About the Author: Sandra Sherrod. In 1999 I won the Texas PEN fiction- writing contest. That event spurred me to take my writing seriously. Prior to that time art had been my major creative outlet. I had worked on a series on young-adult fantasies forever, it seems, always abandoning the work. Even though fantasy is my major writing expression I had a difficult time getting the fantasy and the characters together. Finally I created “The Land Where Anything is Possible” and the characters fell into place. After working on this project for twelve years, I am finally releasing the stories in a series of 100 page novels.
My other novels are adult magical realism. I submitted three short stories with a similar theme to the Texas PEN Contest and won. From those short stories I’ve created the novel “Shadow on Running Water”, a story about several Western families and the mystical force roaming the land—a force spawned by the Indians who lived here for centuries. This novel requires one more rewrite and should be complete in 2017.
“The Embrace”, the working title of a novel, about water, land and a mother who refuses to die, should be finished in 2018.
“How to Murder a Mouse”
A Young Adult, Adult Fantasy
Sidney chews the pages from the books left by the Greater Being in the upstairs library. As the letters pass over his tongue he reads the words and concocts his philosophy of life.
Harvey is the Informed Mouse responsible for the clan. When Harvey has a question of a profound nature, he climbs the stairs to Sidney’s library and asks his question. Sometimes Harvey understands Sidney’s profound statement, but usually he leaves just as confused about life and death issues. So, Harvey ventures into unknown territory seeking his answers.
Novels available for purchase or can be read online. See Website Sandrasherrodarts.com.
Concerning novel. “Shadow on Running Water” information: Novel is now being edited for publication.
Concerning novel: The Embrace. Information: Novel is nearly complete. Will be finished by July.