Shari Popejoy

Seated at her child-size rolltop desk, Shari longed to write meaningful words, but although her heart was full of desire, her page was full of wordless moonlight.  The years passed, and in the midst of loudly living life, she has heard the still small voice whisper the words to write the stories she has always wanted to tell.

Her first book, Won Without Words, an autobiographical encouragement for wives, published in 2009, opened the door to renew her love for writing, and became the catalyst that inspired her to write Speak No Evil, within forty days.  Speak No Evil was the first in the youth adventure series, The Livingstone Library, an allegorical set of books for 'smart kids'.  That same year she completed Undercover Highschooler, and Song of Rebellion, the second volume of the Livingstone Library.  Echoes of Thunder and Seeds of the Whirlwind, volumes III and IV of the Livingstone Library, quickly followed, and have been an intensive application to hone her creative writing skills.  Her current work in progress, Wrestling Shadows, promises to be a work which combines the allegorical elements of deeper truths with a fun story about a girl and her horse, allowing the readers to get a more personal glimpse of Rachael Livingstone, one of the main characters from the series.

Shari and Marc, her husband of over twenty-six years, and their three children live in the quiet country of the Ozarks where her office is a bench under the willow boughs, an adirondack on the back deck, a table at the oak-canopied patio, the lazy porch swing, or when nature balks, a comfy wing-back chair indoors, but with a full view of the wooded Ozarks surrounding the home which Marc built for them.