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Sheri Fresonke Harper is a science fiction author and poet who loves to travel and golf and learn new things about science.


Sheri Fresonke Harper's Prizes, Awards and Recognition
"Position Poem" nominated by Kaleidotrope for a Pushcart Prize, 2007
"Betal's Decision", Second Place New Talent Short Story, ByLine, 2005
"WARM, Inc.", Honorable Mention, L. Ron Hubbard, Writer's of the Future, 2004?
"George Luks: The Miner", Third Place, Kay Snow Contest, Willamette Writer's Association, Aug 2003
"The Journalist", Finalist, Writers in Performance, Seattle Writer's Association, Aug 2003
"The Journalist", Honorable Mention, Byline, 2003
"Dipping", Honorable Mention, Byline, 2001

Sheri Fresonke Harper's Education
In a Master's of Interdisciplinary Studies Program at UCF, Orland, Florida
Continuing writing classes at Richard Hugo House, Whidbey Island Writers, Tacoma Community College, Highline Community College (current)
Advanced Commercial Fiction Certificate, University of Washington Extension. 6/2002
Commercial Fiction Certificate, University of Washington Extension. June 2001
Poetry Certificate, University of Washington Extension. June 1991
MBA courses in Information Systems, City University . Sept 1992- June 1993
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Western Washington University. March 1985
Undergraduate Courses, Green River Community College Sept 1981- June 1982
Undergraduate Courses, University of Washington , Sept 1977 - June 1979
Lindbergh High School, Renton , WA Sept 1973-June 1977  

Freelance Writer at Associated Content, Triond, Ehow, Helium, Bukisa. 11/99 -Current
Judy's Book City Editor. 11/2006 - 2007
Systems Analyst, Port of Seattle, June 1996 - November 1999--Built and supported Lost and Found, Parking, Building Permits, Fire Inspection, Employee, Training Records systems, test plans for Y2K and conversion. specifications.
Summer Recreation leader, City of Seatac, May 1996 - Jun 1996
Systems Analyst, Boeing, Mar 1985 - January 1996--Architecture planning support to Finance, Customer Services, Sales and Marketing, Facilities, Personnel, ATA, PDES/STEP. CDIF standards support, BOECOM, Light Helicopter LHX, Space Station, Nonline of Sight Guided Missile NLOS in Hunstville, AL, Engineering VAX Graphics Systems Development and support, documents written include--
Grader, Western Washington University . March 1981- June 1981
Decal Maker, Boeing. May 1978 - August 1982  
Deli Clerk, K-Mart. February 1978 - May 1978  
Floor Lead, McDonald's. May 1975 - February 1978  
Concession Sales, Woodland Park Zoo. Jan 1975 - May 1975

Poetry judge for Shine! 2008
Critters help, 2006, 2007,2008, 2009, 2010
PNWA Conference 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Earthwatch Expedition : Australia , Sep 2002 monitor seed dispersal by mist netting birds, tracking animals, monitoring trees
Membership Chair with Seattle Writers Association Jun 2002-2004
Guest Critiquer at UW Continuing Education classes
Northwest Flower & Garden show attendant Feb 2002
Earthwatch Expedition : First Environmental Crisis , Turkey , Sept 1994 search for artifacts, document valley perimeter and various significant features
Earthwatch Expedition : Underwater Meadows, Bahamas , Jan 1992 dig, clean and sort sea grasses
St. Aloyius Church, announcement flyer
Earthwatch Expedition : Kanuka Forest Birds, New Zealand ,Dec 1989 track bird feeding locations inside a grid, help with mist-netting, inventory tree growth
Earthwatch Expedition : Maya Sea Traders, Belize , Jan 1988 dig, clean & sort potsherds, clear Mayan temple grounds, aid with grid set up,  clearing of stone structure, mapping of stone structure
Son of Heaven Art Exhibit, Seattle Art Museum
Boeing Employee's Good Neighbor Fund Drive 9/1986 and support from 1978-1997, 
St. Stephan's Catering Guild - Christmas craft show sales 1980-82, Inventory volunteer 1974-77.

My husband and I support:
University of WA Foundation
Western WA University Alumni
Western WA University Foundation
Ohio State University Alumni
Ohio State University Foundation
Red Cross
National Audubon Society
National Wildlife
National Rifle Association
Richard Hugo House
and some others.


Sheri is a student at UCF in Interdisciplinary Studies and is learning about physics, chinese history while working on her third novel. want to write for pay? Associated Content Triond