Finance analyst turned novel writer! Now that's different. It's not about number-crunching either. Sharon Ihama is a long time writer, poet and author of the new novel The Emerald Stone, the first part of The Ancient Key. Gathering eclectic experiences from working and engaging with youths, seeing the world through their eyes as well as involvement in varied creative writing and media projects both independently and with charities gives an idea as to her broad spectrum and the heart from which her writing is spawn. Through this imaginative medium, Sharon seeks not only to enthrall readers, but to stir hope, inspire courage, uplift the spirit and build self-esteem. After all, isn't each of our life's adventure part of a bigger story? She enjoys travelling, cooking, dancing, calligraphy (and watching Tom & Jerry). She lives in England and has experienced the thrills of city life as well as the enchantment of rural spaces.