BIOGRAPHY OF F. SHARON SWOPE
F. Sharon Swope began creating stories when she was ten years old and never stopped. Except for a weekly column in her local newspaper, however, she did not seek publication until recently. Instead, Sharon married and raised four children to become lovers of books, reading and writing. Sharon was inspired by her youngest daughter Allyn M. Stotz, a successful children’s book author, to pursue her dream of writing books. Since she was in her eighties, she realized that if she was ever going to write down the stories in her head, she had better get started. She sat down and drafted Twist of Fate, written in collaboration with her second daughter, Genilee. Sharon and Genilee went on to draft the rest of the Fate Series, as well as a book of inspirational short stories. Sharon, who turned 90 in November 2017, lives in Woodbridge, Virginia.
BIOGRAPHY OF GENILEE SWOPE PARENTE
Genilee Swope Parente has made her living writing and editing since she graduated from Ohio State University in Journalism in 1977. She has been a newspaper reporter, worked in public information offices for a university and a politician and managed the periodicals for several trade associations. Since 1991, Genilee has been a freelance consultant, writing, editing and running magazines and newsletters for her clients. Genilee also has been writing creatively since she was a young girl and is currently drafting her own novel series for young adults. She lives in Dumfries, Virginia with her husband Ray of 25 years and their daughter Christina.