SHARON SMITH is a Staff Editor for Barking Rain Press. Sharon has been a writer most of her life, and routinely reads two or three novels at a time, in hard copy or as a book on tape. She has a BA in Humanities and two MAs in US History. She began her writing career in 1999, when she wrote text for an exhibit about jazz for Indiana Historical Society and pieces for a book about the circus in Indiana. Since 2001, she has worked in the exhibit design industry, where she researches, plans, and writes for exhibits in museums, visitor centers, interpretive trails, and the like.
In the past 11 years, she has completed done over 60 projects for public and private clients. She acts as her own editor for each project, and meticulously proofreads every phase, whether just edited or written from scratch. She has long been a fan of British murder mysteries, from the Golden Age works of Allingham, Sayers, and Tey to the books written more recently by Laurie King, Deborah Crombie, Jacqueline Winspear, Dick Francis, and Martha Grimes. She has read and re-read all the books of Americans Rex Stout, Nevada Barr, and Miriam Grace Monfredo, as well as books by Rex Stout, Ellery Queen, Tony Hillerman, and Sue Grafton. Her favorite books successfully combine very accurate history with an engaging, believable human story, and a well-crafted murder mystery set into historical context is her idea of a wonderful read. You can find Sharon at LinkedIn.