After collecting too many degrees and exploring careers ranging from art historian to investment banker to professional genealogist, Sheila Connolly began writing mysteries in 2001, and is now a full-time writer.
She wrote her first mystery series for Berkley Prime Crime under the name Sarah Atwell, and the first book, Through a Glass, Deadly (March 2008), was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Novel; Pane of Death followed in November 2008, and Snake in the Glass in September 2009.
Under her own name, her Orchard Mystery Series (Berkley Prime Crime) debuted in 2008 with One Bad Apple, followed by Rotten to the Core in July 2009, Red Delicious Death in March 2010, A Killer Crop in December 2010, and Bitter Harvest in August 2011.
Another series, the Museum Mysteries (Berkley Prime Crime), opened with Fundraising the Dead in October 2010, followed by Let's Play Dead in July 2011.
She will launch a new series set in Ireland in February 2013, again with Berkley Prime Crime.
Sheila is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of American and Romance Writers of America. She is currently President of Sisters in Crime New England, and co-chair for the 2011 New England Crime Bake conference. In addition, she is Regent of the Lydia Cobb-Quequechan chapter of the Massachusetts Daughters of the American Revolution and a member of the Society of Mayflower Descendants--and an Irish citizen.
She lives in southeastern Massachusetts with her husband, daughter, and three cats.
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Agent: Jessica Faust, Bookends LLC
Editor: Shannon Jamieson-Vazquez, Berkley Prime Crime:
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Signings and so on...
Bouchercon 2011, September 2011, St. Louis, MO
New England Crime Bake, November 2011, Dedham MA
Malice Domestic, May 2012, Bethesda MD
Festival of Books, May 3, 2012 – Mystery Lovers Bookstore, Oakmont, PA
Bouchercon 2012, September 2012 – Cleveland, OH