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Sheri McGuinn

I write.

Link to Blog


Link to Homepage

What’s New? Article for Women’s National Book Association


Basic Bio

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.

What’s in the Works?

What’s being written?

·       Screenplay for “Maria Angelica’s Baby”

·       Self-Publishing for Fun & Family

What’s being edited and revised with critique partners?

·       Peg’s Story: One Woman’s Journey

·       Year Nine – a middle-grade apocalyptic story with some paranormal aspects

·       Michael Dolan McCarthy screenplay

·       Short stories for an anthology and individual publication

What’s being pitched/submitted:

·       Pilot for Alice with bible is being pitched to production companies

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

·       Year Nine is being pitched to agents

·       Short stories are going out to contests & publishers




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

Wordpress Blog

Goodreads Author Page


Durare Publishing with links for educator discounts

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”


Amazon Reviewer M. Stuever:

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

Sample Interviews

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)

Suggested interview questions

Contact Sheri McGuinn directly to set up an interview.

Other News

Running Away has been on Lifetime directed by Brian Skiba with Holly Deveaux, , and William McNamara

Screenplay by Sheri McGuinn

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

Past Events

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

April 2017 Running Away began airing on Lifetime; previously on air in French-speaking Europe

March 2017 Participant Women’s National Book Association Pitch-O-Rama

March 2017 Exhibitor Hidden Treasures Art Show, Citrus Heights

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.

For more past events, see Resume & Education










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