Meet Sharon Buchbinder

Today, my guest is Sharon Buchbinder, author of Some Other Child, the Paranormal Romance Guild Best Mystery/Thriller for 2012.

After working in health care delivery for years, Sharon Buchbinder became an association executive, a health care researcher, and an academic in higher education. She had it all--a terrific, supportive husband, an amazing son and a wonderful job. But that itch to write (some call it an obsession) kept beckoning her to "come on back" to writing fiction.

When not attempting to make students, colleagues, and babies laugh, she can be found herding cats, waiting on a large gray dog, fishing, dining with good friends, or writing.

Sharon Buchbinder Tackles The Dirty Dozen

1. Do you read ebooks? If so, what device do you use?
I read ebooks on my Samsung Tablet, my iPhone and my PC. I had one of the original SONY e-readers. I was an early adopter of the technology.

2. Do you listen to audio books? If so, what device do you use?
I prefer to listen to audio books on my CD player in my car. They make drives shorter. Now that I have a shorter commute to work, it takes me longer to “read” a book in the car.

3. When did you enter the indie publishing arena, and how has it affected your career?
I wanted an anthology of all my short stories in one book. My publisher, for business reasons, did not publish anthologies for one author. I was able to obtain my rights back and put all the books together in Killer Kisses. It was gratifying to have a print book of all my former ebooks and novellas in one place. It has enabled me to work with book stores that don’t support or want ebooks and to gain new readers who prefer print.

4. What's the best thing about being an indie author?
Being chief cook and bottle washer of your project. A book baby is very personal. I rewrote Some Other Child, ten times and still could not find a traditional home for it. I decided to publish it myself and was very gratified to earn an award from the Paranormal Romance Guild for Best Mystery/Thriller, 2012.

5. What's the worst thing about being an indie author?
Being chief cook and bottle washer of your project! Marketing and PR are full time jobs and can consume all of your writing time if you’re not careful.

6. What would you like to tell readers if you could appear in front of all of them?
Thank you! Thank you for reading my books, for engaging with the story, for entering the dream. I hope I keep my promises to you.

7. Of all the books you've written and published, what is your favorite book? Why?
Some Other Child, because it was the first novel I wrote, way back in 2004-2005 and then persisted in rewriting it. It was a labor of love.

8. If you were a casting director and that book was being produced as a movie, who would you cast in the major roles?
For Sarah, I would cast Reese Witherspoon; for Dan, I would cast Josh Duhamel—with a dash of gray in darker hair! I'd love to have Betty White play Aunt Ida!

9. Are you having audio books produced from your titles? If so, what do you think is the most difficult aspect of the audio book experience? If not, why not?
No, I am not.

10. What do you think will be the next hot trend in fiction?
Interactive stories, a cross between reading and gaming experiences where readers can enter the story world and change the plotlines and story outcomes.

11. What are you currently working on?
I’m working on marketing my soon to be released paranormal romantic suspense, Obsession, coming soon from The Wild Rose Press.

12. Where can readers find you online?
Twitter: @sbuchbinder or

Takeaway Truth

Thanks, Sharon. Good luck with Some Other Child and the upcoming Obsession.


  1. Joan, thank you for allowing me to be a guest on your blog today.

    Here is my missing Take Away Truth: Be you, not a pale copy of other authors, but the 3-D version of your true self. That will hold you through your writing and your life.

    Warm regards,


  2. Good morning, Sharon. Thanks for being my guest today. Love your Takeaway Truth.