Sherwood Smith has participated in and organized writing groups
(both on- and off-line) for many years. Smith's works include the
YA novel Crown Duel. Smith also collaborated with Dave Trowbridge
in writing the Exordium series and with Andre Norton in writing
two of the books in the Solar Queen universe.
In 2001 her short story "Mom and Dad at the Home Front" was
a finalist for the Nebula Award for Best Short Story.
Moreover, her children's books have made it on many library Best
Books lists, and Wren's War was an Anne Spencer Lindbergh Honor
book and a Mythopoeic Fantasy Award finalist.
began making books out of taped paper towels when she was five
years old. When she was 8, she started writing about another world,
Sartorias-deles, though she soon switched to making comic books
of her stories, which she found to be easier. Although she first
tried to send out her novels when she was 13, nothing sold. However,
some of the novels Smith first wrote as a teen, including Wren
to the Rescue were sold after she learned to rewrite.
the years it took her to learn to rewrite, Smith "went to
college, lived in Europe, came back to get [her] masters in History,
worked in Hollywood, got married, started a family and became a
teacher." In 2010 she became a member of Book View Cafe. Smith
currently resides in California.