Sheryl Johnston, artistic consultant, has been involved with the Story Week Festival of Writers for 18 years and is a proud recipient of the Story Week Achievement Award. She earned her BA in fiction writing from Columbia College Chicago, and her work has appeared in Emergence, Hair Trigger 16 and 17, Footlights and Chicagoartistsresource.org. Before attending Columbia, Johnston was an editorial writer at WLS-TV, vice president of public relations at J. Walter Thompson and president of her own PR agency. She has presented book publicity workshops at the Northwestern University Summer Writers’ Conference, Chicago; Kenyon Review Novel Writing Workshop in Gambier, Ohio; Columbia College Chicago Story Week; DePaul University, Chicago; Portage District Library, Kalamazoo, Mich.; Pacific University’s Low-Res MFA writing program, Forest Grove, Ore.; and to the Kresge Foundation Fellows, Detroit. She publicizes authors throughout the country and consults on publicity and events for education and the arts.