Sharlee Glenn is the mother of five and the wife of one; a writer and teacher and a lover of books, water aerobics, parentheses, and all things chocolate.

Sharlee grew up on a farm in northeastern Utah, the daughter of a widow with seven children (“what’s so fearsome about that?”). She graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.A. and then an M.A. in Humanities with emphases in English and Art History. She taught at BYU for eight years and then took a year off after her fifth baby was born. Somewhat surprisingly, she found she liked being “off” so much that she never went back. Instead she decided to launch her writing career–something she had originally planned to do in her 60’s.

Sharlee has published articles, essays, poems, and short stories for adults in periodicals such as Women’s Studies, The Southern Literary Journal, and Segullah. Her primary focus, though, is writing for children. Her stories have appeared in Cricket and Ladybug magazines and she has written three picture books.