Sharon Maas

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Sharon Maas was born in Georgetown, Guyana in 1951, and a sense of adventure has followed her around the world. In 1971 she spent a year backpacking around South America, followed by a few months with pioneering friends in the Guyana rainforest, followed by an overland trip to India, followed by a year in a Hindu Ashram.

She settled in Germany where she married, studied, worked, and raised children.

Officially retired, she continues to write from her new home in Ireland.

Her first novel was published by HarperCollins in 1999, followed by two more in 2001 and 2002. At present she has 10 published works with the digital publisher Bookouture.

She has one self-published work, a retelling of the magnificent Indian epic Mahabharata: a project of lov
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A New Mahabharata? Why?

Over the years, whenever I mentioned that I was working on the Mahabharata, people have asked me questions. Such as:

Does the world really need yet another Mahabharata?

That's for every individual to decide. I certainly believe it does; that's why I wrote it!

What does this version have that the others don't?

A long time ago, it seemed to me that with every new version I read, some vital e Read more of this blog post »
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“She might be without country, without nation, but inside her there was still a being that could exist and be free, that could simply say I am without adding a this, or a that, without saying I am Indian, Guyanese, English, or anything else in the world.”
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“As if some little spark in Trixie cognised some little spark in Saroj, and those two bright little sparks leaped in joy and bounced out at each other saying, Hi, here I am! Been missing you all my life. That's the way true friendships begin, those rare friendships as true as gold, that stand the knocks of time.”
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P.D.R. Lindsay Hello old friend, nice to catch up with you again.

Catch up with me and the writers' co-op at www.writerschoice.co.nz.

but do chat if you can.
Hugs
pdr


Sharon Lucy wrote: "Thanks for the friend request, Sharon. I do hope your reading experience with TNC improves, although if it doesn't I hope you're not against dropping it. I stuck through it so I could do a proper r..."

Hi Lucy!
I finished the Night Circus and I agree with every word of your review. I am so annoyed with myself for not reading the i star reviews before buying the book - I would have been warned. What a let down. And yes, I did stick with it to the end - I felt I owed it to the author, who is a member of the same writing group I belong to and I know of her personal struggles to get it published. That's why I won't be writing a review myself.
Keep up the good work -- reading a bad review can really help people judge the book; your mention of "slugs" would have been a red flag to me!


message 1: by Lucy (last edited Dec 14, 2011 08:43AM)

Lucy Thanks for the friend request, Sharon. I do hope your reading experience with TNC improves, although if it doesn't I hope you're not against dropping it. I stuck through it so I could do a proper review, but there's been a few books I stuck with when I really should have just let go.


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