A multi-award winning author, photographer, and poet, I freelance for many publications nationwide, and love penning stories about 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.
“FOLLY BEACH DANCES” – The Infinite Rhythms of a South Carolina Seashore, is my greatest achievement. This ‘healing’ coffee table book of lyrical photographs, poetry, and prose published in May 2014, by Ocean Spirit Photography, includes reflections from five award-winning women authors, including myself and husband. It tells the story of sandpipers, dogs, babies, and structures moving in infinite rhythm with the sea.
I credit my deep affinity for the ocean, nature and savory food to my parents. My father, a chief petty officer in World War II, spun tales of exotic ports of call and countless ‘fish’ stories. My mother, a sketch artist, master gardener and cook, developed my sense of taste and sight, and feel. Vacations found us exploring the Southeast in May, and the Great Lakes region in fall.
I’m a member of Saturday Writers, previously serving as Membership Chair, Photographer and Publicity Chair. I’m a member of Columbia Chapter of Missouri Writer’s Guild, past Board Liaison Officer (Missouri Writer’s Guild), and Saint Louis Writer’s Guild.
When not writing, I’m discovering new beaches and coffeehouses with my husband and two canine kids.
Four cat children, round out my family.
I tweet at @ShereeKNielsen & @follybeachdance.