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The Scoop on Sharon A. Crawford

Sharon A Crawford
Wriiter Editor Speaker Instructor

Sharon A. Crawford, a former journalist, is a freelance memoir and fiction writer, writing consultant/ instructor, blogger, book reviewer, editor and actor. She also hosts the online TV show Crime Beat Confidential on thatchannel.com. Sharon’s most recent book is The Enemies Within Us – a Memoir (Blue Denim Press, 2020). She is also the author of the Beyond mystery series, the short story collection Beyond the Tripping Point (Blue Denim Press, 2012), the novel Beyond Blood (Blue Denim Press, Fall 2014) and the newest in the series Beyond Faith (Blue Denim Press, October 2017). She belongs to Crime Writers of Canada, Sisters in Crime, The Toronto Heliconian Club, and runs the East End Writers’ Group. Her hobbies: reading, walking, gardening, photography, and research act as catalysts for her books.

Writing

  • Author of the memoir The Enemies Within Us – a Memoir. Blue Denim Press (fall 2020
  • Author of mystery novel Beyond Faith, Blue Denim Press (fall 2017)
  • Author of mystery novel Beyond Blood, Blue Denim Press (fall 2014)
  • Author of mystery short story collection Beyond the Tripping Point, Blue Denim Press (2012)
  • Specialize in writing blog content, personal essays, memoir, op-ed, book reviews, and crime fiction (short stories and novels)

Writing, Editing & Consulting

  • Specialize in: working one-on-one with authors including tutoring, manuscript evaluation, book proposals, query letters, supplying marketing information
  • Areas covered: fiction (novel and short stories), memoirs, essays, health (alternative and mainstream), crime, business, and humour, new age spiritual

Teaching

One of the Toronto Public Library branches where Sharon taught
  • Instructor of the Making Words Sparkle Workshops
  • Specialize In: Memoir, Fiction (Short Stories, Novels, including writing specifics – plot, characters, point of view, setting, voice, stuck in the middle), Crime Fiction and Freefall Writing

Speaking Engagements/Presentations

The First One – Book Launch for Beyond the Tripping Point at The Rivoli in downtown Toronto
  • Author Memoir Presentations online on Zoom and Facebook with Blue Denim Press
  • Now on Youtube (2020-Preseht) Latest The Rune and Sixth Sense. Does Fate Play in Life and Literature, November 23, 2021on Facebook. Video on Youtube
  • Author readings  at Chapters, The Idler, The Madison, Bar Italia, Toronto Writers’ Centre, Canadian Authors Association (Toronto), and Richvale Writers; solo and with Crime Writers of Canada at various library branches in Toronto Hamilton, and York Region,  Ontario Du Café, Q Space, Red Rocket Coffee house (From 2000)
  • Workshop organizer for CAA annual conference (2000)
  • Speaker/panelist/ for organizations such as Editors Canada, Richvale Writers, Canadian Authors Association, Get Work Network, PWAC, Word on the Street (Toronto), Bloody Words, Crime Writers of Canada, East End Writers’ Group (From1999)

Most Recent Beyond Books Held up by PI Dana Bowman, the main Beyond character

Sharon’s Most Recent Book – the Memoir

For now only…

Meantime visit Sharon’s website here

 

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