Sheila Terman Cohen has written several articles for Wisconsin newspapers and has won a gold award from the Milwaukee Press Club for Excellence in Journalism.
Her books include Mai Ya’s Long Journey which traces the steps of Hmong resettlement from Laos to Wisconsin during the post Vietnam War period; Gaylord Nelson Champion for our Earth, a biography of Wisconsin’s US senator and founder of Earth Day; Sterling North and the Story of Rascal about the author of the famed children’s book Rascal.
Her books have received first place recognition from the Council of Wisconsin Writers, the Midwest Independent Publishers Association, the Moonbeam Children's Book Awards, and the national book award group Next Generation.
Her latest book, Jews in Wisconsin, published by the Wisconsin State Historical Society Press shines a light on the role that Jewish people have played in the state from the 1700’s until modern times.
She has lived in Madison for all of her adult life where she and her husband have raised their two children. A retired English as a Second Language and speech therapy teacher, who later studied journalism, Cohen works as a freelance writer based in Madison, Wisconsin.