Sharon Ervin

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Born Sharon Elaine Thetford in Perry, Oklahoma.

Attended schools in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Winfield, Kansas, and graduated from high school in Paris, Texas.

Holds a B.A. Degree in journalism from the University of Oklahoma. First woman sports editor of the Oklahoma Daily, the student newspaper, and later editor.

Worked as a newspaper reporter for The Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City), The Norman (Oklahoma) Transcript, The Colorado Springs (Colorado) Gazette-Telegraph, The Tulsa World, and The McAlester News-Capital and Democrat.

Married to William J. Ervin, Sr., and has four grown children.

"A member of Sisters in Crime", A member of Romance Writers of America, the Oklahoma Federation of Writers, Romance Writers Ink, Tulsa OK; The Lesser North Texas Writers, Plano, TX; The University of Oklahoma Alumni Association; the OU Student Pubs Alumni Club; Alpha Phi Sorority; PEO; the General Federation of Women’s Clubs; Friends of the Library of McAlester; McAlester’s McSherry Writers; a past member of Theta Sigma Phi (women in journalism) and Sisters in Crime.

Book Credits:


  • NIGHTINGALE NIGHTINGALE ISBN-13 is 978-1-4405-6809-1

  • CANDLESTICKS ISBN: 978-1-59414-876-7

  • AFTERMATH ISBN: 978-0-937660-11-9

  • MURDER ABOARD THE CHOCTAW GAMBLER, novel, hardcover, ISBN 978-1-59414-698-5, approximately 371 pp., copyright 2008, Five Star Publishing

  • THE RIBBON MURDERS, novel, hardcover, ISBN: 1-59414-436-2, 207 pp., copyright 2006, Five Star.

  • CHICK LIT FOR FOXY HENS, four-novella anthology, ISBN 0-937660-75-2, 187 pp., copyright 2005, AWOC Publishing

  • WEEKEND WIFE, novel, trade paperback, ISBN 1-4137-6229-8, 203 pp., copyright 2005, PublishAmerica.

  • COUNTERFEIT COWBOY, novel, trade paperback, ISBN 1-4137-4955-0, 285 pp., copyright 2005, PublishAmerica.

  • BODACIOUS, novel, trade paperback, ISBN 1-58851-494-3, 261 pp., copyright 2002, PublishAmerica, Baltimore MD.

  • JUSU AND MOTHER EARTH, novel, trade paperback, ISBN 1-893162-87-7, 248 pp., copyright 2000, AmErica House, Baltimore MD.

  • THE SOONER STORY 1890-1980, no ISBN, 120 pp., hard cover, copyright 1980, (contributor at the request of Editor Carolyn G. Hart), The University of Oklahoma Foundation, Norman OK.

Magazine Credits:

  • shorts, 2008, "My Little Boyfriend."

  • Arabella, April/May, 2004, "Metro Bus."

  • Whispers From Heaven, October 2001, "Suzie's Ministry."

  • Whispers From Heaven, April 2001, “Shuggie.”

  • Pray!, February 2000, “Following God’s Lead: Fasting One Step at a Time.”

  • True Love Magazine, February, 1999, “Wild Sex on Wheels!”

  • The PEO Record, May-June, 1991, “Ann Mann’s Efforts Help Soldiers in The Persian Gulf.”

  • The Harvard Review, reprint of Tulsa World Newspaper story June 21, 1988, “Astrophysicist Entered Field by Chance."

  • Newsweek, early 1960s, at Newsweek's request, as a Norman Transcript reporter, I interviewed the foremost authority on lotteries, an OU professor, when New Hampshire voters approved the first state lottery in the nation. My story ran unedited with no byline.

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