Sharman Burson Ramsey

About me

Sharman Burson Ramsey is a graduate of the University of Alabama (BS) and Troy University (MS). Her interest in genealogy led her to the discovery of her Native American heritage. Research into that heritage has culminated in the Serpents Series of novels beginning with Swimming with Serpents set during the Creek Indian War (1813-1814.

Following survivors of the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, Nest of Vipers, the sequel to Swimming with Serpents, presents the First Seminole War from the American, British, Native American and Black perspectives with pirates active in the Gulf at that time thrown adding even more adventure!

Taught to write what you know, Sharman Burson Ramsey writes about the South with its rich heritage and great cultural diversity. She maintains a general interest (what she’s generally interested in) website about all things Southern The most frequented pages of that website are Southern Wedding and Southern Manners and Etiquette.

From my website


Decatur Book Festival Tops in the Nation but there's always room for moreIDEAS FOR ORGANIZING A BOOK FESTIVALMotto: Writers write. Showing our authors the best of what our area offers encourages them to write of what we know – i.e. the Panama City area has the most beautiful beaches in…

Bookstores: Remaining Relevant in an Increasingly Electronic World

Bookstores: Remaining Relevant in an Increasingly Electronic WorldBy Sharman Burson RamseyTwo years ago Mercer University Press published my first historical novel, Swimming with Serpents, and I began a journey into a whole new world. Holding the hard cover copy of my first novel was like holding one of my children…

Clapham Sect

The third book in the Creek Indian family saga begun with Swimming with Serpents has taken me on a new research adventure. I am tackling the issue of slavery and the anti-slavery movement in the late 18th and early 19th century. The Clapham Sect, founded by evangelical Anglican pastor in…

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