All text and images © Sheila Boneham 2015.

Sheila Webster Boneham writes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, often about animals, environment, and culture in the anthropological sense. In addition to essays and poetry published in literary magazines, she is the best-selling author of the Animals in Focus Mystery series. Sheila teaches writing classes and workshops in person and online, and mentors a limited number of writers each year. Learn more here.

"The best writing does more than satisfy our aesthetic hungers. Exquisite language is, no doubt, gratifying in its own right, but meaningful work also carries at its core a call to action. It encourages a broad perspective and shuns simplistic, polarized views of complex issues. My hope is that my work moves my readers toward thoughtful action, at times subtly, at others more urgently."


From the "Riding the Zephyr and Other Journeys"

by Sheila Webster Boneham


“Sheila writes nonfiction prose that rivals the work of John McPhee, Joan Didion, and Edward Hoagland.  Her nonfiction work explores many layers, such as myth, science, legend, and linguistics, while always maintaining a close personal narrative thread.”
~ Debra Marquart, author of The Horizontal World: Growing up Wild in the Middle of Nowhere

"Smart characters and intricate plotting." ~ Booklist on Sheila's novel Catwalk