Sharon Cramer


Sharon Cramer is an aspiring time-traveler, alien princess, and master painter of Halloween faces. In the meantime, she writes from a dank, dark cave, somewhere in Washington State. She's just released the first in an epic Sci-Fi fantasy series called THE CERULEAN STAR, and has a breakthrough novel, beloved by an amazingly loyal following, called THE EXECUTION. Movie in the works!
When not painting monsters and planning historical ruin and perfectly crushed hearts, Sharon can be found wandering the woods of Eastern Washington, talking to herself. Driven by sleeplessness and a seemingly endless draw to the keyboard (and the occasional extra strong coffee) she is inspired by unorthodox friends and extreme weather. Mother to three sons, a bad cat, and eleven fish (who all have names) she is married to a man who surely has won the Nobel Prize for Extreme Tolerance.

Smashwords Interview

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Writing…mostly. Ponies (I really like ponies), birds (my home is a sanctuary), coffee though my doc tells me to lighten up, bad weather (my day will start in the middle of the night if it's crazy enough!), my husband (that is a dance I cannot even come CLOSE to describing) and YOU! I am eternally infatuated with the human spirit. You are terrible, broken, unorthodox, brilliant, corrupt, divine, and the BEST reason why I believe the world must go on. I love you.)
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Messing with my pony. It is wonderful, dirty, slobbery, happy time! Oh, and hanging with Daryl (my husband). We are like peas and carrots. He calls me Birdy (says I look like I'm riding a chicken cuz of my legs…really skinny and really long). Oh, and my kids; I have three grown boys who all live in Spokane. I'm a sucker for long walks, love to sit at the kitchen bar and jabber while Daryl cooks (He does all the cooking), and am obsessed with my birds, making sure the feeders and homes are just right. Daryl calls them "Fat little cows" cuz they'll jump in a feeder and toss seeds out like, "I'm so rich, I can fling food!" He's been know to stand at the kitchen sink with a cup of coffee in hand and mumble, "Look at those (insert expletive here) fat little cows."
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Cougar Cub Tales: I'm Just Like You
Cougar Cub Tales: I’m Just Like You is about a cougar cub brother and sister who, one day, encounter a creature very unlike themselves. They have ungrounded apprehension about whether or not the blind bobcat is “a real cougar cub”. By the end of the tale, they realize that they really ARE the same, overlooking their physical differences as they embrace their new friend. It is a timeless story that deals with the everyday issue of non-acceptance.

Cougar Cub Tales: Lost and Alone
COUGAR CUB TALES: Lost and Alone is about two sibling cubs who live alone after losing their mother. The cubs are at odds one day and decide to go their separate ways. The adventure becomes lonely and the cubs discover that the single most important thing is to find one another. Unusual circumstances come into play as the cubs are wonderfully reunited, never again to be separated. The story deals with the everyday issues of sibling rivalry, spats and resolution.

THE EXECUTION Short Book Trailer
A young priest enters the prison cell of a condemned mercenary and is shocked to see the face of this murderer is his own—a mirror image of himself. In one dark night, the twins form a bond of brotherhood, sealed with their darkest secrets. But with only hours until the execution, the priest begins to question which man should truly be condemned. As the sun rises, D’ata knows what he must do, but can he pay the ultimate price? Only one man would die…but two men would be free.


Pre-release—available February 21, 2016. Price: $2.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
The third book in the Mercenary series, Niveus follows The Execution and Risen. Follow the continuing saga as the perfectly peculiar girl, Niveus (Ravan and Nicolette's daughter) makes her way in the world. Risen follows her.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 124,870. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Sequel to The Execution: Ravan has a chance at a new life. His first task, journey to save Nicolette from the tyrant, Adorno. But old enemies lurk in the shadows turning his newfound joy into unspeakable terror. Worlds collide in the Ottoman Empire as Ravan tries desperately to save his son. Little does he know Nicolette is fast on his heels to help in ways that only she can.
The Cerulean Star: Liberty
You set the price! Words: 120,130. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Liberty is no ordinary boy. Even so, nothing can prepare him for what he discovers that hot afternoon in a tiny Kansas forest. Now the three alien children must depend on the brilliant boy, Liberty, and his friends to help them get back to the stars! The Cerulean Star: Liberty is a science fiction adventure and the first of a six book series. Soon to come, The Cerulean Star: Sartek.
Marlow and the Monster
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 200. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Imagination & Play, Fiction » Children’s books » Imagination & Play
Every night, Marlow is visited by a monster. Mom and Dad can't see it, and Marlow doesn't know what to do about it! Finally, at his wits end, Marlow decides to give the monster to little sister Sarah. Is she the one who figures out what to do with the little monster? Could Marlow have a new friend? Illustrated in Black quill pen and ink with only the Monster in vivid watercolor.
The Execution
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 127,450. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
A young priest enters the prison cell of a condemned man and is shocked to see the face of this murderer is his own—a mirror image of himself. Unknown to each other until now, the twins form a bond of brotherhood, sealed with their darkest secrets. With only hours until the execution, the priest begins to question which man should truly be condemned. Only one man will die…but two men will be free.
Cougar Cub Tales: The Sneezy Wheezy Day
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 830. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Imagination & Play
Brother Cougar Cub isn't feeling well. The siblings decide to head to the forest to ask their well-intentioned friends for help with treatments. Although their friend's ideas are wonderful and brilliant, it is a sister's love that is the final remedy for the ailing cub! Written in rhyme and illustrated with brilliant watercolor, it is the third book in the award winnings series, Cougar Cub Tales.
Cougar Cub Tales: Lost and Alone
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 150. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
LOST and ALONE is about two sibling Cougar Cubs. They are at odds one day, as siblings will be, and decide to go their separate ways. The misadventures become lonely as the Cougar Cubs discover that the single most important thing is to find one another again! Unusual circumstances come into play as the cubs are wonderfully reunited. Eighteen charming watercolors bring LOST AND ALONE to life!
Cougar Cub Tales: I'm Just Like You
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 200. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Children’s books » Imagination & Play
Brother and Sister Cougar Cub meet a very unusual cub today! Can they become friends? The Cougar Cubs think that the blind bobcat is too "different" to be their friend. By the end of the tale, the bobcat helps them learn to embrace their differences and recognize that they really ARE the same, overlooking their fears as they welcome their new friend! Eighteen vivid watercolors.

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  • The Angel and the King of Cruel on Nov. 27, 2015

    Violent, horrible, graphic, twisted, and literary genius. I wanted to, but couldn't look away. NOT for the faint of heart, but if you can tread this path, prepare to be amazed.