Sharon Canfield Dorsey

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The magic begins at midnight. The teacups, lead by tiny Tina, have a wish. They want to attend the birthday tea party planned for the twins, Adaline and Emma. How can they get the family’s attention when they are stuck on the kitchen shelf? Join the REVOLT as Old Oscar, Suzi, Sam, Carl, Holly, and Tina plan and scheme to make their wish come true.





Daughter of the Mountains is a “dreams do come true” story, told with honesty and humor. It chronicles the journey of a coal miner’s daughter through childhood in the Appalachian Mountains, marriage, divorce, single parenting, travel and adventure with a new love, and the sometimes humorous aspects of growing older in our technological era. Woven throughout is respect for her Native American roots, a belief in the importance of family, the strength of love, and the enlightenment of aging. At the end of the story, you will feel as if your have made a new friend. The author commissioned artist, Vivien Mann, to create the cover, requesting that she combine the spirit of Sharon’s Cherokee ancestors with the essence of the mountains — it’s emerald green forests, sapphire skies, and crystal clear streams. The result was “Spirit Guide.”


Most of the time we look at our lives from the back side of the tapestry. All we see are loose threads, tangled knots, and the mistakes we made in the process. Once in awhile, we see the light shining through the weaving and the larger design appears, the beautiful side that everyone else sees. In this, her first book of poems, Sharon Canfield Dorsey weaves a poetic pilgrimage through life’s maze of joy, pathos, obstacles, and victories. Told with honesty and humor, it is a reminder that the human spirit overcomes, heals, and finds joy at all ages. Sharon grew up in Appalachia. This daughter of a coal miner takes you along on her journey through divorce, single parenting, and meeting her soul mate in her forties. Her poems reflect a lifetime of searching for roots, truth, justice, and love. Sometimes funny, sometimes tragic, they inspire the want-a-be “dragon slayer” that lives in each of us.


Herman the Hermit Crab and the Mystery of the Black, Shiny Thing is a story about adventure, bravery and friends solving the mystery of a strange object that has appeared on the beach. Readers will enjoy the story on their own and younger children will love having it read to them.






Sharon Canfield Dorsey

Sharon has published fiction, non-fiction, juvenile fiction and poetry in magazines, newspapers, journals and anthologies. She is a member of Pen Women International, James City Poets and the Chesapeake Bay Writers. Sharon has received awards from the CNU Writer’s Conference, Poetry Society of Virginia, Gulf Coast Writer’s Association and Chesapeake Bay Writers. She was a 2017 winner of the Art Lit project to display poetry on the sidewalks of the city of Williamsburg. Sharon is author of two children’s books, Herman, the Hermit Crab and the Mystery of the Big, black, Shiny Thing; and Revolt of the Teacups; a memoir, Daughter of the Mountains; and a book of poetry, Tapestry, all published by High Tide Publications. Her poems are also included in an anthology by the James City Poets, titled, Captured Moments. She is a Senior Sales Director of thirty-eight years with Mary Kay Cosmetics; Mom to son, Steven and daughter, Shannon, and grandmother to Adaline, Emma and Zachary .