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Aug 10, 2023

Our podcast this week features Sharon Peterson (The Do-Over, Bookouture, August 2022). Tempted to give up writing when faced with raising four children (two with special needs), a downsized husband hospitalized with COVID, and the loss of her house in a natural disaster, Sharon turned to blogging as free therapy and with a sense of humor, a dose of humility and a tendency to overshare, discovered a community of bookstagrammers, a loyal agent, and a supportive writing home in WFWA and wound up with a two-book contract with a division of Hatchette.

Sharon M. Peterson is a former middle school teacher and has the personality to prove it. One of her favorite quotes is from Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath: “It was her habit to build up laughter out of inadequate materials.” She strives to tackle life that way and create characters who do the same. She lives in Washington with her husband and four children, including two autistic sons. She has one cat, two dogs, one tattoo, and an intense fear of poodles (don’t ask). Sharon is the author of The Do-Over and The Fake Out, both romantic comedies. She can usually be found hunched over her computer, creating characters and stories she hopes you’ll love as much as she does.

To learn more about Sharon, click here.