Sherrie Clark is the author of the award-winning book Small Voices Silenced: The Secret Society of Sacrificed Children. She's also the best-selling author of the newly released book Behind Her Miami Badge: Undercover, the Cocaine Wars, and Life in the Fast Lane. She's a book editor and book coach, and she’s a public speaker, teaching aspiring authors how to write, develop, and publish their books.
Sherrie founded the Truth Network where she hosted and produced the weekly radio show God, Where Were You When? Her passion for justice compels her to advocate for victims through writing and the radio show, giving a voice to the voiceless. She draws from current and past experiences of working with victims from different angles: as a former police officer with the NYPD; as a Licensed Clinical Christian Counselor through the NCCA; and as a writer who gives victims a voice through telling their stories; and as the host and producer of a weekly radio show.
Small Voices Silenced:
Sherrie wrote Small Voices Silenced as a result of what her family experienced while engaged in the foster-care system. During her tenure as a foster parent, she supplemented her knowledge by studying the activities and laws of the foster care system in depth. She acquired a realistic education from those in the trenches—foster parents—while she maintained her membership in the area’s foster/adoptive parent association. Sherrie also served on this association’s board of directors before adopting a special-needs child.
Other Published Books:
Sherrie's 2nd published book Behind Her Miami Badge: Undercover, the Cocaine Wars, and Life in the Fast Lane was released on Amazon on December 7, 2015, and it quickly became a best seller. It is scheduled to be released everywhere else December 19, 2015. The first book in the Badges series, Behind Her Miami Badge, is the true story of Special Agent (Ret.) Floy Turner and her twenty-five years as a woman fighting crime in Miami, Florida, working closely with the DEA, FBI, U.S. Marshals Service, and the FDLE. In it, you’ll go behind-the-scenes, walking alongside Turner as she investigates high-profile cases that have made ongoing front-page news on local, state, and national levels. You’ll laugh, and you’ll cry, and you’ll never forget this extraordinary law enforcement officer who led an extraordinary career.
Her passion to help children extended to those victimized by human trafficking. She was a volunteer writer and editor for the international organization Stop Child Trafficking Now and a former member of the Northeast Florida Human Trafficking Task Force.
Sherrie has also written for the award-winning newspaper Victims’ Advocate and wrote for examiner.com as the Jacksonville Christianity & Social Issues Examiner, a niche that she created and is now used by other writers.
Sherrie has written over 200 published articles, blogs, stories, press releases, etc., and edited almost every kind of communication, including resumes, bios, articles, books, stories, a magazine, blogs, websites, and so on. She feels she's living her dream, doing what she's the most passionate about and what she loves to do. She is fulfilling the adage "Do what you love, and you'll never work a day in your life."
Her compassion for justice compelled her to cofound the 501(c)3 organization Oasis of Peace, Inc. in 2002 to help victims of domestic violence and teach others about the dynamics of this worldwide epidemic. She served as its executive director until June 2006, and as the boards' vice chairperson until December 2014. She also wrote and edited its newsletters and grants.
Sherrie is working on the 2nd book in the Badges series Behind Her Special Agent Badge for release in 2016.
She also wrote Cries from the Grave for Justice, the true story of an unsolved murder case, which is in its prepublised stage. It tells the story of a woman who actually predicted her own murder and the love of a mother who refuses to stop fighting for the justice her daughter deserves and cries out from the grave to obtain.
Sherrie cofounded Storehouse Publishing that caters to the needs of authors who want a full-service book publisher with book marketing services to those who can only work on a shoestring budget. From eBooks to print books to audio books to the largest worldwide distributor to book marketing, Storehouse Publisher is your one-stop shop for your book. She also created the AuthorShip.net website, which is scheduled to launch Marc 2014. This website will offer authors detailed information via live interactive webinars, on how to write, develop, publish, and market their book. (To learn more, go to the Contact page.)
Sherrie enjoys working with other authors in creating, developing, and publishing her books. She also applies her editing skills to projects for businesses, entrepreneurs, ministries, and nonprofit organizations. To learn more about her editing and coaching services or to schedule Sherrie as your next speaker, go to www.SherrieClark.com.
When she’s not advocating for victims and writing and editing books, Sherrie is enjoying her husband, five children, three rescued dogs, and two rescued cats.
Moving and Genuine: Small Voice Silenced was moving and genuine. The reader is invited into the home and heart of author Sherrie Clark. Each page takes the reader into another phase of navigating through the foster-care system and running into the roadblocks that can prevent caring and committed foster parents from extending themselves in the capacity they long to. Gratefully, the Clarks kept their hearts and home open to God and to the hope that their family could heal from the initial pain of loss and move forward with a blessed outcome! outcome! --Deborah Furgason