Author has written 16 stories for Harry Potter.
Salut, je m'appelle Shar!
An Open Letter to My Amazing Readers, c. 2018
To anyone who may see this,
Thank you so much for continuing to read and review my stories nearly 10 YEARS after some of them were first published! I started writing as a hobby when I was 12 and completely fell in love with the process -- but more importantly, I fell in love with the connection between writer and reader. Your unrelenting support and encouragement is the main reason I continued to pursue writing past high school (don't tell my mom) and eventually begin crafting my own original stories outside of the fanfiction community.
It's been about seven years since I officially "retired" from writing fanfiction to focus on my own work and I miss the community every day. In this time, I have earned my Bachelor of Arts in Writing, finished my first manuscript, and shipped off to London to complete my masters in Creative Writing. Pursing a writing career has been a hard, but rewarding, path. I count myself very lucky to have the opportunity to continue on this journey. Your praise, constructive criticism, and conversation was instrumental to get me this far. And most of you don't even know my full name. How incredible is that?
Someday, I hope to thank you all properly with an acknowledgement in my first published novel. Until then, this letter will have to do. And don't worry -- if/when my first novel is published, I won't tell you all to go out and buy it. That seems a bit conceded, doesn't it? If you happen to stumble upon it, maybe I'll leave a little hint for you to find. It'll be our little secret. ;)
Again, thank you all so much for continuing to read and keep this community alive. I do tend to stop by this page quite often to reminisce and read any new comments that happen to be there to greet me. So even if I don't respond, I'll always be around. As creepy as that sounds.
All my love,
Shar (aka: the_real_mrs_potter