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1 Sharlay on Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:16 am

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The first question that I always get asked is ‘why Sharlay?’ so, I guess I had better start there! When I was little girl (a very lonnng time ago!) I dreamed of being a FAMOUS singer (that didn’t happen!!!) but anyway me and my mom were talking about what would be my stage name. My mom suggested that a combination of my first and last name would be really cool, so since my first name is Charlene and my second name begins with A, she suggested that I took the Charl from Charlene and the A from my last name, making the name Charl A. I liked the sound of it but hated the look, so I decided to change the C of Charl to an S and add a Y at the end so that people would say it properly and therefore ‘Sharlay’ was born. So, as you obviously know, the singer dream died off but the name stuck, and I decided that the first opportunity I had to use it, I would, and I did and now I am officially ‘Sharlay the author’. So for all those who wonder why I have a single author name, I don’t, it’s actually two in one, you just don’t know it until you read this post! lol

Ok, so how did I get into writing??? Good question. No, I didn’t study writing at college, I did get A’s in English at school but that was *cough* a long time ago. Anywho, I believe that God blesses each and every one of us with special talents and since I spend much of my days dreaming of stories and random people until it gets so overwhelming that I NEED to write it down, I am guessing that that may have been mine, right? I did go to theatre school for 4 years so a lot of the creative sides of making a real life character, I credit to that experience. Now, I only discovered this journey in 2012 when I stumbled across an amazing site called Wattpad (www.wattpad.com check it out). Anywho, I began writing lots of stories that didn’t do very well on wattpad, mainly because I was trying to write for other people instead of myself. One day I decided that I would write a book for me, I wanted it to be a story that I would enjoy. I also decided that if this book didn’t do well then I wouldn’t write again! So, I began writing this love story on Wattpad which I called ‘PRETEND’. A year later and it became a finalist in the sites annual writing contest, has over 6 million reads on the site, is available in paperback and ebook format and has sold over 12,000 copies! So, it is safe to say that I didn’t stop writing! So, that my lovelies is my journey as a growing author and let me tell you, I love it!!

If I can pass on one message, it would be that when you have a dream that makes your heart do back flips don’t let it go and don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t!!

2 Pretend Series on Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:05 am

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Pretend (Pretend #1)
When April's boyfriend, Kyle breaks up with her she is heart broken. She can't seem to get over him, but when her best friend's brother poses as her boyfriend at a party to make Kyle jealous and it works, she hatches the perfect plan or so she thinks...Sometimes pretending isn't the best game to play especially when pretending can become real and especially when you're pretending with your best friend's brother.



Make Believe (Pretend #2)
This book is not recommended as a standalone. Reading PRETEND first is strongly encouraged.

It has been 8 years since the accident, and life is great. Aiden and April are finally engaged, and busy with wedding plans, and their new life. When Anthony goes on vacation, Aiden is left alone to run their business. When he decides to hire the young and bubbly Leah to help with the work load, he thinks that he has everything under control. What he doesn't know, is that she has a plan that is set to turn his and April's world upside down...

**This Novella deals with mature subject matures. It is recommended for ages 16+. **

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