ABOUT SHARON SKINNER
Sharon holds a GPC, a BA in English, an MA in Creative Writing, and a poetic license. Her work has been published in a number of local, national and international publications. She previously served for eight years as the Executive Editor of Anthology magazine, a small press literary magazine published in Mesa, Arizona. Sharon is an active member of SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) and serves as the Assistant Regional Advisor for SCBWI AZ.
She also co-writes an online steampunk serial with Bob Nelson called The Chronicles of Tavara Tinker.
Publishing Credits: In Case You Didn’t hear Me the First Time (2010), The Healer’s Legacy (2012), The Nelig Stones (2013), Mirabella and the Faded Phantom (2014), The Chronicles of Tavara Tinker (Various), The Matriarch’s Devise (2015).
In addition to writing, Sharon loves to do author appearances and enjoys teaching others about the writing craft.
Experience: Sharon is an experienced presenter with over 12 years of experience in workshop facilitation. She has presented on a variety of writing topics, from grant proposal development to fiction writing. Her personable style, positive attitude and high energy keep participants engaged from start to finish. Sharon’s regular appearances as a speaker at events such as Phoenix Comicon, Tucson Festival of Books, and Tuscon Comic-Con, as well as conventions such as Leprecon, Coppercon and TusCon, have provided her invaluable insight into how to effectively present and discuss her books with the public and engage potential readers.
“I got a lot of excellent, user-friendly tips on writing from this workshop.” –Robert N., Fiction Writing Workshop Participant
“Sharon is an engaging presenter who provides useful information in a way that makes sense.” –Elizabeth W., Proposal Development Workshop Participant
“A great presentation on how to present your book.”—Robert T., Hooking New Readers Workshop Participant