Lenita Sheridan was born in Seattle, Washington. When she was three she moved to Fairbanks, Alaska with her parents. Later the family purchased six and a half acres in the Goldstream Valley outside of Fairbanks. The woods of Goldstream were her playground and a source of inspiration and imagination.
Later she moved back to Washington state, where, after two years she entered graduate school at the University of Washington. She graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing.
She now lives on Whidbey Island where she enjoys substitute teaching, singing, crafts, writing, and walking her dog, a Japanese Spitz named Haley.