Sherlyn Powell is an Author/Speaker and Entrepreneur
Sherlyn was a Business major at Northern Virginia Community College. She was a Fiscal Assistant for the Virginia Department of Transportation and Department of Social Services (Division of Child Support Enforcement) before she began working for three major companies in Corporate America. She was an Office Specialist/Document Control Manager at her last job.
She has always loved writing. Sherlyn's vivid imagination led her to creative writing classes to craft her highly praised debut novel, Something Desirable. She received five-star reviews. Her second novel Captured Hearts combines mystery to the romantic setting.
She started her own publishing company Books My Way Publishing, LLC. to help other aspiring authors reach their dreams of becoming published authors. Sherlyn's resume also includes non-fiction writing. She has been called an extraordinary writer. One instructor praised her ability to write dialogue.
Her third book, A Gift Called Mother: The Stages and Fantasies of Motherhood, her memoir has warmly touched the hearts of her readers.
Sherlyn loves family and has strong faith in God. She writes about strong independent women, love and the tight bond between family and friendships. Creating believable characters and positive images her readers can identify and relate to while maintaining a page turner is her ultimate goal when she writes.
A native of Virginia, Sherlyn was born and raised in Christiansburg, Virginia. She always dreamed of being an author and a playwright. She dreams of seeing her characters come to life one day. She fondly remembers reading library her grandmother bought her when she was a young girl. Growing up she spent a lot of time reading stories ranging from nursery rhymes to Tom Sawyer, to great literature like To Kill a Mockingbird. She also enjoys non-fiction, loves true stories and documentaries.
Though writing is her passion since childhood, she enjoys networking, photography, and traveling, her favorite way to travel is taking cruises. Sherlyn has one daughter and one son and three grandsons. She resides in Virginia with her husband.
She is a member of James River Writers, Toastmasters International, The Virginia Writers Club, and the former Local Chapter President of the National Association of Professional Women for three years.