Jacqueline Sheehan, Ph.D., is a fiction writer and essayist. She is also a psychologist. She is a New Englander through and through, but spent twenty years living in the western states of Oregon, California, and New Mexico doing a variety of things, including house painting, freelance photography, newspaper writing, clerking in a health food store, and directing a traveling troupe of high school puppeteers.

Her first novel, TRUTH, was published in 2003 by Free Press of Simon and Schuster and is currently available under the new title, THE COMET'S TALE. Her second novel, LOST & FOUND, was published in 2007 by Avon, Harper Collins. Lost & Found has been on the New York Times Bestseller List and was optioned for film. Her third novel, NOW & THEN, was published in July 2009 by Avon, Harper Collins, followed by PICTURE THIS, in 2012. Her most recent novel, THE CENTER OF THE WORLD, will be published by Kensington Books, in January 2016. She has published travel articles ("Winter in Soviet Georgia"), short stories (most recently in the Berkshire Review), and numerous essays and radio pieces. She was the editor of the anthology Women Writing in Prison. This anthology is the culmination of eight years of writing workshops sponsored by Voices from Inside, an advocacy group for incarcerated women. Jacqueline's books have been published in over eight countries.

Jacqueline teaches workshops at Grub Street in Boston and Writers in Progress in Florence, Massachusetts.

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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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