Sheila Peters


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.

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Shafted: A Mystery
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 87,700. Language: Canadian English. Published: July 29, 2014 by Creekstone Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Auxiliary RCMP cop Margo Jamieson, a newcomer to town, finds a nasty note in a dead man’s jacket. The discovery sends her looking for help from an attractive local historian. They uncover a trail of blackmail and misplaced desire that takes them behind the picturesque façade of this small mountain town. It may be spring, but the melting snow reveals things that might have better been left buried.

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