Tiffany J. Sherman | Pittsburgh, Pa
Hello all! The following is a little bit about myself:
I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Applied Media Arts. I am the Art Director for Keystone Specialties Inc (8 years and still going strong). My many hats as “art person in charge” include graphic design, in the development and preparation thereof of images to be imprinted on all sorts of products. Mostly? I create ornaments. Lots and lots of ornaments, glass balls mostly, that are a part of Keystone’s “Treasured Scenes” line of products. I also find myself working on a ton of Golf Tournament memorabilia/giveaways, as well as items for funeral homes, chambers of commerce, and US military projects, to name a few.
Other HATS at Keystone include: Copy Editor and overall layout master of Keystone’s in-house catalogs (and news articles, and website content-both images and text).
I am married. I own 7 cats (and 1 husband). My husband and I make SWEET sweet cat trees–to see photos, visit the gallery section of my blog at: Bonsai Cat Tree Gallery
I am a master extraordinaire of meeting deadlines. Multiple deadlines. Bombarding me all at once. Even whenever I get: “Oh this is a Rush order, and it needs to be client approved and to the factory by noon.” Meanwhile, it’s 11:15 am.
Background on “Three Rivers Deep”
I have been developing this book series for 4 years. There are two books written, with a third in draft. Book one is entitled “Body & Soul(s), and I have completed its 5th (or 8th, or 6-3/4th) edit–the final draft. And I followed THAT up with a complete manuscript polish, overseen chapter-by-chapter by my wonderful friend and mentor (a past english teacher of mine, now retired, and also a published author). The final product of our latest polish will be what i release to inquiring agents upon request.
I have a wonderful group of first readers, whose professional backgrounds range from Copywriter to Teacher (2 teachers, actually).
I bribe—er, I mean “pay back”—my first readers with illustrations for their books, tattoo designs, cat trees that show up in crates on their doorstep for christmas, and taking the lead point through haunted houses (at least the people at Kennywood would LIKE us to believe that their houses are filled with ghosties, wouldn’t they, Briget?)
I am currently querying agents, with the goal of reaching out to between two to four new contacts each weekend. I’m taking my time in the process, as I want to know who i am contacting, be familiar with their background, and know what she/he as a professional (and an everyday-lifer) is looking for in a client/story. I want a good fit (literary agent speaking), someone who will guide my writing career. Someone to be happy with, and serious with, in the task of bringing books to life.