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Sharon J Bolton was born and brought up in Lancashire, the eldest of three daughters. As a child, she dreamed of becoming an actress and a dancer, studying ballet, tap and jazz from a young age and reading drama at Loughborough University.

She spent her early career in marketing and PR before returning to full-time education to study for a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) at Warwick University, where she met her husband, Andrew. They moved to London and Sharon held a number of PR posts in the City. She left the City to work freelance, to start a family and to write.

She and Andrew now live in a village in the Chiltern Hills, not far from Oxford, with their son and the latest addition to the family: Lupe, the lop-eared lurcher. Her dai...more


As the Olympics drew to its sad but inevitable conclusion, I saw
an interview with the performance director of the cycling squad,
Dave Brailsford, when he was asked to explain his team's
jaw-dropping success at the games. His response both impressed and
intrigued me, to the extent that I immediately started wondering
how it could be applied to the task uppermost in my mind at the
time - finishing a b...

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