Eleyne-Mari Sharp (pronounced “Elaine Marie”) is a visionary with many interests and a very eclectic background.
Since 1980, Eleyne-Mari has worked as a professional writer/copywriter/editor for television shows, advertising agencies, publishing companies, film festivals, and screenwriting conferences.
She has written Inn Lak'ech: A Journey to the Realm of Oneness, Seaglass Christmas: A Little Blessing Mystery, Mad About Hue: A Memoir in Living Color, and Write Awake: A Conscious Path to Creativity and Change, as well as hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles.
Eleyne-Mari's writing was featured in two anthologies: How I Found the Write Path and Simply Color for Everyday Living. She is currently working on a spiritual play and two Inn Lak'ech sequels: Moonwater Beach and Lightmover: The Illumination of Silver Violet.
As a writing muse, Eleyne-Mari has conducted numerous writers conferences and workshops for adults and children. She is the founder of Ascension Cabin at Camp NaNoWriMo and the First Write™ 24-hour writing marathon on New Year’s Day.
Eleyne-Mari is a radio show host and producer, certified color therapist, spiritual aromatherapist, and crystal worker.
She lives in Rhode Island with her retired yacht captain husband, Nicholas, and their mischievous little furbabies, Tim and Holly.
Why is this website called Writelighter?
Back in 2013, Eleyne-Mari coined the term "writelighter" to describe her intention to pay it forward by mentoring and encouraging her fellow writers to manifest positive change through the written word.
Zodiac sign: Libra/Scorpio cusp
Birthday: October 23
Favorite writing muses: Color, crystals, oracle decks
Favorite colors: Teal, seafoam green
Favorite distractions: I enjoy laughing, reading, writing meditations, designing jewelry, collecting seaglass, leaf peeping in autumn, creating collages and journals, constructing dollhouses and miniature roomboxes, and watching "Downton Abbey," "Poldark," and "Sherlock" on PBS. Oh, and playing with my husband and cats!
Favorite foods: Eggplant parmigiana, Fettucine Alfredo, apple crisp, pumpkin bread, lemon meringue pie. I have been a vegetarian since 2010.
Favorite musical performers: The Beatles, The Monkees, Chicago, Bread, Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, and Earth, Wind and Fire.
Favorite authors: Maya Angelou, Jane Austen, James Baldwin, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Charlotte Bronte, Charles Dickens, Fannie Flagg, Winston Graham, Anne Lamott, Delia Owens, Rosamund Pilcher, J.K. Rowling, Sidney Sheldon, John Steinbeck, Amy Tan, Mark Twain, Alice Walker.
First story: The first thing I remember writing was a science fiction story when I was about 13. It had sort of a Jetsons-meets-Lost in Space-kind of vibe where the guys were all hunky and driving around in flying cars and the girls wore silver mini-skirts and go-go boots. At the time, I was wearing mini-skirts and go-go boots, so I didn't have to stretch my imagination too far!