Hi there. I'm an author, blogger, keynote speaker, and speechwriter. Storytelling is at the heart of everything I do. My award-winning memoir Both Sides Now: A True Story of Love, Loss and Bold Living was published by BOOKS & BOOKS PRESS in February 2014. Both Sides Now promises hard-won wisdom; a gift for those looking to lift themselves from the embers of loss and adversity through bold living. In my case, I found sanctity in the Rocky Mountains and love again in the pages of a magazine. The past is simply part of our story; just not the whole story. As a keynote speaker, I present customized programs on BOLD Living(TM) to a variety of organizations and businesses. I am a transformational speaker and storytelling coach whose insights on moving through stasis and hardship helps individuals and groups to transform their narratives. Partial Client List: Centura Health, St. Luke's Presbyterian Hospital, University of Colorado Hospital, LIVESTRONG Foundation Speaker Series, Stand Up 2 Cancer, Rotary, iTHRIVE, Denver Town Hall Series, Camp Experience, Miami International Book Fair, and the Jewish Book Council Tour. For many years I published personal essays and columns that have appeared in a variety of national, regional and online media. The same is true for reported pieces -- general interest features about inspiring people as well as health, wellness, service, and travel stories. My work has appeared in Dr. Oz: The Good Life, Glamour, Woman's Day, MORE, Marie Claire, SELF, National Geographic Traveler; and in regional media like 5280 Magazine, Colorado View, The Rocky Mountain News, and The Denver Post. I'm passionate about BOLD LIVING and express that philosophy through two blogs. Vivid Living: Life In Full Bloom(TM)...Thorns and All captures the beauty amid the everyday ups and downs of life, whereas Tasting Life with Nancy Sharp (TM) offers a delicious take on cooking, conversation, and the many ways we feast on life. Many of my posts are now carried by The Huffington Post. My love of people and writing also carries over to speechwriting for celebrities, Fortune 500 CEOs, non-profit executives and noted individuals. I'm the person to hire if you're in need of inspirational remarks that audiences will remember. Please see my Speechwriting page to view a list of some of the extraordinary people with whom I've had the pleasure of collaborating. What else? I live in Denver and am a member of the rocking Lighthouse Writers Workshop. Oh, I also earned a MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College in August 2012. My undergraduate degree is from Northwestern University. Most important, I am a proud wife to Steve Saunders and the mother of four children. My twins are thirteen and Steve's boys are twenty-one and twenty-three. Life is always full.