We have another author on board here.
Please help me in welcoming Sharon Thompson to Trace Literary Agency.
Sharon Thompson lives in Donegal, Ireland and is an ex-primary school principal.
Sharon writes crime fiction, short stories and commercial fiction.
She’s an avid member of Imagine, Write, Inspire a writing group, under the mentorship of HarperCollins author Carmel Harrington.
Sharon’s short stories have been published in various on-line magazines. Her latest non-fiction piece is published on the international Dangerous Woman’s project. #WritersWise is her collaboration with writer, Dr Liam Farrell. This is a trending, fortnightly, promotional tweet-chat with corresponding Facebook page and website — www.writerswise1.wordpress.com. It’s mission is to encourage and support writers to reach as wide an audience as possible.
Sharon has three manuscripts that will go out on submission.
Devina, Arthur, and Peggy.
Devina (67,000 words) – ‘Inside the mind of a female serial killer.’
Based in 1950s England, the Mediterranean and Paris, Devina chronicles the life of an effective, female serial killer. Devina’s lust for sex, blood and killing brings the reader on a journey into the mind of a woman who takes it all. But does she always come out on top?
Arthur (87,000 words) – ‘There’s something about Arthur … and the Irish dating scene is about to find out what.’
For fans of quirky, funny and feel-good reads, Arthur and his quest to find true love is irresistible. Fans of A Man called Ove and The Rosie Project will love his story. Charming Arthur is lonely and misses his wife Grace who died in a car accident. At sixty-eight Arthur is new to the dating game and social media. With his pal Malcolm he puts himself ‘out there’ again. His grandchildren, friends and family all help him overcome his fears and guilt, in his quest to find out if true love ever does strike twice.
Peggy (87,000 words) – ‘Meet Peggy an unmarried 1950s woman like no other.’
Fans of Lynda Page and Louise Philips will love this novel. Peggy Bowden is a thirty-year-old, back-street abortionist and brothel owner in 1950s Dublin. Her past comes back to haunt her, when a girl from her home county of Sligo, arrives to her door looking for an abortion. The books peels back the layers of Peggy’s world, an unmarried, ambitious woman living in the harshness of 1950s Ireland. With a lack of contraception, rights and respect, feisty Peggy takes on the church, the law and the emerging, criminal underworld of Dublin.
Through her charity work Sharon has given lectures, spoken publically, completed live interviews and written articles.
You can learn more about Sharon and her writing by visiting her Facebook page or following her on Twitter at @sharontwriter.
Welcome Sharon. We look forward to working with you!