Shelagh Meagher

more photos (2)

Carrie C
81 books | 11 friends

Tana
1,799 books | 4,839 friends

Shannon...
646 books | 184 friends

Lindsey...
4 books | 17 friends

Sergio ...
99 books | 9 friends

Pam Can...
3 books | 27 friends


Shelagh Meagher

Goodreads Author


Born
in Toronto, Canada
Website

Twitter

Genre

Influences
Foreign cultures and more great authors than I can name.

Member Since
October 2012

URL


Shelagh started writing as a six-year-old but didn’t create a publishable work until much later. Her first novels were written in Italy. She now lives beside the ocean in Nova Scotia.
She's an avid explorer of human nature in all its wonderful messiness and impossible contradictions, a lover of beauty, music, life, and love itself, a half-assed meditator, and an accomplished counter of blessings.

Pearls in the Ashes: A Mongolian epic based on a true story
Colour Studies: A novel about art and love, set in Italy
Gumption: The Practical Woman’s Guide to Living an Adventuresome Life: A straightforward, how-to manual for doing scary stuff
The Spirit of the Garden: A garden design book with gorgeous photos by John de Visser



To ask Shelagh Meagher questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

Shelagh Meagher All the Light We Cannot See and The Witches of New York are on my regular list - my reading doesn't really change in the summer versus any other time…moreAll the Light We Cannot See and The Witches of New York are on my regular list - my reading doesn't really change in the summer versus any other time of year. In fact I probably read more in the winter, with those long, dark evenings.(less)
Shelagh Meagher Usually I sit in front of my computer and write anyway, then delete, then write, then delete. Somewhere in the back of my brain I trust there's…moreUsually I sit in front of my computer and write anyway, then delete, then write, then delete. Somewhere in the back of my brain I trust there's something useful going on, just by taking the action.

But if it remains like that for a couple of days I sometimes leave off writing for a couple of days more, and, while I'm walking or doing some other mundane physical thing (somehow this is an important part of it), I think about why the story isn't moving forward. I never think of it as "I" can't move forward. The story has met an obstacle and I have to figure out what it is.

Usually it turns out that I've been trying to get my characters to do something they would never do. I might have considered it useful for the plot. But the little devils know their own minds, and don't like to be manipulated. Sounds crazy, because I'm making them up, right? But they really do come alive in my head and have their own ideas.

Once I clear up what it is they ought to be doing, the writing generally flows again.(less)
Average rating: 4.33 · 45 ratings · 19 reviews · 4 distinct worksSimilar authors
Pearls in the Ashes

4.54 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Gumption: The Practical Wom...

by
3.94 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Colour Studies

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2015 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Spirit Of The Garden

by
really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1995
Rate this book
Clear rating

* Note: these are all the books on Goodreads for this author. To add more, click here.

Another year has almost flashed its way out of my grasp and, as usual, I start to wonder what I actually did with all that time. This because there are so many thing I failed to get done. In the spirit of fa-la-la I decided to make a list of all the stuff I did […]
 •  0 comments  •  flag
Twitter icon
Published on December 16, 2016 08:19 • 51 views

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

The Idea of Perfe...
Rate this book
Clear rating

 

Shelagh’s Recent Updates

Shelagh Meagher made a comment in the group CanadianContentw/o April 27 to May 3, 2018 topic
" ❀ Susan wrote: "Greetings Readers!

Welcome spring... finally!!! As April comes to a close we are wrapping up our group read of The Woefield Poultry Col
...more "
Shelagh Meagher wants to read
The Woefield Poultry Collective by Susan Juby
Rate this book
Clear rating
Shelagh Meagher made a comment in the group CanadianContentGeneral Discussion topic
" I had a quick change of plans a couple of weeks ago and decided to visit my daughter who's living in Hawaii - last minute aeroplan points availability ...more "
Shelagh Meagher made a comment in the group Calling All Canadians!!Introduce Yourself! topic
" William wrote: "Greetings from a newfie newbie.

I am a Scottish writer, living in Canada since 2007, with over twenty five novels published in the hor
...more "
Shelagh Meagher wants to read
Birds Without Wings by Louis de Bernières
Rate this book
Clear rating
Shelagh Meagher made a comment in the group CanadianContentObituaries topic
" That is sad news. She was one of my go-to authors when I wanted something highly readable yet well written. Great storyteller. "
Shelagh Meagher is currently reading
The Idea of Perfection by Kate Grenville
Rate this book
Clear rating
Shelagh Meagher made a comment in the group CanadianContentw/o March 30 to April 6, 2018 topic
" Storyheart wrote: "@Shelagh, you might try The Wall by Marlen Haushofer. It's labelled dystopian but it's not traditional dystopian fare--more of an e ...more "
Shelagh Meagher wants to read
The Wall by Marlen Haushofer
Rate this book
Clear rating
Shelagh Meagher wants to read
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Shelagh's books…

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Making Connections: 832. PEARLS IN THE ASHES by Shelagh Meagher 12 60 Jun 11, 2013 05:17AM  
182921 CanadianContent — 373 members — last activity 3 minutes ago
A Group to talk about books written by Canadian authors - beware - your TBR pile will grow dramatically!
60696 Making Connections — 11527 members — last activity 1 hour, 3 min ago
Over 1000 books listed to Read & Review.....come join us. This is a place for Authors, Bloggers, Publishers, Reviewers, Book Tours, Giveaways, and Int ...more
105737 Calling All Canadians!! — 471 members — last activity Jul 11, 2018 07:39AM
Are you a Canadian? Do you write, blog, read and review books? Canadian Authors join us and promote away. Book promo's, do you have a book tour happen ...more
31471 Goodreads Author Feedback Group — 10854 members — last activity 2 hours, 20 min ago
This is the official group for authors to give Goodreads feedback about the site. Share your thoughts and questions about the Goodreads Author Program ...more
21249 I Love Canadian Authors — 395 members — last activity May 14, 2018 07:33PM
Fans of canadian authors and Canadian authors here on Goodreads: This is a group for fans and authors to meet and discuss their favorite canucks and t ...more
More of Shelagh’s groups…



No comments have been added yet.