Hiya! I’m Sharon, and thanks very much for visiting my website. Make sure you’ve got a cup of tea to hand, then settle yourself down for a good browse.
I write uplifting women’s fiction – “love, laughter, and happy ever after”. My main characters will always get a happy ending – I guarantee it. Although, I make them work for it, bless them.
I’m a member of the Society of Authors, the Romantic Novelists’ Association, an Authorpreneur member of The Alliance of Independent Authors, and I’ve been a KDP All-Star Author on several occasions. How fab is that? I’m still in shock to be honest. It’s all thanks to my lovely readers who are a truly smashing bunch. I couldn’t do any of this without them.
Because of them, in 2018 I was lucky enough to be able to give up my admin job at a local medical practice, and take up writing as a full-time career. It was a risky move but I’m ever so glad I went for it. I love writing and I honestly think I have the best job in the world.
I live with my husband (the expert tea-maker) and our daft-as-a-brush German Shepherd dog, in a house that’s blissfully quiet now our five children have all left home. Yep, five children. Thank the lord someone told us what was causing it…
After many years of trying to write books while balancing a laptop on my knee in front of the television, I’ve now got my own little office, which I absolutely love. It’s my favourite room in the house, and all my “writerly” stuff is in there, along with my “how-to” books and many of my favourite novels. (Not ALL of them, though. I have so many favourite novels that I’ve run out of room and many of them are now stored in boxes. How sad is that?)
I’m a member of the blogging group, The Write Romantics, who took me under their wing back in 2015 and have been my writing family ever since. They’ve all gone on to have their work published – some traditionally, some indie, and some hybrid. All superstars in my book, and the nicest bunch of supportive female friends anyone could wish for.
Jo Bartlett, Jessica Redland, Helen J Rolfe, Jackie Ladbury, Alys West, Rachael Thomas, Helen Phifer, Lynne Pardoe and Deirdre Palmer – you are all brilliant!
One of the nicest things about the writing life is how you get to meet so many wonderful people. I’ve had loads of fun over the last few years and made some brilliant friends in the writing community. Here’s just a small selection of some of the fantastic writers I’ve had the pleasure of spending time with.
What else do you want to know? Well, I love Yorkshire Tea, I’m a bit obsessed with Doctor Who, and I absolutely love Cary Grant movies. I mean, Cary Grant – what a dreamboat.
I must also admit that I’m prone to all-consuming crushes on fictional heroes. Jamie Fraser, Poldark, Sherlock, Sidney Chambers … ooh, where was I?
Oh yes. I grew up and still live in the East Riding of Yorkshire, and the Yorkshire coast and countryside feature strongly in my novels.
If you’d like to know a bit more about the locations and settings for my books – real or fictional – head to this page for some stunning photos!
So, if you love stories with beautiful Yorkshire settings, lots of humour, romance and friendship, gorgeous, kind heroes, and heroines who have far more important things on their minds than buying shoes, you’ll love my books.
My latest book, Christmas with Cary, is the third and final novel in the Home for Christmas trilogy. You can buy that here.
Right now, I’m working on the next novel. As Charlotte Bronte, author of my all-time favourite book, Jane Eyre, once said: