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 how to write an your essay with an excellent mark 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💖

  6. Hi Sharon, I’m glad you called over to my blog and introduced yourself to me 😃
    Please consider introducing yourself to my blog followers and joining my Authors Hall of Fame, by sending me your Author Introductory article as per my submission guidelines at the website address mentioned in your comments form
    (I cannot give it in the comment because your system thinks the message is spam)
    I look forward to seeing what you send me 😎

    • I’ll be happy to introduce myself, Chris. And thank you for the invitation to join your Authors Hall of Fame. Right now I’m knee deep in taxes, but I’ll get to your site very soon. Glad you dropped by.

  7. Hi Sharon! I’m so glad God arranged our paths to cross. You’ve played such an important part in my life as a Christian and as a writer. I can’t tell you how blessed I am because of your advice, your example, and your friendship. What you do here on a daily basis, encourages many. I think we may have to wait till we step over on that golden strand to see exactly how many you have helped. Love you much in the Lord, sis 💖

    • That was so sweet of you to day, Lois. You are always an encouragement to me. Thank you so much. I also am very happy that our Lord chose to have our paths cross. What a blessing. God bless you, Steve, and all that you do.

    • Thank you very much for taking the time to comment, Mary. I appreciate you dropping by. I’m sorry it took me so long to respond. Things in my writing world have been rather hectic lately.

      If you haven’t already subscribed to my monthly newsletter, Novel Thoughts, please do so in the right hand column on the site. And keep in touch.

  8. These websites are a work in progress. I was leaving a comment, but find I keep falling asleep, and whatever it’s trying to tell you looks suspect. Your website is looking good, and I enjoyed wandering around. Keep up the good work.

  9. I am amazed at the amount of projects you accomplish in a month, week, day! Thanks for your very needy newsletter for writers and readers!

    • Barbara, thank you for your kind words. I’m so glad you enjoy the newsletter. It does sometimes feel like I don’t have enough hours in one day to get everything done, but I do enjoy it. Thanks, again.

  10. So glad to meet you, Sharon. I love mysteries, unfortunately I don’t get to read as much as I’d like, my own writing and blogging along with praying for the sick keeps me busy, I will certainly keep you in mind.

    • I’m so glad you took the time to stop by, Rebecca. Praying is so important. And it’s wonderful to meet you too. Keep up the good work of praying, writing, and blogging. And stop by and leave a note whenever you get a chance. God bless you.

  11. Loved the October Newsletter…it is so varied in it’s articles and I love that, and of course I love your books, anxiously awaiting your next one.

    • Thank you so much, Clara. You are so encouraging. I will endeavor to make all my newsletters and books worthy of your reading. God bless you.

  12. Hi, Sharon! Enjoyed seeing Scripture verses on your website (KJV, I presume, Watson?) (I hope!) I know you’ll have more of God’s blessing if you use that on your website, plus if you include them in your books!) Wanted to say I also liked your photo of the Blarney Castle:) If you have any giveaways, I would really love to enter, so I have a possibility to win a print copy of your newest book, especially since you are a new author to me:)!! However, if I don’t have to wait for a giveaway and, instead, if you want to send me a print copy of “His Perfect Love” now, I could send you an instrumental harp CD. . . Just a thought:) In faith, then, here’s my mailing address: Lual Krautter, 712 Carter St., Deer Lodge, MT 59722

    • Thank you for your kind note, Lual. I only use King James 1611 AV verses. My conviction is that it is the true Word of God. It’s served me well since I was a preteen and I have no reason to change now. LOL I’m sorry, but I have no copies of my books at the moment. I will be announcing a book launch party on Facebook within the next few days. Be looking for it. During that party, we will have some giveaways in drawings for those who participate. If you read ecopy books, I’d be happy to send a copy to you once I put them on promotion for the new launch. Let me know. Lovely state, Montana.

  13. I’m so glad I found you. I followed your link on J. D. Wininger’s FB page. I love your ABOUT ME. I feel the same way in all those things. Saved as a youngster at youth came, love the Lord, made mistakes along the way, and He has forgiven me. I’m looking forward to checking out some of your books. My usual genre to read is cozy mystery and children’s/youth. I write Missionary stories for middle grade kids, and some grown up short stories.

    • Thank you for your comments, Jackie. I’m sorry I didn’t see this earlier. I’ve been so busy with my new release, the launch party, and getting ready for a signing at a local bookstore in Houston. Kind of let my website get away from me. I’m glad you like the About Me page. Hope you enjoy my books. And please let me know what you think after reading the stories. Stop back as often as you can. I try to keep adding new info to my site. Again, thanks for stopping by. God bless you.

    • Ann, thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. I’m sorry I didn’t get to it sooner. Please don’t let that discourage you from stopping by and leaving another soon. My days lately are taken up with the rewrite of There Abideth Hope, but I’ll try to stop by more often in the future. Thanks again.

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