Sherry Hickey

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About me

Gender Female
Industry Arts
Occupation Children's book author/illustrator;
Location Arlington, Virginia, United States
Introduction I live in Arlington, Virginia, just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., where I was born and raised. I have studied drawing and painting. I worked for 35 years as a Federal employee, including 31 years as a Congressional staffer. I retired to fulfill my lifelong goal of finishing college and in '08 earned a bachelor's degree in Visual Arts from Vermont College of UI&U in Montpelier, VT. After "Card Auntie's Wonderful Workshop" was published, I set about looking for audiences that might enjoy the story. Little did I know that I was about to become a card maker myself! In June 2010, I read in a magazine about Operation Write Home and the wonderful work they do sending cards and encouragement to our deployed troops. I started making cards and have been a volunteer for OWH ever since. I am grateful to "Card Auntie" for leading me to OWH and card making. I like to be busy and help others! As Card Auntie says, "There is always somebody, somewhere, who needs a bit of cheer or a pat on the back"!
Interests Drawing, painting, card making, singing, reading