Sheila Nielson is an author of middle grade and young adult novels. She tends to favor fantastical or spooky realms in her writing.
Sheila was terrified of the dark as a child. Her very overactive imagination made the monsters she imagined hiding under her bed seem all too real. Then one day her mother suggested that she use her imagination to think about fun adventure stories rather than monsters every night. There was no turning back after that. Now Sheila creates stories that will scare her readers rather than herself! She already has two stories published—Forbidden Sea (Scholastic) and it's sequel, Shadow in the Sea. She graduated from college with a BFA in illustration and has worked as a children's librarian for over twenty-four years.