Below are links, to date, of my articles, essays, stories and competition placings in memoir, poetry and flash fiction published in national magazines, anthologies and online:

Congress of Rough Writers: Flash Fiction Anthology Vol I :
A selection of my 99 word Flash Fiction stories and my essay, From Memoir to Flash Fiction And Back Again, feature in this first anthology for Carrot Ranch, a thriving Literary Community.  Recipient of Readers’ Favorite 5-Star Review and Literary Titan Silver Book Award.


Raw Literature: Aspergers Voice And The Search For Identity
Essay published in 2018 at Carrot Ranch Literary Community.

Raw Literature: Memoir & What Lies Beneath
Essay published in 2018 at Carrot Ranch Literary Community exploring the value of the first draft and the unique challenges that arise for a memoir writer.

Promise of a Rose Garden
Personal Essay published January, 2017 as part of a collection of personal stories from seven other authors in Lady By The River: Stories of Perseverance here and here.

A Blue Coat For Christmas
Flash Fiction published December 2015 as a Guest Storyteller blog post for Sarah Potter Writes. A Christmas present stirs up different emotions within the wearer’s family.

Book Review: The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr
Invited by Harper Collins to read and review Mary Karr’s The Art of Memoir published in September, 2015.

The Call of the Peacock
Longlisted for Fish Publications Short Memoir Prize 2016

The Call of the Peacock
Longlisted for Fish Publications Short Memoir Prize 2015

How to Trap a Leprechaun
Short Non-Fiction Story published in March, 2015 as a Guest Post for the online Writing Academy Blackheathdawn Magazine

Memories of Hintlesham Hall
Memoir Article published in  Suffolk Norfolk Life Magazine   (Today Magazines Ltd.) January, 2015.

Chocolate Umbrella
Flash Fiction published in December, 2014 for a Guest Storyteller blog post at Sarah Potter Writes . A little girl discovers that she isn’t the only one in her family who is keeping secrets.

Letters For A Man Called Reg
Short memoir Story
published September, 2014 in Slices of Life: An Anthology of True Stories here and here.

Summer’s Dance and Morning’s Sweet Light
Two poems published in July, 2014 in Heart Whispers: A Poetry Anthology here and here.

Happy Cats’ Return
True Story published in November, 2013 edition of ‘Your Cat‘  magazine (BPG Media).

Growing up with an Alcoholic Father
Memoir Article published in April, 2013 edition of Prima magazine (Hearst Publishing).

Writer’s World
Guest post featured in  The Writer’s Bureau February, 2013. Read here on my blog.

A Walk in the Woods
Short Story runner-up and prize-winner for Prima magazine’s ‘Winning Story Competition’ in November 2012 (Hearst Publishing). Read here on my blog.

And so I chase the dream to publishing my memoir, ‘Stanger In A White Dress‘…

19 Responses to Publications

  1. You most certainly can call yourself a published author. It is exactly what publishing houses want when they are looking at publishing a manuscript – articles published in magazines, competition wins and runners-up. Well done. You are well on the way.

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  2. wendymc12 says:

    You are doing so many fantastic things with your writing. I can’t wait to say that I knew you back when we were both just bloggers working on becoming full-time writers. 🙂


  3. Y. Prior says:

    Sherri – congrats on getting those published and also, best wishes on on your future writings.
    especially this:
    “getting down on paper the words from the book which has been written on my heart for 32 years….” – now this sounds rich and wonderful – and I think these kind of books end up being the best of all books because the material brewed and simmered – and comes directly from the heart. 🙂
    anyhow, so glad I found your blog and look forward to reading more stuff in the blogosphere and elsewhere.


    • Sherri says:

      Y, I’m so glad that you found my blog too as you are so wonderfully encouraging and supportive and I thank you so much for that and your lovely visits! I too look forward very much to sharing our blogging journeys and here’s to a bright and beautiful future 🙂


  4. Congratulations on these and much more success in the future Sherri. How is your memoir writing progressing?

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    • Sherri says:

      Hi Marje, how lovely to read your comment today. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this, really means a lot to me. I’ve made some good progress on my memoir revisions, back in the flow, but with such a busy time of year now, I’m more limited on my free writing time. I’m pressing on though, as much as I can, and believe I am getting closer to that finish line! And how are things with your writing going? I often think of you and hope all is well with you… xxx

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      • So glad you are progressing Sherri. I’m getting there but with a new job, and Xmas preparations etc I’m not planning on publishing until 2017… All too much for me. Xxx

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        • Sherri says:

          Thanks so much Marje. I know that ‘all too much’ feeling. I’ll be signing off here for Christmas shortly. With all the family coming home and so much yet to do, I’ll be on a go slow with my writing once again. I thought 2016 was going to be ‘the year’ but I couldn’t have been more wrong for so many reasons. I’ll be heading into 2017 with you on the same page, no pun intended! I hope you’re okay and enjoying your new job… xxx

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          • Yes it’s my daughters 21st on Christmas day! So writing will definitely be taking a back seat…. Looking forward to us both reaching the writing finishing line in 2017 Sherri. I’m okay nd the new job is going fine, hope all’s well with you Sherri. 🙂


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