Sherrill Nilson

Award-winning Fantasy Author


About Sherrill Nilson

Award winning author Sherrill Nilson used to raise horses. Now she writes about flying horses—with hawk heads and wicked talons. Author of the Adalta Series, she’s been a cattle rancher, horse breeder, environmentalist, mother of three, traveler to exotic places–even a tarot card reader. She lived in Santa Fe and Ruidoso, NM, San Francisco, and Austin after leaving the hills of Eastern Oklahoma and her ranch. Now she’s back in Tulsa where she started.
Her studies for her PhD opened her to the world of ancient myth and story. Writing all those many papers and her dissertation suited her. She loves science fiction and fantasy and is a prolific reader. One day she put down the book she just finished and thought, “I’m going to run out of books to read. I love imagined worlds. Why don’t I create my own? One I’d like to fly away to.” So she took a leap of faith and embarked on writing Karda, Hunter, and Falling–the first three books in the Adalta series. Lurking in the back of her mind is another series about the trees deciding whether or not to leave earth.
She lives, writes, and reads SciFi/fantasy (and occasionally poetry) in Tulsa, Oklahoma—back where she started as the oldest of seven kids, (don’t ask to drive) three of whom are writers.
She doesn’t have a dog, a cat, or even a bird, but she does have an old Volvo convertible and loves to drive around in her sunglasses with the wind blowing her hair. It’s how she gets her vitamin D.
You can reach her through, on Twitter @sherrillnilson, on Instagram @sherrill.nilson_author. She would like to hear from you because she wants to know what you think about her work. She says it makes her a better writer––and makes her write faster.

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