Monday, December 16, 2013

Author Spotlight (Sherri Scott)

I met this author in September 2013 at the BWABC Literacy Festival. What caught my attention with this author was her T-Shirt and it was talking about the coolness of abstinence. She's a delightful person to talk to and I'm sure I kept her laughing during the festival. With that said, show your love for this week's author spotlight (my final one for this year), Sister & fellow author Sherri Scott.

Sherri Scott is a first time novelist and single mother of one. Somewhere in the middle of raising her daughter, Taelor, working full-time, and pursuing her Masters of Public Leadership, she found the time to write Never Cast Your Pearls, a delightful novella packed with compelling lessons about love, friendship, and faith.
On top of her roles as mother, student, and author, Sherri is a budding social entrepreneur. Her program, Living Pearls, a rites of passage program, was completed in the summer of 2012 to rave reviews from both parents and teen participants. The program was thoughtfully designed to help young ladies transition into adulthood successfully.
Furthering her ministry to teens, Sherri launched Never Cast Your Pearls Ministries in September 2013. Its mission, through a series of special events entitled Purity Oriented Workshops and Seminars (POWS!), is to promote sexual abstinence for teens by designed to teach teens how to avoid and advocate for themselves in high pressure situations.
Sherri has been a featured speaker at several local schools and chuch youth groups and a featured author for the 2013 Black Writers and Book Club Literacy Festival, Bookstock! Memphis Area Author's Festival, Myron Mays Book Club and Myron Mays Online Radio Show.