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Sheryl-Kaleo, sheryl-kaleo, sherylkaleo, writer, solarpunk, sci-fi, young-adult, romance, artist

Photo by Sal Gracefa

Sheryl Kaleo (kä-´lā-ō)
I spent my childhood building sandcastles on the beaches of the Caribbean. Monsters from the mysterious depths of the ocean were always on hand to storm the ramparts or stop by for a l’il skylarking with space-conquering aliens.

These days, I spend my second childhood writing or drawing science-fiction and supernatural young adult stories, which are peppered with a spicy marinade of multicultural folklores and myths.

I’ve helped run a critique group or two and have a Computer Science and Liberal Arts Degree from Boston University and Graphic Design Certification from Massachusetts College of Art. I’ve finalled in some cool contests including the RWA’s Golden Heart ® and won first place in the following:

  • Colorado RWA Heart of the Rockies for TIME WALKERS 2006
  • Fiction from the Heartland for PIPER’S KISS 2008
  • Heart of Denver RWA YA Molly for PIPER’S KISS 2009
  • Southern Magic Romance Writers Linda Howard Award of Excellence for DONOR 2011
  • Washington RWA Marlene Awards in YA for SOLARPUNK 2015

Selfportraittangled040315colorI’m also a CZT, Certified Zentangle Teacher. Which means I’ve been trained in the Zentangle Method. For more information about Zentangle read my Zentangle, CZT page.

When I’m not tangling, writing, or reading, or reading about writing, or drawing, or painting, or geeking, I head out on real-life adventures with my family in our very own zombie-apocalypse Jeep. I live in the northeast, where it’s too cold in the winter and almost perfect in the summer. I’d love to hear from you at sherylkaleo @ gmail.com OR Twitter @sherylkaleo.

Props to  Sal Graceffa for the photo. Check out his portfolio when you get a chance.

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