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.

MAY 2022


I can't keep up with the months!  When I last popped in - we were half-way through April and now its May. If this year goes any faster I'll need roller skates to keep up!

Still in the querying trenches with The Judas Within and suspect I may well be for some time. Judging form the tweets from other writers on #amquerying and #writing community  I am not alone. The good news is that I have found a very helpful thread #MWLS where agents announce whether they are open or closed to queries and what they are looking for. Seems SF, Fantasy and historical romance are top of the list for many.  Oh-hum....

I had forgotten how time consuming editing/revising a story could be. Short or long. Finally got Little Red Cupcake (all 3300 words) edited and ready to go out.  Started working on bk2 of the Blossom Hill series.  The beta readers have excelled themselves with their detailed and insightful notes and I am grateful to them for doing so. (or will be once I have finished the edit.).  I am trying to return the favor by beta reading an interesting historical novel by one of my writing buddies. 

Have a wonderful month.


PS, if you want to know when The Judas Within  becomes available to read, please email me and I will contact you to let you know.

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Sheelagh's Books

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