Hi, I’m Sherard, and it’s a pleasure!


How I Describe Myself:

Ambitious, thinker, reader, writer, photographer, INFP, third culture kid with everything to prove, articulate, independent, list maker (cough), perpetually stuck between a silk tie and red chucks, observant, nervous, shy. Basically, Helga from Hey Arnold without the anger management issues.  

How Everyone Else Describes Me:

A sweet, good-natured guy who’s always laughing and smiling, and a great shoulder to (physically) lean on. An obvious Mikey from Recess, but in Vince’s body. 

Writing Philosophy:

I believe there’s not enough laughter in the world. If I can make you laugh out loud at least once from a short story or essay that I’ve written, then I’ve done my job as a writer. By form, I’m a minimalist. Also, I love commas. 

Writers Who Inspire Me

  • Rita Ciresi

  • Jamie Poissant

  • Lisa Roney

  • Terry Ann Thaxton

  • Genevieve Anna Tyrrell

  • Tamra Martin

  • Ira Sukrungruang

  • Craig Thompson

  • Rebecca Makkai

  • Jo Ann Beard

  • Nick Flynn

  • Roxane Gay

  • David Sedaris

  • Khaled Hosseini

  • J. M. Coetzee

  • Kim Addonizio

  • Cathy Smith Bowers

  • Joseph Mills

  • Ashley Inguanta

  • And more. So many more.

Cultural Memorabilia That Inspire Me


  • Fear and Trembling

  • Confetti

  • Dirty Pretty Things

TV Series

  • The IT Crowd

  • Little Britain

  • The Catherine Tate Show


  • Caleb Cole

  • Ilse Bing

  • Brassaï


  • Imogen Heap

  • Erykah Badu

  • Adele


  • Frank Lloyd Wright

  • Eero Saarinen

  • Behnisch, Behnisch und Partner


Stuff I Often Do

  • Reading

  • Knitting

  • Weaving

  • Cooking

  • Traveling

  • Photography

  • Cycling

  • Rowing