014 Book signing at NCTE Conference.

November 21, 2014 Presented on Self-Publishing for Schools, Why & How at the NCTE Conference. If you missed it, here’s my handout. Feel free to shoot me an email if you have questions.

June 28, 2014 Gave away and signed books at the IBPA booth at ALA.

June 27-30, 2014 Self-Publishing for Schools and the new uncensored edition of Running Away were on display at the American Library Association Annual Conference and Exhibition at the IBPA booth. Both books were also be in the pre-conference catalog.

May 28, 2014 4:00-4:30 PM Gave away and signed books at the IBPA booth at BEA.

May 29-31, 2014 Attended Book Expo America, Javits Conference Center, NYC, where all books were on display in the IBPA booth.

May 17, 2014 Conducted self-publishing workshop at Arts Alliance of the White Mountains, Show Low, Arizona.

2013 Conducted workshops on self-publishing through NPC in Show Low, Arizona.

November 15-20, 2012 Attended NCTE & ALAN Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

November 3, 2012 Keynote Speaker and presented a workshop on self-publication at the Fall Workshop of Women Who Write in Louisville, Kentucky.










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