Sharon Morse was born in Caracas, Venezuela to an Argentine father and an American mother. When she was six, her family moved to her mom’s hometown of Houston, Texas, where Sharon refused to speak English until her first bite of a Shipley’s donut. Donut quickly became part of her growing English vocabulary, along with Dr. Pepper, and rodeo. A reluctant reader until her teens, Harry Potter was the gateway drug that led to a life-long addiction to great books, and eventually to writing her own stories.
Sharon still lives in Houston with her husband and two tiny humans where she writes young adult novels. She’s on the board of the Houston YA/MG writer’s group, an active member of SCBWI, and has attended various writer’s conferences and workshops including the Backspace Writer’s Conference in New York and the Big Sur Writer’s Workshop. She was competitively selected for MFA-level workshops with Sara Zarr and Francisco X. Stork at The Writing Barn in Austin. Recently, her manuscript DON’T SAVE ME won first place in the children’s/young adult category of the 2014 Houston Writer’s Guild Genre Manuscript Contest.
When she’s not writing, you can catch her doodling in her art journal, wrecking her house with her latest craft project, or chugging lattes with her critique partners.