Shark Marketing Co.
CEO and creator of Where Writers Win
, Shari Stauch has been involved in publishing, marketing and PR for 33 years. She is the co-creator of Pool & Billiard Magazine
, celebrating 30 years as the sport's oldest monthly magazine. In 2004 she retired from the Women's Pro Billiard Tour
after a 20 year career as a top player and marketer/co-creator of the tour (inducted into the WPBA Hall of Fame in 2007) to pursue development of Shark Marketing Co. and Where Writers Win created to serve a growing community of writers using their words to promote greater issues.
Stauch co-produced the South Carolina Writer's Conference
in 2004 (with SMC team member Bren McClain), setting new attendance/income records. As president of Charleston's Center for Women
, she moderates the Center's Writers Forum, and conducts seminars for the Center on website marketing and image branding. Under her leadership the Center for Women now heads the federally funded Women’s Business Center for the state of South Carolina.
Shari also serves on the Executive Board of LILA: Lowcountry Initiative for the Literary Arts
, and is Co-Director of Programming for Words & Music: A Literary Feast in New Orleans
, The elite annual writers conference brings together the nation’s best editors, agents and aspiring authors, along with internationally known authors in genres ranging from memoir to mystery, with panel discussions revolving around socially relevant themes, from Literature in the Global Village to the Literature of War and Collateral Damage.
Stauch continues to work with agents, editors, authors and aspiring authors throughout the U.S., using her unparalleled marketing and PR experience to help authors put their passion in print and broaden their audiences. She has been a featured speaker at many writer's conferences and special events throughout the country. Shari is a certified executive coach, an award-winning essayist and fiction writer, and sought-after freelance editor. She is the author of four non-fiction books
and is completing a novel set in her hometown of Chicago, IL.