Author Archives: Sharon Marchisello

About Sharon Marchisello

Sharon Marchisello is the author of two mysteries published by Sunbury Press: Going Home (2014) and Secrets of the Galapagos (2019). Her other publications include travel articles, corporate training manuals, short stories, book reviews, a blog, and a nonfiction book about personal finance, Live Well, Grow Wealth. Sharon grew up in Tyler, Texas, and earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Houston in French and English. She studied for a year in Tours, France, on a Rotary scholarship and then moved to Los Angeles where she earned a Masters in Professional Writing at the University of Southern California. Retired from a 27-year career with Delta Air Lines, she does volunteer work for the Fayette Humane Society and the Fayette County Master Gardener Extension Office. She is an active member of Sisters in Crime.

Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – Author Updates – #Releases #Reviews #Adventure Audrey Driscoll, #Fantasy D.Wallace Peach, #Mystery Sharon Marchisello

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Welcome to the Cafe and Bookstore Author Updates where I share new releases and recent reviews for authors on the shelves. If you are a new author and would like to be included in the cafe please check out the links in this post:Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore FREE author promotion.

The first author today has her latest book on pre-order at 1$/77p for September 25th Tales from the Annexe: seven stories from the Herbert West Series and seven other tales by Audrey Driscoll.

About the collection

Seven stories from the world of Audrey Driscoll’s Herbert West Series, followed by seven other tales of illusions, delusions, and mysteries on the edges of logic. Discover Herbert West’s connections to Egypt, and how a dead man can help solve a mystery. Share Charles Milburn’s ruminations as he explores another dimension of his friendship with Herbert. Sample the treats on offer from…

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Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives -#NewSeries August 2020- Pot Luck – #Finance – Should You Take an Early-Out Package? by Sharon Marchisello

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Welcome to the current series of Posts from Your Archives… and I will be picking two posts from the blogs of those participating from the first six months of 2020. If you don’t mind me rifling through your archives… just let me know in the comments or you can find out the full scope:Posts from Your Archives – Pot Luck – 2020

This is the second post of author and financial expert Sharon Marchisello.  This week Sharon looks at the options, upside and downside of taking advantage of early retirement packages.

Should You Take an Early-Out Package? by Sharon Marchisello

Many businesses, particularly those in the travel industry, have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Thanks to government assistance, companies accepting aid have postponed massive layoffs and pay cuts. But some are now trying to reduce their payrolls by offering early-out incentive packages.

I spent my career in…

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Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives -#NewSeries August 2020- Pot Luck – #Finance – Investing in the Age of Coronavirus by Sharon Marchisello

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Welcome to the current series of Posts from Your Archives… and I will be picking two posts from the blogs of those participating from the first six months of 2020. If you don’t mind me rifling through your archives… just let me know in the comments or you can find out the full scope: Posts from Your Archives – Pot Luck – 2020

The first participant in the series who has put her trust in me is author and financial expert Sharon Marchisello.

I have selected this post from March this year as the coronavirus began to take hold and countries went in to lock down. Most of us may have pensions or investments that are dependent on the stock market buoyancy and Sharon offers some ideas on what might make a good investment going forward, despite the lifting of restrictions. Particularly if there is a second wave or regular…

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20th July – Release Day: This Is Lockdown #Compilation #Anthology #Writing #Authors #Lockdown #Poems #Flash #Diaries #Contributors

Release Day for This Is Lockdown: an anthology and compilation set during Lockdown. There are 29 contributors from UK, Scotland, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia, Zimbabwe and Ireland,

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Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – Share an Extract from your Latest Book – #Crime #Mystery – Secrets of the Galapagos by Sharon Marchisello

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Welcome to the series where authors in the Cafe and Bookstore an extract from their most recent book. If you are in the Cafe, and would like to participate you can find all the details here:Share an Extract

Today’s author is Sharon Marchisello with an extract from her novel, a crime mystery- Secrets of the Galapagos.  Sharon has also included some amazing photographs from her own trip to this extraordinary place

About the book

Shattered by a broken engagement and a business venture derailed by Jerome Haddad, her unscrupulous partner, Giovanna Rogers goes on a luxury Galapagos cruise with her grandmother to decompress.

