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Madeline Sharples

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Although Madeline Sharples worked most of her professional life as a technical writer and editor, grant writer, and proposal manager, she fell in love with poetry and creative writing in grade school. She pursued her writing interests to high school while studying journalism and writing for the high school newspaper, and she studied journalism in college. However, she only began to fulfill her dream to be a professional writer late in her life.

She co-authored a book about women in nontraditional professions called Blue-Collar Women: Trailblazing Women Take on Men-Only Jobs (New Horizon Press, 1994) and co-edited the poetry anthology, The Great American Poetry Show, Volumes 1 (Muse Media, 2004) and 2 (August 2010). She wrote the poems for t
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This month has ended with the 124th five-star review of my book, Leaving the Hall Light On: A Mother’s Memoir of Living with Her Son’s Bipolar Disorder and Surviving His Suicide. Published four years ago, this makes me feel my memoirstill has long legs, that there are many others who can relate to the story […]
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Average rating: 3.74 · 221 ratings · 47 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
Leaving the Hall Light On
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Very powerful and inspiring, and graphic. Really a must read for everyone. If this man, Victor Frankl, could find meaning in his life while living in a concentration camp, anyone can.
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“Nearly every writer writes a book with a great amount of attention and intention and hopes and dreams. And it's important to take that effort seriously and to recognize that a book may have taken ten years of a writer's life, that the writer has put heart and soul into it. And it behooves us, as book-review-editors, to treat those books with the care and attention they deserve, and to give the writer that respect."
Pamela Paul, New York Times Book Review editor, in a Poets & Writer's interview
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Madeline Sharples, Leaving the Hall Light On

“Way I was walking I was thinking I was running I was sinking You were laughing You were loving I was pushing I was shoving If you’re wondering How I’m feeling Same old thing I ain’t healing If you’re hungry I can feed you Please don’t think That I don’t need you And I let you walk away… Now you can go your own way.”
Madeline Sharples, Leaving the Hall Light on

“Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.”
Allen Saunders

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