2018 Bombeck workshop faculty
Sharon Short, executive director of the Antioch Writers’ Workshop at University of Dayton, has written the coming-of-age novel My One Square Inch of Alaska (Penguin Plume); two mystery series; and a collection of humorous essays. Under her pen name, Jess Montgomery, she is the author of a historical mystery series set in 1920s Appalachian Ohio, featuring a female sheriff, to be published by Minotaur Books starting in 2019. She is the recipient of an Ohio Arts Council individual artist’s grant, a Montgomery County (Ohio) Arts and Cultural District Literary Artist Fellowship, and was the 2014 John E. Nance Writer-in-Residence at Thurber House in Columbus, Ohio. Sharon is also the Literary Life columnist for the Dayton Daily News and an adjunct instructor/mentor in the low-residency MFA program in Writing Popular Fiction at Seton Hill University in Pennsylvania.