10920902_954321964599568_5988821059823663639_nWho is Sharon Kernow?

Sharon was born when a friend wrote a poignant email expressing a heartening truth:

Some flowers thrive in the desert, and some flowers will die or just barely survive.  As individuals, maybe we need to determine what environment we thrive in and try to put ourselves in that environment.

Sharon knows where she thrives in life and is slowly working to reach there. This plan at least has momentum. Her writing varies but when given free rein veers to the dark in the telling of a horror story, Gothic romance, contemporary crime, or with any situation that may contain an undercurrent of the mysterious or unpleasant.


A writer from the UK, Sharon doesn’t get out much these days. She’s too busy creating vibrant worlds and characters to share with others. She writes fiction under three variations of her name, both light and dark in various genres. She has been approached on occasion to write articles such as reports and publicity material, though her focus will always be story-telling. She loves writing, reading, movies, the theatre, her garden, and seeing other parts of the world, but not the hassle of travelling. Wherever she happens to hang her hat, she lives primarily in a world of her own.


Sharon was born in London on New Year’s Eve. She has always followed many creative pursuits. Eventually her love of books, and a wild imagination compelled her to focus on writing. The first short story she submitted — Silver Apples of the Moon — was accepted by Roadworks magazine. The editor announced her as “a writer who is going places” and described the story as having “both a Sci-fi and horror element,” and being “strong on characterisation, and quite literary, in terms of style.” Subsequently, she was approached to write all reports and publicity material, including a piece for translation into Braille for The Really Wild Nursery and Arthritis Care ‘Breaking Down the Barriers‘ garden project, which took place at the Malvern Spring Show.

Since then, her work has appeared steadily in both print and electronic publications, such as Midnight Street, Aoife’s Kiss (Sam’s Dot Publishing), Night To Dawn, and Radgepacket (Byker Books). Her short story — Bitter and Intoxicating — was snapped up for inclusion in the anthology Red Velvet and Absinthe. This compilation, edited by Mitzi Szereto with a foreword by Kelly Armstrong, was designed to evoke the romantic ethos of classic Gothic fiction with a serving of eroticism. She has a repertoire of twisted tales and a love of cross-genre writing.

She was propelled into the universe of Steampunk as one of the writers for Space, 1899 and beyond, winning the approval of series creator and award-winning game designer, Frank Chadwick, with two books in season two, one of which was co-authored with editor (and writer) Andy Frankham-Allen and subsequently led to her writing for the Lethbridge-Stewart series. The Wishing Bazaar was her first piece of Doctor Who related fiction, with A Very Private Haunting her first full-length Lethbridge-Stewart novel..

Sharon’s worlds are vivid, unexpected and sometimes intensely magical. Sharon writes whatever her warped mind can come up with and is quite capable of writing something darker, grittier, and even outright twisted. Her love for all things Myth and Legend led her to write under more than one name, and for her Dark Fiction to create Sharon Kernow.

During her writing career she’s lived in a house with a Harry Potter cupboard under the stairs, shared a publisher with the creator of Roger Rabbit, and once took a trip to Jupiter. Only one of these has been in her imagination.