Christmas 2021 is a-coming!

To all my new readers, generous fans and site visitors: Stay strong!

NEWS: SHORT STORY PUBLISHED! Jonquil Bloom comes to life on the pages of

KALEIDOSCOPE MAGAZINE ~ click below and scroll to p. 64, for “Stanley.”

Both Gift Counselor novels are now available digitally on Kobo, apple, & Barnes and Noble! And most online book stores.

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Gratitude is not only the greatest of the VIRTUES, but the parent of all of the others – Cicero (106–43, BC).  A NOBLE person is mindful and thankful of the favours he receives from others – The Buddha.

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Chicago Author


Sheila was raised in South Shore on Chicago’s south side. This photo of the author was taken in the lobby of the Hamilton Movie Theatre on 71st Street and became the humorous Christmas gift she gave her parents that year.


Sheila was onboard escort to James A. Michener and his wife Mari during a cruise through Alaska. Here they are in Skagway. On a trip to the Caribbean, she had dinner at the home of author Madeline L’Engle.

Besides writing and reading, Sheila enjoys playing piano, composing songs, drawing and painting.

Her two favorite spots are the Farmers Market in Los Angeles and the beach.