Sharon Vander Meer
I'm a freelance writer, entrepreneur, broadcaster and blogger. I have self-published four books, and have more than thirty years experience in journalism and marketing.
Eclectic interests and a willingness to tackle new opportunities keeps me busy.
I started my journalism career and education at a small town weekly in Hagerman, NM. My mentor was a man with years of experience in the newspaper business who set type on a cranky and sometimes unreliable linotype machine. I never learned the fine art of separating feelings from hard news. My foray back into the newspaper business after many years was better suited to what many would call fluff, but I called it human interest.
I spent one year as society editor at the Las Vegas Daily Optic, a more than one hundred twenty-five year old newspaper that is still in business, and was later promoted to managing editor.
With more optimism than good sense I started a weekly newspaper, The Hermit’s Peak Gazette. The paper was highly successful from a readership point of view, but not so successful financially.
During my working life I have also served as executive director for two economic development groups and one chamber of commerce.
Publication credits apart from massive amounts of writing for newspapers I have worked for include among others Sage Magazine, a monthly supplement to the Albuquerque Journal, New Mexico Magazine, chamber tourism promotional publications, writing and design of newsletters for entities such as the Las Vegas/San Miguel Chamber of Commerce, the Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation, and the Las Vegas/San Miguel Economic Development Corp.
My goal is to be a successful novelist who also writes inspirational books that lift the heart and exemplify the hope we have in God. I do believe in miracles.
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Thunder Prime: Fog Island
by Sharon Vander Meer
Approx. 131,370 words.
Published on March 2, 2013.
In this 26th Century action/adventure Jake Casey discovers his murdered friend’s body and is thrown into a tangle of intrigue and lies. Humans have taken gene manipulation to an extreme and found ways to enhance brain capacity. The law has become deity. Amalgamated World Organization of Rebel Insurgents (AWORI) are on the prowl. The weak die or are absorbed.
Not Just Another Day
by Sharon Vander Meer
Approx. 96,890 words.
Published on May 6, 2010.
Bible passages and prayers enliven this collection of readings that captures the common experience of living a life of faith in an ever changing world. Not Just Another Day is a heartfelt series of insights based on the author's Christian faith tradition.
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