Friday, January 25, 2013

Fearless Friday - Meet Sharon Lavy!

Meet Sharon A. Lavy


Sharon A Lavy lives with her husband in SW Ohio.

When not reading, writing, or sewing for her family, she enjoys traveling with her husband in the small plane they call Charley.
She is best known in the novel writing community, as that German Baptist lady.
In the Old German Baptist community she's a dressmaker, a pattern maker, and the sister who writes books set in NW Ohio—a place called the Ohio Valley.
But in her own mind she's a wife, a mother, and a grandmother, but above all a child of God. ~~ Her greatest desire is to be a woman after God's own heart~~ Sharon has a heart for hurting women, and writes women's fiction. Because when~~it's all said and done~~It's all about relationships.
WordServe client since 2012 Represented by Sarah Joy Freese
Her debut book Dreaming of a Father’s Love was released December 26, 2012.


About the Book:

Sara Brubaker was two years old when a German Baptist couple adopted her. She has become a beautiful woman, and works as a secretary for Alexander's. Now she's torn between wanting to live in the normal world of fun and fashion, or joining the Dunkards to truly belong with her adoptive family.

Birdie Alexander thinks if she works at the family business hard enough and long enough she will gain her father's love. Can she learn a thing or two from the German Baptist secretary?

Irene West is Birdie's lifelong Sunday school friend. Irene misses having a father figure around, and is very boy crazy, which causes Birdie to struggle with the friendship and Irene to struggle with life.
Will Birdie overcome her self-righteous nature before it's too late—for Irene?

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Paperback: 442 pages
Publisher: Story and Logic Media Group
·         ISBN-10: 0615724361
·         ISBN-13: 978-0615724362

Your unique talent:

I can roll my tongue. I thought everyone could. But lately I have learned that is not true. So I am looking for ways to use this talent. Any suggestions?

Are you a “pet person” or prefer no pets?
I don’t care for strange dogs to sniff at me. I rather like cats, but husband is a strictly no pet person.


Would you rather travel or stay at home?

Like many writers, I am a deep introvert. So if the choice is social or stay at home I may choose stay at home. But husband has a small plane and we  do love to travel.


Do you read more or write more?

I write more. Or at least I sit in my chair and stare at the blank screen. I understand reading is the writer’s homework so my goal in 2013 is to read more.


Prefer cake or pie?
Ouch. Unfair question. I am now reacting to wheat and sugar with blood sugar crashes. So all real deserts are off limits to me. But I love both. Cookies too.


Would, or do, you ride a motorcycle or prefer to ride/drive a car?

In my youth, I have ridden on the back of a motorcycle. In my mature years I limit my daring activities to riding in a two passenger plane cross country with my awesome husband.pilot


Bus or taxi or walk? (In your case, I forgot to ask, fly?)

I prefer to ride. But we have done a fair bit of walking on our travels.

Are you part of a big church congregation or a small church?

I am part of a small denomination of roughly 2,000 members nationwide. Our local congregation has less than 90 members. So we are cozy.


Do you like to telephone people or prefer to use e-mail?

Hands down I choose email. I consider texting a bit of a pain too with the small keyboard. But I did finally consent to learn how to text.


Are you happy or joyful?

Giggle. You caught me in the middle of a good year, today.


Do you eat at home or eat out?

Yes. (that means both.) Husband likes to eat out because he likes to make eating an event.


Listen to music or prefer quiet?

I do enjoy music sometimes, but I really crave quiet time.


Prefer sunrises or sunsets?

I love both, but I am more apt to be awake for a sunrise than for a sunset.


  1. Do you use a real-life town in northwest Ohio, a fictitious one, or do you just not specify? My dad was from Tiffin.

  2. It is SW Ohio. I use fiction names. I took some landmarks that I love from Tipp City, Troy and etc and made them into one big state park. These locations show up in most of my books. I just realized the Forest Hill Park in not in my current wip. Must remedy that. LOL.

  3. So cool to learn more about you, Sharon. Thanks for sharing. Adoption has touched me also -- I was adopted and have two internationally adopted children!