Dr. Sharon Stine is a writer. She is the author of a number of books about design for children, travels and life in California. She is currently working on a three-volume multi-generational saga about a California family.
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After graduating from Redondo Union High School, Sharon attended Stanford (BA-Ed), Pacific Oaks College (Masters in Human Development), California State Polytechnic Univ. (Masters in Landscape Architecture), and Fielding Institute (PhD in Human Development).

After teaching in the Palos Verdes Unified School District, Sharon became involved in activities with the Long Beach Junior League and with children at a local preschool. She received a Education Professional Development Act grant from the US Department of Health, Education & Welfare to attend Pacific Oaks College and become a "teacher of teachers". While teaching at Pacific Oaks, she became Dean of Children's' Programs.

She taught Child Development at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo where she developed a student laboratory preschool program for 5-year olds. After receiving her masters in Landscape Architecture she taught in the Landscape Architecture Department of California State Polytechnic University in Pomona. Her interests there were centered on the human use of designed spaces and she became involved with the development and teaching of an interdisciplinary program in regenerative (sustainable) studies. Allied with these interests, she made many presentations and published papers on regenerative design. She was on the Board of Directors of the American Solar Energy Society for three years

Sharon is now a Professor Emeritus at California State Polytechnic University. Her books include a major academic text Landscapes For Learning published in 1996, a family memoir Buttermilk, Bloomers and Beaches a California Memoir 1846-1946 in 2002, a memoir Gypsy Boots in 2008, and with her husband, France On Fragile Wings published in 2013. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with her husband and they spend part of their time in their home in Aguadulce, Spain where she writes and paints.