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Sharon PageNew York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Sharon Page sold her first book, an erotic romance novel A GENTLEMAN SEDUCED, in 2004. Since then, she has published more than 30 novels and novellas, both traditionally through NY publishers (Kensington, Random House, Harlequin), and on her own through indie publishing.

Sharon writes:

Historical romantic women’s fiction (AN AMERICAN DUCHESS, THE WORTHINGTON WIFE)

Erotic historical romance (THE GIRL WHO SEDUCED AN EARL, SIN, DEEPLY IN YOU)
Erotic paranormal romance (BLOOD RED, BLOOD CURSE)
Sensual historical romance (THE CLUB, ENGAGED IN SIN)
New adult contemporary erotic romance (The Yardley College Chronicles series).

Sharon’s books have won many awards including two RT Book Reviews Reviewers Choice Awards, three National Readers’ Choice Awards, the Colorado Award of Excellence, and the Golden Quill. Sharon was nominated by RT Book Reviews in 2013 for Career Achievement in Erotic Romance.

She graduated with a degree in Industrial Design and worked for years in the structural engineering field. Sharon is married, with two children.

Here’s a little of her story and why she writes so many genres:

Advised to get a ‘real job’, I studied product design at university, worked for many years in structural engineering, but I always dreamed of being an author. Now, I’m happy to say I am following that dream. And all those years in technical fields gave me a great perspective for writing from the male point of view.

My writing influences are varied. Mysteries were my first obsession. As a child, I devoured the Trixie Belden and Nancy Drew mystery series, and I was addicted to Agatha Christie. In grade eight, S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders was on the reading list and I was awestruck by her voice and the emotional power of that story. At that point I knew I wanted to be a writer.

My mother introduced me to Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca. Du Maurier’s Jamaica Inn is one of my favorite books—and a powerful romance. (I also think Shaun of the Dead has one of the best and most realistic romances I’ve seen.) In my later high school years, I discovered two novels hidden at the back of my parents’ bookshelves: Fear of Flying and Blue Skies, No Candy and fell in love with these strong female voices. In pursuit of my dream, I penned a few novels in high school, pounding them out on a clunky manual typewriter with a faded ribbon. But these got stowed in the file cabinet.

Finding Romance Writers of America and my local RWA chapter, was the turning point for me. I’d highly recommend finding a chapter if you are an aspiring romance author. Not only did I learn about the business and craft of writing, I met great writers who have become dear friends.

Since I love creating sexy, wicked heroes who love to pleasure their women, I gravitated to writing Regency set historical romances. Deciding to heat up these stories from sensual to erotic, I wrote A GENTLEMAN SEDUCED, which sold to Ellora’s Cave in 2004 and was my first published novel.

Signing with Kensington Publishing was a whirlwind—my editor emailed two days after receiving my proposal. I had just come out of the hospital with my one-year-old son (it was a febrile seizure and my eternal thanks go to the paramedics and the hospital emergency team, who made sure my little guy ended up fit and well). My “call” ended up being on my answering machine. Within one month, I sold 5 single titles and 1 novella to Kensington.

Since then I’ve published many books of erotic regency romance, writing for Random House and Kensington. I’ve also written historical romantic women’s fiction set in the 1920s for Harlequin’s HQN line and I have indie published several historical and new adult romances.

In 2016, I experienced some big changes in my life. More about what happened is here.

I am delighted to be writing romance, where I can share the power of love and intimacy with readers. Thank you so much for stopping by!