Sharon Brummer

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Do you have a nickname?

Shazzie

Where do you live?

Mossel Bay

What genre do you write in?

All types of genre’s

Where did you grow up and how did it influence your writing? 

I grew up in Johannesburg – reading was my escape to places and events of interest.

When did you first begin writing?

At Primary school

What is your latest work and what is it about?

A fictional book based on the life of The White Widow ; the most wanted female terrorist on Interpol.

Do you have any other published books and what are they?

3 x children books on Deke who wants to be an Astronaut; 2 x Intrigue/romance novels; 1 x poetry and a Short story book.

What do your readers mean to you?

I hope they feel the same thrill from reading my books as I do.

What are you working on next?

A serial murder thriller

How do you spend your time when not writing?

Walking on the beach and yoga.

Can you remember the first story/poem that you read and what effect did it have on you?

Famous Five/Secret Seven books; I was intrigued - Escapism into an exciting life.

Do you remember the first story/poem you ever wrote?

Yes, at school. My headmaster inspired me.

Where do you get your inspiration from

Myself and life events – encouraged by my children and                 husband.

If you could speak directly to your readers what would you like to say to them?

Reading takes you to places and circumstances that you may never experience in life; take the opportunity.


 

Deke the Astronaut

Age group Under 10
Book Size A5
Number of pages 65
Release Date 3/04/2020
ISBN 978-1-928513-15-5

Children love stories... and even more so when they are part of the story. Come join Deke as he becomes an astronaut and have fun with him in his adventures with his new friends.

See also
Deke Moonboy
Deke and the Martians

 

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Deke and the Martians

Age group Under 10
Book Size A5
Number of pages 65
Release Date 3/04/2020
ISBN 978-1-928513-16-2

Children love stories... and even more so when they are part of the story. Come join Deke, the Martians, and their new friends. Have fun and share in their many adventures.

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Deke Moonboy

Age group Under 10
Book Size A5
Number of pages 60
Release Date 19/02/2020
ISBN 978-1-928512-72-1

Children love stories... and even more so when they are part of the story. Come join Deke as he becomes Moonboy, and have fun with him in his adventures with his new friends.

Coming soon ... Deke the Astronaut

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Poetry and Short Stories

 

Age group Adults
Book Size A5
Number of pages 118
Release Date 16/1/2020
ISBN 978-1-928512-86-8

I’ve always wanted to write. At school I would write plays, poems, and short stories. Fortunately, I had Principals who also loved writing. They were my first mentors and inspiration in picking up my pen.

After my busy career of 30 years with an international electronics company, I decided to start writing full time. My first two adult novels were published, and then two children’s books – ages 5-10. Each book contains three stories on the same little boy. In between I started writing poems. Thus this book of poetry.

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Misty Mountain

 

Age group Adults
Book Size A5
Number of pages 212
Release Date 11/07/2019
ISBN 978-1-928512-34-9

As general manager of a luxurious retreat, Gil Mankin, at only 24, is rapidly climbing the corporate ladder.

Gil has secrets though. She has changed her surname, not wanting to draw attention to her father’s name and past.

Fate steps in, bringing Lieutenant Commander Charlie Cooper to Misty Mountain. His initial mission is to train young recruits. The shared expertise program is brutal. Misty Mountain offers freezing rivers, sheer rock faces plus running trails which all compliment Charlie’s grueling training regime. He thrives on being a Navy SEAL, just like his father.

The retreat is buzzing with visitors. One such visitor, Yusuf Neith, brings attention to himself. Charlie witnesses the confrontation between Yusuf and Gil. Covertly he discovers Yusuf’s fraudulent Identity document. Could his presence be an indication of an imminent terrorist threat?

They have encountered each other before, in the Middle East. Was he friend or foe? Charlie’s last mission had failed due to leaked information. A traitor was in their midst. The capture of Ali Alborz, an Iranian militant, would have been significant. The specialized counter terrorism surveillance team could not prevent young Petty Officer Murray Sims being captured and wounded, along with Charlie. Murray had unfortunately lost his leg. The guilt lay heavy on Charlie’s shoulders.

Intense investigations had been ongoing, to establish, who the traitor was. Lieutenant Mason Upton who had headed up the counter terrorism surveillance unit, has also arrive at Misty Mountain. Interesting to note that all three men were now in the same place, at the same time.

 

Black Waters

 

Age group Adults
Book Size A5
Number of pages 242
Release Date 29/05/2019
ISBN 978-1-928512-20-2

Mitch Adam; Special FBI Agent finds himself hunting an illegal match fixing ring. Undercover he joins a boating club in Lower Manhattan where he can form a relationship with the President of the Rowing club. Mr President and his merry men are involved in the illegality of match fixing, and money laundering with soccer referees, and gambling agents alike. In Icy waters and swirling mist Mitch realizes a motorboat is heading straight for him in his rowing scull. Bullets force him to seek refuge in the black waters.

Finally, he reaches the bank and the safety of Maddie – a female rower – who has just witnessed the entire episode. Together they manage to escape and a bond is formed between them. Maddie has her own problems though. Her ex-boyfriend has been stalking her, trying to control her, however she has stood her ground but her defences are up. Can Mitch break through these defences whilst dealing with such an intricate dangerous case? The world cup soccer is in 12 months’ time and it is up to Mitch to arrest the allusive master minds in the Match fixing ring.

Who blew his cover? Is it someone Maddie knew, or could she personally be involved? Mitch is torn between his love for Maddie and his loyalty to the FBI.