ZoŽ 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 short stories have been used in school text books and turned into short films, and the Charlie Fox series has been optioned for TV. Her work has been nominated for the Edgar, Anthony, Barry, Benjamin Franklin, and Macavity Awards in the United States, as well as the CWA Short Story Dagger in the UK.
A keen library supporter and public speaker, ZoŽ 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 ZoŽ Sharp.
For a cornucopia of ZoŽ Sharp interviews, both print and audio, please take your pick from My Interviews.
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.
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