Tuesday, October 30, 2012

PGS Annual Seminar Features Sharon DeBartolo Carmack

The 2013 PGS seminar takes place on 9 February 2013 at the Largo Public Library from 8 am to 4 pm and will feature Sharon DeBartolo Carmack. Here is some information on Sharon's background:

She is a certified genealogist, has a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction Writing. She is a partner in the research firm of Warren, Carmack & Associates where she specializes in Irish and Italian genealogical research, offers consulting, writing, and editing services for a variety of nonfiction projects, like memoirs, biographies, family histories, social histories, essays, and annotated letters and diaries.

Sharon is the author of sixteen books, and hundreds of articles and columns that have appeared in nearly every major genealogical journal and publication. Combined her books have sold about 115,000 copies. Her work has also appeared in literary journals.

Sharon has, for the past twenty years, extensive and varied editing and mentoring experience including 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. 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 the price of the seminar and a registration form, go to the Pinellas Genealogy Society website at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flpgs/

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