After spending the majority of my career working for three major telecommunications firms (the most recent as a Circuit Design Engineer), I decided I wanted something more out of life. Photography and writing had always been a passion of mine. My passion came to fruition about nine years ago, when suddenly I found more free time than I could have imagined — in the form of a company layoff!
Now, years later, I’m a multi-award winning author, photographer, and poet — writing stories on travel, architecture, food, gardening, the ocean, and people making a difference. In my spare time, I pen inspirational essays and poems weaving universality through travel, nature, family, and animals. Publications include Long Weekends, Southern Writers Magazine, AAA Southern Traveler, AAA Midwest Traveler, Missouri Life, magazines, anthologies, newspapers, and websites across the nation and Caribbean.
As Author/Photographer of Folly Beach Dances, I was the recipient of the 2015 Da Vinci Eye Award from the Eric Hoffer Foundation. The coffee table book was inspired by the rhythm of the sea and my lymphoma journey.
When not writing, I’m usually discovering new beaches and coffeehouses, or checking items off my bucket list with Russell (husband), and two goofy canine kids. Four content cats round out my family on three acres in Missouri. I have a deep affinity for scubadiving, nature, savory food, and an uncontrollable dark chocolate addiction.
New releases for 2018
Midnight, The One-Eyed Cat, a picture book about overcoming handicaps and building confidence, coauthored with Pat Wahler an illustrated by Janelle Dimmett, (Treehouse Publishing, September) available for preorder here.
Ocean Rhythms, Kindred Spirits – An Emerson-Inspired Essay Collection on Travel, Nature, Family and Pets – A unique essay collection of all things warm and good, inspired by the author’s zest for life, a reminder to be present in the moment, and our connection we have to one another. (Ocean Spirit Photography, fall 2018)
I tweet at @ShereeKNielsen & @follybeachdance.