The Rotary Club of Spruce Pine welcomed local author, Sharon Webb, to their meeting on May 24, 2018. Ms. Webb is a native of Bakersville and a long-standing member of the North Carolina Rhododendron Festival Committee. She is the director of a food distribution program that provides for food insecure households in Mitchell County. She also serves on both the local and regional board of directors for the Avery-Mitchell library system. Sharon currently divides her time between Bakersville and Topsail Island.
Sharon is a published author of both fiction and non-fiction and presently has two novels in the editing phase of publication. She is also currently working on another novel. She began her writing career at the age of eleven when she won her first author’s award for an original work of poetry. Her first book, Talking to Shadows, was inspired by childhood memories of eccentric ancestors and also by stories that were told and retold in her family.