Friday, August 5, 2016

Visiting with German Baptist Author Sharon Lavy Today!

Prolific author Sharon Lavy is visiting today. She's not only a terrific fiction author (see link below to check out ALL her books), but also is now venturing into coloring books, and has one children's book published too. 

What fun to re-discover coloring books! I still find myself coloring with the children from our church or our youngest grandson at times. But when Sharon shared that she was putting together a series of coloring books, my interest was piqued. This time around I was intrigued by books specifically structured for adults. 

Here are a copy samples of pages I recently colored (in my spare time, of course! Lol):

I asked Sharon if she would share a few answers to the questions I sent her. Read on to find out more about her writing life!

1.  Why coloring books? What piqued your interest in publishing them?
I have worked with digital graphics for years. I did marketing for our sod business for years and learned the programs. For me working with graphics is therapeutic. So why Adult Coloring Books? It is a way of giving to others because the art of coloring is also therapeutic and restores tranquility to our lives. The act of creating can draw us closer to our Creator God.

2.  Tell us a little about how you got started writing: your writing journey. Oh, my. Well, I have always been a writer. As an introvert, I can be overwhelmed by being around people. I figure I have nothing to say. So I learned to write out my thoughts. It is my way of learning and coping with the world around me.

3.  What else have you published, and what can we expect to see in your future writing efforts? 
I also write novels and have one children's book out. A nostalgic look back at when my children were young and worked in the barn with their daddy and the pigs.


Sharon A. Lavy was born into an Old German Baptist family. This Anabaptist group are often mistaken for Amish.

While Sharon was growing up her father went to medical school at George Washington University. He interned and took his residency at a hospital in Sacramento, California. She inherited her love of books from her father and when she wasn't exploring the hospital where he worked, Sharon spent many hours pouring over his medical books. 

When she married, Sharon moved with her husband to a farm in Southwest Ohio where they reared five children.

While she loves to read many genre, her own writing tends to feature medical drama among the Old German Baptist community.

Besides being a member and active participant of many writing groups, Carole Brown enjoys mentoring beginning writers. She loves to weave suspense and tough topics into her books, along with a touch of romance and whimsy, and is always on the lookout for outstanding titles and catchy ideas.

She and her husband reside in SE Ohio but have ministered and counseled nationally and internationally. Together, they enjoy their grandsons, traveling, gardening, good food, the simple life, and did she mention their grandsons?

Personal blog:

Check out ALL her books here


  1. I can remember colouring in with my daughter. It is very relaxing.

  2. I have always known how relaxing it is to color and I'm thrilled that it is now the "in" thing for adults. I recently visited a church member at the nursing home and her 80+ years old roommate had coloring books and coloring pencils. Her puctures were beautiful and she was happy and oroud to show them to me!
    Carole, thank you for sharing about Sharon and her books.

  3. I love my adult coloring books. They help me to relax and be creative. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I have always enjoyed coloring. I'm glad there are times I'm able to colr with my clients
    and SS children.
    It's very relaxing and productive. Thank you for sharing.