Sharon Lawrence left university to become a reporter for United Press International in Los Angeles. Her specialty was film coverage and, gradually, pop music as well. After more than five years with UPI she became a management, marketing and PR consultant for clients such as MCA, Columbia, Apple and Rocket Records as well as for movie studios. Among the artists she worked closely with are Elton John, Cliff Richard, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice and Lynyrd Skynyrd. She is the author of So You Want to Be a Rock Star and now writes screenplays.