Sheri Williams has worked in the publishing industry for over 20 years. A former literary agent, Williams began her publishing career working as a freelance assistant to an Oregon agency. She has held a number of positions including writer, editor, copy editor, copywriter, proofreader, reviewer and research specialist for many online and print media including Harcourt. Her educational background is Journalism, Creative Writing, Business Administration, and Criminal Justice. Williams is a founding faculty member of the Pitch Me! Workshops for fiction and nonfiction writers and owner of Criminal Justice Professionals, an online group with more than 65,000 members. Sheri is also a Benefits and Training Consultant with AmeriPlan®, the nation’s leading discount healthcare benefits company, where she is able to apply her passion for helping others. She is a mom to four grown children and a number of four-legged dependents.