Ann Sharp

Ann Sharp, who edited The Darkover Newsletter for ten years, is known for her articles on writing. After the DNL was no longer published, she continued to write these articles for Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine.

She is also known for her interest in genealogy and is active in the Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America, the National Society of New England Women, and the Colonial Dames of the 17th Century. She is working on applications for Descendents of Early Quakers and Associated Daughters of American Witches.

Even at the age of ten, Ann was already preparing for a literary career.

Published Work:

Tackling Your First Short Story - MZB's Fantasy Magazine #28, Summer 1995
Paramental Anguish - MZB's Fantasy Magazine #29, Autumn 1995
How Can I Write Sympathetic Characters? - MZB's Fantasy Magazine #32, Summer1996
Avoiding Sterotypes And Cliches - MZB's Fantasy Magazine #35, Spring 1997
The Write Software - MZB's Fantasy Magazine #37, Autumn 1997
Threads (with Elisabeth Waters) - STARS OF DARKOVER, June 2014

Ann Sharp's Relationship to MZB:

John Bigelow (1616-1703) married Mercy Warren (1624-1691) on 30 Oct 1642. Among other children, they had:
Samuel Bigelow (1653-1732) Joshua Bigelow (1655-1745)
Samuel Bigelow (1679-?) Joshua Bigelow (1677-1728)
Ruth Bigelow (1719-1768) Abigail Bigelow (1719-1798)
Daniel Hemenway (1745-1794) Ephraim Parkhurst (1743-98)
Farmery Hemenway (1786-1867) Sterling Parkhurst (1777-1855)
Sarah Hemenway (1824-1890) Hubbard Parkhurst (1805-80)
Elden G Converse (1854-1901) Annie Parkhurst (1853-1931)
Bruce W Converse (1885-1925) John R Conklin (1879-1951)
Jean Converse (1922- ) Evelyn P Conklin (1910-94)
Ann Sharp (1948- ) Marion Zimmer (1930-99)

This makes Ann and MZB ninth cousins.

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