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Kathleen Sharp is a bestselling author, award-winning journalist, and screenwriter and story consultant for Hollywood films. She is also a story coach.
Her Amazon top seller, Blood Medicine: Blowing the Whistle on One of the Deadliest Prescription Drugs Ever (Dutton) was selected by Oprah Magazine as a Top Ten Pick. Called the “most important non-fiction book of the past 20 years,” the book is being developed as a major motion picture by New Regency Productions.
Ms. Sharp also authored a biography of the legendary chairman of Universal Studios and his politically connected wife. Mr. and Mrs. Hollywood: Edie and Lew Wasserman and Their Entertainment Empire (Carroll & Graf) was hailed as a “business success story” (Los Angeles Times) and is considered the “standard text” of Hollywood history (Kirkus Reviews). She turned her book into the film The Last Mogul (ThinkFilm; Bravo), which was distributed nationally. The documentary, hailed as “classy” (New York Times) and “refreshingly honest” (Variety), is available on Netflix.
She consulted with Turner Classic Movies on the six-part television series “Moguls and Movie Stars,” and has consulted on true stories for A&E, Biography Channel and others.
Ms. Sharp currently writes about the trends for the New York Times. She’s written for Vanity Fair, Men’s Journal, Fortune, Elle and other national publications.
Kathleen Sharp’s other books include In Good Faith (St. Martin’s Press) a true story that was featured on 60 Minutes, and Stalking the Beast, a cultural work that began as an assignment from Playboy Magazine and Indie Capitalism, her work-in-progress that shows how Millennials are changing American business.
Ms. Sharp is a former correspondent for The Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times and has appeared on ABC News, Book TV, C-SPAN, The Armstrong Williams Show and others. She’s produced segments for National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” and has contributed to several book anthologies.
A popular radio guest, Kathleen has appeared on dozens of national shows including the Leonard Lopate Show WNYC, The Jordon Rich Show of WBZ (Boston), CBS Radio, A Touch of Gray WABC and KRLA, Background Briefing on KPFK, The Peter Werbe Show on WRIF (Detroit), and other NPR affiliate shows.
Ms. Sharp has addressed audiences at the JP Morgan Global Leaders Conference, the Museum of Television & Radio in New York City, the Health Care Compliance Association, The Jewish Federation, and Jonathan Club. She's appeared at the Palm Springs Film Festival, the University of California at Irvine, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara, the University of Southern California, and has been a featured guest at numerous literary events, including the National Steinbeck Center, Pasadena Women Author's Book Festival, CALM's Author Luncheon (for abused children) and the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, the nation's largest such event.
Ms. Sharp has won six awards from the Society of Professional Newspaper Writers/Sigma Delta Chi, health-care fellowship from the Annenberg School of Communications at University of Southern California and management fellowship at the University of Washington. An entrepreneur herself, Kathleen has been named a 2013 Woman of Achievement by Women in Communications.
Ms. Sharp is flexible about customizing a speech that is relevant and addresses a group's specific issues. Comments from audiences range from "I was surprised and loved this” to "Sharp was an audience favorite with her true-life (tales)."
Kathleen Sharp lives in Santa Barbara with her husband and two children.
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