Sharon Rose now writing as Sharon Mierke!
Sharon Rose Mierke's mother was a writer and her father, a photographer, so it seemed natural to drift into the writing field and also keep her love for photography. She began writing many years ago but it wasn't until her four children had left home that she began to do some serious writing. While taking a three-year writing course, she had several short stories published and two novels: Who Needs Enemies? and Missed by a Hair (both now out of print). Sharon enjoys writing mysteries and historical fiction.
Her book, Virtual Enemies, is a mystery and introduces readers to Beryl Swallows, a retired police officer and now private investigator. In Virtual Enemies she is hired to solve a murder - by the victim herself. A mystery within a mystery. This is the first in the Beryl Swallows Mysteries. The second, Case Closed.not, takes us back with Beryl into a past she never knew existed. Could her own mother have been a cold-hearted killer?
She has four current books in the Mabel Wickles mystery series: Deception by Design, Calamity by the Car Wash, Cold Case Conundrum, and Frozen Identity. Mabel is good at finding trouble; however, along with her friend, Flori, and other Parson's Cove citizens, she always seems to find the way out. And find the guilty party.
Besides writing mysteries, Sharon writes historical fiction. Her first historical fiction, Sarah's Valley, carries us on a journey from the east coast of the United States, through the Midwest, and up into Canada. Her second historical fiction, The Widow's Walk, centers around life in the early 1800s on the Texas Panhandle and down to the island of Galveston.
Sharon's books contain no graphic violence, sexual content, or coarse language.
Sharon Rose Mierke and her husband live in Manitoba, Canada, where the summers are hot and the winters, cold. They have four grown children and four grandchildren. Sharon's hobbies include reading, scrapbooking, and photography.