It's 1965: Do You Know Where Your Country Is?

AN "ELECTRIFYING" STORY BASED ON A PERSONAL EXPERIENCE (Peachtree Pub.)

Alaskan-Based Adventure Novel (Random House/Yearling)

LEARN SIMPLE SPANISH WORDS! (August House)

ENGLISH AND SPANISH! (August House)

HOT OFF THE PRESS! (August House)

READING IS A "BALL"! (Peachtree)

Selected Works

"Told in fast-paced third-person, this survival adventure creates an almost otherworldly experience within a treacherous and bracingly beautiful landscape. . . ." -- Kirkus
Fiction
Adventure-survival novel. "The level of technical detail rivals Gary Paulsen's Hatchet."
--School Library Journal
"A compelling adventure story with a highly realized Alaskan setting . . . A solid, readable, well-researched novel with good plotting and convincing characters..."
Picture Book
"This creative team turns to the concept of months, using each one to explore how Latin American countries mark various festive occasions. Each full-page spread combines vibrant art with a short poem." -- Booklist
Picture Books
"Watercolor and collage illustrations keep the action moving.... the father-son relationship is appealingly depicted."
--School Library Journal

MY BOOKS

ICE ISLAND (Random House)
In this riveting do-or-die adventure, Sherry draws on her dozen treks to Alaska for authentic and startling details of the unforgiving environment and its challenges. Readers should bundle up before trailing Tatum and Cole, and their incredible huskies into the frozen north.

Sherry in Alaska doing research.

PURPLE DAZE is a story about war, riots, rock ‘n’ roll,
high school, love and loss. It’s set in suburban Los Angeles
in 1965, an unforgettable year.

Love is like sticking
your car keys in a pocket with
your sunglasses and thinking
your glasses won't get scratched

Are you ready to enter the PURPLE DAZE?

Praise for PURPLE DAZE:

“PURPLE DAZE is an explosion: a moment in time smashed into
a thousand glinty, sharp-edged pieces, precise and dazzling.” 
- Tim Wynne-Jones, author of THE UNINVITED

"I stayed up half the night reading PURPLE DAZE and didn’t want
it to end. Ziggy, Mickey, Cheryl, and Phil have found a permanent home in my heart."
- Valerie Hobbs, author of SHEEP, California Young Reader Medal

“Part history, part teen survival, Shahan drops you into the Vietnam era with compelling authenticity and emotional force.” 
- Wendelin Van Draanen, author of THE RUNNIING DREAM




DEATH MOUNTAIN (Peachtree)
When a deadly electrical storm strikes a rugged
mountain, Erin and Mae must rely on their own
determination and skill to survive the untamed
wilderness. This adventure story offers
understanding of the natural world, as
well as tips for wilderness survival. Children’s
Choice Nominations: Texas Lone Star, Kentucky
Bluegrass, Pennsylvania.

FIESTA! (August House)
After celebrating numbers (Cool Cats Counting, 2005)
and colors (Spicy Hot Colors, 2004), this creative team
turns to the concept of months, using each one to explore
how Latin American countries mark various festive occasions.

Each full-page spread combines vibrant art with a short poem
and a prose paragraph that tells more about the
customs surrounding each special day. -- Booklist

That's Not How You Play Soccer, Daddy! (Peachtree)
With Sherry's high-energy, bouncing text and the rollicking, exuberant illustrations of Tatjana Mai-Wyss, this story is sure
to score with young sports enthusiasts and klutzy
daddies everywhere. It's the perfect read-aloud for
pre-school thru 2nd grade.

FROZEN STIFF (Random House)
"A compelling adventure story with a highly realized
Alaskan setting... A solid, readable, well-researched
novel with good plotting and convincing characters,
this has all the elements a good survival story should
have."
--Booklist.