Speaking Engagements

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Sharon is an inspiring and humorous speaker, having spoken at her book readings as well as at various events for churches, non-profits, and businesses.

She’s spoken at a dinner for a fundraiser for the March of Dimes, at events for the American Red Cross/National Donor Marrow Program, and at the 6th Biennial on Minorities, the Medically Underserved, & Cancer where T.J. Dunlap, the director of the symposium was quoted as saying Sharon gave a “moving and rousing speech.” In addition, Sharon has taught writing to school students through the United Arts Council for eight years and has lots of experience speaking to elementary and middle school students.

Topics available:

Being the Mom of Boys

A humorous look at being a Mom in a household of all males, but also includes poignant moments. Can include a reading from her book, “House of Testosterone – One Mom’s Survival in a Household of Males” and messages from the message board of her website, www.momsofboys.org

Finding Mom

A talk geared for moms about the importance of still pursuing their own dreams and goals amidst the chaos of motherhood.

Contains humor and excerpts from “House of Testosterone” also because the book includes lots of anecdotes that all moms and women can relate to.

A Matter of Perspective

A talk based on her article published in Good Housekeeping magazine about her young nephew’s successful bone marrow transplant. Similar to her successful speech at the 6th Biennial on Minorities, the Medically Underserved, & Cancer.

Also includes some of her personal experiences with writing and pursuing dreams and goals and the importance they have in our lives.

Perfect for corporations, non-profits, businesses, and government entities looking for a motivational talk.

The Significance of Rainbows

Similar to the speech above but told from more of a Christian perspective.

The Roller Coaster of Getting Published

The road to getting published has lots of ups and downs, and Sharon shares her experiences with a humorous touch, while being encouraging.

The Difference a Teacher Made in My Life

Based on a column I wrote about my high school English teacher and how she helped to realize my gift for writing, but also to want to make a difference with it.

The Building Blocks of Good Writing

A two hour interactive seminar/workshop with 4th-9th graders (adapted to grade/skill level) about narrative writing and expressing feelings on paper. Based on Sharon’s popular week-long writer-in-residence program through the United Arts Council of Wake County, 2000-2008.

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Public Speaking

Barnes & Nobles Speaking