Sharon Shea Bossard is an Irish citizen who earned her master's degree in Education from Chicago's Northeastern Illinois University.
Curious about her Irish family's experiences as struggling immigrants in Chicago, she meticulously recorded their lives. That venture took an interesting turn with the successful publication of her first book, Finding My Irish, where she not only reveals to her readers the difficulties and rewards of the search, but also tells the story of her grandparents' journey from rural County Roscommon to the modern city of Chicago in 1903.
Earning excellent reviews in all major Irish and Irish American publications, her book has been featured on numerous radio and television talk shows in Ireland and the United States. Her writing has appeared in the Irish Genealogical Society magazine, and she continues to address professional organizations throughout the country, inspiring others to embark on their own journey of discovery.
Sharon is a member of Chicago's Irish American Heritage Center, Gaelic Park, County Roscommon Midwest Association, County Kerry Club of Chicago, Illinois Women's Press Association, and the Writer's Workshop in Barrington. You can visit her online at www.findingmyirish.com.
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