Shari Broyer has been writing since early childhood. Her earliest awards: a 1st place trophy for Creative Writing and certificate for First Runner-Up in Poetry at 8th grade graduation.
Formerly she was:
Editor in Chief of KSU Ashtabula’s literary magazine, Kaleidoscope
Facilitator, Writers’ Forum, Barnes and Noble, High Point, NC
Host of Writer’s Digest World’s Largest Writing Workshop, Barnes and Noble, High Point, NC
Published in various literary anthologies (most recently her poem “One-Eyed Jack” and “Squirrel” photo were featured in Wild Edges--Manzanita, Poetry and Prose of the Mother Lode and Sierra, released August 2010 and available in print).
Top 100 winner, Writer’s Digest 2000 competition—Inspirational category, Shades of Gray
Winner of author Terri Weeding’s Little Ole Humor Contest, etc.
She recently completed the novel, Ether Man, and the short mystery, Petty Theft. Her second novel, Fish Story: A “Tail” of True Love, is now a work in progress.
Currently, she resides in Mesa, AZ and facilitates Writers Roundtable at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, AZ. She is a volunteer staff member of IndieBookCollective (online site) reviewing others’ works for YourNeedToRead (online site). She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Desert Rose Chapter, and she is also an editor for hire. She welcomes your feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org and invites you to visit her website: www.sharibroyerbooks.weebly.com
Where to find Shari Broyer online
Aunt Lottie's Ring: A Short Thriller
by Shari Broyer
Aunt Lottie dies at age 120, survived only by her great-great niece Phoenix. When she stands beside her aunt's corpse and takes her hand, Phoenix disovers Lottie is wearing an engagement ring. Strange...her maiden aunt never ever, ever wore the ring before, never mentioned having had a fiancee. Even more strange is what happens when Phoenix, still single herself, slips the ring on her own finger..
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Smashwords book reviews by Shari Broyer
on Aug. 17, 2012
I am aware that this story was written in only six days. Keeping that in mind, I will say that it has promise, but it needs more work. There were "holes" in it for me such as: Cri-why h/she is so despondent is not adequately explained (I had to "guess" that it is because h/she can no longer transform). And the "usual tirade" h/she would seemingly launch into isn't explained, either. Also, the whole DNA manipulation thing doesn't sit right. Why make hermaphroditic, "perfect" people and then require them to transform in order to procreate? Finally, there were too many distracting errors in verb tense and in language usage for me to fully enjoy. I loved the sexual imagery though; it was very steamy. If the original premise (the fe/male thing) was further explored and more satisfyingly explained, this story could be developed into something quite extraordinary.