Sheri J. Booker is an award winning author, educator, and poet and television consultant. She is the author of Nine Years Under: Coming of Age in an Inner City Funeral Home, winner of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work by a Debut Author. She’s been featured in the NY Times, Essence Magazine, Washington Post, Baltimore Magazine, NPR and TVOne. In 2014, she graced the cover of the Baltimore Sun’s 50 Women to Watch Issue.
At the age of 21, Sheri self-published her first book One Woman, One Hustle. And by the time she was 25, she landed a major publishing deal with Gotham Books to publish her memoir, which will be adapted into a television show.
Sheri has lived and worked in South Africa, where she helped to teach journalism skills to African Women. Most recently, she was selected to be a Cultural Ambassador for the U.S. Embassy and traveled to India to perform poetry and teach writing and performance courses.
Earlier this year, Sheri introduced her Let Me Be Great Master Class to help aspiring writers get their voice on the page and finally tell their stories.