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The Sea Sheller's Daughter

Marine biologist, Eve "Shelly" Shelbourne, has to find a way to carry on after the death of her twin brother, Denny. 

Shelly blames her mother, Violet a famous marine archeologist turned treasure hunter for leaving the family when they were young and adding to Denny's depression caused by the challenges of living with multiple sclerosis.

With her research partner and lover, the brilliant and deaf, Beckett Bohannan by her side, she pushes through her grief to finish her commitment to find a treatment for MS developed from the venomous conotoxins found in marine cone snails.

Shelly uncovers a family secret about her DNA that makes her question her life, her relationships, and her health. 

As she searches for the elusive snails, she also searches for answers from her mother. She joins her mother's crew and travels halfway across the globe. The two women clash until an accident threatens everything they both believe.

This story crosses continents, explores family relationships, wrapped in science and exploration. 

All stories are personal. The Sea Sheller's Daughter is a sailors valentine to my father and my love of seashells.


September 8, 2016

Depending on who you believe, or believe yourself, there are somewhere between six and nine universal stories or themes. These ideas run the gamut of love found and lost to revenge. They are the universal truths that audience and readers come back to time and again. 


August 21, 2016

This past July, I entered the NYC Midnight Fiction competition. This is a 48-hour fiction challenge. Participants are divided into groups and given a genre, location for the story, and a random item that the story must include. 

It's similar to the cooking show "Chopped...

May 9, 2016

I gained something the day I accepted my MFA and I'm not talking about my degree. I gained respect for anyone who has ever completed an advanced degree. Yes, I respect you too, you BA and BS people. But it's not the same. I respect the work, the time, the commitment, t...

April 29, 2016

You've got two children and you have to pay for their childcare, health insurance, food, clothing, and entertainment. - This could be the opening line (OK a really boring one) to the scariest YA novel ever sold.


This week I chaperoned an 8th grade field trip to the Jun...

April 23, 2016

The letter "E" is the most common letter in the English language. And if my keyboard is any indication, it's true. Once again, I've typed off the letter E. This isn't the first time I've done this. I have a collection of keyboards all missing the letter E. 


The missing...

April 4, 2016


This is it. The week that I've been talking about. I'm going to Philadelphia to pitch my novel. Oh, I don't have great hopes for this first toe into the water of traditional book publishing. This trip is research. And I'm all about research. And good food. There are s...

March 31, 2016


I have a thing for quirky signs. This one is from the Mount Vernon walking and bike trail in Virginia. This sign was well...a sign. 


This sign represent the first steps on the trail (or the end if you are doing it reverse.) It represents the start of a quest. Any...

March 24, 2016


Miss Steaks, I mean mistakes happen in writing. They happen all the time. The first lesson I learned in proofreading class - yes, I took an entire semester of proofreading - is that you are in love with your own work. That means you won't see your mistakes. You know w...

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Sharon J. Wishnow
Entrepreneur, Speaker & Author

Sharon Wishnow is a published author and owner of

Home Row Editorial

Sharon Wishnow is a published author and owner of

Home Row Editorial

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