Blood on the Bayou is published in conjunction with the 2016 Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention, held in New Orleans. As with the convention itself, the anthology spreads a broad canopy across a wide variety of crime writers from across the country and around the world—including both veteran writers and the brightest up-and-coming talents in the field. These stories range from the light-hearted and fun to the darker side of crime; just as New Orleans and the bayou country can show both to the unsuspecting. Sheila's contribution to the anthology is "After Dark."
Down & Out Books, paperback, August 2016, ISBN:978-1943402342
Short stories and poems by cozy mystery authors, based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe.
When cozy mystery writers meet Edgar Allan Poe, the result is Edgar Allan Cozy. Each story in this suspenseful new anthology is inspired by the work of Poe. "The Raven," "The Lighthouse," "MS. Found in a Bottle," "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Cask of Amontillado," and "Annabel Lee" have been updated and set in the fictional town of Raven Harbor, Maine. Edited by Sadie Hartwell
Wicked Cozy Press, ebook, January 2016
Kate White, ed.
Hard-boiled breakfasts, thrilling entrees, cozy desserts, and more—this illustrated cookbook features more than 100 recipes from legendary mystery authors. Whether you're planning a sinister dinner party or whipping up some comfort food perfect for a day of writing, you'll find plenty to savor in this cunning collection. Full-color photography is featured throughout, along with mischievous sidebars revealing the links between food and foul play. Contributors include Lee Child, Mary Higgins Clark, Harlan Coben, Nelson DeMille, Gillian Flynn, Sue Grafton, Charlaine Harris, James Patterson, Louise Penny, Scott Turow, and many more.
Quirk Books, hardcover, March 2015, ISBN: 978-1594747571
Compassion, Connection, and Inspiration...
The path of a writing career can be rocky and twisty and full of dead ends. But it's also well-traveled-and in Writes of Passage, fifty-nine mystery authors offer the secrets that helped them navigate their success. When you're in need of an author's roadmap, "pick up this book," as Hank Phillippi Ryan says in the introduction. "Open it to any page. The sisters of SinC have shared their personal journeys-and they have many tales to tell." These tales reveal the "Writes of Passage" every author encounters, and Sisters in Crime hopes these beautifully told experiences will guide you along your way.
Henery Press, hardcover, September 2014, ISBN: 978-1941962220
In Sheila's short story, "That Other Woman," a locked room in a locked building in the middle of a blizzard—so how did the nurse die?
Level Best Books, paperback, November 2013, ISBN: 978-0983878056
Nominated for an Agatha Award for Best Short Story
In Sheila's short story, "Kept in the Dark," mushroom farming and murder don't mix well.
Level Best Books, paperback, November 2012, ISBN: 978-0983878025
In Sheila's short story "Size Matters," a body in the dressing room is so not the latest fashion at the mall boutique Sharp.
Level Best Books, paperback, November 2010, ISBN: 978-0970098481