Sharon Boddy


Freelance writing, editing and the research that comes with that pays the bills and, luckily for me, is often pretty darned interesting. I write mostly about environmental issues. Sewage sludge and its beneficial uses may not sound like your cup of, ahem, tea, but it's all in the way you look at things.

Fiction has always been part of my life. My mum read stories to me every night until I was old enough to read for myself, tucked under the covers with the flashlight. The first thing I can remember writing is a traditional Roses are red poem for my mother when I was about four years old. We had an old manual typewriter and I banged it out on a thin piece of paper. She kept that scrap for years.

Turn-ons: energy efficiency, a great smile, discovery
Turn-offs: working in fake teams, cruelty to spiders, lima beans

Smashwords Interview

What do you read for pleasure?
Terry Pratchett. John Irving. Betty & Veronica.
Describe your desk
An old white Ikea model with trestle legs. Propped in the far left corner, behind the lamp, is a dry-mounted and autographed poster advertising a David Sedaris reading of When You Are Engulfed In Flames at a local bookstore in Ottawa.
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Where to find Sharon Boddy online


Give Me A Fish! And Other Stories That Are Perfect For Even The Shortest Toilet Or Public Transit Trips
Price: Free! Words: 15,010. Language: Canadian English. Published: February 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » General
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You're a busy 21st Centurian. You don't have time to read long novels or epic poems. What you need is a selection of shorter works, stories that can be read during those wait times that inevitably occur throughout one's day. The stories in Give me a fish! are designed for an efficient reading experience. Not convinced? Next time you're in line at the coffee shop, download it and see for yourself.
Price: Free! Words: 47,060. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
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History had been erased. Into a land eroded by catastrophes, came an evolutionary change, a mutation that made humans perform in ways they'd never done before, good and bad. Those who survived learned to fear the abilities of those who carried the gene and banished any who displayed the slightest difference. As time went on, the gene appeared to die out. But it wasn't entirely gone.

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