The objective of the series workshop, besides to have fun and laugh a lot, is to learn how to write a series for children. The End. Writing a series is different in several ways from writing a single novel, so we’ll spend the four hours learning those differences. But we’ll also learn how to write well–which is why we’ll start our class online a month before the conference begins. Yes, this workshop is for over achievers (you know who you are). Below is a short list of my expectations for the class and for you.
Cheri graduated with her M.A. in Creative Writing from Brigham Young University in 1995 and has taught writing and literature courses for the BYU Honors Program and English Creative Writing Program for over 20 years; she was awarded BYU Honors Professor of the Year in 2005 (which she brags about whenever she can). Cheri is the voice of George in the middle-grade novel series, Just In Time which she writes with Carol Lynch Williams. She also published a non-fiction children’s book for American Girl co-authored with Rick Walton in 2009, but in real life she writes young adult and adult novels. She won the Utah Original Writing Competition in 1994 for the YA novel, FLAT LIKE ME, and took Honorable Mention in 1997 for the YA novel, THE SWAN. Her newest novel, MR. DIETSCHE, is in revision for Agent Steve. Secret Agent Steve.
Follow Cheri on her first public blog at: dustingforfingerprints.wordpress.com where she is at this very moment drafting her first adult mystery novel . . . out loud.
Cheri has five children and five grandchildren with one on the way. She lives with her husband, Jeff, in Provo, Utah.