Welcome to Two Sharpe Publishing. Please bear with us as we get the site up and running!
We created our company to publish books that my daughter and I write. This was not something Amanda and I had ever even dreamed of but then life has a way of sending you down the path that it wants, regardless of where you were planning on going.
On September 16, 2015, Amanda’s husband Kevin was on his way home from work late one night and was waiting for a green arrow in the left turn lane about a mile from home. A drunk driver coming from behind Kevin at what was estimated about 75 mph in a 45 mph zone and he veered out of the travel lanes and struck Kevin in the rear of his Dodge Neon with a full size SUV. Kevin was killed instantly in the crash.
Several months after Kevin’s death, Amanda contacted me and told me she wrote a book called Stolen about her and Kevin’s life together and she asked me if I would help edit the book. I told her I would love to and she sent me a copy. After I read Stolen, I was blown away at what my daughter was able to create, the book was really well written and I was impressed. It was also obvious that Amanda was still struggling with her loss and trying to move forward. We talked a lot about that and we decided to write a series of novels based loosely on Amanda’s experience and moving forward dealing with the pain and trying to rebuild her life. We came up with the Charly Stevens series following young Charly after losing her husband to a drunk driver. That love that was taken so abruptly from the world left a conduit that Kevin is able to use to influence the beloved rescue French Bulldog Lola that Kevin and Charly shared. Lola, with Kevin’s influence, sets out to help Charly rescue a dog that was taken from her family and along the way, a man from Charly’s past comes into her life making her face that critical time where Charly needs to let go of the past and move forward with her life. Charly also meets a mentor along the way that will help her make sense of what is going on with Lola. We hope you enjoy Awakening, book 1 in the series. We are already working on Acceptance, the second book in the series and is due out late 2017.
While we were writing Awakening, I had an idea and started jotting down some notes. I didn’t want to start writing until we had wrapped Awakening so the next day I sat down and started typing Road Rage the Blog. Road Rage is a real time blog written by Simon, a man who has a great deal of rage, especially when he gets in a car and decides that he is going to kill some people who, basically, need some killing. In Simon’s eyes anyway, you can be the judge for yourself. After several claimed murders by Simon, the FBI assigns Special Agent Monique Sebastian to the Simon case to see if he is indeed real and if he is killing the people he claims. Monique, Nikki, realizes quickly that the usual methods of law enforcement don’t apply to this case because to date they have not been able to uncover any physical evidence. Nikki must engage Simon and see if she can draw him out. Her specialty with the BAU at the FBI is to be able to get into the mind of a killer and help create a profile that will catch him. Nikki also quickly realizes that this isn’t like any other serial killer she has ever crossed. She becomes drawn to Simon and finds that in the process of getting into Simon’s mind, she allowed him to get into her mind and the consequences are not what she expected. Road Rage will be interactive allowing readers to make suggestions on character development, plot twists, and story line. We have 25,000 words and stopped there so as not to script the entire book but to allow for reader’s input.
Once we had an idea for the above projects, we needed a Social Engineer to handle publishing, website development, and social media for the company. We were lucky enough to convince Kris Spoon to join our team. Kris was already editing Awakening for us and she has a wide range of experience in the world of publishing and social media and will use that to create a platform for not only the works we have created to date, but for those to come. We hope in the future to be able to help other authors bring their works to life through our company.
Thank you for visiting our website and we hope that you will enjoy and interact with our projects as much as our team has enjoyed creating them.
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Amanda, Scott, and Kris