Sherri Maret was born in Texas. Her mother, grandparents, and great-grandmothers hailed from McAlester, Oklahoma, and shared a Choctaw heritage. A graduate of New Mexico’s College of Santa Fe, she has a bachelor's degree in English and education. After teaching a few years in Arizona, Sherri moved to Pennsylvania and became a library media specialist where she spent the next seventeen years working in school libraries. She is now a full-time author who draws on her twenty years of teaching experience to create activities and programs based on her books for teachers and librarians. These activities can be found on her author website. Since she misses teaching, she finds a lot of joy presenting at schools and libraries. The Cloud Artist: A Choctaw Tale was published by The RoadRunner Press in 2017. The picture book was a finalist for the Oklahoma Book Award, First Nation Communities Read Award, and the Writers' League of Texas Book Award. Illustrated by Choctaw illustrator Merisha Sequoia Clark, the story is told in both English and Choctaw. The Choctaw translation was provided by Dora Wickson of the Choctaw Nation's language department. Sherri was thrilled when the book was recommended in School Library Journal last September. The Magician will be released by The RoadRunner Press this fall. Its illustrator, Pamela Behrend, also illustrated the award-winning picture book The Survivor Tree.
About The Magician
The Magician is a story about a young, part-time magician named Holly and her chubby rabbit Buddy. Together the two perform their little magic show at libraries, schools, and parties but the dream is to perform on the big stage. Could this dream come true? Even though Sherri is an amateur magician herself, she is happy to teach a few tricks to any young magicians in the making.