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Meet Eleyne-Mari Sharp

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Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Eleyne-Mari Sharp is a visionary with many interests and a very eclectic background. A former Air Force brat, she lived in Texas, Alaska, Mississippi, Italy, and Germany during her first 17 years. She lives in Rhode Island with her retired yacht captain husband, Nicholas, and their mischievous little furbabies, Tim and Holly.

How did Eleyne-Mari become a writer?

It was definitely unexpected because from the time she could walk, she wanted to be the next Shirley Temple. She soon discovered she wasn't a dancer, but she could sing. As a youth, she sang in school talent contests, churches, community centers, coffee houses, and with her high school honor choir. She also sang and played her beloved 12-string Framus guitar at local libraries and military facilities.  

 

After high school graduation in Germany, she returned to her St. Louis birthplace where she was hired as the lead singer for a band that played jazz and old standards like "Misty" and "The Way We Were." By the time Eleyne-Mari had reached her early 20s, she was living in Boston and singing with a Top 40s band (think Olivia Newton-John, Linda Ronstadt and Fleetwood Mac) whose gigs were mostly hotel lounges, nightclubs, and weddings.

 

One day when she was 23, Eleyne-Mari took a daytrip to Rockport, Massachusetts and while strolling along Bearskin Neck, she saw a flashing, purple “Palm Readings” sign.  Thinking she had nothing better to do, Eleyne-Mari walked into the shop and was greeted by a gypsy fortune teller with a bad cold. 

 

Surprisingly, the gypsy predicted that Eleyne-Mari would become a writer.  A few years later, she abandoned her singing career, enrolled in a creative writing class, entered a statewide short story contest and won first place! 

What are her writing accomplishments?

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 is the author of 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. Her writing was also featured in two anthologies: How I Found the Write Path and Simply Color for Everyday Living.

 

Does she have any works in progress?

Yes, she does! She has written two plays (Light Language and Take One, Leave One) and is currently working on two Inn Lak'ech sequels: Moonwater Beach and Lightmover: The Illumination of Silver Violet.

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Besides being a writer, what other credentials does Eleyne-Mari have?

In addition to being a writer, she is a writing muse, jewelry designer, and radio show host/producer. Eleyne-Mari earned certifications in color therapy, sound healing, spiritual aromatherapy, crystal therapy, and Light Language. She is also the founder of Writers for The Planet.

 

What does she teach on this website

Eleyne-Mari offers conscious and creative writing courses, based upon her personal experiences and holistic healing knowledge.

 

How do I join Eleyne-Mari's mailing list?

To subscribe to her monthly newsletter and updates, simply complete the pop-up subscription form which will appear on this page.

 

How do I contact Eleyne-Mari for an interview?

Thank you for asking. At this time, Eleyne-Mari is accepting interviews via email only.  

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