Creating characters and situations is an often risky business, especially when, in lieu of the homework he expected, an American History teacher gets a short story the student has written. Somehow, Sharon managed to graduate and move on, doing an eight year tour of duty with the Marine Corps. She has also worked as a computer specialist, a substitute teacher, and currently, as a telecommunications analyst. Having toured in numerous countries must be an omen, since her life has been one giant research project. Sharon currently resides in Colorado.