Sharon Short is the author of thirteen published novels, most recently in her Kinship Historical Mystery Series, which she writes under her pen name Jess Montgomery. The Stills is the most recent title in the series, published by Minotaur Books and inspired by Ohio’s true first female sheriff in 1925. Set in the Appalachian region, the series draws on themes of workers’ rights and women’s roles, and has garnered several awards, including the Ohioana Book Awards Readers’ Choice in Fiction for 2020. Short is also the Level Up Your Writing (Life) columnist for Writer’s Digest magazine, and the Literary Life columnist for the Dayton Daily News.
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