“Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen; the more select, the more enjoyable”
Louisa May Alcott
My name is Sheryl Steines
I'm not ashamed to admit, I'm a self-proclaimed television junkie and an avid reader, and I've wanted to be an author since I was seven years old. I can thank my early love of Nancy Drew for that.
Since picking up my first detective novel, I've been writing what I love, focusing on character/relationship based stories similar to my early writing inspiration of Judy Blume, or my newest obsession, fantasy stories inspired by the worlds of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Charmed.
After reading JD Robb and Janet Evanovich, I've switched it up again and returned to my detective roots, and am now writing a cozy mystery under a new pen name, Penelope Chase. I hope to have the Nikki Page Mysteries out for readers in the next year, a series I like to call, "A coming of middle aged mystery."
Whichever genre I write, I love weaving stories of women who face challenges, by overcoming them with dignity and honesty, using my own challenges as inspiration.
I've written five books in the Wizard Hall Chronicles series: The Day of First Sun, Black Market, Wizard War, Prophecy, and Rise of the Black Market.
When I'm not not reading or writing, I can be found tooling around in my convertible, supporting causes, or raising my kids, dealing with extra ordinary challenges.