Sharon Patricia Burtner is the author of the interactive journal/narrative Transforming Moments; The Miracle Workbook, the psycho-spiritual thriller Witness Unalive (2004 Writers Network Screenplay & Fiction Competition semi-finalist) and the art book Suspect or Saint? Currently living in Northern Virginia, Sharon has also lived in Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, Brazil and Honduras. As an undergraduate she received first prize in a national collegiate poetry contest. She has a BS in Psychology and a BA in Liberal Arts from Virginia Tech, with graduate work in Linguistics from George Mason University. Her many occupations have included teacher, production assistant, coffee deliverer, legal secretary, stage manager and waitress. See, she's a writer!
In addition to all forms of writing, Sharon loves kayaking, travel, painting and photography. Her latest obsession is wood artistry. Sharon forages for wood, primarily Cypress driftwood, and creates a persona for each piece, which includes an original haiku evocative of its essence. Meet Dolphin Dog, part of her Wood Spirit series:
Get Your Dolphin Dog!
Likes to be petted
Quietly watches TV
Never has to eatů