Sheila Riley is the bestselling author of the saga series Reckoner’s Row (Boldwood Books) - set around the Liverpool dockside in the aftermath of World War II.

Finding Friends on Beamer Street (Boldwood Books) is the first in Sheila's newest series which is out now. When Mary Jane Starling’s fiancé is murdered en-route to their secret wedding, his brother Red attempts to escort her to Ireland, never to return. Pregnant, young and terrified, fearing reprisals from her family, Mary Jane agrees. Can she trust him and will she ever be able to follow her dreams and reconcile her past?

The second book in the series A Safe Haven on Beamer Street  is due to be published in May 2024.

Sheila sets her gritty family sagas around the River Mersey and its docklands. Born in Southport and raised not far from the river, she was a hairdresser for over thirty years before her love of writing encouraged her to put away the scissors and take up the pen. As a ghostwriter, she previously wrote four bestselling novels under the name Annie Groves, a pseudonym inherited from saga legend Penny Jordan.

Married to her knight in rusty armour, Tony, she has three grown-up children, five adored grandchildren, a majestic German Shepherd called Max and an insatiably energetic Siberian Husky called Louis.

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