Sheila is a writer from Co. Wexford, Ireland. She has written her first contemporary fiction novel, Mending Lace. Compelling, poignant and emotionally gripping, Mending Lace centers around Sive, who finds the comfortable life she leads shattered in the aftermath of her husband, Dan’s, attempt to end his life. While Dan struggles to recover, Sive uncovers a trail of deceit and financial chaos which has the power to destroy them.
Sheila received a certificate in Creative Writing from Maynooth University in 2013, then went on to do a further course in editing and proof-reading.
In addition to writing, Sheila is an actress who has won several awards including, Best Actress in the All Ireland Drama Festival.
Sheila has been a freelance writer for the Kilkenny Advertiser and recently accepted an invitation to join the Wexford Literary Festival Committee.
Sheila is now working on her second novel, a story about an American woman who travels to Ireland to trace her roots, but in doing so uncovers her family’s dark past that could unravel their lives irrevocably.
Carmel Harrington has this to say:
“Sheila has a fresh, unique voice and is unafraid to tackle the big issues that are relevant in Irish society today. She writes with emotion and beautiful descriptive prose.”