AWARDS, PUBLICATIONS, PROJECTS

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Writer. Author. Photographer. Poet. Nature Lover.

AWARDS

Da Vinci Eye Award for excellence in book cover design – Folly Beach Dances – The Infinite Rhythms of a South Carolina Seashore- April 2015, from the Eric Hoffer Foundation

Art Category Finalist, Eric Hoffer Foundation, Folly Beach Dances, April 2015

Well Versed Literary Works 2017 – Second Place – Nonfiction, April 2017, “The L Word”

Foundry Art Centre Form and Function exhibit. “Horizontality, Simplicity, Monumentality” (F L Wright Home in Ebsworth Park) Juried. One of 29 artists selected from 11 states. May 6-June 17, 2016

Missouri Writer’s Guild Conference 2016 – Third Place – Best Magazine Article – “How Sweet It Is” (published in AAA Southern Traveler)

Missouri Writer’s Guild Conference 2016 – Second Place – Best Poem, “Steadfast”

Well Versed Literary Works 2016 – Second Place – Nonfiction, April 2016, “The Stranger”

Well Versed Literary Works 2015 – Second Place – Poetry, April 2015 for “Steadfast”

Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors Volume 3, First Place, Photography, “Jimmie on the Pier” September 2014.

First Paragraph Contest by Women’s Memoirs – Honorable Mention – September 2014 for “Ocean Spirit – The Journey of a Woman’s Soul”

Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors Volume 2, First Place, Photography, “Dear Kindred Spirit” October 2013.  Award presentation November 15, UMSL.

People’s Choice Award, First Place for Non-Fiction – Storyteller Magazine, Apr/May/June 2010 for “The Forecast Called for Rain”

Missouri’s Writer’s Guild 2013 President’s Contest – Best Article in a Magazine, Anthology or Journal – Sponsored by Missouri Life — 3rd Place — “Inside the Bahamas Out Islands” published in AAA Midwest and AAA Southern Traveler August 2012

Well Versed Literary Works 2013 – Honorable Mention, February 2013 – “Breakfast with the Queen”

Saturday Writers Travel and Short Story or Essay Contest, September 2012 – Honorable Mention – “Spot the Dolphin”

Liebster Blog Award, December 6, 2011 – awarded by Uptown Dog blog site

Missouri Writer’s Guild 2012 President’s Contest – Best Poem, Sponsored by Mozark Press3rd Place — “Carolina Delight” published in the Folly Current Newspaper, SC – April 15, May 15, June 13 2011

Missouri Writer’s Guild 2012 President’s Contest – Best Newspaper Article or Column, Sponsored by Missouri Press Association – 2nd Honorable Mention —  “Garden Party: Tour A Master Gardener’s Not-So-Secret Garden” published in AOL/St. Charles Patch, July 11, 2011

“Dead of Winter” Non-fiction contest, Sponsored by the Write Helper –  8th Place for “The Pillars of Hercules” March 2011

PUBLICATIONS

Well Versed Literary Works 2017, Book Launch June 4, 2017, “The L Word” (essay), “Living Water”, “Red Dog’s Observations”, and “To The Seashore” (poems)

AAA Midwest Traveler – May/June 2017 – “What’s Up in Michigan”, pgs  30-34, feature and photos. Exploring the lighthouses, waterfalls, and beaches of the Upper Peninsula, Michigan (print and online)

Hope Paige Anthology (dealing with loss) – “My Morning Delight” – Fall 2017

Funds for Writers Anthology,  late March 2017, – “Tips on Being a Travel Writer for AAA”

Southern Writers Magazine, March 22, 2017 – Suite T blog, “Show, Don’t Tell”

Page and Spine, Reading Lamp – “The L Word”, a poem about my lymphoma diagnosis – March 10, 2017

AAA Southern Traveler – March/April 2017 – “Bank on a Good Time“, pgs  38-40. Feature and photos. Exploring the lighthouses and history of the Outer Banks, North Carolina

Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors, Vol. 5 – “Contemplation”, photography, page 183 – November 2016.

