Sherry Alexander

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Admittedly obsessed with American and Native American history, Sherry Alexander comes by it honestly. Her ancestors were pioneers who traveled west in hopes of making a new life, and she was fascinated by the stories of their lives on the frontier.

“As a kid, I wanted to be a pioneer, so reading books was the last thing on my mind. Instead, I lead my siblings and cousins on great adventures into the forests of Scappoose, Oregon, hunted and fished with my brother, and dreamed of forging new trails to an unknown land.”

Sherry is also not one to take a dare lightly. She started writing on a dare, and her first book, published in 1987, was the result of that dare. Recently retired, Sherry now spends her days writing children’s articles and book
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Sherry Alexander I read, watch, listen, and mow. Reading other authors' books helps me get focus. Watching people and kids interact at the library, the grocery store,…moreI read, watch, listen, and mow. Reading other authors' books helps me get focus. Watching people and kids interact at the library, the grocery store, the coffee shop, or on the school playground inspires me. Listening to people talk, the news, radio talk shows, and overhearing snippets of my grand kids conversations with their friends gives me new ideas on how to handle whatever story or article I am working on. And, mowing our 4 acre field allows me the time to rework a troublesome scene or chapter in my mind.

If none of that works, then I set the piece I am presently working on aside, and start something new. (less)
Sherry Alexander The best thing for me as a writer is the opportunity to write what I believe, and the second best thing is to have a child enjoy something I wrote.…moreThe best thing for me as a writer is the opportunity to write what I believe, and the second best thing is to have a child enjoy something I wrote. That happened this month when the daughter of a friend read an article I did on Screevers for Guardian Angel Kids' July issue. She told me she would be "screeving" all summer.

Now that is the absolute best part of writing!

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Finding the courage to be yourself is not as easy as it sounds especially with all the forces against you. No I am not talking about the StarWars forces of darkness and light. I am talking about the pressure from family, friends, teachers, and others who see a future for you that you have not imagined. Yesterday, as I watched the new movie, Ferdinand the Bull, I was reminded how we, parents, w... Read more of this blog post »
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Moving to a new town, city, or a new state is always difficult. But when you are a child, it can be traumatic. Little Red Rolls Away is a wonderful book to share with children facing new challenges whether it's moving or starting a new school. Little ...more
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“Dreams are the touchstones of our characters.”
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“To love and win is the best thing.
To love and lose, the next best.”
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