For Sheila, as for many, poetry is a personal journey and she has experienced highs and lows while learning through life to ‘get back up again’.
After a career with several newspapers from Liverpool to Bermuda, and in London at the Radio Times, a new journey of discovery opened up. Sheila gained a BA Honours at Anglia Polytechnic University, and an MA in Creative Writing from Exeter University.
She has won or been placed in several competitions, including the Yeovil Poetry Prize 2016 and the International Welsh Poetry Competition 2021, and has been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize. Her work has been published in Acumen, Orbis, Caduceus, Obsessed With Pipework and others, and is featured in several anthologies.
Sheila’s first collection of poetry is Paper Boats [Indigo Dreams], her second a chapbook Patterns of All Made Things [Hen Run].
It is said she makes the best scones and chocolate cake in England, but that is purely the opinion of her family: she does not claim this accolade for herself.
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