Arlene Turner is an expert essayist and editorial manager. She wants to make and diary. She is the maker of the WriteSparks!(tm) programming for scholars and engineer of well known email courses for essayists at WritingBliss.com.

She is the writer of a few books, including Weekly Writes: 52 Weeks of Writing Bliss! (2004), The Authentic Self: Journaling Your Joys, Griefs, and Everything in Between (2007), and The Journaling Life: 21 Types of Journals You Can Create to Express Yourself and Record Pieces of Your Life (2008).

Shery is a contributing writer in Moira Allen’s WRITING.COM: Creative Internet Strategies to Advance Your Writing Career (Allworth Press, May 2003) and her story, Close Encounters of the Best Kind, shows up in the elevating compilation, A Cup of Comfort for Inspiration, altered by Colleen Sell (Adams Media Corporation, September 2003).

In her previous life, Shery was a coach, program supervisor, overseeing editorial manager, workshop facilitator, educational plan improvement expert, and school teacher. She lives with her significant other in Central California.