A former resident of Victoria where she obtained a law degree from the University of Victoria, Sharon McCartney published a collection of poems called Under the Abdominal Wall (Anvil Press), followed by Karenin Sings the Blues (Goose Lane Editions, 2003). The latter is a lyric suite of perspectives from the characters in Tolstoy's novel Anna Karenina. She took a similar approach with The Love Song of Laura Ingalls Wilder (Nightwood 2007), creating a suite of poems by imagining the various voices of characters wit Wilder's "Little House" books, human and non-human. McCartney spent her childhood in suburban southern California. She moved to Fredericton, New Brunswick, where she has worked as a legal editor and served as poetry editor for The Fiddlehead.

[BCBW 2007] "Poetry"