Sharon is a stage four colon cancer survivor. A graduate of Davis College (http://www.davisny.edu), Sharon is married to Tom, a professional athletic and corporate chaplain, who makes her laugh and is her best friend. They have two daughters and reside in Binghamton, New York.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Western New York. I thought it was a pretty happening place until my future husband visited and called it The Sticks. Weekends were spent riding horses and enjoying the outdoors. Wouldn't change it for anything.
When did you first start writing?
I began copying my mother's hand writing while she was in home Bible studies, before I could read. I filled a notebook with my scribbles, and later learned cursive by copying words she wrote out to keep me occupied. Sometimes I still feel like I'm just doodling, but eventually a story takes shape. I loved writing in journals growing up. Maybe that's why I love the mechanism of blogging. Our lives are the ultimate "story" to capture and tell.
A well care visit finds a mass that results in a cancer diagnosis, multiple surgeries, aggressive treatment, a colostomy and a new normal. How do you move forward when treatment options seem more fearsome than the disease? When cancer returns? This book is a collection of thoughts shared with honest emotion, humor and grace from the perspective of faith in God. 4/2018: Resources section added.