Shari Howard McMinn, is mother to 11, an adoption and homeschooling advocate. She is also an author, editor, farmwife, homemaker, public speaker, and volunteer. She retired from her two-decade career as a commercial Interior Designer in order to homeschool her children, and to spend more time with her beloved husband, Cary. Simultaneously, the family left their urban life near downtown Denver, and purchased a remote farm in eastern Colorado to benefit from an agrarian lifestyle.

McMinn was widowed unexpectedly in June of 2013, with 5 minor children still at home and a farm to manage. As a working, single parent, McMinn writes non-fiction, and enjoys public speaking on a variety of topics including adoption, child development and nutrition, entrepreneurism, frugal living, homeschooling, self-reliance, small scale sustainable family farming, working widowhood, and writing as a second career.

An ardent community volunteer, McMinn has been the Support Group Leader for both her local homeschool and adoption/foster care support groups.

Shari currently writes from her home in southwest Florida and greatly enjoys her new season of life as an empty nester with grandchildren.

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