WATCH Book Trailer for Evidence of V

LISTEN Sheila’s Radio Interview with Superior Reads WTIP

READ Feature story in St. Paul Pioneer Press

READ Review of Until Tomorrow, Mr. Marsworth in Minneapolis StarTribune

READ "On Penpals and Protests" an interview with Sheila at Barnes and Noble 

READ Review of Until Tomorrow, Mr. Marsworth in Publisher’s Weekly

READ "My Writing and Reading Life" and interview with Sheila at Children’s Book Review

READ Sheila’s Interview with The Oracle


OCTOBER 12, 2019 Rain Taxi’s Twin Cities Book Festival

OCTOBER 26, 2019, 7:00 Launch Reading for EVIDENCE OF V, Moon Palace Book, Minneapolis

NOVEMBER 3, 2019, 2:00 Reading for EVIDENCE OF V, Next Chapter Books, St. Paul. Sheila will be joined by writers Mona Susan Power, Joe Horton, and Sun Yung Shin.

NOVEMBER 5, 2019, 7:00 Reading for EVIDENCE OF V, Zenith Bookstore, Duluth, Minnesota

NOVEMBER 12, 2019, 6:30 Edina Public Library, Public Interview with Annie Schilling

FEBRUARY 29, 2020, 10:00 Red Wing Public Library Author Talk

MARCH 11, 2020 Stearns County History Museum, Author Talk


SEPTEMBER 29, 2018 Luther College Writers Festival, Decorah, Iowa

SEPTEMBER 15, 2018 Minnesota Children’s Book Festival, Anderson Center, Red Wing

SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 Magers and Quinn reading for Apocalypse, Darling, by Barrie Borich

JULY 28, 2018 Dreaming the Novel to Life Workshop, Southwest Texas SCBWI, 9:00-3:00

JULY 14, 2018 Writing Workshop; The Lost Art of the Letter; Beagle and Wolf Books, Park Rapids, 11:00.  Book signing, 1:00

JUNE 23 2018 Author Presentation, Red Wing Public Library, 10:00

JUNE 23, 2018 Reading Paperback and Pieces Bookstore, Winona Minnesota.  4:00

JUNE 4, 2018 Reading with poet Juan Morales, Converse College, South Carolina 7:00

JUNE 2, 2018 Craft Lecture; From What Distance? First Person Point of View; Converse College

APRIL 22, 2018 Publication Launch Reading St. Paul for Until Tomorrow, Mr. Marsworth. Red Balloon Bookshop, St. Paul, 3:00

APRIL 7, 2018 Publication Launch Reading for Until Tomorrow, Mr. Marsworth.  Wild Rumpus Bookstore, Minneapolis, 2:00

MAY 2017 Reading from Riding Shotgun; Women Writers Write About Their Mothers; Birchbark Books

APRIL 2017 Visiting Writer Minnesota Correctional Facility for Women.  List Poem workshop.

MARCH 2017 Presentation Professional Editors Network on Point of View

FEBRUARY 2017 Read "Reconstructing V" excerpt in Slag Glass City

FEBRUARY 2017 Visiting writer and public reading Winona State University

FEBRUARY 2017 Barnes & Noble Galleria Interview with Mindy Mejia author of Everything You Want Me to Be

JANUARY 2017 Publishers Weekly announcement: UNTIL TOMORROW, MR MARSWORTH, Putnam, spring 2018

JANUARY 2017 Guest Writer Converse College Low-Residency MFA

DECEMBER 2016 Loft Literary Center Reading

NOVEMBER 2016 Guest Writer Metropolitan State University

NOVEMBER 2016 Weekend Writing Workshop St. Joseph Minnesota

SEPTEMBER 2016 Guest Writer Minnesota Prison Writing Project

SEPTEMBER 2016 Magers & Quinn Booksellers Interview Christopher Hebert

JULY 2016 Guest Writer Augsburg Low-Residency MFA

MAY 2016 Lyric essay “Concussed” in Bellingham Review.

APRIL 2016 Guest presenter Minnesota Correctional Facility for Women.

MARCH 2016 Exquisite Duet with Marty Case.  Short fiction "Trailer Flash" in JMWW.

MARCH 2016 Guest presenter Young Authors Conference

FEBRUARY 2016 Short story "Victor's End" published in Blue Earth Review.  

FEBRUARY 2016 Visiting writer Cedar Park.

JANUARY 2016 Awarded a Minnesota State Arts Board grant to complete a hybrid novel Reconstructing V. 

FALL 2015 Voices for Diversity and Social Justice: A Literary Education Anthology includes Sheila's short fiction piece, "The New Girl." 

FALL 2015 Two new poems in Healing Muse.

FALL 2015 Guest speaker Professional Editor's Network.

SUMMER 2015 Artist residency awarded at Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.

JUNE 2015 Read interview: "Family History Inspires O'Connor."  Red Wing Republican Eagle.

WINTER 2014 Read Sheila's lyric essay "Winter Boys" in Baltimore Review

SUMMER 2014 Artist residency awarded Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Ireland. 

SPRING 2014 Panelist at Associated Writing Programs Conference, Seattle. 

SPRING 2014 Artist residency awarded at Studios of Key West.   

FALL 2014 Short story "Surprise" published in Great River Review

FALL 2013 Artist residency awarded at Byrdcliffe Artist Guild, Woodstock, New York. 

FALL 2013 Keeping Safe the Stars wins Midwest Booksellers Reader's Choice Award.

FALL 2013 Lyric essay "Testimony" published Healing Muse.  

FALL 2013 Mark Twain Award Finalist: Sparrow Road

FALL 2013 South Carolina Children's Book Award Nominee: Sparrow Road

FALL 2012 Sparrow Road awarded International Reading Award

READ Interview with Sheila in St. Paul Pioneer Press.

READ Sheila's piece on Writing for Resiliency

LISTEN To Sheila's MPR Interview with Euan Kerr.

READ Interview with Sheila in Edina Magazine.

READ Why Teaching Poetry Matters.

READ The Pleasures and Perils of the Novelists Craft

READ Sheila's interview with Cynthia Leitich Smith.

READ Sheila's interview with Mother Daughter Bookclub.