Sheelagh is a writer and vicar who lives in the North West of England. She seeks to bring stories of ordinary people dealing with contemporary issues of life and faith to the widest audience.

JULY 2022


It takes one person to write a story and army to get it published. That is the conclusion I am coming to. Over the past month I have been focusing on the Blossom Hill series. First, by submitting  HANNAH (WT) for an editorial report to see whether it needs more work on it before getting it line edited and ready for submission. I was delighted to receive the report back from

The editor helpful comments on how to polish up the MS and the immense relief to find no major rewrite is required means I can now move on step nearer to subbing this come autumn.

Meanwhile I am working on the original 1st book of the series and plotting a potential 4th book. I have a feeling people will want to know what happens to Hannah's younger brother at the end of the follow on book RUTH (WT) to HANNAH.

THE JUDAS WITHIN is 'resting' at the moment but be assured it is still very much my intention to get it published. 

But August is not going to be all work - time to chill and catch up with family and friends in on the horizon. Have a good summer.


  My short story Ocean Greyhound has been published by Cafe Lit Magazine. You can read it here

Sheelagh's Books

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Raising star Aaron Summers learns the real action on set is happening off camera.  Ignored by critics favourite, Jasmine, out classed by gifted unknown Noah,

Aaron wonders if talent is going to be enough to survive the shoot when he realizes someone is trying to sabotage the very film that could make them all stars.

 The novel is based on Sheelagh's own experiences of working with young actors as a youth worker.

5.0 out of 5 stars a page-turner!


This book was great. It was different, mysterious and cunning; it showed the ups and downs of fame. The divas, the wannabes, the co-star crushes, the screaming fans, the fights and homework. Towards the end it became a real page-turner, finding out about the saboteur.

A must-read for those who love a good mystery. I think I'm going to read it again!

What to read a extract from Natural Talent?  Click here for the first scene.

Ever wondered why someone starts to write?  Read my short story 'The Write Life'   to find out how I returned to writing after several years, in The Association of Christian Writers UK's  'Write Well.'   

The book provides a history of ACW, advice on writing and reflections from 20 members on their writing including mine.

To order a copy go to ACW's Site