Sharon Skinner

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Sharon holds a GPC, a BA in English, an MA in Creative Writing, and a poetic license. She is a published author, workshop instructor and served as an Arizona State Library Writer in Residence for three years running. 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 is also a Freelance Editor and Book Coach. https://sharonskinner.com/ https://bookcoachingbysharon.com/ ...more

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Sharon Skinner I am looking to read a lot of books for the 2020 Women Reading Challenge. I finished the challenge in 2018 and 2019, and plan to finish this year, as …moreI am looking to read a lot of books for the 2020 Women Reading Challenge. I finished the challenge in 2018 and 2019, and plan to finish this year, as well. In addition, as always, I am reading and listening to a lot of audiobooks on writing.(less)
Sharon Skinner The sequel to The Healer's Legacy, titled The Matriarch's Devise, is due out Fall 2015! It will be available at all the usual outlets. Keep an eye on …moreThe sequel to The Healer's Legacy, titled The Matriarch's Devise, is due out Fall 2015! It will be available at all the usual outlets. Keep an eye on my blog for a more specific release date. Or look for me in the Brick Cave Books booth at Tucson ComiCon in November to get your signed copy.(less)
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Good reviews are always a cause for celebration and getting a wonderful Kirkus Reviews review of Lostuns Found, my middle-grade steampunk novel, makes my extra heart happy!

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“Skinner offers a steampunk middle-grade adventure novel about a bunch of scrappy urchins who battle bad guys and rescue their own.

The “streeters” live in a part of the city of Landings that s

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The City Beautiful by Aden Polydoros
The City Beautiful
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A solid story. Polydoros does an excellent job with the historical aspects and setting. The characters are relatable and engaging. Though the story is rather dark, it also provides hope and illuminates the light we are capable of. I had some trouble ...more
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The Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco
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I enjoyed this follow-up to The Bone Witch. Chupeco's world-building is excellent. Her characters are fully realized, relatable and complex. Solid structure and a fascinating journey. I stumbled a bit with the writing. But, overall, a very good read. ...more
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American Demon by Kim Harrison
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I had a lot of fun revisiting these characters and this world, and I am looking forward to reading the next.
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Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger
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This one gave me trouble. The story was interesting, but the voice and some of the character's actions/behaviors skewed much younger than the protagonist's target age. I just couldn't quite connect. ...more
Eyes that Kiss in the Corners by Joanna Ho
" Another wonderfully emotional story with beautiful art art work the perfectly complements the text. "
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Hundred Years of Happiness by Thanhha Lai
Hundred Years of Happiness
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Oh, the feels! A fabulous book about aging and loss and caring for those we love, even when they are no longer always aware of it.
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Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
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I really enjoyed the way this story unfolded. I have added it to my list of mentor texts for worldbuilding and character development and especially for showing a broken character's inner workings with honesty and empathy. ...more
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I really enjoyed the way this story unfolded. I have added it to my list of mentor texts for worldbuilding and character development and especially for showing a broken character's inner workings with honesty and empathy. ...more
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An enlightening book about what it means to be vulnerable.
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“Semper ubi sub ubi (Latin for "Always wear underwear")”
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“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”
Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

Annie Dillard
“One of the things I know about writing is this: spend it all, shoot it, play it, lose it, all, right away, every time. Do not hoard what seems good for a later place in the book or for another book; give it, give it all, give it now. The impulse to save something good for a better place later is the signal to spend it now. Something more will arise for later, something better. These things fill from behind, from beneath, like well water. Similarly, the impulse to keep to yourself what you have learned is not only shameful, it is destructive. Anything you do not give freely and abundantly becomes lost to you. You open your safe and find ashes.”
Annie Dillard, The Writing Life

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“This is the room of the wolfmother wallpaper.”
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Marianne Williamson
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"

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