Sharon Lovejoy is an award winning author and illustrator who has received the National Outdoor Book Award in Children’s Literature. Her works include ten books ranging from children’s picture books to adult and children’s organic gardening books, magazine articles about nature and gardening, and most recently, a historic middle grade novel.
As a graduate with Distinction in the Field of Art from San Diego State University, Sharon successfully combined her training in art with her love of botany and natural science. She worked as a docent naturalist for the Morro Bay Museum of Natural History and for the Smithsonian Institution in the lagoons of Baja, California. For 13 years, she was a contributing editor for Country Living Gardener magazine with a regular feature column named “Heart’s Ease” after the herb and garden shop she founded.
She is a past president of the International Herb Association; served on the Children and Youth Garden Advisory Panel for the American Horticultural Society; was a children’s garden design consultant for the Red Butte Botanical Garden in Salt Lake City and the Cleveland Botanical Garden; and designed the Children’s Garden Pavilion at the Philadelphia Flower and Garden Show. Sharon lives with her husband in San Luis Obispo, California, and at her seasonal home on a Maine island.