Sharon is a writer / editor / photographer who has written on topics ranging from climate change, fracking, the discovery of the SARS virus in bats, the physics of melting glaciers, mercury’s impact on wildlife and humans, the safety of nanotechnology, and the state of the oceans, to the genetic sequencing of the TB virus, toxic chemicals in household products, conservation tigers, jaguars, Asian turtles, sharks, pronghorns, and others–and has chronicled eco- and adventure travel.
And that is just a small part of her professional bio. However, even this impressive bio doesn’t do justice to who she is as a person.
I’ve had the privilege to meet Sharon because she contacted me about a new book on tigers she worked on for National Geographic; Tigers Forever: Saving the World’s Most Endangered Big Cat.
The book is a collaboration with award-winning National Geographic photographer Steve Winter. And as the book description says, the book melds spectacular images of tigers and their secret behaviors with insights into why one of the world’s most iconic species is careening towards the edge–and describes the extraordinary efforts to save them.
Over the last few months I’ve had the opportunity to talk more with Sharon about conservation and tiger issues, and to also interview her for a book project I am working on for a client. A book project about some very amazing women.
And all I can say is that Sharon certainly fits the description of being an amazing woman. And it certainly has been my pleasure to get to know her better. Because having people like Sharon in the world brings hope to topics that are not always hopeful.
With her talent, Sharon could certainly write about anything she would want to write about; you know, fluffy stuff like fashion or travel or food; stuff that the everyday person gets all “excited” about.
But rather than put her own “emotional well-being” first, she uses her energy and talent to write about some very important, but very difficult issues that need to be written about.
Sharon gives of her own well-being for both the well-being of the planet and the well-being of the other species we share it with.
And that’s pretty cool.