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 Regional Advisor for SCBWI AZ.
She also co-writes an online steampunk serial with Bob Nelson called The Chronicles of Tavara Tinker.
Publishing Credits Include:
In Case You Didn’t hear Me the First Time (2010- Brick Cave Books)
The Healer’s Legacy (2012- Brick Cave Books)
The Nelig Stones (2013- Brick Cave Books)
Mirabella and the Faded Phantom (2014- Brick Cave Books)
The Chronicles of Tavara Tinker (Various- Brick Cave Books)
The Matriarch’s Devise (2015- Brick Cave Books)
Collars and Curses (2017- Brick Cave Books)
Rocket Shoes (2017- Sterling Children’s Books)
Supernal Dawn (2018- Brick Cave Books)
The Exile’s Gift (2019-Brick Cave Books)
In addition to writing, Sharon loves to do author appearances and enjoys teaching others about the writing craft.
Sharon Skinner is an experienced presenter with over 17 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 San Diego State University Writers Conference, and Tucson Festival of Books, as well as conventions such as Tuscon Comicon, Phoenix Comicon and Emerald City Comicon, have provided her invaluable insight into how to effectively present and discuss her books with the public and engage potential readers. Sharon has been a presenting author at the ASU Virginia Piper Center for Creative Writing and served as an Arizona State Library Writer in Residence in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Accolades for Sharon:
“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