Lenita Sheridan was raised in a Christian home and received Jesus Christ as her personal savior at age eleven. She was born in Seattle, Washington and later moved to Fairbanks, Alaska with her parents when she was three. Her father had gotten a position as a physics professor at the University of Alaska.
When she was about ten years old, her parents built a house in the Goldstream Valley outside of Fairbanks. Here she spent much of her time exploring the woods on their 6.5-acre property. These explorations count for much of the imagination in her book, Guardian of the Gauntlet, and inspired her to write.
When she was in her late twenties she drove down the Alaska Highway with her mother to the Puget Sound area where she later got an apartment in Federal Way. The book, Guardian of the Gauntlet, was started during a snowstorm in that area.
Lenita Sheridan holds a B.A. in English from the University of Alaska and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Washington. She is a certified teacher and currently substitute teaches on Whidbey Island. Lenita Sheridan is active in the Coupeville United Methodist Church where she sings in the choir, does crafts for the church bazaar and teaches children crafts.
Lenita is the grand-daughter of Maxwell Sheridan, a popular published science fiction writer who worked with Ray Bradbury.