Bio

Shiela Stewart is a paranormal suspense author with a writing history that stems back to her youth.  Always a dreamer, wondering if her stories would ever reach an audience, she was finally published in 2006 and hasn’t stopped since.  It is rare to find a stand-alone book as she prefers series stories. Her longest running series to date is her Darkness series, which is a vampire romance.

Her joy for scary suspense is evident in each of her books. She has had several accomplishments, including fighting for the top spot in the rankings with author Stephanie Myers, receiving glowing reviews as well as interviews on local television and reviews and interviews in The Romantic Times Magazine.

When not writing, Shiela spends her time with the love of her life, William, and their children and grandchildren.. Her strong affection for animals is evident in the many cats she cares for.

Her favorite time of the day is at sunset.

Author Bio

About me

I lived the first 8 years of my life on a rural farm in Saskatchewan. I am the second youngest of 7 children. At the age of 8, our house burned down and our family moved to the city. 

I don't have a high school diploma and have always regretted not going back to school. When I was 15, I was asked to join a band as lead vocalist, to which my parents forbid it. I love music, love to sing and dance. I didn't follow a path into music, but instead i took a job at Burger King. 

Life has a way of giving you what you didn't know you needed.and I found that out when I met my husband on the job. We were married in 1985 at the age of 19. 2 and a half years later we welcomed our first son. 2 years later I lost a son, 5 months into my pregnancy.Two years later we had anther son, followed 2 and a half years later by a daughter.

My children are all adults now and given me two wonderful daughter in law and four beautiful grandchildren.Hubby and I have been married for 35 years. 

Mental Illness

I was diagnosed in 2000 with Bipolar depression. It's been a hard road dealing with my emotions and my family has had to deal with my high's, lows,my anger and suicidal thoughts. I've been through several medications, trying to find the right concoction to help me cope with it. It's an endless struggle.
 

My oldest and youngest children are also bipolar and they've struggled really hard to fight the urge to commit suicide.. My youngest has had several suicidal attempts and has spent plenty of time in Psychiatric facilities.
 

Depression, of any kind, is often debilitating. It's a daily struggle to keep fighting,to not give in to the darkness that is waiting to swallow you up.I know how hard it is, what it feels like to not want to get out of bed. Even though it may not seem like it,  you are important, you matter, you are loved. 
 

If you,or someone you know are struggling, please, reach out. to someone, anyone. There is no shame in asking for help.

Canadian Suicidal Prevention Hotline
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline