About

Sheila reads at the 2007 launch of the weather from the west

Born in the coastal BC town of Powell River, Sheila Peters moved inland to the mountains near Smithers in northwestern BC 30 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.

Her writing has also been published in several anthologies including Rocksalt (Mothertongue) and Unfurled (Caitlin). Her blog, Say the Names, collects stories and essays around the resistance to the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline proposal.

Sheila is a member of The Federation of BC Writers and The Writers Union of Canada.

As a member of TWUC, she is eligible for funding from its National Public Readings Program as well as other Canada Council funded readings and residencies.

Sheila is represented by the Mint Literary Agency.