SHARON LAFRENZ

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Sharon LaFrenz is 75 and has been writing since her childhood. Sharon adds, “I had my first story published in the school newspaper when I was 12. I am an American citizen, married to a German-Canadian from 1987–2019. I joined the Alberta Writers Association when I was 50, took a two-year course through the Institute of Children’s Writing in the early ’90s, and began attending the 20-day annual Port Townsend Writers Conference (attended five years in a row in the late 90’s—fabulous each year). I won a few writing contests during those years, had several short stories published in Canada, and also self-published three chapbooks of poetry, as well as serving as editor of the books of poems published each year in association with the Calgary Stroll of Poets. These days I enjoy drawing (my medium is pastel chalks), cooking, gardening, friends and family, and travel. My partner of ten years is Rudy Scalabrino. We have an adorable little Rat Terrier named Jack - or, more to the point, he has us!”