Sherri L. Smith

Crafting the Future, Sunday, May 7 at 2:oopm, Mt. View Mausoleum

Sherri L. Smith writes contemporary, speculative, and historical fiction novels, as well as nonfiction and comics.  Her historical novels The Blossom and the Firefly and Flygirl have respectively been awarded the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Golden Kite and California Book Awards Gold Medal.  Sherri’s books appear on multiple state lists and have been named Amelia Bloomer and American Library Association Best Books for Young People selections.  She has worked in film, animation, comic books, construction, and a monster factory, and holds certificates in the Art of Archetypal Fairy Tale Analysis, Enchantivism, and Applied Mythology.  She is a member of the Two Trees Writers’ Collaborative and the founder of Story Forest, a liminal space where writers follow the old tales to find their own paths.  Currently she teaches in the MFA in Children’s Writing program at Hamline University.  Learn more at

Books That Make a Difference: Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf, Charlotte’s Web and The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White, Dune by Frank Herbert, Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie, Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler, Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by A.S. King.