I am passionate about supporting writers of all levels on their path to publication. With over two decades of experience and an inspirational approach, whether you are toying with the the idea of writing a book, have a finished manuscript, or anything in-between, I'll help you advance toward your goals.
The Elements of a Picture Book-6:30 pm Feb 28, 2024
Do you have a favorite picture book that you've read over and over? A character from a children's book that you'll never forget? ? There's a reason why cerain picture books are successful and stay with us long after the covers are closed. Join me during this zoom workshop as we explore the elements that make a manuscript sparkle and catch not only an editor's eye, but the hearts of young readers as well. Taught by award winning author Sheri Mabry.
Self-investment: $40.00. Upon receipt of payment (no refunds please) -you will receive a zoom link. Please pay via venmo @sherimabryinc or mail fee to: Sheri Mabry In, 1300, 14th Ave Studio 311. Grafton Wi 53024. Please text sheri262-326-0110 with your email address to send the zoom link.
The Mindfulness Author Sessions-At the Arts Mill
A Space and Place for Writing
Writing and meditation bring mind and soul into alignment to empower your creative self-expression.
Join me in cultivating the perfect environment for you to be creative. Commit to your writing-whether you have always wanted to begin or are in the midst of a manuscript, this series will empower your next steps.
I’ll begin with an inspiration, then guide the group through a thoughtful meditation, ending with a relaxing and rejuvenating sound bath.
We will then each move into a quiet space in this peaceful place to explore your own creativity while working privately on your writing project. Gain one-on-one support from me during the silent creative time as I’ll be available to students in the class, offering guidance with your writing projects.
Sheri is a certified, experienced meditation and yoga instructor. She is an award winning published author, with over 11 books published, three under contract and another soon to be released. She has experience as a literary agent and has been an free lance editor, for many years, supporting people’s path to publishing with her zenful approach.
Self-Investment: $10.00 per session. Contact me for upcoming dates
Writing Picture Books!
An Arts Mill Writing Loft Workshop
Guided by Author Sheri Mabry
With Guest (remote) Editor
Do you have a great idea for a picture book but don’t know where to begin? Do you have a story written and you are wondering what the next step is? Join me as I share what I’ve learned from my years of experience writing and editing books for children. We will explore the elements of picture books and answer your questions on your path to publishing in this genre. We will delve more deeply into the components that have made picture books award winners and you’ll leave inspired about writing for children. You will also have the wonderful opportunity to meet an editor who will be our (remote) guest editor and who will accept a submission from attendees after the workshop. Join us and connect with other writers, learn from an author and editor, and take the next step towards reaching your dreams!
Date/Time: Coming again soon
Location: The Arts Mill Writing Loft, 1300, 14th Ave Studio 311 (3rd floor) Grafton WI 53024.
Self-Investment: $48.00. Please pre-register to reserve your spot. To register: please sign up through the website www.sherimabryinc.com.You must pay in full to reserve your space. Venmo Sheri: @sherimabryinc or mail check to Sheri Mabry Inc, at the Arts Mill Writing Loft Address. Questions? Contact Sheri: 262-326-0110
Sheri Mabry (Bestor) is an award winning author, with over a dozen books published in several genres. She has earned a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction, has experience as a literary agent, and owns and operates the Arts Mill Writing Loft. She is the founder of North Shore Academy of the Arts. Visit: www.sherimabryinc.com for more info on the books she has published and a complete menu of services she offers.
“Sheri’s writing perspective is so valuable because it is borne of intense study of the craft, knowledge of many genres, writing with singular focus, and passion for helping other writers succeed and love the writing process as she does. In her workshops she shares her experience submitting manuscripts for 30+ years-the ups and downs, rejections and reworks and growing through the process. Her peaceful style makes it all seem possible, and it is truly inspiring.” Jen Zie
An Introduction to
Writing for Children
Taught by Author Sheri Mabry,
With (zoom) Guest Editor
Is it a dream of yours to write for children but you don’t know where to begin?
Do you have a story written but don’t feel confident to take the next step?
Are you curious if writing for children is for you?
I hope you’ll join me for this special, in-person writing workshop where we will learn about the industry and craft. We’ll discuss the different genres of writing for children, steps to publishing, the submission process, and insider tips of the trade. Special guest editor will be zoomed in live to our workshop to share her industry knowledge with us!
I’m always honored to work with aspiring and experienced writers and look forward to having you be a part of this inspiring evening.
