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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Sheila Peele Miller  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Born: in Williamston, North Carolina

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Sheila currently lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Sheila was an art major in college, but writing has always been her passion. She conducts writing workshops and loves pending time with her family. She also enjoys painting and, listening to music of all kinds.


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Titles At Your Library

Daylight Coming
ISBN: 0977192725

Adira Books. 2006

In Sheila Peele-Miller's debut novel, 'Painted Picture' we met gold-digging Terese, the root of her son, Derek's, evil. In Miller's sophomore project, 'Daylight Coming', we are introduced to Leola Borge- a pillar of the Evanston community, a highly celebrated member of Holy Hill Baptist Church - and her youngest daughter's worst nightmare. Leola has despised her daughter, Nicole, from the moment of conception. So much that Leola forces her to marry Jeff Kingston right out of high school. A man not much better than a plantation owner. Bound to too many years of Leola and Jeff knocking her down every time she tries to get up, sweet freedom rings for Nicole when two old friends move back to town. Both introduce her to a world she never knew. But neither are fully aware of how vicious Jeff and Leola can be. Or why they would rather see Nicole dead than happy.

PAINTED PICTURE
ISBN: 0977192709

Adira Books. 2006

"Painted Picture" is the compelling story of Alicia Hendricks, an African-American woman from a small town in North Carolina and her husband, Derek Hendricks, the product of a very dysfunctional family. Love at first sight brought them together but is love enough to keep them together admist their trials and tribulations that center around his violent temper and his mother.

Prey for the Wicked
ISBN: 0977192741

Adira Books. 2010

Where innocent sleeps . . . Evil lurks! Twenty-year old Janeen Cooper wasn't born with the best of anything. But one thing she knew for sure, her mother loved her and wanted nothing but the best for her only child. When Janeen's mother dies unexpectedly, her life takes a drastic turn and she winds up in the one place she was warned to never go, Williamston , NC . Convinced there's no chance for happiness, Janeen meets Sheriff Sergeant Adam Sinclair. Adam has money. He has power. And he has the charm to win her trust. She quickly learns, however, that he is not the saint he appears to be and is forced to leave the state with just the clothes on her back. In a new city , Janeen tries to start over again. Yet, she is still haunted by the events that transpired prior to her untimely departure: the mysterious disappearance of someone she loves dearly and a possible murder plot involving her former lover. Longing for the truth, Janeen makes a bold decision to return to Williamston. There she faces the biggest challenge of her life. She must confront Adam. Ultimately, she makes a shocking discovery that could destroy his family's name. It could also mean her death.


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