Sharon McKay was born in l954, grew up in Montreal and graduated from York University with a BA. She is married to David MacLeod. Together they have two sons and three grandchildren. Throughout her career, she has worked in magazines, newspapers, radio, film and written both fiction and non-fiction books.
Author of some 30 books and multi-award-winning young adult novelist, Sharon was accepted into the Canadian Forces (War) Artists Program or CFAP in 2008-13. Sharon wrote Thunder Over Kandahar, after two tours of Afghanistan – the novel is now a mainstay in schools across Canada. After a 14-city book tour in China (pre-Covid) her book End of the Line is a best seller and in Chinese schools, it is an introduction to the Holocaust.
Sharon's current YA novel is with Syrian writer Jamal Saeed now living in Kingston, Ontario.
Yara's Spring with Jamal Saeed - Syria, past and present
Thunder Over Kandahar with Hosai
Note: Presentation fees donated directly to CW4WA
Charlie Wilcox - WW1 (history)