Sharon Ricklin Jones

Biography

Sharon Ricklin Jones grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and always knew she wanted to be a writer. She's had many titles in her life, including: wife, mother, grandmother, medical assistant, ranch-hand, and teacher. While still home-schooling her youngest son - she finally started writing. However, after finishing her first romance novel, circumstances in life forced her to set the book aside for a few years...

No longer working full time and having an empty nest,(and no more excuses)she decided to get to work on editing that novel. Little did she know, her muse had other ideas. A fantastically vivid dream forced her to set that book aside, yet again. This dream gave birth to the Ravenswynd Series, and the muse hasn't shut up since.

Sharon is a member of Romance Writer's of America (RWA), Wisconsin Romance Writers, (WisRWA)the author of two blogs, and involved in several Writer's Groups.

Now living in a small town in central Wisconsin, Sharon is in the final edits of book four in the Ravenswynd series and is also working on two time-travel novels. She hopes that someday she'll find the time to edit that elusive first novel - still safely tucked away under her bed.
UPDATE: The Ravenswynd Series is complete...and the first romance novel, Song of Memory is now available! In addition, two time-travel romance novels are complete, River of Time and Garden of Time. (both are stand-alone novels, NOT a series)
Sharon is currently working on another time-travel (futuristic) novel.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Dick and Jane books come to mind...but seriously, the only impact they had on me was that I was finally READING!!
One of the first books that impacted me though was "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott. It was during the reading of that book when I decided I wanted to be a writer, just like Jo.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I don't believe WHERE I lived had as much to do with influencing my writing as WHO I lived with. My mother was (and still is) an avid reader, and whenever she wasn't busy with the kids, cooking or cleaning, her face was buried in a book. I remember reading a lot of her books, even the ones she had hidden in her room! And you know what they say about being a decent writer: you should also be a reader.
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Videos

Ravenswynd Dreams
Book trailer for Ravenswynd Dreams, Book two in the Series

Books

Garden of Time
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,550. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Time travel
A beautiful piece of artwork...a lovely painting to be exact. Emma's life changes the moment she sees it. True believers claim that it’s magical; skeptics say that it’s just a colorful piece of canvas. You’ll have to decide for yourself.
Song of Memory
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 156,770. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Life is a song. Love is the music. After a mysterious separation of nearly twenty years, Jack and Sara must try to piece their lives back together. What ripped them apart? Will Sara ever remember? Join them on their journey of gut-wrenching loss, twists and turns, and heart-warming discoveries.
Ravenswynd Destinies
Series: Ravenswynd, Book Four. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,360. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
What could be worse than being stalked by a rogue vampire? Finding out that there are even more things lurking - in plain view... There are hunters out to exterminate your very existence... And everyone that you know and love is in danger... (book 4 in the Ravenswynd Series)
River Of Time
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,490. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Time travel
(5.00)
Unable to let go of the past, Maggie St.James' only desire is to "fix" her broken marriage. Confident she's found the way to travel through time, she makes a ridiculously dangerous plan. But will the benefits outweigh the risk? With every detail planned perfectly, she begins her journey. But there are two things she hadn't planned on: how to return to her own time... And meeting Logan Maddox.
Ravenswynd Visions
Series: Ravenswynd, Book Three. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 83,970. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
A trip to the Hebrides brings a new prophecy. A disturbing, mystifying riddle - as usual...But as time passes, the prophecy is all but forgotten. Elizabeth begins to wonder if perhaps Sibelle was wrong... But she'd forgotten; Sibelle is never wrong. And sometimes evil returns when you least expect it.
Ravenswynd Dreams
Series: Ravenswynd, Book Two. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 85,250. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Elizabeth's first day as a vampire was definitely not what she'd expected, what with nearly losing her beloved twin sister. And after a warm welcome to Ravenswynd, her new home in England, it gets even worse. Her immortal life takes on a whole new twist and she finds herself living in a perpetual state of fear. There actually are fates worse than death, even when you're a vampire!
Ravenswynd Legends
Series: Ravenswynd, Book One. Price: Free! Words: 85,160. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(4.00)
There's a legend...about a party...hosted by vampires. An event so exclusive - the invitation is by word of mouth - with strict rules that must-be-followed. So what happens when your best friend is invited and practically begs you to go along with her? You go, of course! Everyone's having fun...at first...

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