Sheila Webster Boneham
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Sheila Webster Boneham

Sheila Webster Boneham writes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, much of it focused on animals, nature, and travel.

Her Animals in Focus mystery series features animal photographer Janet MacPhail, her Australian Shepherd Jay, and her tabby cat Leo. Their lives and adventures are based largely on the author's long experience as a competitor in canine and equine sports, rescuer, shelter volunteer, breeder, therapy volunteer, author of dog & cat books, and life-long animal lover.

Sheila has also published seventeen nonfiction books about animals, including the highly regarded Rescue Matters! How to Find, Foster, and Rehome Companion Animals. Six of Sheila's books have been named best in their categories by the Dog Writers Association of America and the Cat Writers Association, and several others have been finalists in the groups' annual competitions.

Sheila grew up with a wide variety of animals, including Chihuahuas, a Scottish Deerhound, a rescued Irish Wolfhound, two Miniature Schnauzers, a number of mixed breed dogs, cats of many colors, horses, birds, and a couple of hamsters. In her teens and twenties, she showed hunters and jumpers, and was Indiana Hunt Seat Equitation Champion for 3 years.

As an adult, Sheila has added Australian Shepherds, Labrador Retrievers, and several rescued cats to her "life list." In addition to her own dogs, Sheila has fostered many rescued dogs and a few cats, and helped found two rescue programs. A strong advocate of responsible breeding as well, Sheila has bred highly successful Australian Shepherds under the kennel name "Perennial." Sheila trains and competes in several canine sports, and her dogs have also served as therapy dogs in schools, hospitals, libraries, and nursing homes. In addition to her Aussies, Sheila has had at least one Labrador Retriever in her home since 1988, and in November 2012, she and her husband adopted a 12-year-young Golden Retriever whose people turned her over to rescue.

Sheila teaches writing workshops and classes, and enjoys speaking to book clubs and other groups when her writing schedule allows.

Sheila would love to hear from you. You can follow her news and events or contact her at the following places:
Facebook at www.facebook.com/sheilawrites
Website at http://www.sheilaboneham.com
Blog at http://www.sheilaboneham.blogspot.com




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Best Sellers

    • Drop Dead on Recall

    • Animals in Focus Mysteries, Book 1
    • By: Sheila Webster Boneham
    • Narrated by: Erin Mallon
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 67

    When a talented dog handler falls flat on her face during the obedience trials, Australian Shepherd lover Janet MacPhail can hardly believe someone would actually resort to murder....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A delightful surprise

    • By Beatrice on 11-18-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Money Bird

    • An Animals in Focus Mystery
    • By: Sheila Webster Boneham
    • Narrated by: Erin Mallon
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    For Janet MacPhail, photographing retrievers in training is the perfect way to spend an evening. But a photo session at Twisted Lake takes a peculiar turn as Drake, her friend Tom's Labrador, fetches a blood-soaked bag....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great For Dog Lovers and...

    • By Robert Berg on 03-22-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Rescue Matters

    • How to Find, Foster, and Rehome Companion Animals: A Guide for Volunteers and Organizers
    • By: Sheila Webster Boneham
    • Narrated by: Teresa Willis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Part I of Rescue Matters! covers the legal, organizational, and paperwork needs of rescue groups, as well as finding and working with volunteers. Part II deals with the animals themselves....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Catwalk

    • By: Sheila Webster Boneham
    • Narrated by: Erin Mallon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    When Janet and her Australian Shepherd Jay set out to track down the missing party, they quickly find themselves drawn into the volatile politics of feral cat colonies and endangered wetlands....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not as good as the first two

    • By Beatrice on 12-14-14

    Regular price: $19.95

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