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Sherwood Smith

USA flag (1951 - )

Sherwood Smith began making books out of taped paper towels when she was five years old, and at eight began writing stories about another world full of magic and adventure -- and hasn't stopped yet. She has published more than two dozen books, ranging from space opera to children's fantasy. Her children's fantasies have shown up on many library Best Books lists. One, Wren's War, was a finalist for the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award and was an Anne Spencer Lindbergh Honor Book. She has run writing workshops for nearly twenty years and has been active in organizing and participating in online workshops for more than ten. Her other young-adult books include Crown Duel, Wren to the Rescue, and Wren's Quest. Married more than twenty years (two kids, two dogs, and a house full of books), Ms. Smith is currently a part-time teacher as well as a writer. She lives in Southern California.
Series contributed to
Anthologies edited
Beyond the Last Star (2002) (with Jeffry Dwight)
Anthologies containing stories by Sherwood Smith
Short stories
Curing the Bozos (1994)
Daria's Window (1996)
Mastery (1997)

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Children/Young Adult Fiction nominee (2013) : The Spy Princess

Sherwood Smith recommends
Lords of Rainbow (2003)
(Lords of Rainbow)
Vera Nazarian
"Vera Nazarian's second novel, Lords of Rainbow, is a delight, full of the rich imagery, the humor, lyricism, adventure, insight, and delicious eastern fairy tale flavor that readers first met in Dreams of the Compass Rose. Nazarian gives us a tale wove out of color - unpredictable, funny, wise, and always entertaining. She's a talent to watch."
The Way into Magic (2015)
(Great Way, book 2)
Harry Connolly
"Complex world, tight action, awesome women as well as men, Connolly was good right out the gate and just keeps getting better."
Starlings (2018)
Jo Walton
"One of the things I love about Walton’s work is her range of human possibility, from laughter to horror, but above all a reveling in profligate beauty. This collection celebrates the best in the human spirit."

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