Welcome, Sharon! We are so happy to have you here this week, and that you have agreed to share a bit about yourself.
Sharon: Can I cheat? Warm brownies with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Q: When did you first know you were a writer?
Sharon: Not till God told me 25 years ago. Believe me I was more than a little surprised. God gave me 20 years to recover from the shock, then he became very insistent.
Q: Does history play into your writing?
Sharon: Not very much. With 2 jobs other than writing, I don’t have a lot of time for research. Contemporary stories let me write about the things I know.
Q: If you could sit down and interview any person, fictitious or real from any time, who would that be and what is the first question you would ask?
Sharon: Again, I need to cheat. I think Spock of Vulcan or Merlin. If I had them in my kitchen, I think the first question would be “What do you think of the 21st. century.” I think Spock would laugh, I think Merlin would be in too much shock to answer.
Q: Who have been your mentors, and how did they help you most?
Sharon: The whole group of OCFW writers. That’s the Oklahoma City branch of ACFW. When I came to that first meeting, I had 2 ½ manuscripts, voices in my head that I was sure would drive me crazy and not a single clue what to do with any of it. They took me under their wing, shared their wisdom with me and gave me a place to grow. They are beyond great!
Q: What do you hope your readers will take away from your stories?
Sharon: My stories are about ordinary women using their faith to do extraordinary things. They aren’t doctors, lawyers, detectives, or scientist. They are you and me. Mothers, grandmothers, wives, Sunday school teachers…they have jobs, they fight with their spouses, but they still make a positive difference in the world around them when they listen to their hearts and to God.
Q: Do you have a question you would like our blog readers to answer?
Sharon: Could you follow God’s direction even if you felt like it went contrary to your dreams?
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