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.
Over the past month I have been focusing on getting the first book in my Amish suspense series, Blossom Hill, ready for submission. Drawing up a list of agents and publishers proved difficult as few UK agents are interested in fiction set in Amish communities. In the US there is a stronger market for the genre. So far the submission package has gone out to US one agent and one UK publisher.
Meanwhile, the first book of my Tennessee based family saga in The Sphinx series, THE JUDAS WITHIN, is under the editor's knife for a final review before another round of querying.
Finally, after helpful feedback from a UK publisher, my Lent resource book will be going through another revision.
Somewhere in between all that writing Floss will no doubt be taking me for walks in the lovely Lancashire countryside as autumn begins.
My short story Ocean Greyhound has been published by Cafe Lit Magazine. You can read it here
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.
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