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    Sheri Graves

    Freelance Writer, Ghost Writer, Editor,
    Crime Fiction Author,
    Memoir Writing Instructor & Blogger
      
    Deep Doo-Doo
      Sheri's debut novel, Deep Doo-Doo won the 2015 National Indie Excellence Award for Crime Fiction. Two follow-ups are in the works to complete the trilogy about a young newspaper reporter in Santa Rosa, CA. Click on BOOKS & REVIEWS for more information. At left, in a photo by David Dodd, Sheri greets book (and mug) buyers and attendees at the 2nd Annual Local Authors Showcase (April 2, 2016 at the Rohnert Park Public Library).
        
       
      Senior Authors of Santa Rosa
       
      This memoir writing class meets weekly at Friends House in Santa Rosa, CA. Stories written by these authors are featured on the MEMOIR WRITING BLOG. Click on SENIOR AUTHORS above for more information about the class.
       
       
      Memoir Writing in a Flash
       
      This how-to memoir writing book written by Sheri Graves features stories written by Senior Authors of Santa Rosa. The book is scheduled for publication in mid-2017. Click on BOOKS & REVIEWS for more information.

      Sheri Graves, Author and Writing Coach
       
      A former newspaper reporter, Sheri Graves has been writing for publication more than five decades. While at The Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), she won numerous awards for journalistic excellence. She retired in December 2004, one month shy of her 43 anniversary with the newspaper.
       
      In retirement, she has been a freelance writer and editor as well as the author of an award-winning crime fiction novel, Deep Doo-Doo. She is working on two follow-ups.
       
      Additionally, she is the memoir writing instructor for Senior Authors of Santa Rosa. The stories from this group are featured on her Memoir Writing Blog and also play a major role in Memoir Writing in a Flash, a how-to memoir writing book due out in 2017. 
       

      Senior Authors of Santa Rosa
       
      First Row, left to right: Tina Campbell, Nancy Wilkins, Dorothy Hsi, Valerie Kockelman, Phyllis Levitt , and Margaret Lowery. Second Row, left to right: Wayne Brigden, Susan Reed, Marion McMurtry, Claire Steneck, Kay Greczkowski, Chlele Gummer, Jeanie Saludes, Bony Saludes, and Nancy Schell. Back Row, left to right: George Sackman, Mary Beth Thompson, Dick Lewis, Bev Johnson, John McGourty, Betty Simon, Diane Morgan, Frank Panza, Marty McReynolds and Ned Luzmoor. Not Pictured: Sal Rosano, Russell Ernst, Matt Everson, Don Holden, Ruth Hucklebridge, Sunya Bircumshaw, Millie Isom, Jack Harper, Carole Lee Power,  and Cindy Young.  (Feb. 16, 2017)
       
      Class Meets Weekly
      9 a.m. to noon THURSDAYS
      Friends House
      684 Benicia Drive
      Santa Rosa CA 95409


      DROP-INS WELCOME!
        



      Website design by Sheri Graves
      Content by Sheri Graves (with Senior Authors of Santa Rosa)
       
      Gofundme.com/b8e846dw
       
      Help Us Publish a Book
      by Our Memoir Writing Class
       
      Senior Authors of Santa Rosa is seeking $3,000 to cover the cost of publishing and marketing a book featuring stories written by members of this independent class.
       
      The book, written and edited by Sheri Graves, is titled Memoir Writing in a Flash: How-to Writing Tips Plus Real Life Personal Stories. Memoirs written by Senior Authors appear in the book as examples of good structure and style. All memoirs in the book have previously been published on the  Memoir Writing Blog at www.sherigraves.com.
       
      All donors of $25 or more will receive a book in appreciation of their support.
       
      Proceeds from book sales will help the class cover meeting expenses as well as the cost of publishing a second book later.
       
       Gofundme.com/b8e846dw