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Sharon Shinn Papers

Identifier: RBSC-SFWA-014

Scope and Contents

The Sharon Shinn papers consists of printed (paper-based) copy edited manuscripts for novels and novellas (original and 2nd versions) related poetry, style sheets, early drafts with notes, galley proofs, correspondence associated with these materials, and a jumpdrive. The collection is divided into series based upon format. Series I consists of novels, Series II consists of novellas, Series III consists of correspondence/miscellaneous, and Series IV is digital content. Within each section, organization is based on original date of work.


  • created: 1970-2009
  • Other: Date acquired: 09/00/2009


Conditions Governing Access

Photographs and photocopies of collection are prohibited.

Conditions Governing Use

Property Rights are transferred to the University Libraries per the signed Deed of Gift Document. Literary Rights are retained by the content creator.  Any copyrights so stated in the materials remain in force.

Biographical or Historical Information

Ms. Shinn began writing stories and poems when she was eight years old.  She earned a degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has worked for The Professional Photographer, DÉCOR, and BizEd.  She is currently employed full time and writes about management education and according to her webpage gets to “interview some really cool, really smart people from all over the world” (  She works on her novels on the weekends and evenings when she is not working, and in her spare time enjoys reading and following the Cincinnati Cardinals baseball team.  She also enjoys movies and television as stated on her web page: “If I had the time, I’d see a movie every day of my life.”  Fans often ask her if she is a musician because of the role that music plays in her writing, and she has replied that she has taken years of piano lessons, sang in choirs throughout school, and does enjoy singing with family around the holidays, but does not consider herself a great musician.

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Arrangement Note

Series I consists of novels, series II consists of novellas, and series III consists of correspondence/ miscellaneous, and series IV is digital content.

Source of Acquisition

Sharon Shinn

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Repository Details

Part of the Northern Illinois University Repository

Founders Memorial Library
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb IL 60115 US