Hateful Poem

  I believe that writing is a gift. Writing is a mode of communication that blesses both the writer and the reader, that connects two brains and two souls in a way that transcends the physical limitations of speech, touch, and body language. The exchange between writer and reader occurs over a safe distance yet…

Is There a Map for Raising Kids?

My ten-year-old son plays the Dear Evan Hansen soundtrack every single morning on our way to school. If you aren’t a Broadway fan and don’t know the story, it is a story of finding hope in the wake of teenage suicide, and the songs are funny, and sad, and real.  The first time I heard…

Daddy, What’s it Like to Be Indian?

He sat at the breakfast bar, pencil poised in his tiny hand above a worksheet.  A plate of chocolate chip cookies sat next to his glass of milk at the edge of the counter, and I instinctively moved it away from him.  I have cleaned up spilled milk too many times as a parent, and…

Book Reviews: The Unexpected Daughter

The Unexpected Daughter has received many reviews since its release last year. Readers post on Amazon,  Goodreads, Barnes and Noble, book bloggers post blog reviews, and publications like Kirkus Review have published reviews. Most have been graciously favorable. But, every time a book review comes out, I hold my breath until I turn a little blue.…

Meet Sheryl Parbhoo at the AJC Decatur Book Festival

Join me at the 2017 AJC AJC Book Festival where I’ll be discussing my novel, The Unexpected Daughter. This is the largest independent bookseller festival in the country and I am honored to be presenting on the Atlanta Writers Club panel with several distinguished Georgia authors, such as Gray Stewart, Albert Norton Jr., Alayne Smith, and TM…

5 Recommended Summer Reads 2017

  Summer is in full swing and I have been on a great escape from real life.  After a stressful year teaching high school, not only are my classroom and desk empty and left behind, so is my brain. Fantasies of romantic tropical getaways and fun-filled family beach trips sound really good to me right…

Why I Google Myself

Ever Google yourself? It may seem a bit narcissistic, but it’s amazing, and a little scary, the kind of information that’s out there about us.  Since I put myself in the public eye when my writing career started taking off, I Google myself about once a week. One day a few weeks ago my search…