Born in the coastal BC town of Powell River, Sheila Peters moved inland to the mountains near Smithers in northwestern BC 40 years ago. She married and raised two sons while working as a journalist, weaver, college instructor, environmental and human rights activist.
Her work has appeared in several Canadian literary journals, including Event, Prairie Fire, Grain, The Malahat Review, and Descant.
Creekstone Press published her first book, Canyon Creek: A Script in 1998 and Beach Holme Press in Vancouver published Tending the Remnant Damage, a collection of linked short stories, in 2001. The weather from the west came out in 2007 and The Taste of Ashes, a novel, was published by Caitlin Press in 2012. Shafted: A Mystery came out in 2014 and The Bathymetry of Law Kwaxl, a chapbook of sonnets, was published by Leaf Press in 2016.
Her writing has also been published in several anthologies including Rocksalt (Mothertongue) and Unfurled (Caitlin). Her blog, Say the Names, collected stories and essays around the resistance to the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline proposal.
In 2019, Sheila returned to live in her childhood home in Powell River. Her current blog explores that transition.
Sheila is a member of The Writers Union of Canada.