RIP Laptop

July 29, 2013

RIP on Cape Cod
After a long life, my Mac Book has gone on to its eternal rest. I purchased it in 2005, used, and I couldn’t ask for a sturdier work horse. I was not initially an Apple fan, and in fact, I still live a 50/50 life, pounding away at my Dell PC when I’m at (more…)

A Snowy Day for Two Writers

March 27, 2013

New Englanders love spring and the evidence of spring’s arrival was everywhere last week. Migrating birds had returned, tiny buds had popped out of the ground, and the air had a delicious sweetness to it. And then slam! A late snowstorm rolled in and dropped six inches of snow that had the consistency (more…)

My Favorite January Movies

January 31, 2013

I love everything about going out to the movies. The test of a great movie is that I’m still thinking about it one week later and something in me has changed. It’s the same with great books.

I love the smell of popcorn, the anticipation, and especially the collective emotional responses when (more…)

The Next Big Thing!

January 10, 2013

The Next Big Thing

Right before Christmas, Maura Lynch asked me to participate in The Next Big Thing online event — a way for authors/bloggers to share news about upcoming projects.

Maura Lynch lives in Manhattan , New York , and is a former film, television and publishing executive. She is writing a memoir about having (more…)

What's in a name - Guest blog by Alan Lipp

December 28, 2012

Alan Lipp
For 68 years I have been contented with “Alan,” but as a soon-to-be grandfather I suddenly need a new name. “Daddy” arrived with the birth of my daughter and all too soon became “Oh Dad,” with a level of dismay only possible from an adolescent. But other than that natural passage through fatherhood I have (more…)

Guest Blog by Brian Leaf

December 10, 2012

Brian Leaf recently published Misadventures of a Garden State Yogi, which is full of heart-felt humor and humility. In this lovely guest column, Brian shares the fundamentals of Ayurveda and how they can apply to our creativity. Take his short quiz to discover your type.

Brian Leaf, M.A. is the author of Misadventures (more…)

Jacqueline Sheehan answers the question When did you start writing?

November 20, 2012

“When did you start writing?”

I am coming to the end of the book tour for Picture This and this question has come up at every stop. The answer is never easy, because surely I wrote all my life, once as a freelance journalist in a small town in New Mexico, numerous times as (more…)

The Secret of Canning

September 11, 2012

Canned Whole Tomatoes
Why did they do it? All those grandmothers and a few grandfathers, sweating over a steaming cauldron of water, filled with canning jars. Canning looks so labor intensive. Why not just run down to Stop and Shop and buy a few plastic bags of frozen fruits or vegetables? I discovered the answer while canning (more…)

Writers on Peaks Island, Maine

September 3, 2012

Since two of my books have been set on Peaks Island, and since the people of Peaks Island have been so kind and generous to me when I’ve gone there to write, I wanted to give back to the community. In June, I offered a free writing workshop at Peaks Library to anyone (more…)

In the Flow, reposted from Sunny Room Studios

August 28, 2012

Why should writers add one more thing to the precious time we have allotted to writing? Some of the most powerful stories I’ve ever read keep the reader firmly in the body of the characters so that I felt every twinge and movement right along with the (more…)

Selected Works

Come back to Peaks Island, Maine with Jacqueline Sheehan's new book, Picture This.
"A well-researched, enjoyable read, with a poignantly engaging young hero."
–Diana Gabaldon, NYT bestselling author of the Outlander and Lord John series
“Spellbinding…an altogether enjoyable adventure with a heavy helping of magic.”
Publishers Weekly
“Sheehan eloquently channels both human and canine voices in this bittersweet tale of wounded lives renewed.”
–Suzanne Strempek Shea, author of Becoming Finola
Historical Fiction
“Sheehan’s writing is lively and vivid and her feel for historical detail is fine…”
New York Times

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