If the “
” name in the blog title has a hint of deja-vu to it, it’s because we just chatted with her husband Bill last Friday. Sharon is the second half of The Deadly Duo, a husband/wife mystery-writing household. I can’t imagine their dinner conversations, can you? But Bill's at home while we chat with Sharon today. Hopkins
Full name: Sharon Woods Hopkins
Recommend a Beach Read: The Devil’s Madonna, a suspense/ thriller by my friend Sharon Potts.
Most cherished beach memory: Going to the beach with my Uncle John when I was about seven. He taught me to swim, but not before he nearly drowned me.
One author, living or dead, with whom you’d like to sip Mai Tais with onSue Ann Jaffarian, because she has a similarly quirky sense of humor as I do. I’m just sure we would find all kinds of funny things. Especially after about three Mai Tais
: Waikiki Beach
Worst non-writing job you ever had: Making cotton candy at a concession stand in a park, when I was a senior in high school. I always managed to get ten pounds of spun sugar in my hair.
Favorite quote or saying: "If you want to get something done, get a busy person to do it."
Song that you dance to (when no one is watching): "Rock Me Gently” by Andy Kim (go ahead and dance…we’re not watching…promise!)
Three of your favorite things: coffee, more coffee, better coffee
Two secret vices: Muscle cars, and coffee. Oh, did I already mention coffee?
One pet peeve: when my favorite convenience store runs out of my sugar free cappuccino.
She also spent time in the air as a flight attendant for American Airlines, fifteen years as a real estate broker, and ten years in retail management
Sharon lives on the family compound near Marble Hill, Missouri with her husband, Bill, next door to her son, Jeff, his wife, Wendy, and her grandson, Dylan, plus two dogs, one cat, and assorted second generation Camaros.
’s hobbies include painting, fishing, photography, flower gardening, and restoring muscle cars. Sharon