Individual Author Record
Name: Sharon DarrowPen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT C:CHILD C:CHILD C:YA Born: 1948 in Elk City, Oklahoma Sites:
Illinois ConnectionDarrow lived in Chicago and Naperville. She taught at Columbia College Chicago from 1996 - 2003.
Biographical and Professional InformationSharon Darrow is an artist, author, teacher and poet. She studied art in college, got a psychology degree from East Texas State University in Texarkana (now TAMU-Texarkana, a branch of Texas A & M), Later in life, she also studied writing in Vermont College’s MFA in Writing and has taught in their Writing for Children and Young Adults MFA program since 1997. Her other works include short fiction, essays, and poetry in Other Voices, Rhino, Folio, Columbia Poetry Review, ACM (Another Chicago Magazine), Great River Review, AWP Chronicle, and others. She also contributed to the anthologies: Home to Me: Poems Across America and In the Middle of the Middle-West: An Anthology of Creative Non-Fiction.
*''Old Thunder and Miss Raney'', DK Publishing, 2000*''Through the Tempests Dark and Wild'', Candlewick Press, 2003*''The Painters of Lexieville'', Candlewick Press, 2003*''Trash'', Candlewick Press, 2006*''Yafi's Family: An Ethiopian Boy's Journey of Love, Loss and Adoption'', Amharic Kids, 2010 - written with Linda Pettitt*''Worlds Within Words: Writing and the Writing Life,'' 2018