Author of fiction and poetry for both children and grown-ups. I have always been an avid reader. Then a number of years ago I began putting a quill to my thoughts and the rest is history. Writing is a true passion of mine and it thrills me to know others enjoy reading what I write. Growing up beside the ocean in Stephenville, Newfoundland, my vivid imagination took me to places I could only dream about. There's a real pirate in my ancestry, and he just adds more fuel to my fire! Inspired by all that surrounds me, my muse keeps me very busy!
Life by the sea was the inspiration for my first published book. In March 2008 "Sketches Of Destiny" was released. An extraordinarily gifted young man's recurring dream leads him to an encounter beside the ocean that will change his life forever. He willing accepts his destiny to join in the crusade to save the world's oceans.
In the Fall of 2007, I self-published my first children's book titled "Tell Me A Story". This is a collection of illustrated lyrical children's poems that are fun to read and easy to remember. The book was a fundraiser for the Kiwanis/Unicef effort to provide education and protection against AIDS for children in the Caribbean. Their goal was to raise one million dollars to provide education and assistance for those children who so desperately need our help. The Caribbean has the second highest incidence of AIDS in the world, second behind Africa, and pregnant women are passing the virus onto their babies. Antiretroviral drugs can not only improve expectant mothers' health, but also substantially reduce the risk of mother-to-child transfer of the virus, but most women are too poor to pay for treatment. It was my hope that "Tell Me A Story" would help make a difference.
In November 2011 Chicken Soup for the Soul O Canada was released and included one of my stories "Cops and Mummers". In October 2012 Chicken Soup for the Soul Hooked on Hockey was released including another of my stories "Priceless Hockey Heirlooms". In June 2013 Chicken Soup 20th Anniversary edition will include my "I Am Me And I Am Okay".
I am a member of the Writers' Federation of New Brunswick.
Welcome to my website! Enjoy your stay! Please sign my guestbook on your way out. A Journey Worth Taking I am here for a reason, - Annabel Sheila
I am not a random act.
No one is here just because,
I am quite certain of that.
My path is not a given,
No one can choose it for me.
Should I falter along the road,
Then it was meant to be.
For life is a journey worth taking,
It’s a gift to cherish each day.
And I will make the best of it,
No matter what comes my way.
Though it may take me a lifetime,
To find that place I fit.
I believe in destiny,
And I will keep searching for it.
A Journey Worth Taking
I am here for a reason,
- Annabel Sheila
Life is a Gift, Not a Given