"If I were a woman, I'd be Zoë Sharp. If Jack Reacher were a woman, he'd be Zoë's main character, Charlie Fox."
Lee Child, in foreword to Mystery Writers of America anthology, Vengeance, April 2012
Zoë Sharp was born in Nottinghamshire but spent her formative years living on a catamaran on the northwest coast of England. After a promising start at a private girls' school, she opted out of mainstream education at the age of twelve in favour of correspondence courses at home. She wrote her first novel when she was fifteen, and created her no-nonsense ex-Special Forces turned bodyguard heroine Charlie Fox after receiving death-threat letters as a photojournalist.
Sharp's work has been used in school textbooks in Denmark, made into a short film, optioned twice for TV and film, inspired an original song and music video, and has won or been nominated for numerous awards, both in the United States and in the UK.
A keen library supporter and public speaker, Zoë blogs regularly on her Blog page. She also witters on Twitter (@AuthorZoeSharp) and fools about on Facebook (ZoeSharpAuthor). She was formerly a long-term contributor to the acclaimed Murderati blog—alas, now defunct; she's a regular blogger at MURDER IS EVERYWHERE and also has a presence on goodreads.
For a more detailed portrait, please read Meet Zoë Sharp.
For a cornucopia of Zoë Sharp interviews, both print and audio, please take your pick from my Interviews page.
For a summary of the Charlie Fox crime thriller series, and a character study of Charlie Fox herself, please see Meet Charlie Fox. The article has links to further, independent, in-depth analysis of Charlie's character and evolution through the ten-book series.
Awards and recognition
- FIRST DROP: Charlie Fox book four nominated for the Barry Award for Best British Crime Novel 2004
- Short story 'Served Cold' nominated for Crime Writers' Association Short Stort Dagger 2009
- Contribution to 'Thrillers: 100 Must Reads' nominated for Edgar Award (Best Crtitical/Biographical); Macavity Award (Mystery Related Non-fiction); Anthony Award; and Benjamin Franklin Award (Poetry Literary Criticism), all in 2011
- FOURTH DAY nominated for Barry Award for Best British Crime Novel 2010
- Nominated for Anthony Award as contributor to the acclaimed www.Murderati.com blog website
Author photos and book covers
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