The Gift Counselor in libraries: Thank you Northwestern University Main Library, Indianapolis Public Library, Chicago Public Library, and Santa Monica Public Library Main Branch for adding The Gift Counselor to your catalogs. 

Read details of the author’s childhood wedding in The Good Days Magazine, May/June issue, on stands now.

Coming Event:  The book club of St. Luke Episcopal Church in Sister Bay, Wisconsin, has selected The Gift Counselor for its June 14th meeting.

****Sequel update: Best of All Gifts has completed its first round of editing. 2 -3 beta readers are needed. Please contact author: sheila.giftcounselorbook@ if you can read a work in progress before the end of May. 

Extended through SpringSigned copies of The Gift Counselor are on sale at P.J. Boox Book Store in Fort Myers, FL.

Signed copies also available in Chicago area at Little Company of Mary Hospital Gift Shop. Call 708-422-6200.  

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From The Gift Counselor, pg. 109:

“And my turtle sleeps all day long,” whined the flaxen-haired girl.

“Hmm, have you tried talking to him? What’s his name?”

Princess Leia,” she replied.

“Oh! sorry, Princess,” Billy said, peering into the shell.

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Christmas Fiction 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 had the great privilege of being onboard escort to James A. Michener and his wife Mari during a cruise through Alaska. The Micheners and Sheila are shown during a stop in Skagway.