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Sharon C. Pennington

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in Freeport, Texas, The United States


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Like most writers, I always had a brain bursting with scenarios and a . . . drawer, shoebox, folder . . . of unfinished manuscripts. My first published story, "McTammany's Bed of Roses," appeared online in The Emporium Gazette, Issue 46, February 2003. With that sale, I earned enough to buy a novel in the paperback section at Wal-Mart or a couple of trade-ins at the local paperback swap-n-shop.

But I was a published author at age 54 - and I was flying!

Why did I wait so long? I grew up during a time when parents believed daughters should take typing and shorthand, master a keypunch machine, become competent fodder for the secretarial pool. You can't make a living as a writer, you know.

So I worked in office and museum and university settings

Picture Young Kayleigh stands at the window, her nose pressed to the cool glass pane, shoulders slumped in dismay. It's spring. She's dress to go outdoors.

So why is it raining again?

Flowers should be blooming. Birds singing. The yellow sun should be shining big and bright and high in the sky!

Kayleigh and her friends ought to be playing in the yard. Swimming in the pool. Swinging on the swing-set.

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message 3: by Dale

Dale Thele Sharon, thank you for the Goodreads friend connect.
Wishing you the very best!

message 2: by Robin

Robin Hi, Sharon, Your website, at http://www.sharonpenningtonwrites.web..., is refreshingly rich in content. I like how you've spotlighted other authors and incorporated so much media -- videos, book covers, and the like.
Just thought I'd mention it!

Sharon I've only recently delved into novels by James Patterson - in particular, his Alex Cross series. Thrilled to have found four in hardcover while resale shopping today with my daughter and granddaughter: Double Cross, Four Blind Mice, Pop Goes the Weasel, and Cat & Mouse. Can't wait to get started reading. Also found Deep Storm (paperback) by Lincoln Child. It will be the first of this author's novels I've read that wasn't co-authored by Douglas Preston. Should be interesting.

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