Susan Sharp

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Susan Sharp grew up in Eastern Iowa on the banks of the Mississippi river.  That rural upbringing irrevocably shaped her to love quiet, fresh air, and open spaces.  But for all the quiet she craves, she has a 24/7 internal buzz of creative ideas and she often cannot get them on paper fast enough.  Susan just recently left her job as a professor of theatre and public speaking after 23 years to focus full time on honing her skills as a motivational speaker, artist, playwright and author. Susan loves dogs, sewing, singing, Big Band music, crafting and baking among many other things; she resides in Galesburg, Illinois for now. Thanks for reading about us--the whole team of people behind Susan at A Sharp Difference, LLC thanks you! 

Susan's new book is JUST out!

Susan's book is just out! For those of you nearing mid-life, this book is part wisdom from Susan's own life and part journal for you to capture you're own wisdom!  It's just available on 

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2wNoVh8  and 

Barnes & Noble:  https://bit.ly/31nEYQS  

or please ask for it in your local bookstore:  ISBN: 978-1-7322276-0-6

Susan will be doing book signings in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri and Tennessee in the near future.

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Susan's Art is On Orange is the New Black!

On the set of the newest season of Orange is the new Black, is a piece of Susan's art!  She was contacted by the set director in summer of 2018 and when the new season aired July 26, 2019, she was binge watching it to see this and 3 other pieces.  In the first photo Susan is with the piece at The Midwest Collage Society's Summer 2017 show and her solo show Well-Traveled, in the Lonnie Eugene Stewart Gallery, Summer 2018.  In the 2nd and 3rd photos you can see actors Alicia Witt and Taylor Schilling in front of the piece which is called Scordatura.  

Susan's Calendar

July 13th, 2019

Book signing at The Book Rack

11 am - 1 pm

Davenport, Iowa

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July 13th, 2019

Book signing at The Book Rack

11 am - 1pm Please join Susan and friends at The Book Rack 4764 Elmore Avenue, Davenport, IA 52807.  The first 25 people to buy a book receive a gift from Susan!  

11 am - 1 pm

Davenport, Iowa

August 3rd, 2019

Book Signing at Camanche Days

3 pm - 7 pm

Platt Park, Camanche Iowa

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August 3rd, 2019

Book Signing at Camanche Days

Join Susan and filmmaker friend and jazzed-up reader and reviewer of Susan's book, Darren Williams, in the Entertainment Tent on the grounds of Platt Park in Camanche, Iowa from 3 - 7pm.  We want to talk about big ideas and inspire each other to live our dreams! The first 25 people to buy a book will receive a little gift from Susan.  

3 pm - 7 pm

Platt Park, Camanche Iowa

August 17th, 2019

Book signing at Inner Wisdom

11 am - 1 pm

Galesburg, Illinois

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August 17th, 2019

Book signing at Inner Wisdom

Join Susan at the beautiful downtown Galesburg store, Inner Wisdom 44 N Seminary St, Galesburg, IL 61401. Come for a book but you'll find so much more!  The first 25 people to buy a book will receive a gift from Susan.  

11 am - 1 pm

Galesburg, Illinois

August 31st, 2019

Book Signing at Dudad's Hallmark

11 am - 1 pm

Clinton, Iowa

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August 31st, 2019

Book Signing at Dudad's Hallmark

Join Susan and friends at Dudad's Hallmark  at 236 5th Ave S, Clinton, IA 52732.  Come for a book but look around because you'll be amazed by all the beautiful things!  The first 25 people to buy a book will receive a gift from Susan.  

11 am - 1 pm

Clinton, Iowa