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Sheri McGuinn at Gold Country Writers Six-Author Event! Official release.

Event date: Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm Event address: FACE IN A BOOK, 4359 Town Center Blvd #113, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762






Thirteen-year-old Nina narrates the story of her mother Alice, who has always been responsible, proper, and totally uptight. Alice is stressed when they cut her teaching position, but that’s nothing compared to the shock of her hippie father dropping into their lives. Alice left home at sixteen and never looked back. Now Nina has a chance to know her grandfather, and sides of her mother that have been hidden for years, including the piece that turns Alice into the Rosa Parks of the Taxpayers Civil Rights Movement.

Judge, 25th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards: “Overall, one of the most interesting and useful novels I’ve seen.”

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

The plan is in place. Before they realize she’s not coming back from her bogus weekend camping trip, Maggie will be in another state, in a new life. When Peg realizes her daughter has run away, she knows she has to find Maggie—fast—or they may never see each other again. And Maggie’s already on the run from new dangers after she’s in the wrong place at the wrong time.

 Running Away won an Honorable Mention in the Writer’s Digest 2008 International Self-Published Book Awards.

Judge Commentary: “I could not put this book down.”

The screenplay of Running Away was produced and shown on Lifetime.

Enough was changed that watching it does not spoil the book.

“I should have been the first one home.”

Michael Dolan McCarthy was named for the black father he barely remembers and a white grandfather he’s never met. The McCarthy family has had one hard time after another. Now, while Michael flirts with Shenia, his little sister finds their mother dead with an empty pill bottle by her hand. Shenia helps them leave before anone can split them up. Their only chance is the grandparents they’ve never met. Michael expects he will be rejected, but he hopes his half-siblings will be accepted because they’re “cute little white kids.” He doesn’t realize they’re being stalked.

Amazon Expert Reviewer: “The writing is good…the plot is gripping”

Publisher’s Weekly: “…issues of race and identity are nicely handled”


Ready to Publish:

Fiction Writing Credits & Pitch with Teaser for (working title): Peg’s Story: In Search of Self

Peg (the mother in Running Away) ran away when she was a teenager and her parents thought she was dead for ten years. She went from naïve to trafficked in a matter of months. She was lucky enough to escape quickly – then came the long road to healing, with lots of bumps along the way. This is her story.

Contributing Author – Short Story



“Maria Angelica’s Baby” was included in this collection of stories from The Saturday Evening Post.

This is guide was developed to help educators prepare their students for the new workplace and meet required standards for publication skills, after the author helped a school produce a full-color thirty-six page yearbook they could sell for $7.00 with no cost to the school.


Supplemental materials: Discussion questions and other useful materials for these books.



I’ve written screenplays for each novel and “Maria Angelica’s Baby.”

I also contract to write/re-write per your specifications.

References available.

IMDb page.

Durare Publishing is a start-up company publishing the work of Sheri McGuinn & offering services and workshops to other self-publishers.






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