Australian-born Sherryl Caulfield is a marketer, writer and traveller. After twenty years working for some of the world’s leading technology brands and a stint with Outward Bound, she longed to write about the human experience and the redemptive qualities of nature.
In 2006, haunted by an encounter with a woman she met in Canada, Sherryl started what has now become known as The Iceberg Trilogy. From her home in the Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand, she distilled the lives of three generations of women – Rebecca, Evangelene and Lindsay – over the course of a century.
In the telling of their stories she crafted a series rich in landscapes – of sea, land and the human soul. Adventures have been central to her life: climbing Mt Kinabalu in Sabah, trekking to the base camp of Makalu in the Himalayas; and paddling the classic Bowron Lakes canoe circuit in British Columbia, a location that features in two of her novels.
Her formative years were spent on a farm in Cedar Pocket, in South-East Queensland, once home to large stands of one of Australia’s few native deciduous trees, the Red Cedar. Now residing in Brisbane, Sherryl is a partner in marketing agency, Action Communications, and winner of a Gold Serif from The Australian Society of Business Communicators.