Author Sharon Skinner (The Healer’s Legacy, Return to Anoria) has written ten published books in the Fantasy, Science Fiction, Poetry and Children’s Picture Book genres. With influences ranging from Peter S Beagle to Ursula K Leguin and many styles in between, Sharon is an avid reader and regularly posts her readings on Goodreads.
In addition to having nationally published articles, essays and short stories, both fiction and nonfiction, she served for eight years as the Executive Editor of Anthology magazine, a small press literary magazine published in Mesa, Arizona. She served as an Arizona State Library Writer in Residence for three years. She is an experienced workshop presenter and public speaker and has been a guest author/presenter at a variety of book festivals, writing conferences, and conventions.
Sharon serves as the Regional Advisor for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Arizona. She holds a BA in English, an MA in Creative Writing, and Copy Editing Certificate from Writer’s Digest. She is a certified book coach, and manages a separate business entity, Book Coaching by Sharon, for that business. She is an experienced workshop presenter and public speaker and has been a guest author/presenter at a variety of book festivals, writing conferences, and conventions. Sharon has also been a contributing writer for film projects, including Sacrifice from Brick Cave Films. As a recording artist, Sharon has released two albums of spoken word, Sifted Gems, Polished Dreams and The Vultures are Circling, but I’m not Finished, Yet.
She has a deep love for speculative fiction and fantasy and is particularly fond of character-driven stories.
WHAT READERS SAY
“Sharon Skinner tells a great story, and left me wanting more.”- Melissa Anne Holtsclaw
“Mrs. Skinner has a special gift for writing characters that are so easy to get attached to, while at the same time giving us at least one that we love to hate.” – Birbitt
FIND MORE SHARON (SOCIALS)
- The Sharon Skinner Forum, in the BC Book Club
- On the Web: https://sharonskinner.com or https://bookscoachingbysharon.com
- On Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads
FROM THE AUTHOR
“I tend to come at difficult subject matter from a subtle direction, using fiction to delve into things that are often difficult to discuss rationally. In addition to the challenges of their often-heroic journeys, my characters deal with real-world issues like difficult relationships, dark secrets, prejudice, death, domestic abuse, questioning authority, and self-acceptance. I purposely avoid being preachy or didactic and I like to salt a bit of humor and mischievous fun into the mix.” – Sharon Skinner