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 summer camp boyfriend (now husband) and their four children where she writes young adult novels. She serves as the web coordinator for the Houston YA/MG writer’s group, and speaks at various groups and events around Houston. She was competitively selected for MFA-level workshops with Sara Zarr and Francisco X. Stork at The Writing Barn, and with Nova Ren Suma at the Djerassi Resident Artist’s Program. Her manuscript, DON’T SAVE ME, won first place in the children’s/young adult category of the 2014 Houston Writer’s Guild Manuscript Contest.
When she’s not writing, you can catch her in the kitchen worshiping all things Julia Child, doodling in her art journal, or binge-watching teen dramas on Netflix.
Sharon is represented by Saba Sulaiman of Talcott Notch Literary Services.