Date/Time: Coming again soon
Workshop Location: The Arts Mill Writing Loft, 1300, 14th Ave, 3rd Floor. Grafton WI 53024. ALSO AVAILABLE TO TEACH AT YOUR SITE
Next Session Date: contact Sheri with your interest- 262-326-0110
Sheri Mabry (Bestor) is an award winning author, published in several genres. She has earned a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction, has experience as a literary agent, is an editor at Arts Mill Writing Services Loft, and founder of North Shore Academy of the Arts. Visit: www.sherimabryinc.com for publishing credits.
Critique Session-comprehensive support on your fiction and non-fiction, all levels
This service is for those interested in taking their manuscript to the next level. Whether you’re just starting out, or a seasoned writer with a complete manuscript-I’m here to support you on your path. Depending upon the genre as well as the stage of your project, you may receive the following: conceptual ideas, proofreading, input on story structure, plot, voice, rhythm, character development, word choice, theme, presentation of facts, and possibly even your project’s place in the market. During your phone, zoom or in -person conference with me, you’ll not only gain insights to help you with your project but you'll also receive guidance to help you grow as a writer.
Perfect for adults writing for children, adults writing memoirs and autobiographies, and those writing general non-fiction and fiction books. Online, phone conference or virtual.
$70 for under 1,000 words.
$140 for 1,000-2,000 words.
$220 for 2,001-4,000 words
If you'd like a critique for a longer project, please contact me directly.
Do you have a myriad of questions about the industry? Do you wonder what your next step is in your path to publishing? Gain expert advice on the path to publication from an award-winning published author, experienced Literary Agent, business owner, and educator.
I am here to support your writing career. We’ll begin investigating your goals and aspirations then we will set the course on how to get from where you are now to where you’d like to go. Tips, tools and techniques on the industry, publishing, formatting, submissions and writing resources will be shared to help you navigate this creative journey. I'll inspire you to develop a writing practice and encourage you along the way on your path to publication! $70/hour
Ghost Writing/Business Writing Support
From website content and blogs, to mission and vision statements and marketing materials, I will support your business writing. Have a great idea for a book but need a writer? I'm here for you, with proven experience, to write your book for you. Please schedule an initial hour to kick off our collaboration. We will discuss your project and needs while I share insights into an approach that will fit your needs. $70/hour
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"Sheri Mabry is an excellent writing mentor. She wants nothing but one's writing best. Her high expectations inspires a writer to reach inside her craft and dig deep to fid the voice/soul of each piece. Anyone who wants a state of the art coach should definitely choose to work with Sheri."
Joan G. Boyce
"Sheri first critiqued a manuscript for me at a SCBWI conference two years ago. She did such a helpful and thorough job that I have been using her service ever since. Both her ideas for me to consider and her questions for me help align my story on the page more closely with the story in my head. In addition to her written critiques I also enjoy and value her phone critiques. My manuscripts are much stronger after working with Sheri."
CT ~ Wisconsin
"Sheri is the best thing that has r happened to my writing career. I have studied picture book writing diligently, attended meetings, critique groups and expensive conferences, yet I probed in the dark. Then I found Willow Words and Sheri. With unexpected warmth and inspiration, Sheri taught me more in one critique letter than I had learned in all my previous study combined. Furthermore, she has demonstrated a sincere interest in my development as a writer and individual.Thanks, Sheri for turning on the lights and taking an interest in my work."
Daniel Welborn ~ Writer
"I can’t say enough good things about Sheri! Working with her was like having a coach and a teacher all in one. My partner and I both really appreciated her honest yet gentle way of working with our writing and concept. She definitely knows what she’s doing in the writing business. As two novice writers we had all the insecure feelings and fears going into this project. Sheri definitely helped support us and guide us through the process all the way to completion. We now have a beautiful book that we both love and adore thanks to our work with Sheri." ~Jocelyn Fitzgerald LMFT/ART-BC, Co-Author of Colorful Place: Mindful Art & Story for kids.
"Sheri's writing perspective is so valuable because it is borne of intense study of the craft, knowledge of many genres, writing with singular focus, and passion for helping other writers succeed and love the writing process as she does. In her workshops she shares her experience submitting manuscripts for 30+ years-the ups and downs, rejections and reworks and growing through the process. Her peaceful style makes it all seem possible, and it is truly inspiring." ~Jen Ziegler, Writer