Sheila Knaggs

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Sheila Knaggs


I feel lucky to live on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula with my grown family. My days are blessed, working at a local primary school, supporting children with additional learning needs. I love travelling and camping, chocolate, wine and coffee, and walking along the gorgeous beaches, right on my doorstep. And of course, whenever and wherever I get the chance, I love to write. I began, many years ago to write poems for loved ones who had passed. My poetry has been read at funerals and weddings across the world. More recently, I have fallen in love with children’s literature and have thrown myself into this genre. I have completed creative writing courses with children’s author, Jen Storer and was thrilled to have winning entries in the Scribbles Creative Writing Awards two years in a row. This gave me some confidence to continue and I am so excited to see what comes next.


YA, Kids Books, Poetry

Why Do You Write?

Empathy is more often than not, my catalyst. I am drawn to write a poem or a story when I feel grief or hurt for someone. It might be a story I’ve seen in the news that has tugged at my heart. I like to think my writing can help heal in some way. I find the whole writing process quite cathartic.

Have you been published before?


What are you currently working on?

I have a few things I’m currently working on: a couple of Picture Books, an idea for a Junior Fiction series and a Middle Grade novel.

What are your long term goals?

My long term goals are to find more time in my life to write. Of course, I’d love one day to be published.