Sherlyn Powell is an American Author/Speaker and Entrepreneur. A native of Virginia she was raised by her grandparents. She lived her young adult life in Christiansburg,Virginia.
She was a Business Major and she worked in accounting for the Virginia Department of Transportation. Later she was hired as a fiscal Assistant at the Department of Social Services (Division of Child Support Enforcement). She worked in Corporate America and was an Office Specialist/Document Control Manager in her last position.
She cherishes the reading library her grandmother bought her when she was a girl. Growing up she spent much of her time reading stories ranging from nursery rhymes to Tom Sawyer, to great literature like To Kill a Mockingbird. She always dreamed of becoming a playwright to bring her characters to life one day.
Her vivid imagination led her to creative writing classes to craft her highly praised début novel, Something Desirable. One of her writing instructors praised her ability to write dialogue. One reviewer called her an extraordinary writer. In addition to fiction writing classes she studied writing non-fiction, loves true stories and documentaries.
Her company, Books My Way Publishing, LLC. offers writing workshops/Seminars to help other aspiring authors reach their dreams of becoming published authors.
In her third book, A Gift Called Mother: The Stages and Fantasies of Motherhood, she shares her story. Her memoir warmly touches the hearts of her readers. Sherlyn loves family and has strong faith in God. Her romance novels focus on strong independent women, love and the tight bond between family and friendships. Creating believable characters and positive images her readers can relate to while maintaining a page turner is her goal when she spins her story.
She enjoys networking, photography, and traveling, taking cruises is high on her list. Sherlyn is the proud mother of one daughter and one son and she has three grandsons. She resides in Virginia with her husband.
She is a member of James River Writers, Toastmasters International, Virginia Writers Club, and the former Local Chapter President of the National Association of Professional Women for three years.