Sharon Elaine Thetford in Perry, Oklahoma.
Attended schools in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Winfield, Kansas, and graduated
from high school in Paris, Texas.
Holds a B.A. Degree in journalism from the University of Oklahoma. First
woman sports editor of the Oklahoma Daily, the student newspaper, and later
Worked as a newspaper reporter for The Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City), The
Norman (Oklahoma) Transcript, The Colorado Springs (Colorado)
Gazette-Telegraph, The Tulsa World, and The McAlester News-Capital and
Married to William J. Ervin, Sr., and has four grown children.
"A member of Sisters in Crime", A member of Romance Writers of America, the Oklahoma Federation of Writers,
Romance Writers Ink, Tulsa OK; The Lesser North Texas Writers, Plano, TX;
The University of Oklahoma Alumni Association; the OU Student Pubs Alumni
Club; Alpha Phi Sorority; PEO; the General Federation of Women’s Clubs;
Friends of the Library of McAlester; McAlester’s McSherry Writers; a past
member of Theta Sigma Phi (women in journalism) and Sisters in Crime.
NIGHTINGALE NIGHTINGALE ISBN-13 is 978-1-4405-6809-1
CANDLESTICKS ISBN: 978-1-59414-876-7
AFTERMATH ISBN: 978-0-937660-11-9
MURDER ABOARD THE CHOCTAW GAMBLER, novel, hardcover, ISBN
978-1-59414-698-5, approximately 371 pp., copyright 2008, Five Star
THE RIBBON MURDERS, novel, hardcover, ISBN: 1-59414-436-2,
207 pp., copyright 2006, Five Star.
CHICK LIT FOR FOXY HENS, four-novella anthology, ISBN 0-937660-75-2, 187 pp., copyright 2005, AWOC Publishing
WEEKEND WIFE, novel, trade paperback, ISBN 1-4137-6229-8,
203 pp., copyright 2005, PublishAmerica.
COUNTERFEIT COWBOY, novel, trade paperback, ISBN
1-4137-4955-0, 285 pp., copyright 2005, PublishAmerica.
BODACIOUS, novel, trade paperback, ISBN 1-58851-494-3, 261
pp., copyright 2002, PublishAmerica, Baltimore MD.
JUSU AND MOTHER EARTH, novel, trade paperback, ISBN
1-893162-87-7, 248 pp., copyright 2000, AmErica House, Baltimore MD.
THE SOONER STORY 1890-1980, no ISBN, 120 pp., hard cover,
copyright 1980, (contributor at the request of Editor Carolyn G. Hart),
The University of Oklahoma Foundation, Norman OK.
Amazon.com shorts, 2008, "My Little Boyfriend."
Arabella, April/May, 2004, "Metro Bus."
Whispers From Heaven, October 2001, "Suzie's Ministry."
Whispers From Heaven, April 2001, “Shuggie.”
Pray!, February 2000, “Following God’s Lead: Fasting One
Step at a Time.”
True Love Magazine, February, 1999, “Wild Sex on Wheels!”
The PEO Record, May-June, 1991, “Ann Mann’s Efforts Help
Soldiers in The Persian Gulf.”
The Harvard Review, reprint of Tulsa World Newspaper story
June 21, 1988, “Astrophysicist Entered Field by Chance."
Newsweek, early 1960s, at Newsweek's request, as a Norman
Transcript reporter, I interviewed the foremost authority on lotteries, an
OU professor, when New Hampshire voters approved the first state lottery
in the nation. My story ran unedited with no byline.