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I have always enjoyed being creative. As a child I used to sing silly songs, draw cartoon characters, and make school projects from scratch.
I also loved to read and use my imagination. In the fourth grade I won an award for my true-life story Friends Can Be So Mean, as well as awards for interpretive reading.
Growing up I thought I’d be a special education teacher, but instead God called me to Biola University, where I met my surfer husband, Doug, and earned my B.A. in Speech Pathology and a minor in Bible.
When my four children were small, I would take them to the local library and check out at least a dozen books at a time. We would snuggle on the couch together and I would read to them, using my best interpretive voice. My love for books and being creative sparked something inside. I wanted to be an author.
Books for Tween Girls
Learning how to write well is a process, one that I’ve been working on for a dozen years or more, including studying the craft of writing books for kids from The Institute of Children’s Literature. My imagination, childhood experiences, and being a Mom gives me lots of content for my books and my upbringing helps me add a Christian perspective. I’m excited to say The Christian Girl’s Guide to Style, my first book for tween girls, received a Gold Mom’s Choice Award. My other books for tween girls include The Girl’s Guide to Your Dream Room, and upcoming releases The Girl‘s Guide to Life and Love, Lexi: Letters to God.
I am also passionate about women’s fiction. I have a soft spot for books where two people not only search for each other after years of being apart, but also discover something new about themselves along the way. In my novels, I strive to weave romance with a hint of mystery. By attending The Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference, and joining American Christian Fiction Writers, I have three novels in print including Delivered with Love (Abingdon Press), The Heart Stone (Abingdon Press), and Watercolor Dreams (HopeSprings Books). What a thrill it’s been to hear from readers.
More About Sherry
Besides being an author, a wife of twenty-seven years, and a mom to four amazing kids, I’m involved with my church, attend Women’s Bible Study, and belong to a small group of supportive friends. When I’m not writing, I enjoy reading, walking, spending time with my family, and decorating my beach home. My family lives along the central coast of California.
Sherry Kyle is the author of books for tween girls, including The Christian Girl’s Guide to Style, a Gold Mom’s Choice Award Winner, The Girl’s Guide to Your Dream Room, and upcoming releases The Girl’s Guide to Life and Love, Lexi: Letters to God. Sherry also writes novels for women set along the coast of California where she makes her home with her college sweetheart and their four children. When she’s not writing, Sherry spends her time reading, walking, having coffee with friends, and decorating her beach home. You can visit her at www.sherrykyle.com.
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Sherry is represented by Rachel Kent of Books & Such Literary Agency