Sherrel, as the daughter of an Emmy winning cameraman, learned early in life the dark secrets of creating all those incredible fantasy characters for the large and small screen. Refusing to be crushed at the discovery the monsters, aliens and Robby the Robot weren't real, Sherrel's imagination soared. She became a SELF-proclaimed voyeur of special-effects and expert at fictional character creation.
This love of alternate worlds and possibilities led her to read, watch, and explore myth, legend, lore and the possibilities they offer. A result of this is "Valens" where Sherrel discovered a dark side. One that creates the hatred, greed, and desire for power her evil characters demand and need and reveals a side of her that terrifies her when she thinks about what goes on in the deepest recesses of her mind.
As Larinda Nix Thomas buries her adoptive parents, who died in a deadly echo of the accident that took her birth parents, hidden documents reveal that she is being threatened by a sinister force and that she shouldn't trust even her closest allies. Fate demands she accept her place among the Valens as a shapeshifter, which brings more changes to her life than she could have imagined an