Sheryl Bass holds a master’s degree in social work
and has studied child development. She uses these insights to inform her picture book writing. Sheryl also holds a master’s degree in journalism and is currently working in public relations.
Sheryl is a member of the Society for Children's Book Writers and illustrators (SCBWI) and Children’s Book Insider (CBI). She also has had personal essays published in two books, Lost Souls: Found! Inspiring Stories About Chihuahuas (Kyla Duffy and Lowrey Mumford) and Second-Chance Dogs: True Stories of the Dogs We Rescue and the Dogs Who Rescue Us (ed. Callie Smith Grant).
Her goal in creating Be-Kind Publishing is to produce lighthearted rhyming stories with gentle themes of teamwork and friendship.
Sheryl resides just outside of Chicago, IL
with her husband and two terriers.
Be-Kind Publishing was inspired by the saying,
“It’s nice to be important but it’s more important to be nice.”
As we grow up, a societal emphasis is sometimes placed on wealth and power, but kindness is what truly can make the world a better place.
Be-Kind Publishing is an independent micro-publisher of children’s books. Founded in 2022, our goal is to produce colorful, thought-provoking stories for children and their families to read and discuss.
At Be-Kind Publishing, we strive to develop products that offer
social-emotional learning (SEL) or pro-social, aspirational messages. We offer our books in multiple formats: digital e-books, paperbacks, and hardcover. Our goal is to create stories that parents and teachers will be proud to include on a child’s shelf, in a bookstore, and in a library.
Please visit periodically, as we will continue to add new titles and products to our catalog throughout the years. We hope you enjoy our books and related products as much as we do in creating them.