Who I Am, What I Write & Links to Why I Do It
"The Early Years"
NEWS! (about Seabird & other writing)
Published Short Stories
I began creating fiction -- in my daydreams -- about midway through elementary school.
I concocted and began typing up my first Speculative Fiction story when I was a preteen, inspired by the Poul Anderson 'Time Patrol' stories and by Walter Farley's 'The Island Stallion Races'.
I've been reading speculative fiction since I was in college -- which is when I first encountered Tolkien, then only available in the U.S. in an illegal edition.
I started writing "Seabird" back in 1979. Why?
Partially, because I had run out of fantasy I wanted to
read at that time. (There was still very little of it in the U.S., as hard as it is to believe that now.)
Also, I felt that "The Chronicles of Narnia" ought to
have a companion series for young adults. Okay, there's more to it than that. Follow the link at the left about why I decided to write Seabird.
Writing is my passion.
Sherry Thompson, Seabird, writing, speculative fiction, Poul Anderson, Time Patrol, Walter Farley, Island Stallion Races, Chronicles of Narnia, C. S. Lewis