About Sheila

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Sheila M. Averbuch is a former journalist who’s interviewed billionaires, hackers and would-be Mars colonists. She writes fiction for middle grade and is bewitched by and suspicious of technology in equal measure. Sheila co-founded the Scotland network of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and was first winner of The Hook, SCBWI’s national live pitching competition in the UK. Her first novel, FRIEND ME, is due to be published by Scholastic in the US in autumn 2020.

She’s a 2019 awardee of the Scottish Book Trust’s New Writers Award and has read her work at the Portobello Book Festival and Listen Softly. Originally from Massachusetts, Sheila did a degree in history and literature at Harvard and a journalism MA at Stanford before moving to Ireland, where she covered the Northern Ireland Troubles for USA Today and set up Ireland’s first technology news website. She’s founder of the content agency ENNclick and lives today with her family in Scotland, outside Edinburgh.

Contact Sheila

To get in touch, email mailme@sheilamaverbuch.com 

You can follow Sheila on social media at FaceBook, Instagram or Twitter.

For manuscript enquiries please contact agent, Jennifer Laughran of Andrea Brown Literary Agency.