Sharon DeBartolo Carmack is a Certified Genealogist® with an MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing. She is a Certificate holder in Demonstrating Mediumship from the Spiritualists’ National Union in the U.K., international branch, and an Advanced Academic Diploma holder also from the Spiritualists’ National Union. Sharon is the author of twenty-five books, including the best-selling guides Organizing Your Family History Search; A Genealogist’s Guide to Discovering Your Female Ancestors; Your Guide to Cemetery Research; You Can Write Your Family History; Tell It Short: A Guide to Writing Your Family History in Brief; and the recent biography, In Search of Maria B. Hayden: The American Medium Who Brought Spiritualism to the U.K. Her memoir Midlife Medium: A Genealogist’s Quest to Converse with the Dead is published by Köehler Books. Her work has appeared in almost every major genealogical journal, as well as Brevity, Creative Nonfiction, Portland Review, Hippocampus Magazine, Phoebe: A Journal of Literature and Art, Steinbeck Review, and Literary Hub, to name a few.