Sheila has taught writing (not to mention hunt seat equitation and dog obedience classes!) for more decades than she cares to divulge. She holds a Ph.D. in folklore from Indiana University and MFA in creative writing from the University of Southern Maine. Her dogs have more letters around their names than she has. To learn about Sheila's current and upcoming classes, click here.
Animals have always been part of Sheila’s life. In her teens and twenties she showed horses, then “downsized” to showing her Australian Shepherds and Labrador Retrievers in various canine sports. She has also bred top-winning Aussies, founded rescue groups for Aussies and Labs, and owned dogs of all kinds, big and small, purebred and mixed, and volunteered with her certified therapy dogs. Cats, too, have been beloved friends throughout Sheila’s life, and there may have been a hamster and bird or two in the mix as well.