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The Writer

Hello! My name is Shell, and welcome to my second home. 


I'm a poet, author of kid lit and women's fiction, freelance writer, mother, and infinite dreamer. I know–it's a lot. And no, nothing goes smoothly or as planned.

I started writing when I was just a little girl, in Lisa Frank notebooks and tiny spiral journals with kittens on them. I've continued writing creatively in private for a few more decades. It wasn't until 2017, when I started freelancing writing as a career, that I got the courage to release my creative writing into the world. 


I write best when I'm tapped into my unconscious mind. It's where most of my poetry comes to life and one of the reasons I often can't remember writing what I write. I pride myself on speaking from the heart, no matter how dark or shadowy it gets. Rawness is a quality I value in writing and in life as Scorpio woman. 


Overally, I'm a mood writer, hopping around the writing spectrum as I see fit. My children's books are generally funny; my poetry is my guts on paper; my fictional novels are a mix, but mostly tragic and romantic. 


In addition to my own agenda, I also serve as the Managing Editor for Moms Who Write, an amazing writing group for mom writers worldwide, all just trying to get their words on paper. We've officially indie-published five anthologies and have a schedule of even more books coming to life. 

When I’m not writing (or sometimes even when I am), you can find me filling my heart as a work-at-home to four kiddos and four bonus kiddos. These tiny humans with big dreams have served as the fuel behind pursuing my own. I also would be nowhere without the constant support from my partner. He believes in me more fiercely than I believe in myself and loves all phases of my personality, which alone makes him a keeper. 

As a creative person, coffee, reading, crystals, candles, witchy rituals, cinema, long drives, nature exploration, yoga, Astrology, and junk food all work together to inspire my work. I'm a Michigan girl, turned Hudson Valley, New York transplant. My writing dream would be to live in a cottage on the ocean, with small writing getaways scattered in every climate. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Shell Sherwood
Shell Sherwood poet, author, mother, infinite dreamer
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Support My Journey

Indie authors are nothing without the support of their community. Here are a few ways you can support me in my creative endeavors!

Pango Books

Help get rid of all these used books around my house.


Look out for upcoming projects posted on Kickstarter.

Buy a Coffee

Keep my creative juices flowing...or keep me alive. 

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