The authors


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 she was in her 80s.  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 is now in her 90s, lives in Glen Rose, Texas.


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 working on her first solo novel. She lives in Granbury, Texas with her husband Ray.


6 responses to “The authors

  1. Mary Coe

    January 31, 2013 at 4:04 am

    So happy for both you and your Mom! Can’t wait to read my author signed copy! Best of luck with all your books.

  2. Janice

    October 20, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    I enjoyed your first book very much. Can’t wait to read the second one.

  3. Mary

    December 17, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    I just finished your first book. Loved it. I wanted it to never end. I have a question, is Danny really Sam’s son? Or did I miss something? I bought your books at the Garfield craft bazaar. After reading the first one I went one to amazon and bought the kindle version so I could give the books to my niece.

    • swopeparente

      December 17, 2016 at 5:55 pm

      Mary: a comment like that makes my day. Who Sam’s son is, is an ongoing mystery not yet solved. But you are not the first one to ask that question. It surprises Mom and I that people think Danny is the one.

      Please keep on reading and let us know what you think. If you can take the time to provide a review on Goodreads or Amazon, we would LOVE it.

      Did I get your email? Would like to put you on the list for when a new book comes out. And I’d love to know what you think of the rest of our series.

      • Mary

        December 19, 2016 at 1:10 am

        Oh great make me wait. Hahaha. I love reading so this should be fun. Are the books suppose to be connected? Or will there be another series come out of each one? I’ve got to get back to reading the second book. I usually do review when amazon ask for one. I’ll check out goodreads as well. I didn’t give you my email that day but here it is Yes I would love to know when another is published! By the way do you get $$ when ebooks are bought? I hope so. Blessings to you and your mom. Merry Christmas!


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