Introducing Sharon…

This is Sharon’s Author site.  She is a retired social worker and educator, having returned to the work force post-retirement to provide office and bookkeeping assistance to her daughter and son-in-law in their Internet marketing business.  She is also busy staying fit and healthy, learning as much as she can about nutrition and its contribution to healthy senior living.

Sharon’s list of credits include two books which she has published.  The first was released in 2005, Shar’s Story, a Mother and Daughter Reunited. It’s her one-night-read memoir about her reunion with the baby she surrendered for adoption in 1966.

She is co-author of My Dirty Little Secrets – Steroids, Alcohol and God, The Tony Mandarich Story. This memoir describes Tony’s life leading up to his football fame at Michigan State University, playing in the NFL and his life of addiction from which he emerged to re-create a new life.  Some have said it is the most inspirational story they have ever read.

Sharon’s third book is ‘incubating’… Please take a look at the pages on this site for further information about Sharon and her writings.

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  1. CONTACT: Paulette Lee
    (301) 326-1756 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    A NEW SOLUTION FOR DOWNSIZING WORLD TRAVELERS

    MARCH 5, 2015 — International travelers who are ready to part with some of the artifacts they’ve collected over the years, and people who like to collect, gift, or decorate with such items, now have a marketplace to call their own.
    Artifacts Without Borders (www.artifactswithoutborders.com) is an online consignment store for international artifacts and their stories. Founder Paulette Lee of the DC metro area (Silver Spring, MD), 68, who has traveled extensively and lived and worked internationally, says it is, in fact, the stories that are most important , as they help people connect with other lands and cultures.
    “With just a few exceptions, each item on AWOB has a story provided by the consignor,” Lee explains. “The item itself doesn’t have to be unique, antique, or handmade– though it shouldn’t be a mass-produced souvenir. It should, however, have a story that accompanies it – about the artifact itself, the culture from which it originates, or the consignor’s own travel story.”
    While consignors are beginning to find this resource for their international artifacts, the start-up site has been initially populated with items Lee collected on travels to more than 40 countries, both independently and with her late husband, and from her international development work. One example is a yellow (“Bohemian”) glass basket she purchased in the Czech Republic. The story, though, is that it was purchased in 1976 when Czechoslovakia was part of the Soviet empire, and the artifact prompts the memory of a remarkable connection Lee made with an elderly Czech woman.
    The online marketplace is divided into geographic categories (Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and Middle East), and sale prices range from $10 to hundreds of dollars, depending on the researched market value of the item, though some are sold below market value. “It’s the stories that are priceless,” Lee points out.
    “Artifacts Without Borders is more than just an opportunity for people to earn some cash for their ‘stuff’” or to find a variety of global goods,” Lee says. “I like to think of it, rather, as a way for people to connect…one world piece at a time.”
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