Sharon Mabry

Sharon Mabry is the author of the humorous memoir, The Blue Box and Memories that Live in the Bones (Thorncraft Publishing, 2024) and The Postmaster’s Daughter (2022), a mystery novel set in East Tennessee which was a 2023 Finalist in the American Writing Awards (Best Debut Fiction) and a Finalist in the 2023 National Indie Excellence Awards (mystery).

Prior to creative writing, Mabry, who is an award-winning mezzo-soprano soloist and recording artist, premiered works by more than forty composers and made nine critically acclaimed recordings. She was a featured writer for the NATS Journal of Singing. Her book reviews and featured articles on women composers have appeared in several major music journals. She is the author of two books about music, Exploring Twentieth-Century Vocal Music (Oxford University Press, 2002, 2009) and The Performing Life: A Singer’s Guide to Survival (Scarecrow Press, Rowman and Littlefield, 2012).

In addition to her concert career, Mabry established a long tenure as professor of music at Austin Peay State University, where she received the university’s highest award for creativity (the Richard M. Hawkins Award) and for teaching (the Distinguished Professor Award).

Sharon Mabry is an East Tennessee native, having grown up in Newport, Tennessee. She currently lives in Clarksville, TN.