Streetscape Magazine – “It’s All About Water – Making a Splash” Lake of the Ozarks, pgs 80-81, July/Aug 2016

AAA Southern Traveler – July/August 2016 – “American in Paradise” pgs 42-45. Feature and photos. Exploring St. John’s, USVI, beaches, restaurants and shops

AAA Midwest Traveler – July/August 2016 – “American in Paradise” pgs 42-45. Feature and photos. Exploring St. John’s, USVI, beaches, restaurants and shops pgs 44-46.

Whispering Angel Books, Soul Survivor: Trauma to Triumph – essay “Finding My Religion” – July 2016, pgs 70-72

Well Versed Literary Works 2016 – Second Place – Nonfiction, April 2016, “The Stranger” (essay); “Black Cat” (poetry) –  June 2016

Women’s Memoirs First Paragraph Contest, editor Matilda Butler – Publication Date TBA

Southern Writer’s Magazine, Suite T blog – “The Story Behind Folly Beach Dances” – May 18, 2016

Southern Writer’s Magazine – March/April 2016 – “Tips for Success in Travel Writing” page 30-31

AAA Southern Traveler – January 2016 – “Southern Sophistication” – feature story and photos about the Holy City, Charleston, SC

Missouri Life – August 2015 – “A World’s Fair Home”, pgs 84-87.

Funds for Writers – pub date – June 26 2015- “On Being a Travel Writer for AAA

Laugh Until You Pee website – June 16, 2015 – “Bad Juju” from the NYMB on Travel series

AAA Southern Traveler – May/June 2015 – “Moveable Feasts – feature story and photos by Sheree K. Nielsen

AAA Southern Traveler – May/June 2015 – “How Sweet It Is – Charming South Carolina town touted as the birthplace of sweet tea” – feature story and photos by Sheree K. Nielsen

Well Versed Literary Works 2015 – April 2015, “Steadfast”, “Stargazing” (poetry); “The Dolphin’s Dance” (essay)

“Winter Solstice Anthology” – February 2015 – “Christmas Eve with the Cousins” – an essay about a Christmas tradition

“Shifts – An Anthology of Women’s Growth Through Change” – December 2014 – Front and Back Cover Photography – “Glass Window Bridge”

Missouri Life – December 2014 – “Here Comes a Regular” restaurant review of Blue Sky Cafe in Winghaven, page 67.

AAA Midwest Traveler – November/December 2014 “Beautiful by Nature” pgs. 32-34.

AAA Southern Traveler – November/December 2014 “Beautiful by Nature” pgs. 28,29,36.

Missouri Life – October/November 2014- “Over the River and Through the Wood” (A Thanksgiving food feature story) pgs. 87 – 91

Proud to Be: Writing by  American Warriors, Volume III – “Meet Jimmie McInnis – Bronze Star Recipient” (essay) and “Jimmie (pier), photography;  “Jimmie McInnis, photography  – November 15, 2014

Not your Mother’s Book on Cats, Publishing Syndicate –  September 2014 – “Breakfast with the Queen”  (A sweet story about our butter-loving black cat)

Not Your Mother’s Book on Family, Publishing Syndicate – July 15  – “Mom’s Best Advice” about stupid things I did as a child.

