Under the pseudonym Christina Crowe, Sherrill Wark has written a book of "scary stories and rude poems" (A Girl Dog's Breakfast, Amazon.com); and a series of "creepy shorts" (The Unkindest Cut: Short creepy movie scripts, Amazon.com, paperback). She has written 3 full-length screenplays one of which, The Bus to Lo Siento, made the top 10% cut at the 2013 Oaxaca Film Festival. "Plus," she adds. "I have a pile of screenplays-to-do teetering on the edge of my desk and more ideas trying to invade my brain when I sleep. I need to become a vampire so I can live long enough to finish them all."
Using wit, wisdom and kindness, Sherrill has put her considerable knowledge and experience (as a writer, editor, former typesetter (20 yrs), and senior citizen) together under an attention-grabbing title, Really Stupid Writing Mistakes: How to Avoid Them. (Hint: She says the stupidest mistake is not writing; the second stupidest mistake is thinking you don't have anything to say.) The paperback edition is available at Amazon.com.
She's the proprietor of crowecreations.ca (editing and design) -- and its sole employee, so there's a waiting list. She is the former editor/designer of Byline, the Canadian Authors Association-National Capital Region branch's bi-monthly e-mag. She is fast becoming one of the Ottawa area's best-loved [copy] editors. "We're not all anal meanies," she laughs. Her reputation has reached as far as Winnipeg MB, Chisasibi QC, and Newport Beach CA.
Sherrill has been a published poet -- "the angsty stuff," she says -- since her early days. Mostly of Love & the Perils Thereof: The Sequel is available at Amazon.com, free on occasional Saturdays.
She has mentored high-school and college students since 2006.
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A Girl Dog's Breakfast
by Christina Crowe
Scary Stories & Rude Poems. A Girl Dog’s Breakfast is a collection of dark short stories and short light poems written as catharses. Christina Crowe’s abusive ex has not been treated kindly. She claims you’ll never spot him, so suggests you not bother trying. “Although,” she adds with a sly grin. “Any character with blue eyes is suspect.”
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