More About the Author
I have just received a Literary Award ('Highly Commended') in the Writing Competition of the Hurstville City Council 2014 Discovery Festival.
My name is Margaret Lynette Sharp, and I'm the wife of the creator of the Grand Organ in the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House, Ronald Sharp B.E.M.
I grew up in an inner city suburb of Sydney, moving to a pleasant, tree-filled outer suburb at the age of ten. Ron and I currently live in this same house, a small Federation brick and tile home.
I cared for my elderly mother until her death fifteen years ago, and shortly afterwards met and later married Ron. He has encouraged all my interests, and has turned his hand to editing books that I have written.
We have published six volumes: a series of four books of Short Stories entitled 25 Stories of Life and Love in Australia, A Taste of Life and Love in Australia, The Essence of Life and Love in Australia, and Reflections of Life and Love in Australia; a non-fiction, semi-humorous volume entitled 60 Questions, Insights and Reminiscences; and the latest, Long and Short Australian Stories. All these are highly readable and, I firmly believe, most entertaining.
'A Taste of Life and Love in Australia' was reviewed in April 2012 by Australian author Jenny Schwartz, and she rated it five stars, and pointed to its humanity and Australian flavour. So review wise, I'm off to a wonderful start!
Since writing the above, we've published another collection of Short Stories and vignettes: 'Encore'. It has been very favourably reviewed by Goodreads members Mark and Brenda.
Just recently, my first novella , Amelia's Call, was published, and has been favourably reviewed.
My second novella, the romantic 'Michaela Betrayed', was released in 2013, and has also received some lovely reviews. This book includes a bonus of selected Short Stories and vignettes.
Another release was a short, romantic work, 'Lauren Played'.
And now, just out on Amazon Kindle, the romantic 'Love, Desire and Betrayal', which has already reached #1 in Australian and Oceanian Literature (Amazon Kindle Paid).
Over the past year or so I've had the honour of being a guest on the blogs of writers Tracey Alley, Rachael Johns, Nicole Alexander, Faith Mortimer, Pankaj Goyal and Sarah Jane Butfield.