Born and raised in New York, Sharon Alexander now lives in Southern California. She divides her time between her cabin at 6200 feet in the small mountain town of Idyllwild and at the foot of the beautiful Santa Rosa Mountains in the Sonoran desert.

INSTRUCTIONS IN MY ABSENCE, Sharon's chapbook, won the 2016 Palettes & Quills Biennial Chapbook contest.

Sharon's previous chapbook, VOODOO TROMBONE, was published by Finishing Line Press, 2014. You can find her poems in numerous journals including Caliban On-line; Naugatuck River Review; Pinyon; Redheaded Stepchild; Santa Ana River Review; Slipstream; and Subprimal Poetry Art.

Her poetry also appears in several anthologies including Beyond the Lyric Moment (Tebot Bach, 2014); The Poeming Pigeon (The Poetry Box, 2015); Spectrum: 140 SoCal Poets (Don Kingfisher Campbell, 2015) and Woman in Metaphor (NHH Press, 2013).