Sharon Lehnert neé Sloan was born in 1943 and grew up on a Christmas tree farm just outside the small town of Bothwell, Ontario, Canada. She married at 19, and has a son Michael.
Sharon graduated from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, with a Master in Library Science degree in 1969. She worked as a secondary school teacher/librarian, a prison librarian and a public librarian, chiefly in Hamilton, before retiring.
In her retirement, Sharon turned her old house in Hamilton into Inchbury Street Bed and Breakfast and it operated for nine years until she set off on her sailing adventures.
When not sailing the high-seas, Sharon calls Bothwell, Ontario home, where she pursues her keen interests in Scrabble, oil painting landscapes and politics.