Sharon Baltman began writing creatively at age 45, using a manual typewriter during a year-long stay on an Israeli kibbutz in an attempt to win a computer in a writing contest. She lost the competition, bought a computer and pursued the long path of studying the craft. This is her first full-length book. She lives in Toronto working as a physician psychotherapist.
ESCAPE FROM THE BEDSIDE won a Silver Medal for Best Non-Fiction Canada-East in the Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY).
It also received the Gold Star Award for best cover design on an ebook by The Book Designer.com in October 2013.