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Sharon Pape

Sharon's first novel, Ghostfire, was published by PocketBooks and went on to be condensed in Redbook magazine (the first paperback original the magazine had ever condensed.) Redbook also published her first short story.

Two books later, her writing career came to a grinding halt when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Once she was back on her feet, she joined the American Cancer Society's Reach to Recovery program as a volunteer and went on to run the program for Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Long Island.

In 2000, with the help of her surgical oncologist and two other volunteers, she started Lean On Me, a nonprofit organization that provides peer support and information to breast cancer patients. She says that the thousands of women whose lives she touched have enriched her own life beyond measure.

When Lean On Me celebrated its tenth anniversary and no longer required as much of her time, she found her way back to her first love— writing. Since then, she's been writing cozy mysteries with a paranormal twist including: the Portrait of Crime series for Berkley Prime Crime, the Crystal Shop series for Berkley Intermix and her new Abracadabra series for Kensington's Lyrical imprint.

Published Works:

Magickal Mystery Lore

Kailyn and Travis search for a killer, while Aunt Tilly and Merlin try to solve the problem with their magick. Release date 2019.

Magick Run Amok

Kailyn and Travis solve a string of murders. Published 2018 by Kensington/Lyrical.

That Olde White Magick

Kailyn and Travis solve the murder of a member of the town board. Published 2017 by Kensington/Lyrical.

Magick & Mayhem

Kailyn Wilde, a direct descendent of Merlin, teams up with a reporter, Travis, to solve the murder of her attorney. Published 2017 by Kensington/Lyrical.

For Everything a Season

GhostFire rewritten and released under this new name. Self-published 2014.

T'is the Season

A book of four holiday-themed short stories. Self-published 2014.

Sketcher in the Rye

Rory and Zeke solve a murder in a corn maze. Published 2013 by Berkley Intermix.

Alibis & Amethysts

Two friends move to Sedona and wind up solving a murder. Published 2013 by Berkley Intermix.

Sketch a Falling Star

Rory and Zeke catch the killer in an amateur acting troop. Published 2012 by Berkley Prime Crime.

To Sketch a Thief

Rory and Zeke stop a dog-napping ring. Published 2011 by Berkley Prime Crime.

Sketch Me If You Can

Rory, a police sketch artist and Zeke, a dead lawman from the 1800s, combine their skills to fight crime. Published 2010 by Berkley Prime Crime.

The Portal

Out of print.

An archeologist falls in love with a man from another plane of existence. Published 1994 by Silhouette Shadows.

The GodChildren

Out of print.

Twin girls separated at birth have supernatural powers that can alter the future if they are allowed to combine them. Published 1986 by Berkley.

Ghost Fire

Out of print.

An awful prophecy by one of the Salem witches may finally be coming true. Published 1983 by Pocket Books; condensed by Rebook.

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