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Speaker Profile - Sheri Larsen


Region: New England
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As a little girl, S.A. Larsen believed her closet held secret passageways to magical worlds brimming with all sorts of creepy creatures – her favorite kind. Sheri never did find a ghoul or a goblin in her closet, only a half-eaten fluffernutter that her brother repurposed as a hockey puck. Her debut middle grade novel MOTLEY EDUCATION (Leap Books, 2016) is the first book in this fantasy-adventure series. It was recently named Best Children's Novel of 2016 by the New England Book Festival and received a Bronze Award in the 2017 Feathered Quill Book Awards. She’s also the writer of young adult anthology stories, community newspaper interest pieces, youth athlete magazine articles, and MARKED BEAUTY her debut YA novel (Ellysian Press, 2017). She's a  contributor, #MGLitchat co-host, and a Childhood Apraxia of Speech advocate. When she’s not chasing her characters around a cemetery or antagonizing them with the wonders of young love, she can be found in the land of lobsters and snowy winters with her husband and four children (yes, they all play hockey), a playful pooch, and two kittens. Feel free to drop by her cyber home at