Sharon Ewell Foster

Sharon Ewell Foster

Nicknamed "the Picasso of the Pen, Sharon Ewell (rhymes with JEWEL) Foster is a Daily Guideposts contributor, a Romantic Times Career Achievement finalist, and is a double-finalist for Romance Writers of America's RITA Award. Formerly, a Defense Department instructor, writer, analyst, and logistician, she is a now a critically acclaimed, award-winning author and speaker. Her books have been previously published by Simon and Schuster, Random House, and Multnomah Publishers.

She uses her experience as a researcher, as mom, and her work with the military to write stories full of adventure, wisdom, intrigue, and that sparkle with accurate details and a dash of romance!

Her writings have earned her a loyal following that crosses market, gender, and racial boundaries. She has earned glowing reviews in Kirkus Review, Booklist, Publishers Weekly, Romantic Times, Ebony Magazine, Library Journal, Christianity Today, Baltimore Sun, and many other publications, and has been interviewed on numerous radio and TV programs.

She is winner of the Civil War Institute's 2012 Shaara Prize for Excellence in Civil War Fiction for her novel, The Resurrection of Nat Turner. Her first historical novel, Passing by Samaria, was chosen as the NAACP Book of the Year in 2000 and won her the Christy Award. She is author of eight other books, including the Essence bestselling Ain't No River, also a Christy Award finalist and winner of the Gold Pen Award, and Abraham's Well, winner of the Romantic Times Best Inspirational for 2006. Born in Texas, raised in Illinois, she now resides in North Carolina. Visit

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