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2024 Bombeck Workshop Faculty Sharon Short

Sharon Short

Sharon Short is the author of 15 books. Under the pen name Jess Montgomery, she writes the Kinship Historical Mysteries, set in 1920s Appalachian Ohio and inspired by Ohio’s true first female sheriff. Her next novel, Trouble Island, set for release in September 2024, is a historical thriller set on a remote Lake Erie island in 1930.

Short is a contributing editor to Writer’s Digest, for which she writes the column “Level Up Your Writing (Life).” She teaches writing courses through Writer’s Digest and is a frequent speaker at libraries, book clubs and writing groups.

She is a three-time recipient of the Individual Excellence Award in Literary Arts from the Ohio Arts Council and has been a John E. Nance Writer-in-Residence at Thurber House in Columbus, Ohio.