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Sharman Burson Ramsey

Sharman Ramsey

 



sharmanbursonramsey@gmail.com



 


 


 


BIO

Sharman Burson Ramsey is a novelist originally from Dothan, Alabama, now living in Panama City, Florida, with her husband, retired attorney, Joel Ramsey, and their standard poodle, Gracie. Ramsey's first novel, Swimming with Serpents, set against the backdrop of the Creek Indian War, was published in September 2012 by Mercer University Press. The sequel, In Pursuit, set during the First Seminole War, will be released in September of 2013. The Mint Julep Mysteries (Creme de Cassis and Murder, Mint Juleps and Murder and Mayans, Muscadine and Murder) are her most recent publications. She has a MSE from Troy University in Dothan and a BSE from the University of Alabama where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. Her roots grow deep in the Deep South. Her love of all things Southern led to the development of this website. She is a member of the Wilcox County, Alabama, Historical Society. Ramsey has taught 7th through 12th grades in public and private schools and writing classes in community outreach programs, as well as having served as an adjunct history professor at Troy and Gulf Coast. She has also co-hosted an area radio talk show on politics and education.


Objective

Southern-style introduces the world to the Downhome Lifestyle.  Through this Website and its many portals, we introduce you to Southern Customs, People, Places, Recipes, Genealogy and Sharman's life as a novelist. Sharman Burson Ramsey is a writer of historical fiction and contemporary women's fiction. She is available for book signings and speaking engagements on her novels, Swimming with Serpents and In Pursuit, the Craft of Writing, Writing Historical Fiction, The Creek War, The First Seminole War, The Southern Monet Garden, Southern Cooking, and Genealogy and Family History.

     

Professional Profile

Education 

         MSE in Education with concentration in History
                    Troy State University Dothan  (Honor Graduate)

         MA work at the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa)

         BSE in Education University of Alabama: History Major, English Minor (University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa)

         Graduate of Dothan High School (Dothan, Alabama)

 

Education related employment

         Adjunct Professor of History at Gulf Coast Community College in Panama City, Fl

         Adjunct Professor of History at Troy State University in Dothan, Alabama

         History and English Teacher in Henry County, Alabama

         History, English, Psychology, Sociology teacher at Houston Academy in Dothan

         Adult Continuing Education Creative Writing Courses at Wallace Community College

 


Selected Publications: 

Books

  • Ramsey, Sharman Burson. Swimming with Serpents.  Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 2012.
  • Ramsey, Sharman Burson. In Pursuit. Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 2013.
  • Burson, Sharman Jean. Creme de Cassis and Murder. Createspace, 2014.
  • Burson, Sharman Jean. Mint Juleps and Murder. Createspace, 2014.
  • Mayans, Muscadine and Murder. Createspace, 2014.


    Website
  • Ramsey, Sharman Burson. Southern-Style.com:A Downhome Perspective On All Things Southern website features Recipes, History, Genealogy, History, Photography, Southern Manners and Etiquette, Southern Wedding, Southern Gardening and has from 6,000 to 8,000 unique visitors a month.

Magazine/Periodical Articles

  • Ramsey, Sharman Burson. "Bibliography of the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama." Journal of Negro History.  
  • Ramsey, Sharman Burson. “Hank and Stanhope Elmore Helped Make Dothan A Better Place.” Dothan Magazine. 2009.
  • Ramsey, Sharman Burson. “Looking Back.” Dothan Magazine. 2009.
  • Ramsey, Sharman Burson. “Devil Make a Third.” Dothan Magazine. 2009
  • Ramsey, Sharman Burson. “St. Andrews Bay Yacht Club.” Wiregrass Living Magazine.

Short Stories

  • Cronkite, Sue, ed. Nuts to Us. (Unicorn Series, No. 1).  “Biddie’s Burden.” Sharman Burson Ramsey. New Hope Press. 1989.

