PJ Sharon is the award winning author of contemporary young adult novels, including PIECES of LOVE, HEAVEN IS FOR HEROES, ON THIN ICE, and SAVAGE CINDERELLA, winner of the 2013 HOLT Medallion Award and the 2013 National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award. She is excitedly working on The Chronicles of Lily Carmichael, a YA Dystopian trilogy. WANING MOON, Book One in the trilogy, was a finalist in both the 2013 National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award, Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence, and a HOLT Medallion Award of Merit recipient. Book Two, Western Desert released in June of 2013 and was a finalist in both the Winter Rose contest and Write Touch Readers contest. Watch for Book Three in the fall of 2014.
Writing young adult fiction since 2007 and following her destiny to write romantic and hopeful stories for teens, PJ is a member of Romance Writers of America, CTRWA, and YARWA. She is mother to two grown sons and lives with her husband in the Berkshire Hills of Western MA.
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Pieces of Love
In the wake of family tragedy, bad girl wannabe, sixteen year-old Lexi Hartman is up to her ears in trouble and struggling to hold on—to her freedom, to a past that haunts her, and mostly, to the loved one’s she’s lost. Could meeting eighteen year-old Ethan Kaswell, a stranger on a cruise, be exactly what she needs? Or will Lexi mess that up too?
In book two, genetically enhanced sixteen-year-old Lily Carmichael, and seventeen-year-old Will Callahan embark on a journey across a sun-ravaged and decimated US in the year 2057, bound for the Western Desert on a dangerous rescue mission. The survivors they meet along the way put Lily’s healing abilities to the test and challenge Will’s resolve to find his missing father—no matter the cost.
In this short story prequel to Waning Moon, Lily’s thirteen-year-old brother Zephron deals with the emotional turmoil of living with the genetically-induced ability to take life with just a touch. In this first person account of Zeph’s struggles with being an adolescent with such a destructive and powerful “gift,” Zeph must face his lack of control and discover whether he has a place in his world.
In the year 2057, in a post-apocalyptic world where three quarters of the population has been wiped out by a global pandemic, and a polar shift threatens the remainder of earth’s inhabitants, sixteen-year-old genetically altered teen, Lily Carmichael, faces bigger challenges—escape capture by a rogue government agency, save her family, and avoid falling in love.
Eighteen-year-old Brinn Hathaway has survived on her own in the Northwest High Country of Georgia since she was left for dead in a shallow grave by the man who kidnapped her as a child. When a young nature photographer, Justin Spencer, catches the wild girl on film and the two form a tentative friendship, Brinn must decide if coming out of hiding is worth the hope and the danger that may await her
On Thin Ice
Seventeen-year-old figure skater Penny Trudeau has secrets and she’s not perfect. With a mother who is dying and a father who treats her like she’s invisible, Penny has every reason to lie. To escape the life that is spinning out of control, she falls into the arms of an older boy. But when she lies about her age and he finds out the truth, Penny loses the one good thing in her life.
Heaven Is For Heroes
Seventeen year-old Jordie Dunn must face the loss of her brother when he’s killed in the war in Iraq. But Jordie doesn’t believe the military report that his best friend and fellow Marine, Alex Cooper, is at fault. In her quest to find the truth and help Alex, the guy she’s had a crush on since the ninth grade, Jordie discovers that the truth isn’t the only thing she wants.
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- Tales From The Mist
on Oct. 17, 2012
I’m not usually a fan of short stories, but when I picked this up, I found myself engrossed in each and every tale that I read. From the spine tingling folk lore of Scott Nicholson’s Wampus Cat to Catie Rhodes graphic realism with a twist of humor in Haste, I thoroughly enjoyed the uniqueness of each story. Tamara Ward’s Jade O’Reilly and The Graveyard Shift had me looking over my shoulder at the creeks from my floorboards and Rhonda Hopkins story The Consuming made me wonder if my own house held secrets I had yet to discover. The King of Rats by Greg Carrico gave me a peek into the creepy world of fantasy with animal characters that came to life on the page, while Mitzi Flyte’s ode to Edgar Allen Poe revived the terror I once experienced while reading the work of the master himself. Meredith Bond’s chilling account of Lilith’s fall from grace in the Garden of Eden story called In A Beginning gave me pause to ask the question, “What if?” Natalie Owens paints a grim picture of the line between reality and the voices in our heads in An Inconvenient Debt, and Lizzie Starr takes on Death and vampires in her frightening Dead Lily Blooms. Not to be forgotten, witches and ghosts are given their due in Stacey Joy Netzels, Beneath Still Waters, a story that will be a campfire favorite for me in the future. If I forgot to mention any authors, it’s not because I’ve forgotten their stories. They were all great! The stories were well-written and gave me a taste of each author’s unique style which I think is the whole point of anthologies like this. I wouldn’t hesitate to buy future full-length novels from any of these talented authors. I made the terrifying mistake of reading these stories while home alone at night in a big old farmhouse out in the woods…I highly recommend you do the same.