About Sharon K. Connell


First of all, did you know that detective fiction author Dashiell Hammett started out as a private detective; his first case was to track down a stolen Ferris wheel.

Now I was never a detective, although when I worked for Wells Fargo Guard Services, years ago, I occasionally helped out a detective in our company when he needed a female voice. Maybe that’s why I love the genre Christian Romance Suspense. But when it comes to scenes in my stories, I go to those in law enforcement to verify my details. Just thought you’d like to know that about me. 

I was born in Wisconsin, grew up and schooled in Illinois through College. In order to attend the Pensacola Bible Institute, I moved to Florida and lived there until retiring in Texas. Today I enjoy every minute of living as a Texan and writing.   


There are many things I enjoy doing today, things I’ve always wanted to have the time to do. Some of these include at least three to four hours writing stories about people who discover (as I have) that God will only allow those things into your life that will help you grow and/or increase your faith. I also enjoy birding, gardening, painting (when taking a break from writing) and singing.


Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.  Psalm 19:14


At the age of twelve years old, I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior.  I have never been disappointed that I did.  He has been with me throughout all my trials and tribulations, most of which I brought on myself. Not once, have I ever felt He deserted me or does not love me.


Humans, for the most part, have a way of convincing themselves that what they want is what God wants.  Sometimes that’s true…but most often we have our own desires in mind and not our Lord’s. 


Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.  James 4:3


Yet sometimes God lets us have our own way even when it’s not His Will.  This is what gets us into trouble.  I speak from experience.  Yet, the Lord has blessed me beyond measure and always forgives me when I ask.   I’ve learned He will never forsake me.


Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.  Hebrews 13:5


In my writing, I’ve tried to bring out these truths.  I hope you’ll enjoy all I’ve written, and it will be a blessing to you.


My Own Novels Written To Be A Blessing:  

A Very Present Help,

my first novel, revised 2nd edition


Paths of Righteousness
my second novel, in process of revision now
 There Abideth Hope,
third novel, to be revised

His Perfect Love

                                            My novels are available on Amazon 



Blarney Castle, South Ireland


  1. Hi, Sharon! I read your May newsletter. Very good. I loved the interview by Naomi Rue. It sounds like she is a very loving mother and wife. I read your excerpts. I liked them. The only thing I would suggest is to do your research on military processing and how long it takes. Three days seemed way to short of a time frame. I enlisted twenty years ago. There’s a MEPS Center involved (Military employment processing station, I think it stands for) that tests your eligibility for the military, testing all sorts of health related things. At least that’s how it was for the Army, not sure about the Marines. Before that, my recruiter trained me and put me on a strict diet so I could lose weight to pass the MEPS requirements. This went on for a month, but your character is probably not overweight lol. Just do your research first to see how long it takes to ship out to boot camp after enlisting. I know this is unedited, just wanted to put that in your mind. Also, I couldn’t bridge the gap very successfully from the Twin Tower bombings to him wanting to enlist. The jump seemed too abrupt. Maybe if he had seen an ad on TV about enlisting or if he was passing a recruitment office to spark that idea, I’d probably buy it more. Or it could just be the case of me not knowing the character. If you had built up his character previously with him being a patriot and wanting to serve his country, then the jump in logic wouldn’t seem too sudden. This is the problem with trying to critique something in the middle, I don’t know previous connections and motivations lol. Good stuff, though. Great newsletter.

    • Thanks for your comments and suggestions, Patrick. Just so you know, I do research everything. I have a contact who is a Marine and I send him excerpts of what I write about the Marines and ask questions. When I first wrote this story, I also did research, but as I rewrite it, I’m double checking. Glad you liked it.

  2. Hi, Sharon, just read your June Newsletter! Very good! Love the Gospel message at the end. I liked the writing excerpts from Robyn Cook and Tom Fallwell. What’s sad is they write better than some published authors I’ve read, but yet, they’re making big bucks while Robyn, Tom, you, me, and every other Indie writer are struggling. Keep up the good work!

    • Thanks for your comments, Patrick. I appreciate them. Someday I’ll figure out how to get notices when someone leaves a comment here. LOL If any of you know how I can enable that, please let me know.

  3. If any of you have a problem opening the gospel song I included in my July newsletter, Novel Thoughts, please try this link. https://youtu.be/yj1Y5y3IOGM I’m not sure why some of the link don’t work at times after MailChimp mails out the newsletter. My apology for the inconvenience. It’s frustrating to me as well.

  4. Wow, Sharon! I am not sure where to begin. Let me first start by saying your newsletter is awesome! Although extremely long, it is full of great content not to mention how professional and well designed it is.
    You have shared a bit about yourself, others and their goals and lots of great ‘stuff’ authors can use.

    I’ve been to the Bammel Road Church of Christ a couple times. It appears you are one of my sisters in Christ. Yay!

    At any rate, thank you for the feature. I need to take my time and go through each section of the newsletter once more.


    • I’m so glad you enjoyed what you’ve read so far, Cherrye. Thank you for the compliment. A lot of other people go into making my newsletters what they are. My goal is always to help out other writers and readers. Yes, they are long, but as my readers become accustomed to the newsletter format, they can scroll down to the articles they know are there that will interest them individually, and then later go back and see what else they want to read. Because it comes to you inbox, it’s yours to keep for as long as you want to keep it.

      Thanks again for the encouragement. God bless you, “sister” (huge smile)

  5. Sharon, I loved this month’s newsletter. The interview, the extra poem, (I loved), the tips, the links, EVERYTHING was so good. You’ve got to be one very busy lady. You encourage me to continue to write. Thank you for all your hard work💖

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