Migael Scherer's writing ranges from the personal to the practical. Her most recent works are Back Under Sail: Recovering the Spirit of Adventure and A Cruising Guide to Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands. She is also the author of Sailing to Simplicity: Life Lessons Learned at Sea.
Migael Scherer's first book, Still Loved by the Sun: A Rape Survivor's Journal, won a Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award and a PEN/Albrand Citation for distinguished nonfiction.
Scherer's essays and articles have appeared in Connotations, ThreesheetsNW.com, Yachting Magazine, and 48° North. She wrote reporter profiles for a journalism text and a chapter for a medical/legal text. Her technical publications include instruction manuals, teaching guides and computer documentation.
In addition to writing, Scherer is an accomplished teacher, trainer, and speaker. She taught computer information systems at the University of Alaska in Juneau and served for five years as a Seattle middle school literacy coach. Her freelance clients have included Pacific Medical Center and Boeing.
Scherer's first book led to innovative work with schools of journalism and national experts on the subject of trauma, victims and the media. As a lecturer and program consultant to the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, she directed the Dart Award for Excellence in Reporting on Victims and Violence, and was a presenter, facilitator, and panelist at numerous professional workshops and conferences.
An experienced mariner, Migael Scherer and her husband lived aboard a sailboat for more than thirty-five years, cruising the Pacific Northwest, Southeast Alaska, and the 1,500-mile Inside Passage.
Migael Scherer is represented by Wales Literary Agency, Inc. She is a member of PEN America, Authors Guild, Richard Hugo House, and Island Institute.