Sharon Ervin

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Hi, I am Sharon Ervin

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Merry-go-round music makes me laugh. The rat-ta-tat-tat of the drums recalls daddies hoisting children onto the carousel, reminds me of the way stomachs flutter as the machinery groans to life and wooden horses shudder before lifting to set imaginations soaring.

I write novels mostly for and about women, although some men like them, too.

Like you, I had hobbies and dreams growing up: cheerleading, golf and tennis, proms. For spectating, I am almost obsessive about football. Mostly, however, I love romance--not necessarily as a spectator.

I went to the University of Oklahoma, primarily to be close to great football. I planned to be an M.D., but as things evolved, I changed to journalism. People said I wrote well. You don’t know those things when you’re young. People have to help you define your gifts.

Bill Ervin was my best friend, a man who combines the most important human qualities, but who nearly ruined our idyllic, platonic friendship when he suggested we marry, a radical concept. Our union has worked well. We have four grown children and are still best friends. We live in McAlester, Oklahoma, population 20,000. We stand at attention, hats doffed, hands over our hearts, to honor the stars and stripes at parades and ballgames. We know all the words to The Star Spangled Banner and belt it out when the opportunity presents. We are devout Christians, yellow dog Democrats, crazy about our kids, only a little less crazy about our grandkids, and even enjoy our in-laws.

Life is comfortable here and familiar. America’s heartland is richly blessed with fictional characters. Critics say I write good dialogue. That’s because I eavesdrop. A lot. I am attune to the thrum of life around me, like the rat-ta-tat-tat which, though it does not carry the tune, enriches the music of the carousel. And that thrum compels me to write books about the undercurrents in life which drive us. They are neither social commentaries, nor texts. They are, rather, the books of my heart.

Book Signings
September 25 (Saturday): Signing at Barnes & Noble, 540 Ed Noble Parkway in Norman, OK from 2 to 4 pm.
October 9 (Saturday): Signing at Barnes & Noble, 8620 E. 71st, Tulsa, OK from 2 to 4 p.m.
November 6 (Saturday): Speaking and signing books at the Sapulpa Library, 27 W. Dewey, Sapulpa, OK from 11 am. to 1 p.m.   

My Books

CandlesticksNew book coming June 16, 2010


ISBN: 978-1-59414-876-7

Five Star Publishing

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ISBN: 978-0-937660-11-9

Publisher: Deadly Niche Press

Anna, a newspaper reporter, survives fifty-three hours as a kidnap victim, then refuses to talk about the ordeal to anyone, until she meets the irrepressible Joe Marsh, the man who helped save her from three hundred miles away. The immovable Anna gradually gives ground to Marsh’s irresistable charm. He is determined to restore Anna to her adventurous, fun-loving self.

Go Here for an excerpt from AFTERMATH

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Now Available on Amazon Kindle


ISBN: 978-1-59414-698-5

Five Star Publishing

When a croupier is murdered on the Choctaw Gambler Riverboat Casino, State Bureau of Investigation Agent Jim Wills invites newspaper reporter Jancy Dewhurst to accompany him to the scene.

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ISBN: 1-59414-436-2

March 2006
Five Star Expressions
Romantic Suspense

Go Here for an excerpt from Ribbon Murders
Go Here Ribbon Murders Reviews

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ISBN: 1-41376-229-8

Go Here for an excerpt from Weekend Wife

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ISBN 1-4137-4955-0

Go Here for an excerpt from Counterfeit Cowboy

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 ISBN 1-58851-494-3

Go Here for an excerpt from  Bodacious:

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 ISBN 1-893162-87-7

Go Here for an excerpt from Jusu and Mother Earth:

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Chick b- Lit for Foxy Hens

ISBN 0-937660-75-2

 “Four talented women writers have combined their life experience with their imaginations. Chick Lit for Foxy Hens is a cause for celebration.”
Teresa Miller author of Remnants of Glory and Family Correspondence

“Touching, funny, and insightful stories of second-time-around romance and adventure. Gals over forty will find themselves in these pages and have a rollicking good time!”
Deborah Camp, magazine editor and romance novel author of more than 45 books

“This spicy mix of sexy treats hits the spot for us ‘over-40’ dames.”
Velda Brotherton, author

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Additional Information


Former newspaper reporter Sharon Ervin has a degree in journalism from the University of Oklahoma Her work has appeared in Newsweek, The Harvard Review, Whispers From Heaven, Pray!, True Love, The PEO Record and Arabella magazines.

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