Sheryl L. Nelms, b. 1944 , is the author of twenty collections of poetry. She’s had over 5000 poems, stories and articles published including work in: The American Anthology, Capper’s, Confrontation, Country Woman, Grit, Kaleidoscope, Men Freeing Men, Modern Maturity, Poetry Now, Reader’s Digest, Strings and This Delicious Day. She is a graduate of South Dakota State University with a B.S. in Family Relations and Child Development. She has taught writing and poetry classes at conferences, colleges and schools in Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona and South Dakota, including workshops at Abilene Christian University, Amarillo College, Tarleton State University, Tarrant County College, The Society of Children’s Book Writers Conference (Arlington, TX) and The University of Texas at Dallas. She was the Editor of Oakwood, the SDSU literary magazine and Crawford’s Chronicles (an insurance trade publication) as well as a Contributing Editor to Byline and Streets. She is currently the Fiction/Nonfiction Editor of The Pen Woman Magazine and a Contributing Editor for Time of Singing, A Magazine of Christian Poetry. She is a member of the National League of American Pen Women, The Society of Southwestern Authors, Abilene Writer’s Guild and Trinity Writers Workshop.