Sheila Finch was born in London, UK. Because most of the schools were closed much of the time during World War II, she didn’t get much normal education before her tenth birthday. This was probably a blessing in disguise, for it allowed her to spend a lot of time reading books beyond her grade level.
Her undergraduate career started at Bishop Otter College, an Anglican Women’s College in Sussex, that has morphed into Chichester University. Upon graduation, she taught for a year in a primary school in London’s docklands, a slum in those days but now home to multimillionaires and their yachts. After marriage to an American, she lived in Indiana for five years, completing graduate work in Medieval Literature and Language at Indiana University.
Moving to California in the sixties, she found the West Coast to her liking and – except for two years when the family lived in Bavaria – has stayed there ever since. She taught English, Creative Writing, and Science Fiction at El Camino College in Torrance for thirty years. Retired now, Sheila lives in Long Beach.
Sheila will be doing a book signing at one of Southern
California's finest winerys, Frisby Cellers