Sherilyn Connelly

Sherilyn Connelly is a San Francisco-based writer. Her work can be found in such anthologies as It’s So You: 35 Women Write About Personal Expression Through Fashion and Style by Seal Press, Good Advice for Young Trendy People of All Ages by Manic D Press, and Unthology No. 1 by Unthank Books. She’s contributed to the periodicals Instant Citymake/shiftOther MagazineMorbid Curiosity, and SF Weekly. She also curates and hosts Bad Movie Night at The Dark Room in San Francisco. 

Full Name (Including Embarrassing Second Names): Sherilyn Connelly (I have no middle name, and I have the driver’s license to prove it)

Age: 39

Location: San Francisco, CA 

Where You Can Find Me on the Internet: sherilynconnelly.com

What I Do for a Living: I’m a writer and a grad student. In other words, I don’t do anything for a living.

What I Do for Fun: Writing is fun! And I do a show at The Dark Room in San Francisco every Sunday called Bad Movie Night, where we show movies and heckle them, much like Mystery Science Theater 3000.  That is also fun. 

The Furry Members of My Household Are: Perdita, a black domestic long-haired cat. I have also been known to wear a tail and kitty ears from time to time.

My Favorite Things to Write About Are: In no particular order: Movies, television, obscure pop culture, cats. 

My Pet Peeves Are: The word “cheesy” being used to describe anything other than a food that contains cheese; the “dislike” button on YouTube, and the pervasive negativity on the internet overall; being asked what my guilty pleasures are.

My Guilty Pleasures Are: I don’t believe in the concept of the guilty pleasure. All pleasures are valid, and life is too short for guilt, especially when nobody gets hurt. Like what you like! That said, I probably get the most static from other people for my love of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, but I am in no way guilty about it (or defensive, obviously).

How I Deal with Cat Hair: Not-as-frequent-as-necessary brushing, and daily Roomba use.

What I Want to Be When I Grow Up: A writer who actually makes a living.

Stories by Sherilyn Connelly