Sharon Plumb


Sharon Plumb grew up in a small town that no longer exists, and now she writes stories about places that exist only in her imagination. She enjoys studying plants and insects up close with her USB microscope and meeting people from different places, but not usually at the same time. When she isn’t writing, she likes playing the piano and singing, hiking and biking, planting new things in her garden, and creating recipes. She writes stories, songs and plays from her home in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. She tried to grow kohlrabies once but the cabbage butterfly larvae ate giant holes in the leaves. She’s still working on that.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
When my kids were very young I took a class in writing for children, and for one of the assignments I wrote and illustrated a short story called "I Could Eat a Whole Watermelon" about their favourite stuffed animals eating their way into a humongous watermelon. An editor told me that it would be better to write about children, so I created a garden of giant, genetically-engineered plants for my characters to have an adventure in. My boys were in Scouts at that time (a few years had passed), so I wrote "The Mystery of the Giant Kohlrabi" to read to their scout troup around the campfire. I later expanded it into a full-length Middle Grade book.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Cassiar, a small mining town in northern British Columbia that doesn't exist any more. The town had 1200 people when I lived there, and the closest town was Watson Lake, Yukon, 100 miles away. Winter was long, cold and snowy, so I did a lot of reading and writing. My first book, Bill Bruin Shovels His Roof, is set there. The grumpy bear who has to spend the day getting the snow off his roof before he could have a hot, bubbly bath was inspired by my dad, who had to do that job every year.

I used to spend a lot of time in the summer in the mountain forest that grew all around our town, and all of my other books have remote forest settings. A garden of giant vegetables is a forest of sorts, right?
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Where to find Sharon Plumb online

Where to buy in print


Dragon Planet
Stories about a primitive dragon civilization on an alien planet.
Price: $3.99 USD.


The Mystery of the Giant Kohlrabi
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,930. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals » Lepidopterans (butterflies, moths, & caterpillars)
When Nero and his family go to help their relatives harvest their top-secret genetically engineered house-sized vegetables, he doesn't expect to discover a monstrous, hidden weapon about to destroy the garden. He will need all the courage he has, and lots more he doesn't, to save the garden and his family from a crawly, slimy fate. Ages 8-12 with STEM elements and themes of family and environment.
Series: Dragon Planet. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,340. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
Since the day he hatched, dragon seer Tondoor has been tasked with dreaming a solution to his tribe’s prophecy of doom from the sky. If only he could figure out how. As rebellion brews around him, Tondoor learns that the answer he seeks is lost somewhere in the other five corners of the world. Can he find it before the kraamlok destroys the dragons forever?