A novel deserving a movie adaptation, “A Girl Named Sheila” by Robert G. Kingsley will leave readers reeling with its depth of feeling and the intensity of its emotions.
“A Girl Named Sheila” talks about Johnny and Sheila, two childhood friends who first met at a dusty lot where the neighborhood kids play. From then on, their lives entwined with each other.
As they come of age, Johnny looks out for Sheila as a big brother would his little sister. He remains on the periphery of her life, only stepping in when adversity becomes unbearable. Sheila stays in their hometown of Cedar Dale, raises a family, and experiences great joys, as well as major tragedies. Johnny becomes a magazine reporter yet remains as her ever-faithful guardian angel throughout.
What would later become of these two childhood friends? Only fate can determine.
Robert G. Kingsley's “A Girl Named Sheila” is available on Amazon. The novel will be exhibited at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books 2020 on October 3-4, 2020 at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.
A Girl Named Sheila
Author | Robert G. Kingsley
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Robert G. Kingsley was born in Iowa City in 1938. Instead of following his dream of becoming a journalist, he served in the U.S. Air Force, married and had five children. He divorced and remarried, having three more children, but when his wife of twenty years died, his burning desire to write resurfaced. He intertwines fact and fiction, hazing the distinction between art and life. Aside from “A Girl Named Sheila,” he also published “My Liar's Moon” and “Now May I Cry.”
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