Author and actress Sharon Drane is noted for her kazooing skills. But that's only scratching the surface of her many talents.
Sharon began dance lessons at two years of age. In her high school drill team, she not only performed dance routines, but twirled as well. At the age of 16, Sharon's grandmother insisted on classical voice lessons. As a drama major in college, she appeared in lots of productions. The standout was Arsenic and Old Lace in which she played Aunt Abby. Her directing officially began in college and she has since directed roughly 25 productions
Sharon wrote short stories and occasional poetry while in high school, then wrote Star Trek stories that were published in several fanzines. This led to her first two novels. Both are currently living sealed in boxes where they belong.
Two years ago, Sharon started a blog that quickly became popular: The Author & Pop Culture Diva, featuring film, book, television, and music reviews, as well as "thought pieces."
She is deeply involved in Native American culture, art, jewelry, and spirituality.
As a child, Sharon played the piano and the guitar. As an adult, she is fascinated by drums, and makes her own. When a Native American makes a drum, he or she puts a voice in it so that it will sing its own song. Sharon's elkhide drum really has a musical tone to it, quite a lovely voice. "But that's due to Spirit," she says. "Not to anything I did."
She loves Hawaii and has had the privilege of visiting the islands several times in her life—the first time was when she won a trip in a radio contest.
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Trust Your Heart
by Sharon Drane
Separated by circumstance Amelia St. John and Joshua Hawthorne found themselves on opposite sides during the bitter Civil War. When the war ended, they reunited, but the carefree girl Joshua remembered was now a disillusioned, wounded soul and a fiercely protective mother. The only male in her life she would ever allow herself to love again was her son.
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