Sunday, February 3, 2013

Sheryl's Book Wins a chapbook competition

I'm absolutely THRILLED that my book, "Ring of Fire, Sea of Stone" has been chosen as the winner of the San Gabriel Valley Literary Festival chapbook competition.  I've been invited to do a featured reading at the Festival:  Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 1 PM.  The SGV litfest runs February 15 through 17 at the West Covina, CA civic center.  There will be four (!) stages going, with readings, music, graphic arts; something to interest everybody.  My sister Sandra is going with me and we will do a joint reading of one of the poems from the book.

My book is now available on Amazon:

If you would like to order a signed copy directly from me, I will have copies available upon my return (2/17).  Please send an email to:  <> or leave a reply to this post, and I'll be sure to save a copy for you.

Back to work!  I hope to finish a new manuscript of poetry this year, and make significant progress on a novel for which only one chapter is written.


  1. Hi, Sheryl! It was great to hear you read at the SGVLF! And congratulations again on winning the chapbook contest! Best of luck to all of your literary endeavors! Terry Lucas

    1. Hey Terry! Thanks so much. I loved your work and hope to hear you read again some day soon. I caught a monster cold on the way back (smog?) and have been down most of the week, but I just posted to my blog with some pix from the Festival. Take a look -- my sister took a photo of you reading. While not the greatest picture, it does show your stylish taste in headgear! Best --