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Sharon Canfield Dorsey


SHARON CANFIELD DORSEY has published fiction, non-fiction, juvenile fiction and poetry in magazines, newspapers, journals, and anthologies. She has received awards from Christopher Newport University Writer's Conference, Poetry Society of Virginia, National League of American Pen Women, Gulf Coast Writer’s Association, and Chesapeake Bay Writers. She was a winner of the Art Lit Project, which displayed her poetry on the sidewalks of the city of Williamsburg, VA.


Dorsey has published four children’s books, a memoir, three books of poetry, an anthology, and a travel memoir. In addition, she has created two sets of art cards.


Sharon is a Senior Sales Director of 42 years with Mary Kay Cosmetics; Mom to son, Steven, and daughter, Shannon, and grandmother to Adaline, Emma and Zachary. She is a proud tribal member of Appalachian American Indians of West Virginia.


Writing is like breathing for me – necessary for survival. It’s the first thing I want to do in the morning and the last thing I want to do at night. I have been honored to have my work published in many anthologies, like the Centennial Anthology of the Poetry Society of Virginia, as well as prestigious magazines like The Pen Woman, the publication of the National League of American Pen Women, alongside the work of such icons as Maya Angelou.


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My Books

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