True-Crime Author Sherrie Lueder and her Literary Team
International Best Selling and Award Winning Author
True Crime Book Projects and Screenplays
SHERRIE LUEDER, Crime Author:
Sherrie Lueder was born on November 13, 1951 in Tracy, Minnesota and christened Sherrie Rae Taarud. She would be the second oldest of four siblings. When she was a little girl, the family moved to Spirit Lake, Iowa. Several years later, she married a lifelong resident of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, where they chose to settle and raise their four children.
Lueder has always been intrigued with true crime stories and investigative research. Her grandfather was a US Marshal for twenty-five years and her stepfather was a Chief of Police. She loved spending her summers near the water and enjoyed long days of lounging on the beach reading mystery novels and writing poetry. One of her poems "A Tribute to Mom" was published in a local newspaper (The Lake Park News, December 29, 1979), and later in Eddie-Lou Cole's “Anthology of Great Poems.”
Her first book "HE KILLED OUR JANNY": A Family's Search for the Truth was self-published September 21, 2011. Within three months of its release the book won two True Crime Book Awards. In December 2011, it won Top 30 True Crime Book Awards. In January 2012, it won Top 10 True Crime Book Awards. Within days, "HE KILLED OUR JANNY" went on to become one of Amazon's Top 100 Best Sellers in two categories (1) True Crime Murder/Mayhem and (2) Family Relationships/Dysfunctional Families. In April 2012, "He Killed our Janny" was considered for the 21st Annual Colorado Book Awards. On December 7, 2012 "HE KILLED OUR JANNY" hit #1 (in the US and UK) Amazon BestSeller Top 100 in True Accounts/Murder & Mayhem. In January 2013, the book won The People’s Book Awards, “Kindle Winner” and “Hall of Fame”. Today it is an Amazon international bestseller.
Sherrie continues to write poetry, and is currently working with her literary team, sisters Kim Hansen of Gilbert, Arizona and Dawn Taarud-Martinez of Las Vegas, Nevada, on her second true crime book "UNTIL SOMEONE GETS HURT": The Multi-layered International Crime Spree and Murder by a Master Criminal Enterprise a/k/a "The Dark Prince and His Gang of Grifters". Sherrie is co-authoring the book with Tyson Wrensch of Las Vegas, Nevada [a former friend and victim of the con men.] They have also partnered with a Hollywood screenwriter, Ryan Herrera, to adapt the book into a screenplay. The book is scheduled to be released the spring of 2013 and the screeplay is expected to be completed in 2014.
KIM HANSEN, Investigative Researcher/Public Relations:
Kim joined Sherrie's Literary Team in April 2009. She was involved in the investigative research, public relations and promotion for the true crime book "He Killed Our Janny": A Family's Search for the Truth by Sherrie Lueder. The book is based on a true story - the 1984 mysterious death and unsolved case of Janyce Hansen, Aurora, Colorado. Kim was credited for incorporating criminal and justice records, and purposed evidence of murder research. She also designed the book's cover and produced and published the book trailer for both "HE KILLED OUR JANNY" and "UNTIL SOMEONE GETS HURT".
Kim continues to work with Sherrie and the Literary Team as an Investigative Researcher and is in charge of public relations and promotions. In Kim's spare time, you will find her painting murals and faux painting, her other passion in life.
DAWN TAARUD-MARTINEZ, Investigative Researcher/Interviewer:
Dawn joined Sherrie Lueder's literary team in April 2012 as an Investigative Researcher. Sherrie recruited Dawn to help her and the team with a new book project "UNTIL SOMEONE GETS HURT". They have also partnered with a Hollywood screenwriter to adapt the book to film. Dawn will be working closely with the team conducting extenstive research and exclusive interviews with the victims and convicted murderers in the case.
Dawn also owns and operates DM Marketing Pros. For the past several years, she and her team at DM Marketing have been calling on some of the top companies across the USA to promote upcoming seminars for some of the countries top motiviational/sales trainers and speakers.