Sharon Connolly writes as Sharon Bennett Connolly, focusing on women in the medieval era. She has been fascinated by history for over 30 years now. She has studied history academically and just for fun – and even worked as a tour guide at historical sites, including Conisbrough Castle. Born in Yorkshire, she studied at University in Northampton before working in Customer Service roles at Disneyland, Paris and Eurostar in London.
For Christmas 2014, her husband gave her a blog as a gift – History … the Interesting Bits (www.historytheinterestingbits.com), allowing her to indulge in that love of history. In 2016 she was given the opportunity to write her first non-fiction book, Heroines of the Medieval World, which was published by Amberley in September 2017, and is now available in paperback. In November 2018, she published her second non-fiction book, Silk and the Sword: The Women of the Norman Conquest, and is now working on Ladies of Magna Carta, which will be published by Pen & Sword in May 2020.
Sharon has also written an educational book for Pearson International, Nikola Tesla and the Battle of the Currents, for teaching English as a foreign language. Sharon has also appeared on BBC Radio and Australian Television’s Who Do You Think You Are.