Sharon K. Gilbert
Born in the rolling hills of
southern Indiana to Appalachian parents, Sharon brings a rich heritage
to her writing. A childhood spent meandering crooked streams and dancing
meadows coupled with a degree in molecular biology and a short career in opera have
created a patchwork personality that feels at home with many genres.
Sharon has lived here, there, and everywhere, preferring her native Indiana to
all other lands. While living in Indianapolis, Sharon, whose name
was then Sharon Ferguson, sang jingles with the likes of Sandy Patty and
Steve Green, through whom she met David Clydesdale, then of
Singspiration Music. As a born-again Christian, Sharon happily
said yes to a one-year tour as the featured vocalist with Clydesdale's
CCM group, Life Unlimited. The group recorded eleven albums, and
toured the continental U.S., Canada, and the U.K.
Later, as an older student at both the University of Nebraska and Indiana University,
Sharon studied human genetics, music, literature, and history, giving
her a well-rounded approach to learning and a full quiver for writing.
Married to Derek Gilbert, a writer himself, Sharon is
stepmother to a precocious and very gifted teenager named Nicole. As she finishes
the final touches on the various MythArc manuscripts, Sharon makes time for
church, her family, a bit of gardening, and the pack of three dogs who run the
Gilbert household. The Gilberts reside in Manchester, Missouri.
Sharon also doubles as Publishing Manager for deeperPublishing and Bay Bridge Press, the
deepercalling publishing imprints.
Derek P. Gilbert
In the twenty years since graduating from college with a degree in Economics, Derek Gilbert
has worked as a Top 40 radio disk jockey (he was once world famous in Peoria), a real
estate salesman, the manager of a tuxedo shop, PA announcer at high school hockey games,
and a salesman of steel pipe now used in power plants and offshore oil rigs all over the world.
Born in Chicago, just a long Sosa homer away from
Wrigley Field, Derek's radio career took him from Peoria and Chicago in
the Midwest, to Philadelphia out east, and then south to Little Rock
before finally bringing him back to the Midwest -- Saint Louis,
an area he loves for its values, cost of living, and most of
all, toasted ravioli.
For over twenty years, Derek sang the high tenor
part in a series of barbershop quartets. His quartets performed
regularly in the Saint Louis area, including several appearances on
Saint Louis radio and TV.
Derek's interests include reading, teaching Christian
apologetics, rooting for the Cubs, unraveling conspiracy theories,
scratching the family dogs, and letting daughter Nicole beat him on
Despite being out of the public eye, now that he's
hung up his headphones, bowties, and striped vest, Derek is enjoying
life more than ever as husband and father to the two most
beautiful, intelligent, and talented women on Earth.
Derek has always been fascinated by the way things work
and how things got to be the way they are. It was his study of
evidence for the authenticity of the New Testament documents that
awakened him to the battle raging around us.
It is this battle that inspires his writing.