Sharon DeBartolo Carmack
Sharon DeBartolo Carmack is a Certified Genealogist with a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction Writing. She is a partner in the research firm of Warren, Carmack & Associates. Along with specializing in Irish and Italian genealogical research, Sharon offers consulting, writing, and editing services for a variety of nonfiction projects, with an emphasis on memoirs, biographies, family histories, social histories, essays, and annotated letters and diaries.
Sharon is the author of sixteen books, including You Can Write Your Family History, and hundreds of articles and columns that have appeared in nearly every major genealogical journal and publication. Her books combined have sold roughly 115,000 copies. Her work has also appeared in the literary journals Creative Nonfiction, Brevity, and coming in the fall of 2011, Steinbeck Review.
Her extensive and varied editing and mentoring experience for the past twenty years includes her position as the executive editor of F+W Media’s Family Tree/Betterway Books line, where she acquired and edited more than 40 titles. The combined sales of this line exceeds one million copies, making Family Tree/Betterway Books America’s bestselling guides to genealogy. She is also a contributing editor for Family Tree Magazine and an assistant editor for Brevity.
Sharon teaches nonfiction writing classes for Writer’s Digest University, and genealogical research courses for Family Tree University. She also hosted Roots Books, a talk-show that aired on RootsTelevision.com, which won a Telly Award in 2008.
Along with an MFA with Distinction in Creative Nonfiction Writing from National University, Sharon has a BA in English from Regis University (summa cum laude), and she holds a Diploma in Irish Studies from the National University of Ireland, Galway.
Sharon is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Association of Writers and Writing Programs. Her awards and honors include APG’s Grahame Thomas Smallwood Jr. Award of Merit (1990); the Federation of Genealogical Societies’ Award of Merit (1992 and 2002); and in 1998, Sharon was made a Fellow of the Utah Genealogical Association for her “outstanding contributions to the genealogical community and for the production of articles, books, and lectures that are an exemplary blend of her expertise in history and genealogy.”For Sharon’s complete Curriculum Vitae, Click Here