Sharon Svitak was born and raised in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco. She has also lived in Albany, Georgia and Arvada, Colorado before becoming a resident of Dublin, California in 1986. She enjoys traveling both domestic and abroad. On the North American continent she especially enjoys the Pacific Northwest and the Yukon Territory. Overseas her favorite place to visit is Ireland, closely followed by western Turkey, particularly Asia Minor.
In addition to her writing regimen, Sharon enjoys wine tasting, reading for leisure, and cruises at sea. She has just completed her first fiction effort, Simply Irresistible, A Spruce Creek Romance. She is now at work on the Simply Provocative, the second book in the trilogy. She writes fiction under the pen name Sharon Burgess. Visit the website associated with her trilogy at www.SharonBurgess.com. She publishes book reviews on her website, sharonsvitak.com
Her prior publications include the book, Letters to Ethan: Joe’s Story and “Book of Memories” which appears in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Grieving and Recovery. She also appeared in the Tri-Valley Writers anthologies, Voices of the Valley: First Press and Voices of the Valley: Encore.
Sharon received the Tri-Valley Writers 2016 Sue Tasker Award for exemplary volunteer service. She is both state and branch Treasurer of the California Writers Club and the branch representative to the Central Board. She also moderates a novelist critique group. For three years, Sharon was editor of the CWC Tri-Valley Branch newsletter.