At least that’s what her grandmother thinks. Giovanna is determined to make Jerome pay for what he’s done, and she has a tip he’s headed for the Galapagos.

While snorkeling in Gardner Bay off the coast of Española Island, Giovanna and another cruise passenger, tortoise…

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Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – Meet the Authors – #Mystery Sharon Marchisello, #Memoir Cynthia S. Reyes, #Poetry Annette Rochelle Aben

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There are over 150 authors in the Cafe and Bookstore and I wanted to keep it to key pieces of information such as buying links, recent review, website and covers. However, I know that readers also like to know more about the background of authors.

In this series during June and July I will share the bios of all the authors in the cafe in a random selection. I hope that this will introduce you to the authors in more depth and encourage you to check out their books and follow them on their blog and Twitter.

Meet Sharon Marchisello

Sharon Marchisello is the author of two mysteries published by Sunbury Press, Going Home (2014) and Secrets of the Galapagos (2019). She is an active member of Sisters in Crime.

She contributed short stories to anthologies Shhhh…Murder! (Darkhouse Books, 2018) and Finally Home (Bienvenue Press, 2019). Her personal finance book…

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Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – Share an Extract – #MedicalThriller – Going Home by Sharon Marchisello

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Welcome to the new Cafe and Bookstore  New Series 2020 – Share an Extract with an opportunity to show one of your earlier books some love and attention by sharing an extract.. Check out the above link for all the details.

Today I am joined by Sharon Marchisellowho is sharing an extract from her medical thriller Going Home.

About the book

Michelle DePalma expected to jet into Two Wells, Texas, check on her elderly mother, and hurry back to her orderly life in Atlanta, where she has a happy marriage and satisfying career. Instead, she finds her mother, Lola Hanson, hovered over the bludgeoned body of her caregiver, Brittany Landers.

Since the events of 9/11, one month earlier, Lola’s memory loss has amplified, and the family suspects Alzheimer’s. Now Lola can’t tell anyone what happened to Brittany.

The agency that provides home care for Lola promptly withdraws its services…

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Isolation for Writers Guest Post – Sharon Marchisello #Coronavirus #COVID19 #Writers #Isolation

Thank you to M.J. Mallon for hosting me on her blog!

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Welcome to Sharon Marchisello my next guest on my new feature – Isolation For Writers.

How do writers, creatives, artists and bookish souls cope with isolation? Is their capacity to cope different from the rest of the population? It’s an interesting question and one that fascinates me.

How is Sharon coping with this enforced isolation?

Here’s her answer:

Thoughts About Isolation

I’m supposed to be on a cruise right now. But instead of lounging on our balcony, scanning the waves for dolphins and watching the sun sink below the horizon as the ship glides across the Atlantic, we’re watching the sun set behind the pine trees in our own backyard. First-world suffering, I know. We’re healthy and have plenty to eat; we even have enough toilet paper. We live in a community with an extensive network of golf-cart paths, and these remain open so…

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Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – Author Update #Reviews -#Prehistoric Jacqui Murray, #postapocalyptic Terry Tyler, #Authors Anne R. Allen – #FREE #Mystery Sharon Marchisello

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Welcome to the Friday edition of the Cafe and Bookstore updates, with recent reviews for authors on the shelves.

The first author is Jacqui Murray with a recent review for Survival of the Fittest: Book One of the Crossroads Trilogy

About the book

Five tribes. One leader. A treacherous journey across three continents in search of a new home. Written in the spirit of Jean Auel, Survival of the Fittest is an unforgettable saga of hardship and determination, conflict and passion.

Chased by a ruthless enemy, Xhosa leads her People on a grueling journey through unknown and dangerous lands following a path laid out decades before by her father, to be followed only as a last resort. She is joined by other fleeing tribes from Indonesia, China, South Africa, East Africa, and the Levant, all similarly forced by timeless events to find new lives. As they struggle to overcome treachery…

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