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Sharon L. Higa was born in Anaheim, CA, just three blocks from Disneyland. At six years old she became enthralled with anything to do with horror or the supernatural, compliments of an older cousin who held her imagination captive with stories of hauntings.  Travelling the world with her family, the fascination simply grew; she found an outlet in creating her own tales and telling them to others. But it was her sophomore high school teacher who encouraged her to start writing down her stories.  In 1975, she submitted a short story, “The Painter” to the Richard Reidel Writing Competition and took 2nd place.

After that, she wrote intermittently for a number of years however, it was after she moved to Tennessee that her family and friends really started pushing her to sit down and seriously look at publishing her works.  She now writes full time, and since 2013, has been an established author with such up and coming publishers as JEA Press, Dark Chapter Press, Sirens Call Publications and Alucard Press. 

She has four novels, three novellas, and over twenty-five short stories published in fourteen different anthologies. Sharon specializes in horror, supernatural thrillers, fantasy/action, dark mystery/drama. She lives in East Tennessee on 6.2 acres with an assortment of wildlife, her five spoiled rotten cats, and one rambunctious mutt named Bailey.  Visit her Website at:  www.leapingunicornliterary.com

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Sharon L. Higa has been a published author since 2013, with One short story, Where the Dead Have Gone, published by Sirens Call Publications, as well as Four novels - #6, Rose & Steel, Desert Tracks, One Night in the Eternity Of…

three novellas, Horrors and Occupational Hazards, Z-REGEN, and The Dam, all published with JEA Press, as well as over twenty-five Short stories published with four publishers; JEA Press, Sirens Call Publications, Dark Chapter Press and Alucard Press.

She has received the ‘Editors Choice Award’ Title in two Anthologies published by JEA Press, “Autumn Burning: Dreadtime Stories for the Wicked Soul” And “All That Remains.”

She also won the ‘Males vs Females’ Competition by JEA Press against her estimable and noteworthy fellow author, Michael Fisher.  

2015 -She received a Certificate Award from JEA Press for being very ‘Professional’ in her interactions with both fellow authors, and the Staff at JEA Press.

2016 – She received a Certificate Award from JEA Press for being the ‘Most Supportive Author’ for her fellow authors throughout the year.

She also received ‘First Place’ Title with the submission and acceptance of her short story,  I C U, published by Sirens Call Publications in their October, 2014 E-Zine.

Her short story, The Black Cat, was one of seven stories chosen and accepted by Dark Chapter Press for their anthology, “Eight Deadly Kisses.” The proceeds for this anthology are committed to CAMFED, a charity providing education for girls and young women in Africa.

 

 

 

Books by Sharon Higa

What Readers say on Horrors and Occupational Hazards

  • Five Star
    Created on 13 February 2018

    I haven’t been a regular reader of the horror genre, but Ms. Higa has made me a convert with this collection of short stories. As the title suggests, the horror is interwoven with accounts of workers performing their jobs, many unaware at how their occupations may be hazardous to their health; and in other tales, how the workers are the hazards. In all the stories, the reader is entertained by the brilliant writing, and quirky imagination of the author.


    My favorite story in the book has to be “Funeral Parlor Blues,” the title referring to the lack of “business” at the Hensen’s Mortuary & Funeral Parlor. But that’s about to change in a most unexpected way to both the mortician and the reader. This one will leave you gasping for air.

    The author most impressed me in all the stories with her level of knowledge about each occupation, using workers’ jargon with ease, seamlessly blending in unfamiliar terms and functions with the narrative for the reader to follow and understand.

    I highly recommend this book of off-beat, macabre tales to anyone who likes a story that will take you on a fun-house ride of twists and turns.

    Cheryl Peyton ~ Author and Fellow Member AGT

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