Sharon Powers


Sharon Powers currently divides her time between living in Southern California and Baja, Mexico. She has two grown children, two grandsons and a lovable dog named Mia. Besides writing, her time is filled with various hobbies, special projects and her family and friends. Sharon started her career in accounting and worked as a controller for a manufacturing company. In 1997, she opened Pink Lava in La Jolla, CA, which was the sixth women's surf shop to open in the country.

Sharon began writing screenplays at the age of twenty-nine. Two of her screenplays have been optioned, she's worked a s a writer-for-hire and placed in the America's Best Writing competition. 'Barney and Barry, The Hitchhikers" is her first book and is adapted from her original screenplay of the same name. It's a pilot for an animated children's series and the first story in her MySeaBuddies book series. It placed as a Quarter-Finalist in the 2013 All Access Screenwriting Competition, a Finalist in the 2015 Amsterdam Film Festival Short Screenplay Competition, a Quarter-Finalist in the 19th Annual Fade In Awards Short Screenplay Competition, and a Finalist in the 2015 Honolulu Film Awards Short Screenplay Competition. She's currently finishing the next book of her MySeaBuddies children's series and a new novella. "Seaspan" is her first fantasy romance novella.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
Not what, but who. I asked my sister to read my script "Barney and Barry, The Hitchhikers" and she loved it. Afterwards, she told me it would make a great children's book so I adapted the script into a book. Getting a publisher is like finding a buyer for your screenplay, virtually impossible. Self-publishing and ebooks have created an opportunity to get your work published and available to readers. It seemed a logical step for me.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love to let my mind wonder and create characters and events from concept to conclusion. All the decisions that go into creating a story are fascinating especially knowing each decision sends the story in a different path and you have the option, at any given time, to change the direction and the characters themselves. I like knowing so much about a character that when I write something, I can say to myself, "He'd never do that. She never say that."
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,670. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
Twenty-five years ago Jack and Kelly met. He can't for get. She can't remember. That's because it hasn't happened to her...yet.
Barney and Barry, The Hitchhikers
Series: MySeaBuddies, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,950. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals » Marine creatures (general), Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
How would you like to wake up and have unwanted visitors attached to you...for life?