This Josie Toadfern sampler includes the two short stories (The Telltale Spot and Lint Trap) that preceded the novel series, as well as a never-before-published story, Spin Cycle, which satirizes reality TV as only Josie could. Also included are thirty of Josie's favorite stain-busting tips that were included in the novel series.
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About the Author
Sharon Short is the author of My One Square Inch of Alaska, a novel about a young woman who helps her younger brother in 1953 Ohio achieve his seemingly simple dream of getting a deed to one square inch of Alaska through a cereal and television show promotion, and in so doing learns to embrace the power of her own dreams, published by Penguin Plume in 2013. The novel won several awards, including an Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist’s Grant. She is also the author of two mystery series--the Patricia Delaney eGumshoe mystery series (originally published by Fawcett Books and recently re-released by Cornerstone Communications) and the Josie Toadfern Stain-Busting mysteries (published by Avon Books) as well as several short stories. Sharon is the Literary Life columnist for the Dayton Daily News (Dayton, Ohio) and wrote the weekly Sanity Check humor column for the newspaper for 10 years; a collection of Sanity Check reader favorites is available in book form. Sharon was named the 2014 John E. Nance Writer-in-Residence at Thurber House in Columbus, Ohio. Sharon also is the Executive Director of the renowned Antioch Writers’ Workshop in Yellow Springs, Ohio.