Biography

Sheryl Smiley-Oliphant is an artist at heart and an author. She began her career by immersing children in the arts. Sometimes she would involve the little ones in dramatic plays, and at other times she would engage them in the delights of reading.

Her passion revolves around using the theatre to breathe life into stories so that they will be more fully internalized by children. She began her career as a k-12th grade theatre arts teacher. It was more so befitting that her office was located in the school’s library.

It is her love for fostering creativity in children that led her to write her first book, and she plans to continue her journey on this path. She holds a master’s degree in Theatre Education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and possesses a keen interest in the arts.

A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Ms. Smiley-Oliphant currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband, two daughters, and their lovely dog, Nina.

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