Sharon K. Turney
Writer • Lyricist • Singer •
Artist • Graphic Designer
A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Sharon has been writing children's musicals for over a decade, and has completed numerous scripts and song lyrics. As the Children's Worship Leader and Director of the "Vertical" kids choir at 3Crosses Church in Castro Valley, CA., Sharon writes music, poetry and scripts for children's choir, VBS and children's church skits each week, drawing from her experiences teaching Sunday School, VBS and AWANA. She also has her own Graphic Design business, specializing in CD packaging and artwork. Sharon is married to her high school sweetheart and writing partner, Don.
Sharon grew up with a music-filled environment in a Christian home. Sharon's mother, Linda Rebuck, also a successful children's music writer, had a strong spiritual impact on her. Sharon's writing career began upon the untimely death of her mother in 2000. Sharon and her husband Don became writing partners and collaborated on the release of their debut musical, "Ultimate Superstar" with enthusiastic acclaim at Neighborhood Youth Theater, where 107 children performed it with only a week of rehearsal. Sharon has written lyrics for many artists and composers including Tom Fettke, a noteworthy music writer, arranger and producer in Nashville, TN. After receiving interest from several major publishers, Sharon and Don decided to follow the Lord's calling to start their own publishing company, KidsWorks. They continue to strive to create unique, fun and Bible-based musicals to glorify Jesus Christ. Sharon and Don reside in Hayward, CA, and have two amazing grown daughters, Kayla and Karissa.
Producer • Pianist • Engineer •
Composer • Arranger • Instructor
phone: 510-727-0932 • cel: 510-912-5982
Don has been a full-time musician in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 20 years. He owns and operates DKS Productions, a music production company in Hayward, CA. With well over 100 album projects to his credit, he is known as "Mr. Wizard" when it comes to music production, arranging, engineering, and computers and music. “He’s a Mac”. Don is also a highly skilled Pianist/Keyboardist and continually works as an accompanist for many local churches, choirs, college choirs, theater groups, orchestras and bands. He is currently the Pianist and Choir Accompanist for 3Crosses Church of Castro Valley, CA.
A Bay Area native, Don began formal piano training at the age of seven and studied privately all through High School. After graduating with prestigious awards, Don continued to study Piano, Voice, Jazz and 20th Century Harmony at Chabot College, Hayward, and later graduated on the Dean’s List from The Grove School Of Music in LA. Don then returned to the Bay Area to begin a full-time career in music. In addition to managing and operating DKS Productions as a Producer and Recording Engineer, musical theater is an integral part of Don’s life. Throughout the year he works as an accompanist or music director for theaters in the SF bay area in shows such as “The Sound of Music”, “Pirates of Penzance”, “Evita”, “Godspell”, “A Little Night Music”, “The Wiz” and many more. Don can take any kind of lyric Sharon gives him and bring it to life with the perfect style of music. Don and Sharon strive to give the best of their talents to God's work, and have raised their two daughters in the light of His love.
Linda Rebuck, mother of Sharon Turney, was born in 1943 and grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, where she met and married her husband, Ron, and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, There they raised their two children, Greg and Sharon, in a loving Christian home.
Prior to her death in November of 2000, Linda spent more than 25 years directing children's choirs and producing seasonal and nonseasonal productions in several churches, both large and small. She began her publishing career in 1982 with the release of the children's musical "Miracle After Miracle", a collaboration with Tom Fettke, and the first of eight works for kids. Her life and written work inspired her daughter to start writing children's musicals as well.
Although most of her works were produced in the 1980's and are currently out of print, several are still available on the Lillenas Publishing website. Her final masterpiece, "Good Kings Come In Small Packages", was a best-seller.
Linda is greatly missed by many, but her legacy lives on in what she left behind.
MIRACLE AFTER MIRACLE
©Lillenas Publishing Co. 1982
TO SEE A MIRACLE
©Lillenas Publishing Co. 1983
FOR THE MIRACLE
©Lillenas Publishing Co. 1985
TO TELL THE TRUTH
©Lillenas Publishing Co. 1985
THE INN KAPER
©Word Music 1988
NOT A CREATURE
©Lillenas Publishing Co. 1990
TWINKLE AND THE ALL-STAR ANGEL BAND
©Lillenas Publishing Co. 1992
GOOD KINGS COME IN
©Maranatha Music 1992