Sharon Skinner holds a B.A. In English, an M.A. in Creative Writing and a Poetic License. She has worked as a landscaper, a cashier, a maid, a waitress, a communications specialist, a videographer, a technical writer, a project management consultant and a biomedical field service engineer and served aboard the USS Jason as one of the first women assigned to a US Navy ship. Her poetry and fiction have been published in myriad local, national and international publications. Sharon is an active member of SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) and serves as the Assistant Regional Advisor for SCBWI AZ.
Her recent publishing credits include In Case You Didn’t hear Me the First Time (2010), The Healer’s Legacy (2012), The Nelig Stones (2013), Mirabella and the Faded Phantom (March 2014). The highly anticipated sequel to The Healer’s Legacy, The Matriarch’s Devise, is due for release in Fall 2015.
“Something hissed and a wet chill wrapped around Mirabella’s wrist
and crawled toward her shoulder. She whipped around and glimpsed the
outline of someone sitting on the edge of her bed. But as she stared,
the image faded to a blur.”
When twelve-year old Mirabella and her mother move into Great Aunt
Clovinia’s old house, Mirabella discovers they aren’t the only ones
living there. A mysterious faded specter haunts the place.
When the house is scheduled for demolition, Mirabella must unravel
the mystery of the ghost’s identity, and free it from the old house
before it’s too late.
If they weren’t the only non-Norms in the entire town of Fair Glen—aside from the annoying half-Elf, Jeryd, who shows up and complicates things—Merissa might not give Bree the time of day. But when Bree is drawn into a curse that causes chaos at school and threatens the town, Merissa must find a way to vanquish the dark power behind the curse and keep her parents from finding out about it. All without failing biology.