Shari Broyer has been writing since the age of five. Her earliest awards: a First Place trophy for Creative Writing and First Runner-Up certificate for Poetry at 8th grade graduation.
Formerly she was: ~Editor in Chief of Kent State University (Ashtabula Branch) literary magazine, Kaleidoscope ~Facilitator, Writers’ Forum, a writers' group at Barnes and Noble, High Point, NC ~Host of Writer’s Digest World’s Largest Writing Workshop ~Published in various literary anthologies ~Top 100 winner, Writer’s Digest2000 competition--Inspirational category with a flash fiction entitled--ironically--Shades of Gray ~Winner, author Terri Weeding's Little Ole Humor Contest--with a 500 word piece entitled "My Middle Name" ~Board member/Editor of The Desert Rose, newsletter for the Phoenix Desert Rose Chapter of Romance Writers of America Currently, she resides in Mesa, AZ and facilitates Writers, Ink (formerly Writers Roundtable), a monthly writers' group at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, AZ. She is also a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers and its local Christian Writers of the West chapter.
To date, she has released many titles. See her books under the Now Available tab. Jesus on a Park Bench is now firmly in the top 100 of its category. Even though it is a Christmas story it is being purchased and read year round. The release of the paperback version inspired the "To the Streets" project for the homeless that Shari conducted during the 2013 Christmas season as well as this past 2014 Christmas season (see the To The Streets blog page on this website).
Her goal (isn't it the same for all writers?) is to become a #1 New York Times bestselling author.
In August, 2012, she was a winner of the "6 Days to E-Launch" challenge sponsored by George Sirois, top 50 Amazon Kindle Bestselling author of Excelsior.The short thriller, Aunt Lottie's Ring, that she penned during the challenge is available through Smashwords and has been accepted into premium status, so it is also available through other e-retailers such as Sony and Nook. Because of that challenge, she is now friends with George on Facebook and hears from him every now and again.
Other endeavors: In October 2013 Shari joined Mesa East Lions and assisted with their White Cane fundraisers to provide glasses for needy schoolchildren and the homeless, as well as other vision and hearing needs. She was also Historical Coordinator for the 2014 Rattler Writing Contest sponsored by Christian Writers of the West. In 2014, she began publishing for other authors as well as editing for pay. In June of this year she was hired by the United States Bureau of the Census as a Field Representative and conducts various surveys for them. She is a young, 59-year-old mother of two children--a daughter and son who both reside in California--and grandmother of two boys, ages sixteen and ten. She's currently single and enjoys reading, writing, traveling, the arts, concerts including all types of music, movies—especially comedy and romantic comedy—painting, drawing and generally being creative. She's physically active despite having mild Cerebral Palsy (she was born three months early and weighed just 2 lbs., 3 oz.). In summertime, she tries to swim at least three times per week for exercise and to keep cool in the pool where she lives. In winter, she walks and go on light hikes with friends. When not feverishly writing, editing or publishing, she also enjoys playing with her cat, Baby, who--by the way--is featured on the cover of The Cat Who Would Be Black.