About

Sharon is a writer, primary school teacher, proud mother and grandmother. She has a MA in Creative Writing (with Publishing) from the University of Derby. She has been writing for some time, have had several pieces of work in print and published her first book – Oscar the Curious Cat in 2015, which is available at: AmazonBlackwell’s, Foyles and Waterstones.

NES East Midlands New Entrepreneur of The Year

In 2008 she was the winner of NES East Midlands New Entrepreneur of the year. Later, she was a nominee for Partnership Council Awards and the Nottingham Evening Post Awards.

Sharon Stevens  was a board member of  Tuntum Housing Association and a vice-chair at subcommittee level for nine years. She was also a former board member of Faith in Families and a CPS Community Panel member.

Up until April 2015, she was CEO and founder of Model Behaviour, a social enterprise that encouraged up to 1000 children to do their best and managed over 70 volunteers. Whilst doing this, she also took part in many other community-based projects.

Sharon is passionate about encouraging children to do their best so, after a few challenges she decided it was time to pursue her own dream. The publication of her first book, Oscar The Curious Cat, is the beginning of that dream.

Community Support

Sharon continues to support many community-based charities, for example Friends and Bredrins (FAB). FAB is a cancer support and self-help charity based in Nottingham, aimed towards helping Caribbean and African men, as well as other ethnic groups. ‘If we can help just one person to make a difference in that someone’s life, by providing that essential support you want or need, then all the time and effort we put in is worth it.’ – FAB.

“The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.” – Maya Angelou

2020© Sharon RM Stevens

Blog

Andrea Levy

It’s nearly a year since her passing… I was fortunate, last year, to be able to watch the play of Small Island via a link at the Savoy Cinema, Nottingham.  I wasn’t sure what it would be like, never having done something like this before but I thoroughly enjoyed it. After, I heard that on the …

Malorie Blackman OBE

I first heard about Malorie Blackman when my niece and her mother were planning to go to our local theatre to see the theatre show of Noughts and Crosses. I’m not sure
why I hadn’t heard of the book before then. 

Louise Bennett (Miss Lou)

I first heard about Miss Lou as a child; my mother used to retell my sisters and me her poems and rhymes.  I remember finding them amusing and even tried to read one at my mother’s 80th birthday party in front of around 50 guests. I’m not sure if I read it as Miss Lou would have done, but I certainly did my best.

Alice Walker

Another female writer that I admire is Alice Walker. My first experience of her work was when I watched, as a young woman, The Color Purple. I shall never forget how I felt. I went through numerous emotions, I was shocked, horrified, sad, excited, inspired plus many other emotions…

Maya Angelou

I have a love for many female writers, past and present, but Maya Angelou’s achievements stands out for me. Among many of her writings and books I love her poem and book ‘And Still I Arise.’

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