During my teen years, I often cranked up my phonograph player with Moonlight Sonata or The Beatles and wrote poetry. None of it is worth a mention now but the desire to write was there. I dreamed of one day holding a book I had written in my hands.
Many years later, the dream came true. In between, lots of life happened. I met my husband Stan in college and we embarked on an adventure of managing careers, raising a family, and devoting time to ministry in our local church. And now, we find ourselves writing books together.
I had the privilege of being Mom to the four most amazing men in the world. They gifted me with four lovely daughters-in-love and thirteen young humans who call me Grammy.
In 2016, we began construction on a farmhouse retreat with a goal of creating a look and feel of our grandparents’ era. Even more than this, we sought to create a place of rest, comfort, and where stories are discovered. Everything about the land inspires me and has transformed me into a country girl at heart–and a better writer.
Now retired from the traveling literacy consultant life, I relish the time to write. I love God’s truth, being with my people, rocking on the farmhouse porch, and watching sunsets over the lake, among many other things. I am easy to please!
A career special educator and reading specialist, Cheryl Schuermann worked for many years as a literacy consultant and curriculum trainer across the United States. Cheryl wrote and conducted dozens of workshops. She presented at numerous literacy conferences and an occasional women’s church event. For several decades, Cheryl devoted herself to the teaching ministry at her local church, teaching and mentoring members from children to college students to adults. In addition to writing, she now volunteers with the Alzheimer’s Association as a Faith Outreach Liaison, community trainer, and caregiver support group facilitator. Cheryl and her husband, Stan, have four married sons and thirteen grandchildren ages 7-20.
Cheryl is the author of four traditionally published books and an anthology contributor. Her short story “I Hear Him” won the 2022 Cascade Award in its category.