Sharon Oard Warner is the author of two novels, a short story collection, and an edited anthology of stories on AIDS. Her craft book, Writing the Novella was published in March of 2021 by the University of New Mexico Press.
Her essays and articles have appeared in The AWP Chronicle, The Writer, Writer’s Digest, Studies in Short Fiction, Studies in the Novel and others. Many of those articles went on to be republished in The Year’s Best Writing on Writing, The Writer’s Handbook, Writer’s Digest Yearbook, The Writer’s Guide to Fiction: How to Write, Polish, and Publish Short Stories and Novels, Short Story Criticism and others.
From 1999–2016, she founded and directed the Taos Summer Writers’ Conference, one of the largest such gatherings in the country.
She continues to serve as co-chair for the D. H. Lawrence Ranch Initiatives. Warner is an Emerita Professor of English Language & Literature at the University of New Mexico. She lives in Austin, Texas where she is currently revising a screenplay.