Meet the 2016 Organizers: Sheila Ruth, Publisher Liason

It all started with Harry Potter and homeschooling. After bonding over reading Harry Potter together, kidlit became a family activity. Dad wrote a book, mom (Sheila) published it, and mom and son started a book website,Β Wands and Worlds, as a homeschooling activity. Blogging followed soon after, which in turn led to the Cybils, which Sheila has been passionately involved with since the beginning.

Over the last ten years. Sheila has worn a number of different hats in the kidlit world, chiefly publisher, blogger, and Cybils Awards Organizer.Β 

Professionally, Sheila is a freelance web developer. In her spare time she enjoys participating in community theatre as a lighting tech and stage manager.