An American author of Appalachian-themed works, she actually is most widely known on her behalf Ballad series and on her behalf Elizabeth MacPherson books. She also published the Jay Omega books and several brief story selections. She graduated from your University of NEW YORK at Chapel Hill and consequently went to the graduate British system at Virginia Technology. She received the Agatha Honor, the Anthony Honor, as well as the Edgar Honor. Created Sharyn Elaine Arwood, she was raised in Wilmington, NEW YORK. She later wedded David McCrumb. She analyzed at Virginia Technology, where Fred Daguiar once trained English.