Modern Magazine, New York, NY (Architectural) – Summer 2014 feature story, “Open House – The restored Kraus House in St. Louis is a Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian Gem”, Photography (3 exterior, 1 interior) Frank Lloyd Wright House, Ebsworth Park, Kirkwood, Missouri

Folly Beach Dances – Nominated for the 2015 Eric Hoffer Award, and a finalist for the da Vinci Eye Award (award announcements April 20 and May 4)

Published, May 1 (Ocean Spirit Photography, hardcover, photos, 88 pages) – A ‘healing’ coffee table book about Folly Beach, South Carolina, where people, nature and beachside structures dance in harmony with the sea and changing tides.  Sheree Nielsen – Author, Photographer, Editor, (Co-author, photographer – Russell Nielsen), Contributions by 5 award-winning women authors

Well Versed Literary Works 2014, May 2014  release – “Show Me the Chocolate”, “Morning Delight”, “Modern Resonance”, and “Ode to Sunset Beach”; Photography – “Kindred Spirit”

Go! Magazine (AAA) – February/March 2014 – “Sunset Beach – North Carolina’s Hidden Gem”

Missouri Life – December 2013 issue – The Chocolate Bar, restaurant review and photography

AAA Southern Traveler Nov-Dec 2013 – “Packaged Deal” story and photos, pages 32- 33

AAA Midwest Traveler Nov-Dec 2013 – “Packaged Deal” story and photos, pages 32-33

Proud to Be: Writing by  American Warriors, Volume II – “Dear Kindred Spirit” and “Kindred Spirit”, photography, book launch November 15, 2013

Missouri Life – October 2013 issue – Inspiring People Feature story – “License to Soar – Patrice Billing’s love of adventure and flying opened the way to a life of firsts” – pages 106, 107

Missouri Life – August 2013 issue – Feature story – “White Cliff Manor – A Missouri Relic’s Foreign Past” – A restoration revives a European-inspired home in the Mississippi River Valley, pages 94-97

MidLife Collage Writing Contest – Week of July 8, 2013 – Essay – “The Perfect Day” , Finalist (tied for first)  http://midlifecollage.com/winner-circle/

Well Versed Literary Works 2013 – “Breakfast with the Queen” , “The Girl with the Dunce Cap”, and “Winter’s Kiss” –  June, 2013

Not Your Mother’s Book on Travel, Publishing Syndicate – “No Bad Juju Allowed” about my personal account of Tropical Storm Jerry; March 26, 2013.

AAA Southern Traveler March 2013 – “Kentucky Calling” story and photos

AAA Midwest Traveler March 2013 – “Kentucky Calling” story and photos

Missouri Life – February 2013 issue – Feature story, photography heavy – “Gateway to Wright” – A Frank Lloyd Wright home showcases organic architecture in St. Louis, pages 78-81

Winghaven Life – January 2013 issue – Feature story and photos of friend Donna Wallace’s home decked for the holidays entitled “Donna’s Winter Home”.

Missouri Life – Happy Holidays issue – Photo of Chef Jason McGraw, executive chef for Levy Restaurants, Edward Jones Dome, in the Rams lockeroom – page 77, December 2012 issue

The Animal Anthology Project – Essay entitled “Purrs, Paws, and Cat Scratch Kisses”  – published November 2012.

Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors – Photography – “Army Mom” publication date November 1, 2012. (Photo to be published with release date)

AAA Southern Traveler July/August 2012 – “Inside the Bahamas Out Islands”

AAA Midwest Traveler July/August 2012 – “Inside the Bahamas Out Islands”

St. Charles Patch –  “Couple’s Colorful Rose Garden Captivates Visitors” – June 27, 2012 (accompanied by 10 photos)

St. Charles Patch –  “Family-Owned Produce Stand Has Country Charm”  – June 18, 2012 (accompanied by 12 photos)

St. Charles Patch – “Hostas Thrive in President of Garden Society’s Backyard” – May 28, 2012 (accompanied by 9 photos)

Wentzville Patch – “Wentzville Opens Arms for Motorcyclists Making Trek to Nation’s Capitol” – May 24, 2012 (accompanied by 18 photos)

St. Charles Patch – “Gardener Builds A Sustainable Backyard” – April 24, 2012 (accompanied by 9 photos)

The Eleutheran 2012, Bahamas – Island Girl” –  page 51, 52 and 53 – April 11, 2012

St. Charles Patch (an AOL company) – “Sheri Menscher Finds Creative Outlet in Her Garden” – April 10, 2012 (including five photos)

The Abaconian Newspaper, Abaco, Bahamas – “The Edge” accompanied by my husband’s photo of a ten-foot black tip reef shark, March 15, 2012, pages 11 and 18

Missouri Life –  “Hearty Irish Fare” – McGurks Public House restaurant review February 2012, page 65 accompanied by my photo of a scrumptious Iowa porkchop.

