Sheryl Kirby is the author of the essay collection Kitchen Party: Food Stories From Nova Scotia and Beyond, the romantic food-themed fiction Caroline’s Cupcakes, and Pot of Gold, a work of historical fiction. She was the editor and publisher of Beer and Butter Tarts, a collection of Canadian food writing.

Her non-fiction work includes a year as a columnist at The Toronto Star writing about restaurants, and as the principal writer/editor/publisher of TasteTO, a now-defunct site about Toronto’s food scene.

She has contributed to publications such as NOW Magazine, TAPS, and Edible Toronto.

Sheryl got her start in publishing creating zines in the 1990s.

She has run a concert production company, an indie record label, an artisan marketplace, and a vintage clothing store. She trained as a chef at George Brown College where she also completed a program in event planning.

She lives in Toronto with her husband and the world’s only Goth Corgi.