Charlotte Watson Sherman
Charlotte Watson Sherman was born and raised in Seattle, the Emerald City. A bookworm who loved reading books by flashlight beneath the covers, one of her favorite characters was Pippi Longstocking.
She is a former librarian and the author of the short fiction collection Killing Color (Calyx Books); two novels, One Dark Body and touch (HarperCollins); as well as the children’s books, Eli and the Swamp Man (HarperCollins), Brown Sugar Babe (Boyds Mills & Kane Books, 2020) and Mermaid Kenzie: Protector of the Deeps (Boyds Mills & Kane Books, Spring 2022). She edited the anthology Sisterfire: Black Womanist Fiction and Poetry (HarperCollins). Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Parenting, Essence, Ms., The Seattle Times, American Visions, Goodness Portland, and numerous anthologies. She lives in southern California.