The authors


F. Sharon Swope began writing 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. Several years ago Sharon’s youngest daughter Allyn Stotz was successful in getting her first children’s book, The Pea in Peanut Butter, published. Being 82 at the time, Sharon realized that if she was ever going to write the books she had in her mind all those years, she had better get started.  Twist of Fate, written in collaboration with her second daughter, Genilee, is her first published book. It is part of the Sam Osborne detective series now in progress. She has also published several short stories in magazines. Sharon lives with her husband Robert of sixty-four years in Woodbridge, Virginia.


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 has also been writing creatively since she was ten years old and is writing her own novel series for young adults. She lives in Dumfries, Virginia with her husband Ray of 20 years and her teenage daughter Christina.



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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