Sharon Holland started writing at the age of 10. By the time she was 23 years old, she had produced 10 plays and innumerable poems and essays. Holland graduated from Oberlin College before moving to Minneapolis to study playwriting at the University of Minnesota. In 1980, she wrote a musical about the life of Henry Fielding for CTC's studio series. She wrote another short play for the summer school institute and was commissioned by CTC to do an adaptation of the Charles Perrault fable Puss in Boots. In 1982, Holland adapted the classic books by Lewis Carroll (Alice Through the Looking Glass) for the stage. Sharon Holland died in January 2002 at the age of 53.