With a degree in English and Psychology Sheryl worked as a primary school teacher before going on a career break to bring up four children. Somehow she also found time to nurture a passion for writing and published picture books with OUP, Andersen, Little Tiger Press as well as reading schemes with Pearson, HarperCollins and Franklin Watts. Through her teaching and writing Sheryl has a drive for encouraging a love of reading in children.
Sheryl many literary influences include Enid Blyton and Julia Donaldson, but her greatest influences are her children, who provide the inspiration and ideas for most of her stories. Her work is dynamic, heart-warming and witty.