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Madeline Sharples's Biography

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Manhattan Beach, CA
Married to Bob Sharples, May 28, 1970
Feb 2010

I have worked most of my professional life as a technical writer and editor, grant writer, and now as a proposal manager, managing the proposal development process and turning engineering "writing" into readable prose.  I co-authored a book about women in nontraditional professions called Blue Collar Women: Trailblazing Women Take on Men-Only Jobs (New Horizon Press, 1994) and co-edited the poetry The Great American Poetry Show, volumes 1 (Muse Media, 2004) and 2 (due for publication in early 2010). Most recently I wrote the poetry for two photography books, The Emerging Goddess and Intimacy, and recently had poems published in "Memoir (and)" (Volume 2, Number 2),  "Perigee, Publication for the Arts" (Issue 26), "unFold," and the "Survivor Chronicles." "Lunch," an excerpt from my memoir, Leaving the Hall Light On, appeared in "Perigee" (Issue 22).  

My memoir, Leaving the Hall Light On, released on Mother's Day 2011 and recently published as a paperback and eBook by Dream of Things. 

I also have a blog, "Choices"  (http://madeline40.blogspot.com) where I post my musings about life choices, enhanced by poems  and photos. I also have a monthly column at the Naturally Savvy and PsychAlive websites.

Upcoming Works

Leaving the Hall Light On

Recommended Links


Dream of Things

Interests & Hobbies

Writing, working out, tennis, reading, and going to movies, plays and opera.