Sherri Smith was born in Chicago and spent her childhood in Staten Island, NY, Washington D.C., and Upstate New York. Her parents divorced when she was twelve, and a year later, she moved back to Chicago with her mother and big brother. After high school, it was off to New York City for college, San Francisco for graduate school, and then Los Angeles, to make movies.
Smith has worked in film, animation, and comic books. Her film highlights include Tim Burton’s MARS ATTACKS!, where she worked in stop-motion animation. Smith also worked for three years at Disney TV Animation, helping to create stories for animated home video projects.
Currently, Smith spends her nights writing novels, and her days working at Bongo, the comic book company that brings you THE SIMPSONS in print.
Smith lives in Los Angeles with the love of her life, and is currently working on her next book — a futuristic book about the fate of New Orleans after storms and quarantines.