Finding Sharon, A Thank You.
IT was over two years ago, in March 2016, when I finally met Megan DuFresne. It was for the taping of the Investigation Discovery "20/20 on ID" program, "The Mysterious Life of Sharon Marshall," and I flew down to New Orleans to meet with Megan and her mom Mary. I explain in my new book FINDING SHARON how Mary and I found each other, which was back in 2005. So this was a long time coming. And as you can see in the photo above, with (from left) Mary, Megan, me and Jenny Fisher, we were all pretty thrilled to finally meet in person. A year later we would all get together again in Oklahoma to change the gravestone of Megan's biological mother, who for years we knew as Sharon Marshall but whose real name was Suzanne Sevakis (Megan was the newborn baby given up for adoption in 1989 after Sharon and Floyd, now Tonya and Clarence and married, fled Florida on their way to Tulsa).
These were events (learning Sharon's true identity, finally meeting Megan, changing the gravestone, etc) that for a long time I never dreamed would happen. But they did, and to find out how you'll have to read the new book. Suffice to say this was years in the making, and what made it happen were all of you who read A Beautiful Child.
The story of Sharon Marshall captured so many hearts, and produced so many tears. It was you, the reader, who over the years kept her story alive with all of your emails, questions, postings here and on other websites. And that interest and devotion lead the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and the FBI to do the impossible - find Sharon's true identity.
So, to all of you, I want to say thank you.
This is my sixth book, and as a sequel FINDING SHARON tells another remarkable story, so I hope you all spread the word about this new work (and this blog post). There were many lows covering this story over the years. There were also many highs. And as you can see in the photo above, some of those highs were great.
7/27/2018 08:44:22 am
Amazon is sold out, and I thank you for what you said about me in the book about that child, I am Lynn's Mom. and I will get both books you wrote when they come back into Amazxon. I wish i would have been more aware, but she hid it well.
7/27/2018 10:43:31 pm
Thanks Matt for all you have done to complete things for Our Daughter Megan. Thanks for how you have handled the entire situation with such respect. The book is fabulous and brings all the different parts of the story together. I hope that we will remain friends forever. And thanks for the shoutout to our family. We did raise a wonderful young lady.
3/6/2019 10:16:52 pm
Was her brother Phillip Steven Brandonberg? If so I know who and where he is, and would like to talk to his sister.
3/11/2019 08:16:50 am
Are you referring to Suzanne's brother or Megan's brother
7/30/2018 03:28:32 pm
I just finished reading it
8/19/2018 09:49:59 am
Matt, Thank you so much for all you did to help Jim finally discover the truth of what happened to his beloved niece, and giving us the opportunity to meet and love Megan.
Lynn (Ray baby) Clemons-Thorntom
10/22/2018 03:02:19 pm
Matt you did an amazing job in both books. Knowing Meganis another and a wife and a daughter to Mary - who i adore! At least bringssome good from nightmare.what an honortomet you .
7/18/2021 12:15:18 am
I read "A Beautiful Child" yesterday and "Finding Sharon" this evening. Thank you for the care and honesty you showed in your writing of both of these books. I'm emotionally wrung out from this story and the ray of hope that came with "Finding Sharon" So many wonderfully dedicated people involved in this story. It's truly amazing that her daughter Megan now has some information and contact with people who knew and loved Suzanne. I know from the story that Michael's biological father was found, but did they ever find the biological father for Megan? Not that it's important, as Megan has her loving parents who raised her. I was just curious.
12/3/2021 11:06:27 am
Fantastic group of people. There’s a spiritual medium that wrote a book about the afterlife one of his quotes was “They are closer than you think”
1/25/2022 02:56:03 am
I am Michael. Michael Anthony Hughes or Michael Gregory Marshall. Most of my alters or "littles" remember my initials as M.M.
3/11/2022 06:48:18 am
What the hell is this schizophrenic shit
10/14/2022 11:14:43 am
Where's Michael body actually?
10/31/2022 08:14:02 pm
This was lovely to readd
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