Sheila is an Irish crime writer living in Eastbourne. She is the author of the acclaimed series of crime novels featuring DI Ellen Kelly. She is now working on a new series based in East Sussex, reflecting her love for this part of the world.

When not writing fiction, Sheila runs creative writing courses, offers a range of editing and mentoring services. She is a creative writing tutor for the Writers Bureau and reviews crime fiction for She is a regular guest on BBC Radio Sussex.

Sheila has three passions in her life: her family, her writing and the beautiful coast and countryside of East Sussex.

For more information, please visit Sheila’s website, Facebook page, or find her on Twitter (@sheilab10).

Sheila will be participating in the Crime Fiction panel discussion on Sunday 2 September.

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