Sherry Clitheroe

Huntington Beach
California USA
Pen Name(s): Abigail Leigh Reed


Amateur Sleuth, Caper, Cozy, Locked Room Mystery, Middle Grade, Paranormal or Supernatural, Short Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Traditional Mystery, Fantasy, Horror


Malice Domestic Anthology: Mystery Most Traditional: Story – “Bagpipes, Haggis and Burns”

Short Stories

“Bagpipes, Haggis, and Burns” – cozy mystery published in Malice Domestic Anthology: Mystery Most Traditional


Craft, Subject Expertise

Public Speaking Details

Fiction Editing Services, Query Coaching, Synopsis Coaching, “Planting Clues Using Description”


Sherry Bridges Clitheroe (aka Abigail Leigh Reed) published a cozy mystery short story in the Malice Domestic Anthology 17: Mystery Most Traditional by Wildside Press 2023. She’s a 2019 Writer’s Digest award-winner, the 2021 Sisters in Crime’s Dorothy Cannell Scholarship recipient, and a 2023 inaugural Bouchercon Scholarship Award winner. As a member of Sisters in Crime, she serves on her local chapter’s executive board. She’s also a member of the Southern California Writers Association and the Short Mystery Fiction Society. She provides genre fiction editing services and resides in Huntington Beach, California, with her family and four purrfectly spoiled cats.