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August 29, 2019 – 6:30 to 8 p.m.

The Novel Neighbor, 7905 Big Bend Blvd., St. Louis, MO  THE NOVEL NEIGHBOR BOOKSTORE copy63119

Mondays in October – Libations, poetry reading and booksigning

I’ll be reading form my newest poetry and photography collection, Mondays in October – my love songs for the beach, and her eternal companion water.  I’ll be bringing wine from Door County, Wisconsin to sip and a matted beach print to give away.

Mondays in October is dedicated to the Siteman Cancer Center nurses for helping make my chemotherapy treatments bearable.


September 28, 2019 – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Six North Cafe, 14438 Clayton Rd, Ballwin, MO 63011Sheree Nielsen 9-28-2019 6 north copy

I’ll be bringing my newest poetry and photography collection, Mondays in October, as well as my other books for a meet and greet and booksigning at a quaint little cafe…

Mondays in October, Chanticleer Semifinalist for Nonfiction Guides Ocean Rhythms Kindred Spirits, 2015 Da Vinci Eye Award winning Folly Beach Dances, and Chanticleer Little Peeps Early Readers First Place Award and Montaigne Medal Finalist Midnight the One-Eyed Cat will be available for purchase.


October 12, 2019 – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.advertisement for Mondays in October 1

Main Street Books, 307 South Main, St. Charles, MO

I’ll be reading form my newest poetry and photography collection, Mondays in October – my love songs for the beach, and her eternal companion water.  I’ll be bringing wine from Door County, Wisconsin to sip and chocolates to savor. At the end of the presentation, I’ll be giving away a box of chocolates.


October 19, 2019 –  10:30 a.m. to NoonFinal Cover 2_Midnight

Long Row Lavender, 26549 South Stracks Church Rd., Wright City, MO

Storytime with Miss Sheree presenting Midnight the One-Eyed Cat

Parent / child activity perfect for children ages 4-7. Children will receive a book, make a beanie hat craft, eat lavender cookies and listen to Miss Sheree read Midnight, the One-Eyed Cat.




October 26, 2019 – 6:30 to 8:45 p.m.

Long Row Lavender, 26549 South Stracks Church Rd., Wright City, MODSC_2755 red and pink roses copyr

Date Night at Long Row Lavender

The farm cafe will be open the evening of October 26 for an intimate date night as local award-winning author Sheree K. Nielsen reads from her poetry and photography collection, Mondays in October, with musical interludes by Caleb Butler on acoustic guitar. Each couple receives a copy of the book, and a sweet surprise at the end of the evening! The cafe will be open for beverages, and a few select desserts will be available.


I’m available for freelance projects as well.  Here are few customer favorites:

“Every Picture Tells a Story” Workshop

A two-hour creative writing workshop stressing the importance of photography in writing. (Taught to veterans at the Jefferson Barracks VA)

I’ll reference Ann Lamott’s book “Bird by Bird – Instructions on Writing and Life” as part of the workshop curriculum, including my photography, and writing aids for “hands-on” class exercises.

Book Discussion Groups

I’d love to discuss Ocean Rhythms Kindred Spirits – An Emerson-Inspired Essay Collection on Travel, Nature, Family and Pets.

This book uncovers the wanderlust in my soul, defining moments of clarity in life and experiencing nature’s majesty – through beach and scuba diving adventures; lyrical dances with dolphins, sharks, sea-loving dogs; walks on the beach, or stepping foot on the hallowed ground of my Uncle Willie’s farm.

On our discussion, we’ll talk about how to link the universal beauty around you that Ralph Waldo Emerson speaks of in his ninth essay, “The Oversoul”, to your own experiences — every leaf, every drop, every creature, and every being.

Everyone should have a copy of the book before we meet.


Inspirational Readings: Church congregations or public groups

I’ll share my essay on finding hope again, entitled “Finding My Religion”, published in Whispering Angel Books, Soul Survivors – From Trauma to Triumph.

(Email for pricing on all above)


Book Cover Photography; Photos for Publications

My personal photo gallery is available for use in your book cover design. Visit Ocean Spirit Photography’s facebook page for ideas, or tell me what you’re looking for — I’ll find it in my collection.

