Sharon Mabry

Prior to novel-writing, Sharon Mabry, who is an award-winning mezzo-soprano soloist and recording artist, premiered works by more than forty composers and made nine critically acclaimed recordings. She was a featured writer for the NATS Journal of Singing. Her book reviews and featured articles on women composers have appeared in several major music journals. She is the author of two books about music, Exploring Twentieth-Century Vocal Music (Oxford University Press, 2002, 2009) and The Performing Life: A Singer’s Guide to Survival (Scarecrow Press, Rowman and Littlefield, 2012).

Mabry holds the Bachelor of Music degree from Florida State University, the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from George Peabody College/Vanderbilt University, and a performance certificate from the prestigious Franz-Schubert-Institut in Austria.

In addition to her concert career, Mabry is a professor of music at Austin Peay State University, where she received the university’s highest award for creativity (the Richard M. Hawkins Award) and for teaching (the Distinguished Professor Award).

Sharon Mabry is an East Tennessee native, having grown up in Newport, Tennessee. She currently lives in Clarksville. The Postman’s Daughter is her first novel.

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