I am a stay-at-home mom with two daughters (14 and 20) and have been married for 23 years. I have a BS in Biology from UNC Chapel Hill and a Masters in Microbiology from NCSU. We currently live in the Winston-Salem/Greensboro area of NC with the best family dog we could ask for, April the Cocker Spaniel. I like all kinds of music except Jazz (Jazz is just weird), Supernatural (hello Winchesters!) and Big Bang Theory. I have a warped sense of humor and love going to reader and multi-media conventions because authors and artists are all 31 flavors of crazy like me.
I am partial to dark urban fantasy (go ahead, ask me for some recommendations. I dare you <G>), but read all types of speculative fiction and gay romances. I love action, adventure, horror and fantasy comic books (Dark Horse and Action Lab Comics). Action movies with big blow'em up factors or Thor or Optimus Prime (swoon). I am a 2nd degree Black Belt in Tae kwon do and love spaghetti.
I started reviewing books on goodreads in 2010. Then became a guest reviewer at Love Romance Passion and realized I had a unique style that people enjoyed. In 2011 I became co-owner of Katie Dalton's review site I Smell Sheep. Together we have created a fabulously eclectic site that appeals to the book lover and the nerd. We have the coolest followers! Running a review site has given me an understanding of the publishing industry because we deal with readers, authors, publishers and the blogging world.
In 2012 I was asked to beta a paranormal romance novel and realized not only did I have a talent for developmental editing, but I loved it! I see a book as a puzzle and I make sure the pieces all fit together the way they should. I have been doing beta work ever since. Many authors and friends have been encouraging me to become a freelance editor, and with their help I created Devil in the Details Editing to bring authors an affordable service and hopefully help connect them with resources and tools they can use in all aspects of the their publishing journey.
InterviewsInterview with me over at Adria's Romance Reviews
Interview with me over at author Donna Augustine's website
Interview with me over at Unique Creations
Writer Groupie Ep 42-Book Reviews and Editing with Sharon Stogner
Special Thanks and AcknowledgementsSpecial thanks go out to Katie Dalton for being my cheerleader when I doubted myself and my partner in crime over at I Smell Sheep. Also authors Lin Welch, Joleene Naylor, Scott Nicholson, Nancy Holzner, Dani Harper (Dani also designed the awesome Devil in the Details website!), Stephen Zimmer and Donna Augustine for their words of encouragement and taking the time to answer all my emails for advice when ever I asked. It's not like they had books to write or anything <G>. And all the other authors who have let me cut my editing teeth on your books (you can find their books I worked on at the Home page).
You can find me just about everywhere online.
Devil in the Details Editing email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I Smell Sheep links:website: http://www.ismellsheep.com/
Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/113479318706362/
Pinterest:-I Smell Sheep board http://www.pinterest.com/sstogner1/i-smell-sheep/
-kindle freebies and deals board http://www.pinterest.com/sstogner1/book-freebies-and-deals-check-price-before-buying-/
-giveaways/contests board http://www.pinterest.com/sstogner1/giveaways-contests/
I still do occasional guest reviews at Love Romance Passion http://www.loveromancepassion.com/