My photography appears on the cover, or inside:

South and North Brunswick Magazine, Cuivre River Anthology IV, Folly Beach Dances, Modern Magazine (NY), Missouri Life, AAA Southern Traveler, AAA Midwest Traveler, Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors series, Shifts – A Women’s Anthology of Hope Through Change, among others…


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May 4, 2019 – 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Ocean Rhythms, Kindred Spirits Reading and Booksigning

Quarter Moon Books and Gifts, 708 South Anderson Blvd, Topsail Beach, NC

May 14, 2019 – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Folly Beach Dances – the story and photos behind the book

Warrenton Scenic Regional Library, 912 State Hwy 47, Warrenton, MO


May 18, 2019 – 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Ocean Rhythms, Kindred Spirits reading and booksigning

The Book House, 7352 Manchester Road, St. Louis, MO


June 1, 2019 – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Ocean Rhythms Kindred Spirits  Reading, Booksigning, and Wreathmaking

Long Row Lavender, 26549 South Stracks Church Road, Wright City, MO


June 12, 2019 – 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Columbia Chapter of Missouri Writers Guild Featured Author Series

Skylark Bookshop , 22 South 9th, Columbia, MO


June 13, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Ocean Rhythms Kindred Spirits Reading, Booksigning and Presentation

Neighborhood Reads, 401 Lafayette Street, Washington, MO


July 30, 2018, 11:35 a.m.

The Inside Show with Jennifer Blome

The message of Midnight, The One-Eyed Cat

KTRS Radio

St. Louis, MO


September 22, 2018; 2-4 p.m.

Storytime, Booksigning & Giveaways

Midnight, The One-Eyed Cat

The Book House

7352 Manchester Road

Maplewood, MO


September 28, 2018

PEO Women’s Group private event

The story of Folly Beach Dances

Ferguson, MO


October 5, 2018

Midnight, the One-Eyed Cat


Rockwood School District – Chesterfield Elementary School

Chesterfield, MO



October 7, 2018; 1:00 p.m.

Midnight, the One-Eyed Cat

Storytime, Booksigning and Children’s Interactive Activity

Barnes & Noble

1600 Clarkson Rd

Chesterfield, MO  63017


October 20, 2018 , 10:30 a.m. to Noon

Book Launch, Storytime & Signing

Midnight, The One-Eyed Cat

Main Street Books

(Legends & Lanterns Festival Kickoff  and fun stuff for the kiddos)

St. Charles, MO


October 22, 2018

Midnight, the One-Eyed Cat: 6:30 p.m.

Children’s Storytime and Singalong

Warrenton Scenic Regional Library

Preorder form for book will be available from library on October 1. Forms need to be back to library by October 7.

Warrenton, MO


November 3, 2018: 1 – 3 p.m.

Ocean Rhythms Kindred Spirits – An Emerson-Inspired Essay Collection on Travel, Nature, Family and Pets

Book Launch

Main Street Books

St. Charles, MO


November 10, 2018; 10:30 a.m.

Midnight, the One-Eyed Cat

Children’s Storytime and Booksigning

Neighborhood Reads Bookstore

Washington, MO


December 7, 2018 – 5:30 – 9 p.m.

Night of a 1,000 Stars

Roasted Bean Coffeehouse

441 Main Street

Troy, Missouri

Come visit Pat Wahler & me, inside this quaint coffeehouse where we’ll be selling all of our books! Great for Christmas gifts! Many street vendors outside as well.


December 8, 2018 – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Midnight, the One-Cat

Children’s Storytime and Booksigning

Novel Neighbor

7905 Big Bend Blvd.

St. Louis, MO  63119

For Folly Beach Dances EVENTS, hop on over to Folly Beach Dances.







2 thoughts on “CONTACT ME/EVENTS

  1. Hi Sheree,

    I met you when I was temporarily working at the Siteman check-in desk. We talked about photography and our love of cats… I came across your business card in my wallet and wanted to say hello and ask how you are doing. I signed up for email updates and am excited to read some of your posts.

    I have been dabbling with writing a series of children’s books. I have the stories in my head and just need to get them down. Maybe you could mentor me?

    Take care!
    Diana Madrid

    • Dear Diana,

      It is so nice to hear from you. How are you cat babies?

      We should talk about your project? Feel free to email, call me or even connect with me through Ocean Spirit Photography on facebook.

      Hope you are doing well.


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