About Us

waves and snow fence on beach - Saugatuck, Michigan

EDITOR: Sharon Pisacreta was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. It took her decades to reach the shores of Lake Michigan, stopping along the way in Narrangansett, Rhode Island and New York City. Although she has been a freelance writer since her twenties, she has also taught college history, directed an archaeological dig and run her own office services company.

An award winning writer, Sharon's publishing credits include numerous magazine articles, short stories, three novels, and two novellas. In 1991, her one-act play 'A Slow Night at Aldo's' was performed off-Broadway. Additional writing experience ranges from producing ad copy and press releases to editing the manuscripts of both aspiring and published writers. She has also designed and maintained various writing websites. As she begins her third exhilarating year living along the lakeshore, Sharon hopes that Lake Effect Living will entice others to do the same.

STAFF WRITER: Meg Mims is a freelance writer, editor and proofreader who earned an MA from Seton Hill University's Writing Popular Fiction program in January, 2010. She has published puzzles, a rebus, short stories and poems in children's magazines since 1997, as well as articles on writing. Meg is also an artist in watercolor, acrylic and pen-and-ink media.

A staff writer for ReMax Platinum Online, Meg also maintains a blog,
Mystery and History and website, Meg Mims. She has both finaled and won several contests with her historical and mystery manuscripts. She hopes to live within walking distance of a lake one day (instead of four miles) in order to enjoy the four seasons along the shoreline.