Lauren J. Sharkey is a Korean American writer from Long Island, New York. She is currently the creative nonfiction editor of Reservoir Journal, and maintains the title of Managing Editor at Kaylie Jones Books, where she is also head of Marketing & Web Development. Sharkey also serves as Executive Assistant of the James Jones Writers Workshop Retreat, and will be teaching at JJWWR 2019.

Sharkey graduated with an Associate’s degree in Liberal Arts from Nassau Community College, and a Bacehlor’s degree in Multidisciplinary Studies from SUNY Stony Brook.

At the age of three months, Lauren was adopted by Irish Catholic parents, and her experience was the foundation for her forthcoming novel, INCONVENIENT DAUGHTER.

“I think the market has been dominated by stories where adopted children reunite with their biological families and suddenly feel whole. There are other adoption narratives that need to be told, and I think INCONVENIENT DAUGHTER brings to the forefront a story we haven’t heard before,” says Sharkey.


Photo credit: Danielle Hyland Photography


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