Who I Am


I write science fiction/fantasy with a horror slant and sweet sentimental contemporary romances realistic stories of relationships: the good, the bad, and the unpaid bills. My works delves beyond romantic candlelit dinners and the fluttery butterflies of a first kiss and dives right into the often light, sometimes dark, and ever-enduring heart of real love.

Wyckham House print cover3My background includes a childhood spent in Air Force base theaters, where my projectionist father ran carbon arc film projectors;  several years in the food service industry; some time spent in a couple sewing factories (I did top-stitching for the Levi line back in the early 1980s); and numerous years spent working in various offices. I hold two Associates of Applied Science degrees in Office Information Systems and Administrative Assistant. I am married with three children, two grandchildren, and four feline furbabies. We all SharonGerlach_BlinkOfAnEye_acurrently live on the dry side of Washington State, rubbing elbows with the wonderful state of Idaho.

All of this has given me the arrogance to believe I have the background and sufficient experience to write about relationships, especially in the office setting. If you’re here, I’ve convinced you to believe this as well. I cannot promise that my work is for everyone – reader tastes are extraordinarily subjective – but I do promise a rollercoaster ride of exquisite emotion, imperfect characters, reckless actions, and sometimes beautifully idiotic Where I Belong cover bbhndecisions.

So, in the the various languages of my melting-pot lineage, I say welcome. Willkommen. Fáilte. Bienvenue.