Missouri Life Outdoors for the Holidays issue Dec 2011/Jan 2012  “The Horse Knows the Way” – horse drawn sleigh rides are a nostalgic winter treat.  Also on page 46 you will find another photo of Rachel, a Percheron Draft Horse. (link on my blog post)

CHAMP Assistance Dogs website “Heather and Clover”, January 2012

St. Charles Patch (an AOL company) – “Percussionists Take the Stage at Music Competition” , August 29, 2011 (photo viewfinder)

St. Charles Patch (an AOL company) – “St. Charles Celebrates Missouri’s Statehood Day” , August 11, 2011  (photo viewfinder – 14 photos)

St. Charles Patch (an AOL company) – “Garden Party: Tour a Master Gardener’s Not-So-Secret Garden” –  http://stcharles.patch.com/articles/garden-party-tour-a-master-gardeners-not-so-secret-garden  July 11, 2011 (including six photos)

Missouri Life Magazine –  Jilly’s Cupcake Bar (food review), June/July 2011, page 86, accompanied by my personal photo of a delectable cupcake

Whispering Angels Books Nurturing Paws Anthology July 2011 – “Purrs, Paws, and Cat Scratch Kisses”  recommended by US Review of Books – http://www.whisperingangelbooks.com/nurturingpawscontributors.html

Big Muddy – A Journal of the Mississippi River Valley summer 2011 – Photos “Waterview” and “Hands Across the Water” (photos on blog post)

C.H.A.M.P. Assistance Dogs website January 9, 2011 A Volunteer’s Viewpoint

Cuivre River Anthology V – “The Mimosa Tree”; Photo “Relaxin’ by the Pond”

Storyteller Magazine, AR – People’s Choice Award, First Place for Non-Fiction April/May/June 2010 – “The Forecast Called for Rain”

Monroe County Illinois Suburban Journals – “Uncle Willie’s Cabin”October 13, 2010

Folly Current Newspaper, Folly Beach, SC –

“Carolina Delight”  poem – April 15, May 15, June 13 2011 (also on family blog page)

Glimpses of Folly Beach Dances, The Folly Current” – October 15, 2010

“Return to Folly Beach” – May 14, 2010 accompanied by a personal photo

“The Perfect Day” – October 16, 2009 accompanied by a personal photo

Cuivre River Anthology IV – “The Perfect Day” – April 2010

Saturday Writers Newsletter, St. Peters, MO –

“Mine the Memories” Summer 2010;

“Writing Style” Fall 2009

Saturday Writers Newsletter – “Okeechobee Valmeyer Fish Fry” – Notable Entry, October 2010

St. Charles Suburban Journals –

December 8, 2010 “Holiday Horror Stories” Contest Winner

December 2, 2009 Holiday Traditions Contest Winner “Christmas Eve with the Cousins”

St. Charles Convention Center Expedition Newsletter – Employee of the Month Interviews, 2007-2009; IAAM Silent Auction May 2007, all documents and procedures

Caribbean Travel and Life “Postcards” Section –

“Describe your Favorite Caribbean Coral Reef” – December 2003

“The Most Romantic Spot in the Caribbean” – February 2004

PROJECTS
“Midnight, The One-Eyed Cat”, Amphorae Publishing, St. Louis (2017)
(Picture book about overcoming disabilities, building confidence, and how to be as good as you are)
– AAA Southern Traveler – feature story May 2017
A second coffee table book in the “Beach Dances” series set in the Carolinas
– Inspirational essay collection on travel, nature, and family
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