In New York City during the fall of 2002, Sharon was sitting under the light of her
Grandmother’s lamp. As she began to read An Introduction to Celtic Mythology
by David Bellingham, more specifically, Deirdre of the Sorrows, the idea came to her
that she could render Deirdre of the Sorrows into poetical form. She wrote much of
Deirdre of the Sorrows on her computer in a room that overlooked a tree that became
her friend as she wrote. Deirdre became like her third child. The writing was much like
creating a quilt, piece by piece. In the summer of 2003, she went to Roccalvecce, Italy,
with her daughter, and with Deirdre of the Sorrows,all she had written up to that point,
stuffed in her suitcase. Here she was able to think about writing all the missing links that
appeared throughout her rendering of the story line. She began to see the outline of the
“quilt”. In June of 2004, she was guided to Southern California to a town called Palmdale.
It was while looking at the desert sky that the inspiration came to complete “Deirdre”. She
continued to write and rewrite. One day in January of 2005, she had gone over the whole text
and had again made a lot of changes. When she clicked the save button, it was not able to register.
Then she closed her eyes because she knew that, by God’s grace, it was now finished.