Sharon Gwyn Short
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Sharon Gwyn Short

Sharon Short is the author of the novel My One Square Inch of Alaska (Penguin Plume) in which a pair of siblings escape the strictures of the 1950s industrial Ohio town on the adventure of a lifetime. She is also the the author of two mystery series (Josie Toadfern Stain-Busting Mysteries and Patricia Delaney eGumshoe Mysteries), and a humor collection, "Sanity Check: A Collection of Columns," which includes 100 reader-favorites of her weekly humor and lifestyle column that ran in the Dayton Daily News for more than a decade. Sharon has also published short stories and essays.

She now also writes as Jess Montgomery. Her novel, THE WIDOWS, will be published by Minotaur Books in January 2019.

Sharon has received Ohio Arts Council (OAC) Individual Artist Grants and Montgomery County (Ohio) Arts & Cultural District Literary Artist Fellowships. Based on early work on THE WIDOWS, she was named the 2014 John E. Nance Writer-in-Residence at Thurber House in Columbus, Ohio.

Sharon is the Literary Life columnist for the Dayton Daily News and is the Executive Director of the renowned Antioch Writers' Workshop at University of Dayton. She is a mentor in Seton Hill University's Low-Residency MFA in Writing Popular Fiction.

Sharon holds a B.A. in English from Wright State University and in 2013 was named the university's Outstanding Alumna for the College of Liberal Arts Department of English based on her achievements as a writer, columnist and director of a literary arts organization. She also holds an M.A. in English from Bowling Green State University. She makes her home in her native state of Ohio.

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    • Angel's Bidding

    • By: Sharon Gwyn Short
    • Narrated by: Em Eldridge
    • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
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    A valued representative of Kauffman Real Estate and Auctioneering vanishes, and then $100,000 is taken from the company safe....

    Regular price: $17.99

    • The Death We Share

    • Patricia Delaney "eGumshoe" Mystery Series, Book 3
    • By: Sharon Short
    • Narrated by: Michelle Babb
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
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    When a sleazy TV program threatens to tell all about retired opera superstar Carlotta Moses the singer's protective family engages investigator Patricia Delaney....

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    • A most unusual private eye

    • By Anne Rightler on 06-08-17

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    • Sanity Check

    • By: Sharon Short
    • Narrated by: Em Eldridge
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
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    For more than ten years, the Sanity Check covered everything from shredding pantyhose for stress relief, to the family dog joyfully dancing with flying eggs....

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