Sharon Short


Sharon Short is the author of My One Square Inch of Alaska, a coming-of-age novel about a young woman who helps her younger brother in 1953 Ohio achieve his seemingly simple dream, and in so doing learns to embrace the power of her own dreams, published by Penguin Plume in 2013. Sharon is also the author of two mystery series, is the Literary Life columnist for the Dayton Daily News (Dayton, Ohio) and wrote the weekly Sanity Check humor column for the newspaper for 10 years; a collection of Sanity Check reader favorites is available in book form. Writing as Jess Montgomery (, she is the author of historical mysteries. Sharon also is the Executive Director of the renowned Antioch Writers’ Workshop at University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio.

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Writing fiction is how I explore the world through my imagination. It's how I work out my understanding of humanity, motivations, emotions and what makes people tick. I hope through the process of doing so, I craft stories that entertain, inspire, move and motivate readers.
What do your fans mean to you?
I love my readers! I recognize that readers come to my work voluntarily. There are so many other books and authors they could be reading, so I'm both honored and humbled when readers opt to spend their time and resources with my stories.
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