Happy Monday to all our wonderful Firebird blog readers. Today is an extra special treat in our “Meet the Dreamweavers” series. Sharon Wray is our finalist of the day. And it holds special meaning to be able to host her. I met her via the 2012 Golden Heart finalists group. She’s my Firebird sister. And I couldn’t be happier for her. This is her 6th final.
That is amazing–well, that’s no surprise because she is so sweet and amazing herself. It would have to filter into her writing as well.
So, without further ado, here’s a little bit of the 411 on our lovely Sharon Wray.
A librarian/archivist who also studied dress design in the couture houses of Paris, Sharon is a six-time RWA Golden Heart Romantic Suspense author repped by Deidre Knight of The Knight Agency.
As she waits for the “Call”, Sharon writes stories of adventure, suspense and love and blogs at some of her favorite romance sites. In her spare time, she snaps endless photos of her family and her garden while negotiating backyard territory rights with her dog Donut. Sharon lives in Northern Virginia with her three biggest supporters — her amazing husband and twin teenagers.
See-amazing! Super congrats on your Golden Heart final, Sharon. I’m tickled pink for you. You’ve finaled six (count ‘em people–SIX) times. I love that one of your years was 2012 so we could become Firebird sisters. But what I’m wondering is, is the excitement of receiving that coveted phone call letting you know you’d finaled, the same this time as it was the first time?
I was even more excited this year than in any other year because of the eight manuscripts I’ve written (five of which have finaled in the Golden Heart before), See Her No More is my favorite. It’s also the hardest book I’ve ever written. I was so excited that I can’t even remember who called me!
I love the title and this book is so special to you. It seems like the book that moves us the most is the one that digs deeper into the emotions, drawing out more than we realize until the story is finished. Now, is this finalling entry in the same category as your previous finals? Or do you write in different genres?
All of my finals, including this year’s, have been in Romantic Suspense. I also write YA (near-future adventure and romance), but I have never entered that category.