Sherie Fox Schmauder

Sherie Fox Schmauder


Sherie Fox Schmauder has been publishing nonfiction and fiction since 1986, and has been writing since she was in high school. She grew up in the Northwest, and spent ten years living in a town where the tracks of the Oregon Trail can still be seen.

In 2003 Western Reflections Publishing Company in Colorado published her book of short stories based on the lives of real women, Colorado Mountain Women: Tales From the Mining Camps.In 2004 the Colorado Independent Publishers’ Association gave the book a second-place EVVY Award of Best Historical Novel/Chronicle. In 2005 the book went into a second edition, and in 2008, a third edition came out. Over 4,000 copies have been sold.

Schmauder has attended the Breadloaf Writers’ Conference and other well-known writers’ conferences that require a submission of work for admission. She has taught writing classes for many years, and she taugh Psychology at New York University and English at Rutgers University.

Schmauder is concerned with the power of women to change their own lives and those around them through dedication and persistence. She also writes about he way landscape affects women’s lives, something very important in Colorado Mountain Women.

She graduated from the University of Idaho with a BA in Psychology and English, and from New York University with an MA in Psychology. She also worked on a PhD in Theory of Learning at that institution.

Persistence paid off for her when she achieved her Private Pilot’s license in 1994. She has also published stories and articles about flying.

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Awards and Memberships

In 1994 Schmauder was awarded a Fellowship Grant for Prose by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Two years earlier, in 1992, she won Third Prize in the Short Story Contest at Trenton State Writers’ Conference in New Jersey for her short story “Mark Singer Retires.” Schmauder is a member of Women Writing the West, The Historical Novel Society, Western Writers of America, and Romance Writers of America.

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Photos by Sherie Fox Schmauder, Jonathan F. Schmauder, and J. Marlow Schmauder. Website (excluding design) by J. Marlow Schmauder.