Tell me about yourself?Sharlin Craig, a Detroit native who now resides in southern California with her husband and daughter, is dedicated to writing inspirational children’s books that touch the spirit of her readers. A graduate of Oakland University, she’s taught music to children for several years while also writing music and lyrics. She’s combined her love for children and writing into authoring her debut children’s Christmas picture book, ‘Ornaments of Love’.
Sharlin believes that with the right surroundings and daily encouragement, children are boundless. She’s passionate about helping children feel understood and empowered through her books and hopes that her stories make them smile.
Sharlin loves being a mom and wife and her ultimate goal is to have a happy, healthy family and a full and balanced life. She enjoys spending quality time with her family biking, hiking, and just hanging out.
For now, she is letting her creativity shine through children’s books that inspire kids to live fully and beautifully. As readers await her next release, they can unravel a little piece of her heart by leafing through the pages of her current release, “Ornaments of Love,” a gem of a story bound to be adored by countless families across the globe.
Tell me about your current Book:Fill in the blanks: When it’s time to decorate the Christmas tree this year, 10-year-old Ayana, must decorate the tree by herself, or else it won’t get done.
A touching Christmas story with glowing illustrations, “Ornaments of Love” is a story to cherish for years to come. A beautiful tale of Ayana, an endearing ten-year-old who excitedly anticipates that special time of year when the entire family joins together to decorate and admire the Christmas tree.
But sadly this year is different. Ayana realizes that her mom and dad are far too busy with everything else to enjoy the tree with Ayana. Then, something unexpected happens and the family is brought together with tenderness and joy.
Filled to the brim and overflowing with charming moments, gentle humor, and timeless illustrations, this beautiful story is a wonderful reminder of what’s important not only during the Christmas season, but every day of our lives. Ornaments of Love is destined to become one of your favorite holiday stories. One that will remain in your heart forever.
What are you working on now?Right now, with Christmas quickly approaching, I’m working on the marketing of my book, “Ornaments of Love”. After Christmas I plan to start on a new project, details to be announced at a later date.
Where is your favorite place to be when you write?My favorite place to write is at home when it’s quiet, outside on the patio in the fresh air, in the morning hours when my brain is wide-awake and fresh.
What is your favorite Website?I’ve been checking out a lot of Mom websites because of the marketing and book blog tour coming up for my book. One of the websites I really enjoy is Overstuffed.com. It’s full of great ideas for keeping life as a mom simpler and more organized. There are many great mom sites out there with excellent content.
Amazon: Ornaments of Love Picture Book: http://www.amazon.com/dp/099710600x
Amazon: Ornaments of Love Coloring Book: http://www.amazon.com/dp/0997106026