John Sheirer

John Sheirer (pronounced “shy-er”) lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, with his wonderful wife, Betsy, and happy dog, Libby. He has taught writing and communications for 29 years at Asnuntuck Community College in Enfield, Connecticut, where he also serves as editor and faculty advisor for Freshwater Literary Journal  (submissions welcome). He writes a monthly column on current events for his hometown newspaper, the Daily Hampshire Gazette, and his books include memoir, fiction, poetry, educational materials, essays, political satire, and photography.


Upcoming events:

Straw Dog Writers Guild Author Showcase, January 19, 2022, 6:30 p.m.

Synkroniciti Magazine Soriée, February 5, 2022, 7 p.m.

Newest Book!    Stumbling Through Adulthood: Linked Stories


*** Winner of the 2021 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award 

and the 2021 New England Book Festival Award ***


- Order through Independent bookstores here or here or through the corporate overlord space travelers here.


- Watch the book launch event at Forbes Library in Northampton, Massachusetts here.


“A clever, witty, and intoxicating collection that will leave readers staggering with delight.” –Jacob M. Appel, author of Einstein’s Beach House


“John Sheirer is a master storyteller.” –Susanne Davis, author of The Appointed Hour


“John Sheirer creates intense and masterful portraits of his widely varied characters’ deeply personal worlds.” –Sherri VandenAkker, writer, director, producer of My Name Was Bette: The Life and Death of an Alcoholic


Buy John‘s other books through IndieBound, Bookshop, or Amazon.


Fiction: “Wonderfully crafted and deeply satisfying.” –Robin Stratton. “Evocative, illuminating, consummately entertaining, and fully realized.” –Michael Keith. “Amazing work!” –Cavin Bryce Gonzales


Children's Books: “The perfect gift for just about everyone I know.” –Firoozeh Dumas


Memoirs: “This memoir sings with honesty, humor, and grace.” –Kevin O'Hara


Current Events: “Rock-ribbed without being strident.” –Susan Campbell. “Common sense wisdom and a neighborly style.” –Bill Scher. “Entertaining and incisive.” –David Packman


Writing Idea Book: “Indispensable guide to creativity.” –Jay Atkinson. “A terrific source for inspiration.” –Dori Ostermiller. “Fires up the imagination to a heat that destroys writer‘s block.” –Laura Hayden