Writer - Author - Poet
Writer - Author - Poet



...a long way past the past

Wandering … a long way past the past is a remarkable travel memoir; an exceptional account of courage, love, overcoming adversity, and forgiveness. It is a book of experiences, opening a window with a palette of words that enhance mouth-dropping scenic beauty, fearless friendships, and OMG happenings. You will not want to put the book down until you have read the last page. 

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...a long way past the past

It was the late 1970s … a time when mobiles, the internet, and more modern modes of touring were non-existent. It was a time when best-selling author Sharon Kreider embarked on her three-year solo adventure from her remote hometown in Canada to Asia.

Through her eyes, her experiences, and her delicious words, you will discover:
  • Majestic Nepal before the rest of the world did.
  • The colors of India and rivers of love that flow through it.
  • Goa and the most beautiful beach in the world.
  • How the Middle East evoked questions: What am I doing? Where am I going? Who am I?
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Sylvie is a poignant women’s fiction novel examining a family’s love for one another, acceptance, and letting go. Set in the Colorado mountains, it reveals the secrets and lies surrounding what appears to be a perfect family. Exploring the delicate threads binding family together, we learn how an unexpected tragedy can unravel everything and how they find hope, inspiration, and forgiveness to continue.

An important and sadly relevant story about a loving family forced to accept and forgive the results of a young girl’s repeated social rejection,
Sylvie is a must-read for grief groups, parents, and educators; providing useful, understandable insight for parents and siblings of family members suffering consequences of coping with unexpressed trauma.

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What readers are saying...

Page turner! Best novel I’ve read in a decade!

Incredible story, character development, and beautiful descriptive narrative. This is a beautiful, tender story of love and loss with deep emotional depth. It has it all! I could not put it down. If you like author Jodi Picoult- you will love Sharon Kreider’s debut novel. Looking forward to more from the author.

Julie Ulstrup, Award-Winning Photographer, Colorado

A sensitive, deep exploration of love and loss.

This is a richly layered and poignant story of a talented and sensitive orchid child, Sylvie. Like a jigsaw puzzle, the elements of the story are expertly placed together, building piece by piece, to form the conclusion. By the end, the story is not over, but it is emotionally complete. Sylvie captures the angst and disorientation of coming of age in an average American home, battered and bruised by the common losses, confusion, and harshness of modern life. The characters and their stories are interwoven to create a detailed tapestry of their interconnected lives and the impact they have on each other. As a tale of love, loss, and grief, I felt satisfied, moved, and heartbroken.

Carla Brennan, Insight Meditation Teacher, Santa Cruz, CA

Wow … complicated, complex, compelling, and page-turning!

Sylvie was rejected as a kid…as a teen…and as a young adult. With twists and turns, and a wowsa ending. Author Sharon Kreider writes with realism and caring for Sylvie as she weaves a story where the reader truly falls in and wants to know what happens next. Will there be a next? Since grief is a factor, I would recommend this for grief groups as it shares insights for families and the fallout that comes. Also, kudos to the cover and layout designs on this book. The front cover, the back cover readability, and the interior all are stellar. I read this with my book club – so glad it was recommended.

Judy Lee’s Book Club, Colorado

I couldn’t put it down!

It didn’t take me long to become totally engrossed in this book! It seemed more like non-fiction, especially the mourning period after losing a child. I lost my daughter in a car accident when she was 19. The horrible mourning process was described perfectly. The hardest part was waking up every morning for several years feeling normal, then remembering that she was dead. It was a never-ending nightmare. I could relate so much to Sylvie’s life and all the suffering she went through making friends and feeling lonely and outcast. My daughter went through some of the same things. It’s so sad! Children can be so cruel! Every parent should be aware of the sadness other children go through and talk to their children. This is really happening in schools all over America.

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Sharon Kreider’s first book is an emotional and compelling page-turner. I had trouble putting it down. Great character development. The author helps you “get inside the head and heart” of Sylvie. This is a must-read for parents of teens, particularly the parents of pre-teen and teenage girls.

Carol’s Book Club, Ohio

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Good Fortune, Bad Fortune

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