Award Winning Author and Musician
Welcome to the website of Sherry Ellis, author and musician.
As an author, Sherry has written children's books as well as articles for parenting publications. Her book, That Mama is a Grouch, was honored as a finalist in the Parenting/Family category of the 2010 USA Book News Awards and as a finalist in the Parenting/General category of the 2011 International Book Awards. Other awards include first place in the Parenting category of the 2011 Pinnacle Book Awards, the silver award in the 2013 Mom's Choice Awards, and first place in the Family Matters category of the 2015 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards.
Sherry is also a professional musician who plays and teaches violin, viola, and piano. She has appeared as a soloist in Germany, and was a semi-finalist in the 2004 International Viola Competition held in Paris, France. She is actively involved in the American String Teacher' s Association, and has served terms as Secretary and Vice President of the Ohio String Teacher's Association. Sherry is the principal violist of the Georgia Philharmonic.
Additionally, Sherry is a lifetime member of Cambridge Who's Who and was honored as a 2010 VIP of the year. In 2012, she was honored as a Woman of the Year by the American Biographical Institute for her contributions in the field of music education. Sherry was the recipient of the 2013 Top Professional of the Year award given by Worldwide Who's Who and has been recognized as a Top 100 Professional by the International Biographical Institute.
This site contains information on Sherry's books and music. Please take your time and look around. Thank you for visiting.
"...a fun-filled, fast-paced, and entertaining read." –Virginia Wright, author
"...young readers may not even realize that they are learning while being entertained!" –TDC Book Reviews
"Fun, educational, captivating! This is a wonderful middle-grade story with plenty to captivate young readers." –Deanie Humphrys-Dunne, author
"...introduces early readers to ancient China's Terracotta Warriors and more in this well-researched tale." –Kerrie Hollihan, author
"...is very well-researched and the reader is introduced to China; some history, language, and positive human interaction. Highly recommended." –Dr. E., educator
"...remarkably entertaining and educational." –Student reviewer for LitPick
"...A pulsating adventure with great appeal to young readers, cinematic and littered with humor." –Ruffina Oserio for Readers Favorite
. 2018 Pinnacle Book Awards: Best Book in the category of Juvenile Fiction
. 2019 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards: Second place in the category of Middle Grade Fiction
. 2019 Book Excellence Awards: Finalist in the Children's Fiction category
. 2019 Readers Favorite Book Awards: Silver Medal in the Children's Grades 4-6 category