Sharon Overend is an award-winning author whose short stories have appeared in Canadian and international literary journals and anthologies. In 2012, she received a Certificate in Creative Writing from the University of Toronto Continuing Studies. Her short story, For Sale, won the 2010 Random House Student Award and in 2011, she was named a finalist for the same award. In 2014, another of Sharon’s short stories, Step Away, was nominated for a Journey Prize—Canada’s premier award for short stories. Originally from Toronto, Sharon and her husband recently purchased a country property where she plans to let nature inspire many more writing projects.