Folly Beach Dances – The Infinite Rhythms of a South Carolina Seashore

If you could spend a perfect day at the beach and name it with a dance, what dance would it be?

Join Sheree and Russell Nielsen on a photographic journey inspired by Sheree’s previously published essay, Beach Dances, to find out.

A 2015 da Vinci Eye Award winner, Folly Beach Dances combines the couple’s love affair with Folly Beach, South Carolina, along with lyrical movements and universal beauty – expressed through dance names. It tells the story of sandpipers, babies, dogs, and yes, even structures moving in infinite rhythm.

Literary interpretations from award-winning women Missouri authors, including the couple, accompany their lyrical photographs of Folly Beach.

“Folly Beach Dances evokes beautiful imagery, touching on all the senses. Viewing the gorgeous photography and reading the lyrical prose will have you smelling salty air and feeling sand between your toes...." ~ Karen White, New York Times bestselling author of Return to Tradd Street

Diagnosed with lymphoma in June 2012, Sheree is donating 10 percent of every book sale to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Sheree K. Nielsen

About Sheree K. Nielsen (St. Charles, Missouri Author)

Sheree K. Nielsen

Sheree K. Nielsen is Author/Photographer of 2015 Da Vinci Eye Award Winner, Folly Beach Dances, a 'healing’ coffee table book inspired by the rhythm of the sea and her lymphoma journey; coauthor of, Midnight, The One-Eyed Cat, a picture book about a sweet cat who learns to overcome her handicap, build confidence and discovers she’s okay just the way she is; and Ocean Rhythms Kindred Spirits – An Emerson-Inspired Essay Collection on Travel, Nature, Family and Pets – a reminder to be present in the moment, live life with wild abandon, invariably respecting, every living thing.

An award-winning author, poet and photographer, publications include AAA Southern Traveler, AAA Midwest Traveler, Southern Writers Magazine, South and North Brunswick Magazine, Long Weekends, Missouri Life, Breaking Sad, Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors, and many other anthologies, newspapers, and websites across the nation.

She’s dove with sharks, dolphins, stingrays, turtles, had her toes bitten by iguanas, met Triple Crown winning jockeys, participated in David Copperfield’s disappearing act “13”, survived Tropical Storm Jerry on a liveaboard, and walked on a disappearing sand bar.

When not writing, she’s usually discovering new beaches and coffeehouses with her husband, and two goofy dogs. Four content cats round out her family on three acres in Missouri. She has an uncontrollable dependency on dark chocolate.

Russell A. Nielsen

About Russell A. Nielsen (Co-Author)

Russell A. Nielsen

Russell A. Nielsen, a Senior Network Support Manager for AT&T, with more than 25 years of communication experience, is also an award-winning photographer. He finds solitude in the underwater world as evidenced by his photo of a pregnant black-tip reef shark featured in Caribbean Travel and Life, and The Abaconian.

Russell, who doesn't claim to be a writer, penned "Angel Dance" for the book.

He enjoys fishing, hunting, and discovering new beaches and coffeehouses with his author wife, Sheree, and two canine children. Four crazy cats round out his family.