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Sharon Kurtzman

Sharon Kurtzman is Jersey girl who lives in the South with her husband, two kids, and two dogs. A long time ago, she worked in television marketing and was once the official escort to Danger Mouse at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and BetterAfter50. Recently, two of her fiction pieces were nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Her work has appeared in Crack the Spine, Cleaver, Vine Leaves, Walter, Still Crazy, Every Writer’s Resource: Stories, Crab Fat, Belle Reve, the Main Street Rag anthology Voices from the Porch, and Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Writers. Learn more by visiting her website,, and follow her on Twitter at @sharonkurtzman1.

Ten Things I Can’t Do Without

  1. Coffee, because without it my head would explode
  2. Writing, for the same reason as coffee
  3. Dark chocolate and any variety of M&M
  4. Ben and Jerry’s, because life is too short to live it without ice cream, especially Cherry Garcia
  5. Greek yogurt, because it’s my newest addiction
  6. Running, which preserves my sanity, is intrinsically linked to my creative process, and makes up for numbers 3 through 5 on this list
  7. Books and movies. I love to learn from the ways other people tell a good story
  8. Social media, because it’s great to keep up with friends far and wide
  9. Sunny days on the beach—my best way to recharge
  10. My family. They make all of the above infinitely sweeter

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