Sheree La Puma
Sheree is an award-winning Author, Producer, and Social Media Strategist. She holds an MFA in Critical Studies & Writing from California Institute of the Arts and has published articles/fiction/books on a myriad of topics. In addition, Sheree has over 30 years experience in the charitable non-profit sector, working as a social scientist, synthesizer, and wordsmith.
In 2012, Sheree traveled to Ghana, Africa to meet with a child trafficking survivor. Changed by the experience, she spent the next two years writing about his journey. Passionate about women and the rights of the child, Sheree wants to reach out and inspire the voiceless.
Awards and Recognition
- 2020 – Nominated for Best of The Net “Self-Portrait As A Mourning Dove,” Poetry, South Florida Poetry Journal (SoFloPoJo), Feb Issue.
- 2020 – “When Dreams Betray,” Poetry Contest Finalist, River Heron Review.
- 2020 - “The Ghost of Mother,” “Little Bird,” “When Talking With An Ex-Husband Who Has Died.” Poetry, The Raw Art Review – Finalist in The Doug Draime Prize for Poetry.
- 2020 – “A Mother With Signs of Dementia,” “I Dream of Summer With My Dead Daughter,” Poetry, Finalists in the 2020 American Writers Review Contest.
- 2020 – Full-Length Book of Poetry, Lessons From An Ordinary Life, Semi-Finalist – Two Sylvias Press Wilder Prize.
- 2019 – Full-Length Book of Poetry, Naked With The Fan Running, Finalist – The Hillary Gravendyk Prize from Inlandia Institute
- 2019 - “The Pumpkin Patch,” Fiction, Two Sisters Writing & Publishing, Contest Winner. Online & Anthology.
- 2017 – “Breaking Apart”, Essay, ESME’s Annual Showcase Awards, 2nd Place.
- RAY BRADBURY FELLOWSHIP for fiction. Double finalist for two different short stories in 2002.
- New Century Writer Award