Sharon, the Writer...
Like most writers out there, I really love to write. This passion started when I was very small, when I developed a love of books, and I remember writing my first proper full stories when I was about nine years old.
So I've been writing for over four decades now and my biggest regret is those early masterpieces no longer exist to look back upon.
Over the years, I have explored many genres within writing, which was a great apprenticeship because it not only taught me a lot about writing but it also drew me to the area of writing that I love most - children's literature.
Children don't tend to look critically at things like adults do, and fully appreciate what the imagination brings to life in words. Once children enter their teens, they start to think more critically and some may even start to imagine less, leaving the fanciful tales from their childhood behind as they mature.
My greatest wish ever was to see my name on the cover of a book, and in 2005 this happened with the publication of two of my novels for children - "The Balloonatic!" and "Finders Keepers" - which are aimed at my favourite 8-12 year old age group. I have since had further books published and am developing a concept for a series.
So that's me and that's what I do. If my stories can take young people out of the realm of ordinary, everyday life and into the incredible realms of the imagination, even but for a small time, then I will have achieved my goal.