SHERI WILLIAMS has worked in the publishing industry for over 20 years. A former literary agent, Williams began her publishing career working as a freelance assistant to an Oregon agency. She has held a number of positions including writer, editor, copyeditor, copywriter, proofreader, reviewer and research specialist for many online and print media including publisher Harcourt Brace. She has created strong connections in both the publishing and entertainment industries. Her educational background is Journalism, Creative Writing, Business Administration, and Criminal Justice. Williams is a founding faculty member of the Pitch Me! Workshops for fiction and nonfiction writers and owner of Criminal Justice Professionals, an online group with more than 55,000 members. She resides in Arkansas with her children and number of four-legged dependents.
Name: Sheri Williams
Lives in: Jonesboro, Arkansas
Company: TouchPoint Press
Film (short) by Hagen Mattingly Publisher As Gavin's junior year comes to a close, he faces an inner conflict with his status as the most popular kid in high school. It's not lost on his father, who sensed for some time that his overly indulged son needs redirection. Making matters worse for Gavin, his dad sends him away for the summer to assist at a camp for children with special needs. Arriving at camp Life Me Up, Gavin is suddenly forced to dabble in a world less familiar. After his first uncomfortable encounter with a strange girl with multi-colored fingernails, who refuses to waiver his arrogant behavior, Gavin comes face to face with a person from the past, who leaves him uneasy. One person is facing the prospect of losing their life. One person is facing a future of being authentic. Inevitably, three people clash and collide, but when tragedy strikes, they come to an understanding in regards their differences. Becoming a young adult, Gavin faces a summer of harsh lessons in reality. Once he crosses the bridge from a self-inflicted prison to the road to freedom, Gavin and his new friends implement a strategy to stir up the social order when they return to school. Because of one jaded person jumping to conclusions, the plan backfires. Will they be able to survive the fallout of what they've put into motion?
Film (short) by Page Ten Entertainment Publisher An awkward teen dreams of musical theater stardom but is beaten out by the popular girl in school, who is hiding the abuse in a seemingly perfect high school romance. Rushing to save a girl from violence, a life is lost and it takes a spirit to return and expose the truth. Written by S. L. Mauldin
Florida Metropolitan University
University of Phoenix
Penn Foster College (Scottsdale, AZ)
Charter Oak State College (New Britain, CT)