When asked to give advice about writing, Writingroom.com’s newly Discovered Author, Sherri Weaver, tells other aspiring authors that you must write as if your life depends upon it. When you read her debut book of poetry, published by Writingroom.com, you truly get a sense from the passion and joy in her words that Sherri’s life truly is her work.
Sherri’s journey to get where she is today has not always been easy. She’s been a single mother to her loving and supportive 15 year old daughter. As we all can relate to this in some way; in today’s world to raise a child alone is no small feat. But it is out of struggle that the greatest voices emerge. Her book of poems express her life experience though beautiful yet melancholy verse, finding joy in darkness and allowing the reader to find their own peace within.
It was not that long ago that Sherri, by profession a Human Resource Manager, held the great classic authors apart from herself, putting them up on a pedestal. Now that she has had her work published by Writingroom.com she has the validation that gives her the perspective that these greats are no different than her. She’s now planning her next writing project, a collection of short stories, as well as a career change to teaching English allowing her more time to pursue her passion.
The spotlight that Writingroom.com shines on amazing new talent every month is a gift to both the author, and just as importantly the reader. We can expect to hear great things from this promising new voice Sherri Weaver. Her appreciation for the gift Writingroom.com has given her is profound, as many great authors would languish in obscurity if they were never afforded the chance to be published and grow in Writingroom.com’s community of authors. This precious gift of expression and creativity is a gift Writingroom.com hopes to give to writers everywhere.
THE MURMUR OF PLUME TO PARCHMENT is published by PublishingRoom.com. THE MURMUR OF PLUME TO PARCHMENT will be available in the PublishingRoom.com bookstore and online at Amazon and BN April 2009.