Welcome to the website of Sheila Norton, award-winning multi-published author.

I hope you will find all you need to know here about my books and about me. If you'd like to ask me anything that isn't covered here, please message me through the Contact page. Thank you for visiting!

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My new book, 'Winter at Cliff's End Cottage', was published on 9 December 2021 by Piatkus. It's about the growing friendship between a feisty old woman living on the edge of a Devon cliff, and a lonely young journalist who wants her story. 

'This is the most adorable book I’ve read. EVER!'  - NetGalley reviewer


Cliff's End Cottage is a local landmark. Perched on the South Devon coast, its garden has begun slowly toppling into the sea, yet the elderly and infamously stubborn owner Stella refuses to leave her home. When Holly, a young journalist and single mum struggling to make ends meet, decides to interview Stella about her life, at first she's given short shrift. However, helped by a slice or two of cake and a couple of friendly cats, a tentative friendship begins to develop between the two lonely women.


Stella and Holly may live different lives, but over the cold winter nights, as Stella shares her story, the two women discover more and more in common. Time is running out for the house on the edge, but perhaps, together, Stella and Holly can find a new way forward.

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'Escape to Riverside Cottage' was published by Ebury (Penguin Random House) in both paperback and ebook editions on 4 March 2021

After the sudden death of her estranged husband, Clare is shocked to discover she has inherited a dog and a small fortune. Convinced by her adult children to finally do something for herself, Clare embarks on a coast-to-coast adventure - until she stumbles upon an unmarked location on the fringes of South Devon.

When Clare finds herself driving down a narrow road to the tiny village of Little Sorrell, she is met with distant, cold, and rude locals. But as she falls in love with a cottage she wishes to call home, can Little Sorrell truly be the place of second chances?...

Previous Books

All my previous works are listed on the 'My Books' page, and include two 'cat' stories, eleven contemporary romantic comedies, two novels set mainly in the 1960s, one novel with grandparents as the protagonists, and two collections of short stories. 

Some of my books have been translated into various languages including Dutch, Italian, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Russian, Hungarian, Czech and Slovakian.

My most recent novels have also been produced as audiobooks for public libraries.

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