Sherrie Hill, St. Louis, Missouri

Writer's Biography

Historical fiction writer and author of HICKORY HILL, Sherrie Hill was born in Southeastern Illinois, the middle child of an only child, raised by her grandparents and ‘the greats’ (great-aunts and great-uncles). Entertainment was provided by the contemporaries of the senior generation, where children were to be seen and not heard. The small-town rural settings in the surrounding areas set the pace for the stories they told, and the stories she tells.
At the time, the only electronic entertainment was television and radio, with no more than five channels for TV. Due to ched, I Dream of Jeannie, The Virginian, Gunsmokeshifts in the atmosphere KXOK radio out of St. Louis only during the day, and WILS in Chicago only at night were local favorites. Of course, all of this was weather permitting, and if you were in the right spot for KMOX radio you could hear sporting events like the St. Louis Cardinals Baseball AND football. Cartoons were only on television on Saturday mornings. Bugs Bunny, The Flintstones, Beany & Cecil, Rocky & Bullwinkle were the Saturday lineup. While Lassie, Mister Ed, Bonanza, The Red Skelton Show, Walt Disney and Gilligan’s Island were a few that were part of the weeknight educational experience. None of these could be seen unless dinner with the family was over, and cleaned up, and the nightly news with Chet Huntley and David Brinkley had ended. The channel could not be turned until local weather with Marcia Yockey, Chic Anderson and Hal Wolford, family friends (hunting buddies), had done the weather, sports and local interest stories. And of course,  “Good night, Chet.” and “Goodnight, David... and goodnight, for NBC News” was heard.

Still living in the Midwest, Sherrie Hill does most of her writing in the kitchen with her dogs and cats sleeping at her feet.