Presentations:

  • Ramsey, Sharman Burson. Panel by Invitation. “Saints & Sinners & Swimmers” Southern Independent Booksellers Association. Waldorf Astoria, Naples, Florida. September 8, 2012.
  • Ramsey, Sharman Burson. Book Launch. Swimming with Serpents. Cultural Arts Center. Dothan, Alabama. October 4, 2012.
  • Ramsey, Sharman Burson. Speaker. Swimming with Serpents. St. Andrews Bay Yacht Club Ladies Auxiliary. Panama City, Florida. October 1, 2012.
  • Ramsey, Sharman Burson. Speaker. Swimming with Serpents. St. Andrews Bay Yacht Club Ladies Auxiliary. Panama City, Florida. October 1, 2012.
  • Ramsey, Sharman Burson. Book Signing. Swimming with Serpents. Northcutt’s on Main. Dothan, Alabama. November 1, 2012.
  • Ramsey, Sharman Burson. Keynote. "Pit to Pinnacle: the Path to Publication.” Local Books Alive, Panama City, Florida. November 20, 2012.
  • Ramsey, Sharman Burson. Book Signing. University of Alabama. Tuscaloosa, Alabama. November 24, 2012.
  • Ramsey, Sharman Burson. Power Point Presentation and Book Signing. Swimming with Serpents. Panama City Beach Library, Panama City Beach, Florida. December 7, 2012.
  • Ramsey, Sharman Burson. Book Signing. Swimming with Serpents. Somethin’s Cooking. Panama City, Florida. December 21, 2012.
  • Ramsey, Sharman Burson. Book Signing. Swimming with Serpents. Hub City Books. Spartanburg, South Carolina. December 10, 2012.
  • Ramsey, Sharman Burson. Speaker. Fiction Addiction luncheon, Swimming with Serpents. Greenville, South Carolina. December 11, 2012.
  • Ramsey, Sharman Burson. Speaker. Blue Bicycle, Swimming with Serpents. Charleston, South Carolina. December 13, 2012.
  • Ramsey, Sharman Burson. Speaker. Panama City Bay Point Women’s Guild, Swimming with Serpents. Panama City, Florida. January 8, 2013.
  • Ramsey, Sharman Burson. Speaker. Wilcox County Historical Society. Swimming with Serpents. Wakefield Plantation. Furman, Alabama. January 12, 2013.
  • Ramsey, Sharman Burson. Speaker. Panama City Genealogical Society, Swimming with Serpents. Panama City, Florida. January 19, 2013
  • Ramsey, Sharman Burson. Speaker. Swimming with Serpents. Chautauqua. DeFuniak Springs, Florida. January 26, 2013.
  • Ramsey, Sharman Burson. Speaker. The Moveable Feast. Swimming with Serpents. Litchfield Books. Pawleys Island, South Carolina. March 1, 2013.
  • Ramsey, Sharman Burson. Speaker. Daughters of the American Revolution, Swimming with Serpents. Panama City, Florida. April 24, 2013.
  • Ramsey, Sharman Burson. Featured Author and Author in Schools, “Pit to Pinnacle: the Path to Publication” and Panel Discussion – “Soup to Nuts: Putting It All Together.”  Amelia Island Book Festival. Florida State University. Jacksonville, Florida. March 1, 2013.
  • Ramsey, Sharman Burson. Panel by Invitation. Swimming with Serpents. South Carolina Book Festival. Columbia, South Carolina. May 18, 2013.
  • Ramsey, Sharman Burson. Panel by Invitation. The American Experience.. Historical Novel Society. St. Petersburg, Florida. June 24, 2013.
  • Decatur Book Festival, Decatur, Georgia. Panel and Speaker
  • In Pursuit Released
  • Southern Independent booksellers Association Movable Feast New Orleans June 20-22, 2013
  • Florida Heritage Book Festival, Panel by Invitation, St. Augustine, September 13-15
  • Nashville Book Festival, Nasville, Tennessee. Panel by Invitation, October 11-13, 2013.
  • Mint Julep Mysteries published July, 2014
  • December 6, Book Launch for Mint Julep Mysteries and Wakefield Plantation: History and Cookbook with a Primer on Southern Manners and Etiquette
and many others.....

Honors

  • Swimming with Serpents chosen as the April 2013 alternate for the Pulpwood Queens Book Club (500 book clubs)

Publicist
            Kathie Bennett of Magic Time Literary

 

 

Professional Organizations

Historical Novel Society

 

Clubs and Organization

Colonial Dames of the Seventeenth Century

United Daughters of the Confederacy

Daughters of the American Revolution

Cherokee Garden Club

Magna Charta Society

General Society of Mayflower Descendants

 

 

Media Experience:

  • Radio Show WWNT Call in show on Saturday mornings Politics and Education

  • Frequent visits to the television and radio stations to speak on behalf of various organizations



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