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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 next book with Boldwood will be published on 23 September 2024.

All it takes is one message for Gemma’s life to fall apart.  Jack was supposed to be preparing for their new start in Australia, building their new life together. And now he's gone. Leaving their perfect world – all that their two-year-old daughter, Poppy, knows and cherishes – shattered. Crystal comes into Gemma’s life at the opportune moment. This new friend, who’s been through it before, who knows how it feels for all of your hopes and dreams to suddenly implode, who wants to help, who will do anything. Crystal loves Poppy. And Poppy loves Crystal. The minute they meet it’s as if all of the heartbreak over her dad leaving dissipates. But what starts as a small kernel of jealousy soon grows into a larger sense of unease. Who is this woman who’s so obsessed with her daughter? A powerful and emotional women’s fiction novel about motherhood and friendship.


My latest book, with my new publisher, the award-winning Boldwood Books, was published on 13 March 2024.  It's an emotionally-charged family-based story about the difficulties that can come with parenthood. 

Helen, my neighbour, has been so good to me. And more importantly, she’s so good with the children.  So surely, when Mia tells me stories about the things she's doing to upset her, they're just that: stories, like all the other stories she loves to tell about witches and princesses? Because if not, maybe my dad was right all along: I was never good enough to be a mother, and I’ve let my precious children down in the worst way possible.


This book was published on 5 October 2023, exclusively on Amazon, in both Kindle and paperback editions and also now in audio, (available from Audible via Amazon).

Julia and Lauren are sisters, but they've never got along well. When they're thrown together for a week in the wilds of Dartmoor in the middle of winter, they suddenly find themselves confronting their past. Can they survive a whole week together? Who is the 'Wise Woman of Deepcombe' and can she finally bring the sisters back together? 

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Previous Books

All of my previous works are listed on the 'My Books' page, and include several more feel-good stories set in Devon, two 'cat' stories, eleven contemporary romantic comedies, three 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.

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