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New Dark Faerie Tales Team Member: Meet Sheila

Our introduction comes today from Sheila.  Maybe the title of this post should be “Old” Dark Faerie Tales Team Member because Sheila has been with us for some time now.  She’s been so busy and hard at work reading a ton of books and writing such in-depth reviews that we never got around to formally introducing her to everyone. I’m really grateful that Sheila applied for the reviewer position.  I love the insight that Sheila brings to her reviews, her writing, her sense of humor, and just her all around awesomeness.  Sheila is going to do reviews for us and take on some administrative duties as well.  You can read some of Sheila’s lovely reviews after this post. Please officially welcome Sheila to the team.

You can also follow Sheila via Twitter: @Sheila_DFT

I would like to start off my thanking Angela and the team at Dark Faerie Tales for welcoming me into the fold.  For the last several months, it has been an honor and a privilege to provide information and entertainment for the fans of this site.  I am humbled that I was chosen to be a reviewer and I hope that I have lived up to the quality and integrity that DFT provides.

Okay, even for me that was a lot of sucking up.  I think I may even have a little something on my nose, excuse me while I take care of that…

My name is Sheila and I hail from Colorado where I live with my husband and two rowdy little boys.  I am a stay-at-home mom, which means that I get to hang out and read all day while my husband slaves away at a jobsite.  Can you guess which of us got the better deal?

I have always loved books.  I taught myself to read when I was very young; something encouraged by my mother, so that I would stop pestering her to read to me.  My collection ranges from romance to classic lit to sci fi.  As long as it’s a story, I’ll read it.  I mostly enjoy series works.  They tend to provide lots of world building details and complicated characters and need more than one book to do them justice.  I really enjoy any story that adds a little twist on reality or a new take on a classic story, including mythology.  I love anything by Laurell K. Hamilton, Ilona Andrews, MaryJanice Davidson, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Christine Feehan, Emma Holly, Robert Jordan, and Jim Butcher; just to name a few.  In fact, my list of favorite authors has grown quite a bit since I started reviewing for DFT.  Stories are like people; each one is individually unique and brings something special to those they come into contact with.

I would like to say that I got my ereader to be environmentally friendly but it would be too big of a lie.  Truth is, I have piles (yes, I do mean piles) of books in every available space in my home.  Multiple bookshelves line every wall and are filled with lovely, lovely books.  *sigh* I don’t buy books, I adopt them.  I also visit the library so much that most of my local librarians know me by sight.

I wish that my mother, who was the one to talk me into doing this in the first place, could be here now to share this with me.  She appreciated a good story, both in reading and writing them.  I miss you!

There really is nothing better than a good book, in my opinion, and I hope to share that ideal with as many people as I can.  I thank all of you for taking the time to read my reviews and commenting on them.

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  1. Casey TuengelNo Gravatar

    Thats my Sister- proud of you Sheila.
    I love you

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