Sharon Rene — Author Spotlight
Today I’m happy to welcome author Sharon Rene for an author spotlight.
— What genre(s) do you write in and why?
I enjoy writing in a variety of genres, and A Mixed Bag of God’s Grace gave me the opportunity to do just that. The short stories are a combination of biblical, historical and contemporary. I write because I enjoy creating a unique world and escaping reality for a few minutes. In all my writing, fiction or non-fiction, children or young adult I strive to honor God and to shine His light in a world that desperately needs Him. But I know this can’t be done if the book is not entertaining and fun for children to read.
— Who is your ideal reader?
When writing this book, I pictured a parent with three children of various ages and genders. The oldest boy liked historical, but the girl preferred contemporary, while the little one loved the excitement of the Bible stories. My ideal reader is a child who loves all three genres, but my ideal parent is one who realizes that this book will please every child in the house.
— What are you currently working on?
I am currently writing a Young Adult Speculative series. In 2062, a group of teens are embroiled rescuing kidnapped Christian students and stopping a politician’s assassination. I got hooked on Young Adult the minute I read The Hunger Games. My books are not nearly as violent or sensual as some of the secular YA books, but they are just as exciting. I hope this series will make an excellent alternative for teens who enjoy reading intriguing dystopian novels but do not enjoy the immoral themes in some of the popular YA fiction.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
A Mixed Bag of God’s Grace is a collection of short stories for children ages six to eleven. Children will witness the confusion at the Tower of Babel and the apostle Peter’s miraculous rescue from prison as told by a charming cat and mouse duo. The reader travels to England where they encounter Queen Elizabeth I, Grania the she-pirate and a young boy who does not want to become a knight. In the contemporary section, several young Christians deal with the challenges of our modern society.
Thanks to an excellent suggestion by one of my critique partners, I’ve included a short devotion after each story. This also provides a time for parents to minister to their children.
I would love for you to comment now and tell me what you think of the concept of “something for every child” in this book. Will this help supply a “reading” need for families or not?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sharon Rene
Sharon Rene’s book, A Mixed Bag of God’s Grace, is a collection of short stories for children, biblical, historical and contemporary. Currently she’s working on a Christian Young Adult series. She’d love for you to connect with her on her website www.sharonreneauthor.com to learn more about her Divine Destiny series. Sharon Rene strives to honor God in all her writings and help people know Him better.
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