Sharon lives in the Comox Valley. She is a former family therapist who likes to explore relationships and the drama of being human in her short stories and creative non-fiction. Her short stories won or placed in several contests in 2020. In 2018, she published her debut novel, Across A Narrow Strait.
She is currently writing stories and working on a series of personal essays about the eighteen months she spent looking after her mom, who died, with dementia, in June 2020.
Across a Narrow Strait was published in 2018.
Read reviews and an excerpt here.
October 2020. The Neighbour took second place in the Muskoka Authors Association’s Melody Richardson Memorial Contest. It is currently being made into a podcast for SomeKinda Woman: Stories of Us by Caitlin Hicks. The link will be posted here soon.
August 2020. Various Functions of Fire took first place for fiction in the Victoria Writers Society Annual Writing Contest. It is included in the December edition of Island Writer Magazine.
June 2020. The David and Goliath was published in the Island Writer Magazine.
May 2020. The Neighbour was shortlisted for the Federation of BC Writers BC/Yukon Short Fiction Contest.
April 2020. A Symphony of Sparrows took second place in Askew’s Word on the Lake Writing Contest. It is included in the anthology, Sorry You’re Not Here, edited by Scott Fitzgerald Gray of the Shuswap Association of Writers. It is available on Amazon here> https://www.amazon.ca/Sorry-Youre-Not-Here-Anthology/dp/1777199301
ARTICLES and ESSAYS
From 2013 to 2018 Sharon wrote monthly articles for Bird Canada. She is now an occasional guest author there. Read her articles at www.birdcanada.com
From 2007 to 2012 Sharon wrote Just for the Birds, a monthly column in The Flying Shingle newspaper on Gabriola Island. She was also published in various magazines, including Cottage Magazine.
In 2012, Formative Years, a personal essay, was included in Writing the West Coast: Artful Identities, an anthology by Key Publishing House.
In 2010 Sharon self-published Up Close & Personal: Confessions of a Backyard Birder, a compilation of 24 of her columns and 40 colour photos. Up Close & Personal is available at the Salish Sea Market and Art Gallery in Bowser BC. Or use the contact form on this website to email Sharon directly.
Sharon is an honourary lifetime member of the Federation of BC Writers and a member of the Comox Valley Writers Society.