Welcome! Scooch on into my blogsite-cyberfort. I’m here on the Central Coast of California, most likely at my computer or out walking the pups. Probably not at my kitchen sink.
A retried Administrative Analyst, I've been tapping out fiction for thirty-plus years. Novels, screenplays, and short stories are in varying stages of completion along with some lyrics-disguised-as-poetry.
I'm an unabashed movie freak, raven for sparkly objects, paper & fiber crafter, and
hoarder of antique fabrics (see Christmas Stocking page.)
I might be the last living home-ec major on the planet-- I'm pretty sure they don't make them anymore. I've a secondary teaching credential and the coursework completed for a Masters in Public Administration.
I’m a long-standing member of SLO
NightWriters in San Luis Obispo and have served on their Board of Directors as Critique Group Coordinator, providing critique guidelines and facilitating group process. In 2013, I also served as
Board Vice President and Co-Director of the Annual NW Short Story Contest.
I’ve served as a judge
for our local school district’s student writing competition and have won some awards of my own for prose and poetry. One of my screenplays, Keepers of the Dream, placed
fairly high in Miramax's first Project Greenlight.
Short stories and excerpts of my novels-in-progress
have been published in Tolosa Press’s SLO City News, Coast News and Bay News, and a short story has been accepted for the Fall 2012 edition of the e-literary journal, The Feathered Flounder.
Contact me: sharylheber(at)gmail(dot)com