Sharon Alexander, birdwatcher, dog walker and writer, divides her time between her cabin in the mountain town of Idyllwild, California and in the Sonora Desert at the foot of the beautiful Santa Rosa Mountains.

Her chapbook, INSTRUCTIONS IN MY ABSENCE, won first place in the Palettes & Quills Biennial Chapbook Contest and was released May 2017.

VOODOO TROMBONE, Sharon's previous chapbook, was published by Finishing Line Press, 2014.

Her poetry appears in numerous journals including Barbaric Yawp; Caliban On-line; Naugatuck River Review; Pinyon; Redheaded Stepchild; Santa Ana River Review; Slipstream; and Subprimal Poetry Art.

You’ll also find her poetry in the following anthologies: Beyond the Lyric Moment (Tebot Bach, 2014); In the News (The Poetry Box, 2018); Poeming Pigeons (The Poetry Box, 2015); Spectrum: 140 SoCal Poets (Don Kingfisher Campbell, 2015) and Woman in Metaphor (NHH Press, 2013).