• Putting a load of writing on hold as I complete my Master's degree.

General details

  • OpheliaWrites

  • Northeast Florida

  • Sheri

  • Jacksonville University & Univ. of Texas at Commerce

  • Female

  • English

In short

  • My greatest accomplishments are by far my four genius children-- Caleb, Emma Grace, Abby and Maisy. I've had the immense privilege of staying at home with these mini humans for fourteen years. Now they're big enough to take care of me!

    Having a strong background in fine arts and education, I now enjoy a wide range of creative writing pursuits. I have few literary credentials worth mentioning-- always a finalist and never a winner. However, I've diligently self-published seven titles on Amazon, spent several years ghostwriting for two elected officials, and get paid to write on a daily basis as a part of a dynamic university marketing team.

My Favorites: Reading and Writing

  • Fiction: Action/Adventure, Fairytales, Folklore & Mythology, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Sci Fi/Fantasy, Thriller/Suspense, Women's Fiction

    Non-Fiction: Art, Architechture & Photography, Biography, Travel

    Screenplay: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Documentary, Drama, Fantasy, General, Love/Romance, Musical, Sci-Fi, Thriller

    Poetry: Epic, Fantasy, Narrative, Personal / Confessional, Romantic / Love, Song Lyrics

  • Eclipse
    Pride and Prejudice
    Wuthering Heights
    Biographies of great women in history
    There are too many to list!
  • Screwtape Letters, Water for Elephants, The Words of Adriel, rejections from literary agents, and my own manuscripts-- over and over and over again.
  • The place my children look for me when I am lost in a book is the screened porch on the back of our historic home. There's nothing like a cool afternoon breeze and several fluffy pillows with a glass of tea sweating on the table beside me.
  • Check out my projects. There's a little something for everyone!

    THE PRODIGY SERIES: BOOK ONE, VIRTUOSO a middle grade/high school adventure involving four amazing students attending a fine arts boarding school. (unfinished, but getting close)

    MADSTONE is a paranormal romance that will keep you guessing until the last page! If you love TWILIGHT you'll eat this up! A sequel is already underway.....

    DAWN RISING is racking up the ratings on Page-to-Fame. A romance/mystery set in historic St. Augustine, Florida. Careful who you talk to because you never know who might be a ghost!

    LETTERS FROM UGANDA is a stirring and fast-paced look at one woman's experience in Central Africa. Leaving her comfort zone of teaching in Atlanta and living alone wasn't Gray's idea, nonetheless she finds herself running for her life across the very ground where her husband was murdered.

    DEVIL WENT DOWN, a gripping YA fantasy about love, redemption and the cost of a man's soul. Praised by Harper Collins. See reviews on www.amazon.com.

    FREAK FIELD is a novella about a young girl in a backwards Georgia town in the middle of a drought. Her personal life seems to be drying up, too. When a mysterious boy from the nearby trailer park leaves her feeling alive for the first time in a long time, she comes to his aid in a stand against the star quarterback. Strange things happen in Crisp County, including
  • Fiction: Multicultural, Mystery, Romance, Sci Fi/Fantasy, Teen, Thriller/Suspense, Women's Fiction, Young Adult/Juvenile

    Non-Fiction: Biography

  • Elizabeth Bennett, naturally. But I really am partial to my own size eights.
  • Ayn Rand, Jane Austen, Stephenie Meyers, Nicholas Sparks (to my husband's mortification!), Emily Bronte, Edgar Allen Poe, Phillipa Gregory, Stuart Woods. Shall I go on?