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Literary Titan review Sketchy Characters: Starred Review

Sketchy Characters draws four stars – Literary Titan’s max – in their stunning review! Marilyn is a young woman who finds herself homeless and jobless in less than 24 hours due to the rain that has just flooded the entire city of Huston. Her friend Fran offers help by letting Marilyn stay at her place…

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Literary Titan review Of Love & Pies: Starred Review

Sweet! Of Love and Pies is cooking with all 4 of Literary Titan’s stars Of Love and Pies is an engaging picture book written and illustrated by Sheila McGraw. The narrator suggests that every time she says I love you a baker will bake three or five pies. It starts out with pies for breakfast…

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Literary Titan Author Interview

Author Interview: Sheila McGraw; The Knife Thrower’s Wife The Knife Thrower’s Wife follows a woman that, after failing to save her marriage after his infidelity, ends up the prime suspect in his mysterious murder. What was the inspiration for the setup to your story? While many mystery novels start with the discovery of a dead…

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Figure Drawings and Paintings (Nudes)

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Portraits

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Still Life Paintings

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A Giveaway and a 5-star Review

Book Giveaway on GoodReads As of today 1450 mystery buffs have entered to win one of 25 copies of The Knife Thrower’s Wife on GoodReads. Winners have been selected for this giveaway, keep checking back for the next one! And this Happened: Chick Lit Cafe gave The Knife Thrower’s Wife 5 stars and a fantastic…

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The Knife Thrower’s Wife Foreword/Clarion Reviews

  The Knife Thrower’s Wife is an intriguing tale about love gone wrong. In Sheila McGraw’s energetic, polished mystery The Knife Thrower’s Wife, cracks begin to appear in a long marriage. Successful freelance illustrator Julia seems to live a charmed life in a beautiful home in the Houston suburbs. She loves her husband, Austin, though…

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A Love You Forever Sighting

It’s a good day when the Mayor of Kansas City reads your book! Four mayors reflect on their evolving response to the coronavirus pandemic CLICK HERE to watch.

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Edit or Regret It

Many a writer of children’s literature has felt that since their story is just 800 words, self-editing is fine. However, my view is that a second set of eyes never hurts. And if just one errant comma, or apostrophe, or typo is caught before publication, well, hallelujah. Bad punctuation can break hearts… “I’m sorry I…

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Hi! I'm Sheila McGraw. Welcome, and thank you for visiting. I began my career toiling in the “sequin-mines” of advertising and fashion houses as an illustrator and copywriter. Then, in 1986, Firefly Books approached me to illustrate a little book titled, Love You Forever.

Welcome hyper-typers and paint-slingers to my blog about writing, illustrating, and publishing books for kids and adults; art, crafting, and whatever else tickles my fancy.

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