“Stories are as hard to create as they are inevitable; good ones are as elusive as they are necessary to hungry souls” – N.D. Wilson
Though the process is difficult, a writer must create stories. It’s inevitable. Beyond just stories, however, I strive to write good ones: stories with a purpose. Not just to please, but to teach, and help the reader grow into the person they’re destined to be. I am who I am today because of the stories I’ve read. My greatest hope is that who my readers are at the end of my stories is better than who they were before.
My goal is to write thoughtfully, with purpose and for the benefit and enjoyment of others. My goal is to write truthfully, not being ashamed of my beliefs or opinions, while respecting those of others. My goal is to inspire other people to reach for their dreams, because I’m reaching for mine and enjoying the heck out of it.
I have several short stories published, as well as a modern fantasy novel series, and am working on a second urban fantasy series. Check out each one and their descriptions below
As always, please feel free to comment with thoughts, suggestions, or bribes of chocolate. I will always accept chocolate.
Dream Big and Work Hard,
– Lydia Sherrer
Book 1: Beginnings (April, 2016)
Book 2: Revelations (April, 2016)
Book 3: Allies (est. April 2017)
Book 4: Legends (est. April 2017)
12 Book Novel series – Modern fantasy. Visit the series website for more detail.
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Click HERE to purchase Books 1 & 2.
Snarky humor, magical adventure, a talking cat—Love, Lies, and Hocus Pocus: the Lily Singer Adventures has it all and more as modern-day wizard and archivist Lily Singer tries to keep her troublemaking witch friend out of trouble to prevent magical mayhem. Will she be able to avert disaster and still find clues to unravel her hidden past, taken from her by those she trusted most?
Orphan Cursed (WIP, est. 2018-2021)
Novel trilogy – YA Urban fantasy
How far would you go to save the only family you’d ever had, the only person you’d ever loved? Would death and damnation stop you? Two orphan sisters are caught up in a global war for dominance, a war happening in the shadows. Their only goal is to survive. But is survival worth risking for the hope of redemption? Will they be strong enough to save themselves, much less humanity?
If all goes well with Love, Lies, and Hocus Pocus, I hope to start publishing this series in 2018 or 2019.
Hope: A Short Story (February, 2016)
Short story – Post-apocalyptic dark fantasy
A dark fantasy slant on a post-apocalyptic future where the rules of the jungle are truly “eat or be eaten”.
ACCEPTED FOR PUBLISHING!! One of 25 stories from 260 entries chosen for publishing in Almond Press’ “Apocalypse Chronicles” dystopian fiction anthology. Anthology as well as stand alone short story available on Amazon. Click below to buy the ebook!
Eye for an Eye (est. Sept 2016)
Short story – Dystopian Scifi
What if we could make “those who live by the sword will die by the sword” a literal reality? Would it end all violence and bring about world peace? This short story was inspired by the September 2013 mall massacre in Nairobi, Kenya, and it explores the implications of ‘eye for an eye’ in a dystopian scifi setting.
Currently in editing and cover design process.
The Last Christmas – short story – literary fiction
A Christmas story about a house that is more than just wood and stone, it is the home and heart of its family
PUBLISHED! Sept 25th, 2014 in an anthology titled “Christmas Greetings,” a collection of Christmas stories/poems by my writing group, the Cherokee Round Table. Available for purchase on the publisher’s website.
Old Pearls – essay – reflective non-fiction
A personal reflection on a past relationship that tempted me to forsake my beliefs in favor of a man, including lessons learned and encouragements for others.
PUBLISHED! April 1st, 2014 in the Young Salvationist Magazine, found on page 18. Read it online here:
The Last to Die – essay – religious
A personal essay exploring the issue of death, specifically the loss of a loved one before their time. It asks, and answers, the “why” of death, and explains the hope we have beyond the veil. Dedicated to my brother, Andrew, who passed away in 2005 at the age of 18.
Currently in the submission process. More details to come.