Sharon Ervin was born in Perry, Oklahoma to Francis Thetford and Florine Johnson Thetford. She attended elementary schools in Oklahoma City and high schools in Winfield, KS and Paris, TX. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in Journalism in January 1963. She worked for The Norman Transcript and The Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph. She has been a correspondent for The Daily Oklahoman and The Tulsa World. She contributes occasional feature stories to The McAlester News Capital. Her book, Jingo Street, was a 2015 Oklahoma Book Award finalist. Her latest book, Do You Love Me?, was released this summer.
About Do You Love Me?
Haughty, overbearing socialite Savanna Cavendish sees everything in terms of money, including her own time and energy. She considers religion a crutch for the poor. Savanna is annoyed when she is forced to accept help from Pedro Rivera, a construction worker who repairs her car, then refuses to allow her to pay him. Through an interpreter, devout Catholic Pedro asks Savanna to teach him English and deport himself well enough to have his own contracting business. Thinking it over, Savanna decides to take the challenge, agreeing to remake Pedro into Peter, an American gentleman. As Peter changes, Savanna is surprised by her attraction to the man she considers her project creation. As the chemistry between them heightens, Savanna struggles to view Pedro as an investment, not a vital, virile man. What can Savannah do when she faces feelings that have no cash equivalent.