Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Sharon Ewell Foster  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Marhsall, Texas

-- Sharon Ewell Foster on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Sharon was raised in East St. Louis, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Sharon Ewell Foster was born in Texas and raised in Illinois. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in radio-TV-film from the University of Maryland. Sharon has more than fifteen years of professional and administrative experience with the U.S. Department of Defense, Navy, and Army as an instructor, writer/editor, logistician, resource information analyst, and contract administrator. Sharon now lives in the Baltimore area.


Sharon is the winner of the Christy Award, the Gold Pen Award, Best of Borders, and several reviewers’ choice awards.

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Abraham's well
ISBN: 9780692787274. OCLC Number: 962758129

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Armentia, an aged black Cherokee woman, remembers her youth, her family, and their struggle to hold on to their dreams.

Abraham's well :
ISBN: 0764228870. OCLC Number: 70114578

Bethany House,. .

Armentia, an aged black Cherokee woman, remembers her youth, her family, and their struggle to hold on to their dreams.

Ain't no mountain /
ISBN: 0764228854. OCLC Number: 54066196

Bethany House Publishers,. .

A retired woman decides she has two missions in life: one, to see the mountains, and two, to bring together two flawed and lonely people who have gone through life ignorant of their problems because of the misguided kindness of those around them.

Ain't no river
ISBN: 0786257520. OCLC Number: 52375083

Thorndike Press,. .

After Garvin Daniel's supervisor suspends her unfairly, she decides to return home to regroup and to keep an eye on her grandmother, who has been keeping company with a much younger man whom Garvin suspects is after her grandmother's money.

Ain't no river /
ISBN: 1576736288. OCLC Number: 45015735

Multnomah Publishers,. .

"Garvin Daniels is a sassy, bright, self-absorbed D.C. lawyer with her eyes on a partnership. There's just one problem--Meemaw, her seventy-something grandmother! ... When Garvin discovers her grandmother's radical emancipation--and the man who's leading the charge--she hits the road for her North Carolina home, determined to help Meemaw get it together before she goes too far."--Page 4 of cover.

Ain't no valley /
ISBN: 0764228862. OCLC Number: 58791032

Bethany House Publishers,. .

"Against the backdrop of San Francisco, Anthony, a banking executive, and Naomi, a dentist, are two people who have trusted their jobs and status to make them whole--until they are suddenly without either. Filled with signature humor, this story takes them on an unexpected search for a new life"--Provided by publisher.

Passing by Samaria
ISBN: 0786255722. OCLC Number: 52086393

Thorndike Press,. .

Eighteen-year-old African-American Alena's sheltered life on her parent's Mississippi farm has not prepared her for the truth about racism, but a shocking discovery leads her to leave her home in 1919 and travel to Chicago in search of answers and justice.

Passing by Samaria /
ISBN: 1576736156. OCLC Number: 42680540

Alabaster Books,. .

"The date is 1919, a time of unrest and drastic change. For Alena, though, life in Mississippi is perfect, and she prays she will never leave her home. That prayer is shattered when she makes a horrible discovery that leads her to challenge all she believes. From a quiet country setting Alena is catapulted to Chicago."--Jacket.

Passing into light
ISBN: 9780786270613. OCLC Number: 56980161

Thorndike Press,. .

In a sequel to Riding Through Shadows, Mother, Ma Dear, and Tony Taylor wonder if Sheri exists outside of Shirley Ferris's imagination and considers the contents and mysterious sender of Shirley's letter.

Passing into light /
ISBN: 1590520661. OCLC Number: 51172125

Multnomah,. .

"Shirley Ferris Mills has given up on moonlight and roses--survival is the name of the game now. Widowed and weary, there is no place too far, she thinks, to escape her sorrowful past."--Page 4 of cover.

Riding Through Shadows.
ISBN: 1590529006. OCLC Number: 704047055

Multnomah Pub. .