Sharon's INSPIRATIONAL Short stories of Faith and Romance can be found HERE
(Type 'Sharon Donovan' in the 'Browse by Author' Box on the left side of the site)

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

HalloweenFlashFictionBash_mediumOur dear Sharon is featured on Karen Nutt's Blog today.

Pop along to read a feature originally posted on this blog, and to enter a contest for a chance to win a copy of Sharon's brilliant novel starring Oliver 'Kiss Of Death'

Saturday, April 27, 2013

FIVE STAR REVIEW

I'm thrilled to announce that there is a lovely Five Star (or five cups) review by of Sharon's last book 'Kiss Of death' at Coffee Time Romance.  Her book also received the covetted 'Coffee Time Reviewr Recommended  Award

(This is the second time she has won this award for one of her books!)

You can read her review here:


Thursday, April 11, 2013

Author Roast & Toast: Tribute to Sharon

Author Roast & Toast: Tribute to Sharon: On 11th April, 2012, God in his great wisdom, decided to take our dear friend and sister hostess, Sharon Donovan to join the other angel...

We love you Sharon

A year ago today the world lost a shining star and many of us lost a dear friend. The angels now sing with our sister Sharon and must be enthralled by her story telling as she 'paints pictures with words;' Now she can see again and take in all the beauties of Heaven., and her legacy to us is her lovely romantic suspense stories and her Inspirational tales. We posted a tribute to Sharon on The Author Roast and Toast, the 'fun' blog she helped run with Mary Ricksen, Patsy Palmer and myself (later joined by Mac Crowne). There is a link to that tribute in the sidebar, and in the meantime, I would like to reproduce an  essay written by Sharon's niece, Kendal McCulley.  I think it is beautiful and a wonderful tribute..

 If there’s one person in this world who has taught me so much and influenced me on a positive level, it’s my aunt and godmother, Sharon Donovan. She has lived nothing less than an inspiring life in which she still continues to impress those all around her, especially me! I can only hope to be half as successful as she has been, while managing to overcome nearly impossible obstacles. 

At the young age of twelve, Sharon was presented with disturbing news that was sure to affect anybody’s life. She was told that, by the age of twenty-five, she would lose her sight. The cause of this (tragedy) was diabetes, which had been diagnosed at the age of six. In her late teens and early twenties, Aunt Sharon became involved in art classes and demonstrated true talents at painting. When the day came, though, that she could no longer see the canvas in front of her, she had no choice but to give up her dreams of painting. However, this did not discourage her. When painting was no longer an option, she turned to a new outlet: writing. Now, nearly thirty years later, Sharon has put so much time and effort into writing and has become the author of three published novels, and countless short stories. 

As if suffering from diabetes and blindness wasn’t enough, last month Sharon suffered a major heart attack and a stroke as well. The chance of a complete recovery was pretty slim, but my family never doubted her ability to over these obstacles. Sure enough, she did. Though much has changed and she will have to be more careful than ever, Sharon found the strength to make it through. In her heart, I believe she knows she still has much more writing to do, and I believe that her writing will only improve. Not only has Sharon handled these situations well, but in the years between, she has gone through numerous surgeries, therapy, and countless doctor appointments. I truly believe that my Aunt Sharon’s story is amazing and one that could anyone could look up to. 

Sharon’s strengths and perseverance have influenced me in so many ways and have made me see things in a new light. First of all, one of her clearest, most admirable qualities is determination. Not only has she decided to live her life to the fullest, but she always strives to help others in the process. I can go to my aunt for help with anything, and I know that she’d be there for me. She also taught me to have faith and strength. Without these things, I now know it is impossible to survive any sort of challenge in life. To reach goals, we must believe in ourselves and she has inspired me to do just that for my future. My aunt has given me even more reason to want to be as educated and successful as possible. Finally, one of the most important things I have learned from her is not to take anything in life for granted because it could literally be gone in a second. 

I am so thankful to have the opportunities that I’ve had in my life. Even more importantly, I’m extremely blessed to have Sharon Donovan not only as my aunt, but my godmother. I’ve learned to see life in a new perspective and appreciate all things that have come my way when I strive to achieve, while at the same time staying motivated to be successful.
Kendal McCaulley

This was written by Sharon's niece. It got her accepted into one of the colleges she applied to. She loved her Aunt dearly. And what a great role model she had in Sharon!