Sheila grew up by the sea, which is probably why Maia's adventures in Sun Catcher start among cliff dwellers, wholive at the edge of the ocean. She started writing Sun Catcher when studying for an MA at Bath Spa University and won the United Agents' Prize for the most promising writer on the course in her final year.
When she's not thinking about Maia's adventures, she works with dyslexic pupils in a mainstream comprehensive.
She is currently writing the second book in the trilogy, Storm Chaser.
Visit her website at http://www.sheilarance.co.uk/ and follow her on Twitter @SARance_Author