Madeline Sharples

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Madeline Sharples grew up in the Chicago area and fell in love with writing in middle and high school. She attended the University of Wisconsin as a journalism major, but transferred to UCLA her senior year attaining a degree in English.

She worked in the aerospace business (TRW and Northrop Grumman) as a technical writer and editor, web content writer, and proposal manager for almost thirty years. Madeline also worked for non-profits as a development director and producing fund raising events, managing capital campaigns, and writing grant proposals.

She finally fulfilled her dream to work as a creative writer and journalist late in life. After many classes and workshops, her memoir, Leaving the Hall Light On: A Mother’s Memoir of Living wit
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Sepsis, a potentially deadly disease

In late August I wrote what I thought was the final report on my husband’s two bouts of sepsis (blood infection). He was doing great – walking without anymore difficulty, eating well again, and even getting to the point of driving his car and going places on his own. Unfortunately, he had a third recurrence […]
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Leaving the Hall Light On

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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

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