Sheila Dalton

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I love to read more than I love to write, but I love both. I was born in England, but have lived in Canada, with small breaks, since I was six.
I currently live in Newmarket, a town near Toronto, Ontario, where I spend my days gardening, meditating, taking care of two cats, cooking (I love to cook)and cooking up stories!
I've worked as a barmaid in England, an art gallery assistant, a freelance editor and writer, and a reference librarian in Toronto. I had a wild and woolly youth, but I was married to the same man for thirty-five years, before his untimely and sudden death in 2012. I still miss him.
Behaving myself has not always been easy.
I've spent many years studying and practising Vipassana (Insight) Meditation, which has taken me places
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Sheila Dalton This book was inspired by trips to Devon, England, where the pirate ships used to dock, and Morocco, where I visited the underground dungeons, full of…moreThis book was inspired by trips to Devon, England, where the pirate ships used to dock, and Morocco, where I visited the underground dungeons, full of Christian slaves back in the 17th century. I read up on this era, and learned it was when black slavery as well as white were in full flood. It was also called The Golden Age of Piracy. I found it all so fascinating, I just had to write a story about it. And then the character of Lizbet Warren came to me - a young woman who goes out to market, and comes home to find her parents have been abducted by Barbary Corsairs.(less)
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Description: Lizbet Warren's parents are stolen away to the slave markets in Morocco by Barbary Corsairs. Left on her own in a hostile world, she sets out to do what she can to help them.
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Sheila Christine wrote: "thanks for being my friend"

You're very welcome, Christine. Thanks for asking! Glad to make your acquaintance on here.


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