Sheri McGuinn, who grew up in Kenmore and attended Lindbergh Elementary and Kenmore Junior High, has donated several copies of her new book "Alice" to the Kenmore Library.
The self-published book is narrated from the point of view of 13-year-old Nina, who tells the story of her uptight mother Alice and her hippie father who drops into their lives.
According to her own biography, McGuinn has an undergraduate degree in psychology, which led to work as a probation officer and child protection caseworker and investigator. She later returned to school for her master's in education, specializing in learning and behavior disorders.
She is also the author of "Running Away," which was made into a movie on Lifetime, and has received awards for her short stories.