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Sharon Maria Bidwell

Sharon was born in London on New Year’s Eve. She has always followed many creative pursuits. Eventually, her love of books and a wild imagination compelled her to focus on writing. The first short story she submitted — Silver Apples of the Moon — was accepted by Roadworks Magazine. The editor announced her as “a writer who is going places” and described the story as having “both a Sci-fi and horror element,” and being “strong on characterisation, and quite literary, in terms of style.” Subsequently, she was approached to write all reports and publicity material, including a piece for translation into Braille for The Really Wild Nursery and Arthritis Care Breaking Down the Barriers garden project, which took place at the Malvern Spring Show.

Since then, her work has appeared steadily in both print and electronic publications, such as Midnight Street, Aoife’s Kiss (Sam’s Dot Publishing), Night To Dawn, and Radgepacket (Byker Books). Her short story — Bitter and Intoxicating — was snapped up for inclusion in the anthology Red Velvet and Absinthe. This compilation, edited by Mitzi Szereto with a foreword by Kelly Armstrong, was designed to evoke the romantic ethos of classic Gothic fiction with a serving of eroticism. With a repertoire of twisted tales and a love of cross-genre writing, it surprised everyone (including herself) when she branched out into erotic romance. These works have been critically acclaimed and often described as ‘deeply passionate’.

She was propelled into the Steampunk universe of Space, 1899 and beyond, winning approval of series creator and award-winning game designer, Frank Chadwick, with three books, one of which was co-authored with editor (and writer) Andy Frankham-Allen, and subsequently led to her writing for the Lethbridge-Stewart series. The Wishing Bazaar is her first piece of Doctor Who related fiction.

Sharon’s worlds are vivid, unexpected and sometimes intensely magical. Sharon writes whatever her warped mind can come up with and is quite capable of writing something darker, grittier, and even outright twisted. Her love for all things Myth and Legend led her to write under more than one name, and for her Dark Fiction to create Sharon Kernow.

During her writing career she’s lived in a house with a Harry Potter cupboard under the stairs, shared a publisher with the creator of Roger Rabbit, and has taken a trip to Jupiter. Only one of these has been in her imagination.

Visit this diverse writer's site at: http://www.sharonbidwell.co.uk

A Note From Sharon Maria Bidwell

Sharon is the author of the best-selling m/m romance, “Snow Angel”, and with numerous publishing credits in many genres.

When people ask me to explain my work, only one word springs to mind: Diverse. I’ve written fact and fiction in almost any genre. So far, I’ve been extremely lucky in that I have had the opportunity to do this, but I’ve also, often, had the pleasure of crossing genres. Thus, crime, horror, fantasy, action, adventure, fairy tales, gothic, erotica, non-traditional romance, and slipstream, are themes I’ve use in any combination.

Upcoming projects:

I have a backlist at Changeling Press, and at present write for Loose id and JMS Books. Outside of romance I occasionally sub short stories to magazines, and I am part of the team writing for the Steampunk universe of Space 1889 & Beyond. The Wishing Bazaar is my first piece of Doctor Who related fiction.

 
Current Releases
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Christmas Angel
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Angel Heart (sequel to Snow Angel)
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The Wishing Bazaar
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A Peek Into the Life of Sharon Maria Bidwell

Merlin's Cave at Tintagel, Cornwall

Merlin's Cave at Tintagel, Cornwall
11 Years of Love

11 Years of Love
My garden

My garden

Visit Sharon Maria Bidwell's website: http://www.sharonbidwell.co.uk

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Musa Publishing

Loose-Id

Changeling Press

Night To Dawn Blog (interviewed by Barbara Custer)





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