All About Sharon

RWA RITA-finalist author Sharon Lynn Fisher writes stories for the geeky at heart — meaty mash-ups of sci-fi, suspense, and romance. She lives where it rains nine months of the year, and she has a strange obsession with gingers (down to her freaky orange cat).

Sharon's debut novel GHOST PLANET (Tor/Macmillan) was a 2013 RWA RITA finalist and a two-time RWA Golden Heart finalist. Her novel ECHO 8 was a 2011 Golden Heart finalist and FF&P On the Far Side winner. Sharon also wrote THE OPHELIA PROPHECY for Tor/Macmillan, and she has a collection of erotic fairy tales coming from Penguin Random House (Loveswept) in July 2016: BEFORE SHE WAKES.

Sharon's first accomplishment as a writer came at the age of 10, when she received an honorable mention for her story "Ice Age Adventure" from Cricket Magazine. Sharon is represented by Robin Rue of Writers House.

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Sharon's Fun Facts

Ruby Nickname:
Laser-cut Ruby



GH Year(s)
2009, 2010, 2011

Completed Manuscript(s)

sci-fi, paranormal, fantasy, erotica

Started Writing:
Age 6

Day Job:
freelance writing and editing

For Fun:
traveling, reading, cooking, rock climbing, drinking wine, hiking, listening to music

Blog Posts from Sharon

What I Learned Writing Short Stories

You may have heard before that switching up formats — from novels to short stories, for example — can help you grow as a writer. The reason I’ve most often heard cited for this is that it teaches you to write more concisely. To say more with less. I whole-heartedly agree, but in my own […]

New Year’s Resolution for Pantsers

Pantsers are a self-flogging bunch. We look at plotters’ tools — like Excel spreadsheets — and we can’t help but feel inadequate (and a little queasy). This post will NOT be about how you, as a pantser, should change. You write straight from your heart, and it takes you to amazing places. That’s a beautiful […]

Welcome Bestselling Fantasy/Paranormal Author Skyler White!

At RWA 2010 in Orlando, I was headed for the powder room when I almost bumped into a woman with red dreadlocks. Tired from the trip, and from staying up too late with my critique partner the night before, it took a moment for my brain to kick into gear. When it did, I realized […]