In third grade, Sheela decided to be a writer. As she got older, she
thought about being other things: a teacher, a musician, a student, a
pool player, a waitress, a photographer, a detective, a dreamer, an
explainer, a thinker, a comedian, an actress, a person who knows,
and a person who still has a lot to learn. She's been most of these
things while at her desk, writing. So far, her fiction has appeared in
Ascent and Green Mountains Review. She has also published
educational books for children with Children's Press, and has taught
creative and expository writing classes at Boston University and
New York University. Sheela holds an MFA in Creative Writing from
NYU and lives in Westchester County with her husband and