to read select pages from "As if Smiling" book, scroll down

I got a sneaking suspicion we need to be striving for something just under the order to get off this endless treadmill.

“What you are looking for is who is looking”   St. Francis of Assisi


Here are some selected excerpts from my “As If Smiling’’ inspirational book, that touch on a few of my most memorable experiences with music, and with growing up;  An enchanting and sometimes quite comical look at my spiritual wanderings throughout this lifetime.  There is much to contemplate here too.  The book has received some very fine reviews.



“As if Smiling” is a book I have written  in a memoirs format about my insights into meditation, within the larger framework of my life experiences.  Thus you can see glimpses here of an imaginative child of the 60s with the stunning backdrop of the Rocky Mountains and the rolling plains of Northwestern Canada as my very own alter of discovery.  Live the wonderful adventures that have manifested throughout a vibrant lifetime within the pages of these excerpts if you like.  The science of Yoga is deep.  I have a Guru, and I meditate.  I have philosophically plumbed the depths of heart and soul, and have found some answers some may dismiss as too fantastic.  But I am a devoted student.  The book is not yet available for sale publicly, but you may avail yourselves to certain pertinent chapters herewith, and may you feel a  warm spiritual glow within it's pages.

My song lyrics that punctuate the little stories too,  have been recorded into a cd sleeve of beautifully expressed music that goes with the book.  While reading here, you may click on the book music page if you want to hear each song.

My sister Ollie has done the magnificent artwork.  In time maybe this book and cd music will be available.  For now you may enjoy these chosen chapter excerpts for free.  You may email me about acquiring a physical copy of the book/cd if you are sincere about wanting to buy one.

(Check too about downloading the book pdf and mp3 music.  i have plans to implement that option if any interest is generated.)

Here is the cover of the physical book;  and to follow, some of my favorite excerpts






NORTHERN ALBERTA excerpt—a little inspiration

(You can find other such excerpts under their own headings below the Spiritual Endeavors page.)

Here are some excerpts from my “As If Smiling’’ inspirational book, that touch on my upbringing and home in Northern Alberta; the little town of Calahoo, and my childhood.



Well, that was a sample of this book; my early childhood wonderings through Calahoo and the beautiful Canadian northwest, and the first chapter of the book that described our life in the Calahoo General Trading store and our wise old dog Blackie.  Then i jumped ahead to some other Northern Alberta themed memories.

We enter here, the main body of the book; the passages i have specifically chosen to let the reader explore some of the more touching segments throughout.

 we continue now with MORE CHAPTER STORIES OUT OF THE BOOK, starting near the beginning..chapter 2; the ugly duckling..



Sharon and Ollies's book "Between the Twilight and the Rim" is now available as an ebook online.


 Also, the Audio companion  free mp3 download can be accessed above under the audiobooks tab. (This features Sharon reading the book out loud. Ouite inspiring with the gentle music of Swami Kriyananda in the background)  And, Ollie's little characters illustrated in the book,ebook, or youtube video, are not to be missed also!


Music video and commentary slideshows at




see a super album review in the Jan. COUNTRY MUSIC NEWS.. SEE PRESS/REVIEWS PAGE!!

on amazon or cdbaby  

"the bottom line" album mp3 download, and       "Life and times" albums or downloads are available  "bringing it home" also available as mp3 downloads



The official Sharon website is

designed by Webster extrordinaire;

Raymond Vandermeys

 This one is mostly my memories and musings, and you are always welcome here too..

Recent news: Sharon Anderson Life and Times has been pressed and you can click the  LIFE AND TIMES FACTS page above for info on the whole 24 song album.  There's also a RADIO page above that features an interview and radio play on the singles, etc.


NEW SINGLE folks (March 2012)  see Radio Page -and it's The Video on the lower left (Home page view)  "I Got Love" written by Dobro great Chas Williams and myself.  Chas produced, engineered and played most of the instruments on this cut.  You can see more videos at under SharonLenoreAnderson.

see new movie video on Yogananda and Swami Kriyananda under the Spiritual Endeavors page


  as some of you know, i have a large library

of songs, and have done some recording with Capitol, Curb, and Royalty.   i've also written some books that i hope will be available soon. i'd like to take the opportunity to thank all of you  who have been supportive of the music i've been a part of all these years.I started writing and recording again with producer/engineer/musician George Bradfute in Madison, just outside of Nashville and have also been writing and working at Chas Williams studio.

The youtube page and the cdbaby links here and at my main website feature some of my new material for download etc.  I'll try to keep you up to date.

love you best                                   S