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Guest Blogger ~ Sharon Marchisello

Thanks, Paty, for featuring me on your blog today!

Ladies of Mystery

Setting a Mystery in the Galapagos

When my husband and I took our bucket-list vacation to the Galapagos in 2014, I had no idea I’d set a book there; otherwise, I’d have written off the trip on my taxes. (If you’re looking for the Galapagos on the map, it’s a group of islands straddling the equator, approximately 600 miles off the Pacific Coast of Ecuador.) But I didn’t get the idea until six months later, when something triggered an experience from our cruise that I thought would make a great opening scene for a mystery.

Normally, the guides were conscientious about counting heads and watching over all the passengers in their charge whenever we were away from the ship. In an archipelago comprising 97% national park containing flora and fauna found nowhere else on earth, tourists must be carefully supervised. But one day, my husband and I left another activity…

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Smorgasbord Bookshelf – Summer Book Fair 2022 – #MurderMystery Sharon Marchisell, #Family #Mystery Harmony Kent

Thank you to Sally Cronin for featuring Going Home on her blog today!

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Over the course of the summer months I will be sharing the recommended authors who feature in the Smorgasbord Bookshelf along with their books and a selected review.

The first book today is Going Home.. a family, murder mystery by Sharon Marchisello along with my five star review.

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. Michelle is stuck in her home town longer than planned…

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Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Guest Post – #Life – I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now! by Sharon Marchisello

Thank you to Sally Cronin for allowing me to participate in her latest blog series.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

I am sure like me, there have been times when you have wondered what difference might have been made to your life, if your younger self had been gifted with the experience and knowledge you have accumulated over the years.

I invited several friends from the writing community to share their thoughts on this subject which I am sure you will enjoy as much as I did.

Today author Sharon Marchisello looks back to her teens and shares her thoughts on how she might have made different choices.

I wish I knew then what I know now! by Sharon Marchisello

Sharon in 10th grade

If I could travel back in time and have a chat with my sixteen-year-old self, I would have told her to focus. Make a plan and execute it. Planning doesn’t necessarily mean you won’t make changes along the way, but at least you know where…

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Spring, Beauty and Books : Sharon Marchisiello

Thank you to Valentina for featuring me on her lovely blog!

Valentina Expressions

Beautiful and fresh April, the beginning of a new nature’s bounty. April in Latin is translated in Aprilis, it derives from the words aperio, aperire, apertus, a verb meaning “to open”. In Roman time, April 1st was the beginning of the year, here we are my friends, Happy New Year to all and happy Spring.

I wanted to open this new Spring year with authors who can inspire us with thoughts of Spring, showing what they do to beautify their lives, and how they keep negativity away, suggestions that might be very important to keep our sanity at this time. Lately, I have not been much in touch with authors, I have been reading about politics and history in my language trying to learn this new global situation and be able to make my own decisions and conclusions versus what the media wants to push on me. This is my…

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Author Spotlight: Sharon Marchisello

Thank you to Marie Sinadjan for hosting me on her blog!

Marie Sinadjan


It’s the middle of the week again, fam. How are you all doing? Not feeling too blue, I hope? Just hang in there, the weekend’s coming! 😘 Anyway, it’s time for us to get to know another author, and today we have mystery and nonfiction author Sharon Marchisello. 🙌

Sharon grew up in Tyler, Texas, and earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Houston in French and English. She earned a Master’s in Professional Writing from the University of Southern California and is an active member of Sisters in Crime. Retired from a 27-year career with Delta Air Lines, she now lives in Peachtree City, Georgia, and does volunteer work for the Fayette Humane Society.

She is the author of two mysteries published by Sunbury Press. Going Home (2014) was inspired by her mother’s…

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Interview an author with Author Sharon Marchisello!

Thanks so much to Janice Spina for interviewing me on her blog today!


It is such a pleasure to welcome a fellow author toInterview an Author on, please help me welcome talented author, Sharon Marchisello!

Thank you so much, Sharon, for coming today to share a little bit about yourself and your lovely books. I am excited to have you here! The floor is yours!

Sharon Marischello

When did you know that you wanted to be an author?
Before I could even write the alphabet, I told myself stories when I couldn’t fall asleep at night. My parents, friends, and teachers encouraged me. Not only did I do well with writing assignments in school, but I also wrote stories as a hobby. I guess I’ve always wanted to be an author.

jjspina: That is wonderful, Sharon. Not many people find what they love to do in lifeso early.

What process do you need in order to write?

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New Author Alert! 1/24/22

Thank you to Sue Rovens for featuring me on her blog today!

Sue Rovens

As we close in on almost 200 Meet & Greet interviews (!), the blog welcomes Sharon Marchisello (author #197) today! Please take a moment and hop on over to the Meet & Greet section to read her interview. And by all means, feel free to leave a message/comment (I see that folks are interacting/commenting through this notice, which is totally fine) for her. I’ll pop in throughout the day as well.

Thanks so much, Sharon!!

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Smorgasbord Bookshelf – Meet the Authors 2022 – Personal Recommendations – #Mystery Sharon Marchisello, #Paranormal Marcia Meara, #Mystery James J. Cudney

Thank you to Sally Cronin for including my book on her reading list!

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

In this first feature for the Smorgasbord Bookshelf I am sharing authors whose books I have read and can personally recommend along with one of my reviews for their books.

The first author today is not just an accomplished writer but a financial wizard as well, sharing her commonsense approach to making, saving and keeping money on her blog. I have enjoyed both books I have read by Sharon Marchisello and can recommend them both.

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 Live Well, Grow Wealth was originally published as Live Cheaply, Be Happy, Grow Wealthy, an e-book on Smashwords. Sharon has published travel…

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Smorgasbord Christmas Book Fair – #Mystery Novels – Sharon Marchisello, Harmony Kent, Geoff Le Pard, Amy M. Reade

Thanks to Sally Cronin for featuring my book on her blog about Christmas reads.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Welcome to the Christmas book fair and today I am sharing some of the great mystery books on the shelves that would make wonderful gifts.

And the first mystery today is one I can personally recommend is Going Home by Sharon Marchisello.

My review for the book 30th September 2021

This is a well written and thought provoking story that combines a care crisis that many of us face with elderly parents who have developed dementia, and the unravelling of the mystery surrounding a murder in a family home.

It is clear the author has experience of the challenge of communicating with someone who has short term memory loss, and brings in a cleverly crafted murder plot with plenty of twists and turns to keep the reader interested.

There are flashbacks to the past and events which have a bearing on the present, and the reader is witness to…

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Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives 2021 – #Potluck – #Finance – Absolutely Necessary Expenses by Sharon Marchisello

Thank you to Sally Cronin for featuring an excerpt from my book, Live Well, Grow Wealth, on her blog today.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Since this series began in January 2018 there have been over 1100 Posts from Your Archives where bloggers have taken the opportunity to share posts to a new audience… mine.

The topics have ranged from travel, childhood, recipes, history, family and the most recent series was #PotLuck where I shared a random selection of different topics. This series is along the same lines… but is a ‘Lucky Dip’

In this series I will be sharing posts from the first six months of 2021 – details of how you can participate are at the end of the post.

This is the second post from author and financial expert Sharon Marchisello with some very helpful advice on living within your means.

Absolutely Necessary Expenses

In preparation for the release of the audiobook version of Live Well, Grow Wealth, I’ll be sharing excerpts each week on this blog.

This excerpt is from Chapter…

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